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by Orbiston
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Bachmann porthole stock blue/grey
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Bachmann porthole stock blue/grey

The price is eyewatering. How does it cost twice as much to paint a coach blue and grey rather than crimson and cream?
by Orbiston
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: LNWR Carriages
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: LNWR Carriages

Your advert worked! :D
by Orbiston
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: LNWR Carriages
Replies: 5
Views: 379

LNWR Carriages

There is a tantalising reference in David Jenkinson's "LNWR Carriages - a Concise History" to several types of LNWR coaches (not WCJS diagrams) being dual fitted to work over CR lines. Did LNWR coaches work over CR lines? Perhaps pressed into service on WCJS trains at times of pressure? There is an ...
by Orbiston
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 8
Views: 1830

Re: 4 and 6 wheel coaches

The newly announced Hornby 6 wheel coaches appear to be a closer match for the diagram 8 at first look. I cant see the dimensions and the LNWR 5 compartment third might be a useful donor although they are also producing a NBR which might be more satisfactory to repaint!
by Orbiston
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model Wagon Company
Replies: 15
Views: 1161

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: 379

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: 379

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: 418

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: 817

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: 1605

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: 817

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: 456

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: 953

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: 3856

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: 3856

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: 30001

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: 3486

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: 3486

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: 1657

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: 1657

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: 1637

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: 1456

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: 1456

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: 1456

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: 43755

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.