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by Orbiston
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rails around Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: Rails around Glasgow

Left hand side of P53 - tantalising glimpse of coach. Can't identify it. Was it a CR coach?
by Orbiston
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rails around Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: Rails around Glasgow

Me too! you should ask for commission :D
by Orbiston
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Worsley Works Carriage Etches
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Worsley Works Carriage Etches

If you scroll down this section to a post I put up on coach lining you can see one of the Worsley Works 45' I built. I found it very easy and I'm ham fisted. I've never mastered the arcane art of soldering so like all of my models its stuck together with glue. Some of my models are 40 years old and ...
by Orbiston
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Leader
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Leader

Thanks Jim, finding it a bit difficult to pop out to the bookshop at the moment. Stay safe!
by Orbiston
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Leader
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Leader

Thanks Jim, so was it an empty carriage or a break?
by Orbiston
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Leader
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Leader

In the train formations they talk about a leader. What was this?
by Orbiston
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 37894

Re: True Line Models up-date

I suggested this last year. As I said then Hornby must have produced these in their thousands. Rather than produce models of obscure prototypes why doesn't the Association sponsor AIDS to modelling such as authentic lining.
by Orbiston
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Coach lining
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: Coach lining

Sorry photo did not copy across - try again
by Orbiston
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Coach lining
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: Coach lining

Another alternative. The coach on the right is the Worsley Works 45' with transfer lining. The one on the left is the Open 3rd made from cuttings I got York Modelmaking to do for me. The panelling is just as Mr McIntosh did it all those years ago in that there are two layers, the base layer with the...
by Orbiston
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Coach lining
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: Coach lining

I had similar ideas to your own. I experimented with a metal template you can get in Hobbycraft which has a similar shape outline. The problems are ink flowing under the template and getting the right shade of white. I also thought of the adhesive sticker idea with silhouette cutter. I don't possess...
by Orbiston
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Coach lining
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Coach lining

I'm a big fan of Caley Coaches but up to now I've demurred at building one of the flush sided 57 footers. I bottled a previous attempt and finished it in LMS colours! But I thought I'd bite the bullet and commissioned some transfers of what I believe are called 'stadia' - the oblong off-white shapes...
by Orbiston
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Triang coaches
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Re: Triang coaches

To answer my own question if anybody's interested I was reasonably successful with Burnt Sienna toned down with a bit of white.
by Orbiston
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Signal Boxes
Replies: 4
Views: 2305

Re: Signal Boxes

I had to amend the drawing as as drawn it is too flimsy for laser cutting. Slightly less proto but more practical. Amended drawing attached. I had hoped to attach photos of what you get when printed and some of the stock items I chose to use but the files are too big to attach. I realise I'm hopeles...
by Orbiston
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Triang coaches
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Triang coaches

Has anyone tried to colour match the shade of red on the old triangle coaches?
by Orbiston
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Signal Boxes
Replies: 4
Views: 2305

Re: Signal Boxes

Thanks Jim,
you are absolutely right
by Orbiston
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Signal Boxes
Replies: 4
Views: 2305

Signal Boxes

I have grown tired of trying to adapt proprietary models to look vaguely like CR signalboxes (and the Bachmann offering doesn't cut it for me) so I thought I would have a try at getting one cut using this new technology. I have used it for a McIntosh 50 foot open third and been very pleased at its p...
by Orbiston
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Box Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 3610

Re: Signal Box Windows

Thanks Jim, the window info was great, thank you. I'm hoping to move the topic to Modelling Resources shortly and invite comments. I'd be interested in what you think then. I'm aiming to produce a fairly basic shell that people can augment with available proprietary products or detail themselves to ...
by Orbiston
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Box Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 3610

Re: Signal Box Windows

Both Jims - absolutely brilliant guys - thank you very much. I'm hoping to produce a set of laser cuttings which I hope will benefit everybody.
by Orbiston
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Box Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 3610

Re: Signal Box Windows

Thanks Jim,
Yes there are a couple of drawings which I actually find quite hard to read. (not to criticise the wonderful book). I make the window dimensions to be 6'6" X 2'3". But is that standard?
by Orbiston
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Box Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 3610

Signal Box Windows

Were there standard dimensions for Southern District S4 signal boxes ie the tall narrow ones with two panes?
by Orbiston
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 37894

Re: True Line Models up-date

Why don't we produce the tender attached to the pug? Hornby must have produced these in their thousands. Surely we could all retire on the profits :D
by Orbiston
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 16ton Boiler Tube Wagon
Replies: 2
Views: 2641

Re: 16ton Boiler Tube Wagon

Thanks Mike
by Orbiston
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 16ton Boiler Tube Wagon
Replies: 2
Views: 2641

16ton Boiler Tube Wagon

Could anyone suggest what a typical load might be? Please don't say boiler tubes. Would it be a single large diameter tube or a number of smaller diameter tubes of what sort of diameter?
by Orbiston
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling Glues
Replies: 8
Views: 6665

Re: Modelling Glues

I stick a sewing needle into an old paint brush handle then snip across the eye. You can be quite sophisticated according to what size needle you use and how far down across the eye you snip.
by Orbiston
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Argo Transacord "Caledonian Engines"
Replies: 20
Views: 23350

Re: Argo Transacord "Caledonian Engines"

Are these recordings part of the crassoc files? I have a couple I could donate.