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by Orbiston
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model Wagon Company
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Model Wagon Company

Dont know for sure but the 51L range looks similar
by Orbiston
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Alba Models 4mm Etches
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Alba Models 4mm Etches

I can't find the post but was someone looking for a Decent Models instruction booklet?
by Orbiston
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Alba Models 4mm Etches
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Alba Models 4mm Etches

"has resolved the problems with his email"
I fear not
by Orbiston
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 0
Views: 87

6 wheel coaches

New laser etch for 6 wheel coach - sorry its upside down!
by Orbiston
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 29 Class
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: 29 Class

Thanks David, that's an image that will come to mind every time I run my "29"!
by Orbiston
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F

Bit worried about the "as built" blue compared to the "preserved" blue
by Orbiston
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 29 Class
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: 29 Class

You've left the condensing pipe from the smokebox to the side tank brass. Is this correct or have you not finished painting it? Just about to embark on a similar project.
by Orbiston
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caley Raws
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Caley Raws

Something sparked a memory of growing up in Motherwell in the 50s. There was a rather unsalubrious collection of houses clustered round the engine shed known as the Caley Raws. Whether these housed the families of company servants or were for overnight lodgings I am not sure. Other locations must ha...
by Orbiston
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Building Ideas Requested
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Building Ideas Requested

Here are some drawings you might find useful. The Northern signalboxes and the Southern signalboxes are completely different. I was disappointed with the Bachmann model and have replaced mine with laser etched ones (in latest True Line). I have also done some panels to modify the Kibri brick built b...
by Orbiston
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812/652 Class 3D Prints in development
Replies: 14
Views: 3319

Re: 812/652 Class 3D Prints in development

Even better - I'll be in touch
by Orbiston
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812/652 Class 3D Prints in development
Replies: 14
Views: 3319

Re: 812/652 Class 3D Prints in development

I've been mulling in my head that we could increase our locomotive stock by building condensing versions of other kits. To my eyes the difference is a couple of pipes, a U shaped effort on top of the bunker and an L shaped one on the boiler. Could this 3D printing produce these and how can I have th...
by Orbiston
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Loco lining
Replies: 22
Views: 29423

Re: Loco lining

Sorry me again. I wasn't too happy with previous efforts so I'm investigating commissioning some transfers from Fox. I'm thinking about the splashers on 439 and 171 classes in particular. Does anyone already have exact measurements either in full size or in 00 for these before I drive myself mad try...
by Orbiston
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Signal Boxes
Replies: 7
Views: 3230

Re: Signal Boxes

Thanks Jim, I've just realised that nowhere have I mentioned that I got the panels and brackets from Julie at York Modelmaking. Obviously no idea of the cost as I had to pay set up costs etc so I expect they would now be cheaper.
by Orbiston
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Signal Boxes
Replies: 7
Views: 3230

At last!

Finally finished and I'm quite pleased. Sorry the photo doesn't bring out the different brackets for the roof and walkway.
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by Orbiston
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rails around Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

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: 1268

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: 1346

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: 1224

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: 1224

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: 1224

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: 41790

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: 1815

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: 1815

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: 1815

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: 1815

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...