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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...
- Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:38 am
- Forum: Structures, Equipment
- Topic: Building Ideas Requested
- Replies: 11
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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...
- Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:03 pm
- Forum: Modelling Resources
- Topic: 812/652 Class 3D Prints in development
- Replies: 14
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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...
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...
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.
- Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:25 am
- Forum: Modelling Resources
- Topic: Worsley Works Carriage Etches
- Replies: 9
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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 ...
- Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:25 pm
- Forum: True Line Models
- Topic: True Line Models up-date
- Replies: 61
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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.
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...
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...
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...