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That's useful, Jim. While I'm on here, can anybody explain the two compartments ie the higher and the lower. Photos I've seen seem to suggest they had coal in both sections. So why were there two sections?
- Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:20 pm
- Forum: Rolling Stock
- Topic: CR 812 Class from Rails
- Replies: 16
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To be honest the price of a DJH jumbo with motor and wheels is close to £300 and then you've got to botch sorry build it yourself, paint it and line it. If there are other CR releases at the £200 mark I'll be first in the queue.
That's a remarkable job in 2mm Jim but to be honest looking at the picture which I think is a bout the same distance-wise as looking at a model on a layout I cannot see the yellow/brass lining.
I have been grappling with this for some years now and I confess that I do not have the mathematics to fully explain it. But what I am asking is whether it is better to line coaches or not. I don't see specifications for the yellow lining in Mike Williams book but in Casserley's WCJS he states that ...
- Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:17 pm
- Forum: Operation, Administration
- Topic: LNWR Carriages
- Replies: 5
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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? Th...
- Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:01 pm
- Forum: Modelling Resources
- Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
- Replies: 13
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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!
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...