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by theparley
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 18770

Re: Wagon Colours

Mike, Thank you for your reply post. I realise now that my words were not as well chosen as I had thought. I do appreciate (with the odd exception) that the insides of a mineral wagon were not painted by the manufacturer. What I wanted was photographs of the inside of a wooden bodied coal wagon afte...
by theparley
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 18770

Re: Wagon Colours

Rather than continue with my practice of painting the inside of wooden coal wagons as I imagined them to look, can anyone point me in the direction of actual photographs ?

Douglas T.
by theparley
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 38724

Re: True Line Models up-date

Jim,
Thank you for your welcome words. Thank you also for not drawing attention to the two unforced errors in my text.
Douglas T.
by theparley
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 38724

Re: True Line Models up-date

I understand from Tony Brenchley that it in possible that the Drummond Open and Cattle Van will be available at the Glasgow Show, but I will communicate separately with Tony to confirm and indeed update my requirements for the former. It does appear that due to lack of interest from members that the...
by theparley
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 28011

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

Tony, Thank you for the guidance on the fitting of door loops on, in my case, the Oxford Rail Jubilee wagon. most appreciated and helpful. Notwithstanding its cataloged inaccuracies, I think the Oxford Rail Jubilee wagon is a worthy addition to the ready-to-run market. Bachmann wagons have raised le...
by theparley
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 5432

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Jim,

I am delighted that your "out-takes" will find their way to the members. Can I please ask if a target date has been set for the publication of the book itself ?

Also, can you share with us what the subject will be for your talk in Biggar ?

Douglas
by theparley
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 5432

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Jim, Thank you for your post 1) I have no way of knowing whether it was my typing or an un-noticed auto correction, but you are correct: Biggar is indeed Biggar. 2) You do live in a lovely little town. 3) There are a number of meanings for "OT" , but I assume here it is, "off topic". No apology is n...
by theparley
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 5432

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Jim, Thank you for your two posts ; much appreciated. Points arising: 1) I have just received the Caledonian DVD, so, the pleasure awaits. 2) If Volume 11 of your "Operating the Caledonian Railway " is to be brought down to size", I am tempted to ask - in fact I will ask - what is to become of the c...
by theparley
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 5432

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Mike, Thank you for your two replies. 1. I had forgotten Strathaven was in your book. Sorry. Why was Strathaven chosen as a marshalling yard site ? 2. I thought Jim's book might help me understand the organisation of the coal trade in Scotland. You have confirmed it. Thank you. 3. I caught the back ...
by theparley
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 5432

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

On page 36 of "the True Line" Journal No. 146, there is an interesting post-grouping photograph showing two mineral wagon rakes, one containing mostly LMS liveried wagons and the other mainly Caley branded wagons. My questions are: 1) Can anyone identify the wagon types behind 17992 ? 2) The wagons ...
by theparley
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 28011

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

The last three posts are helpful and appreciated. Thank you.
Douglas
by theparley
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 28011

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

In relation to the Oxford Rail 4-Plank Wagons, within this thread there is a post which says that "Loop hinges (involve) some compromise here but adding this detail has been common practice since the MWCo kits". In order to take advantage of other's experience, can someone please provide simple deta...
by theparley
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 5432

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Well, Jim Watt, I thought you were a clever fellow - and I was right. No need to ask you where you get your Caley guard's vans.
Douglas
by theparley
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 5432

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Jim, Thank you for your helpful reply. Whilst I was aware of page 260 in the Wagon Book, the very existence of the publication entitled, "Lanarkshire's Mining History" was unknown. Book Depository are sending me a new copy for £13.82, post free. I am sure there will be much interest for me beyond th...
by theparley
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 5432

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Thank you for the the replies. The situation I am seeking to model is coal wagons (and nothing else) coming directly from a colliery to either a distribution point or a major customer, e.g a shipping line or an industrial user. On the basis of what you have said, Jim, I can have a rake, consisting a...
by theparley
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 5432

Mineral Wagon Rakes

From Mike Williams’ Caley Wagons Book, we know that in 1900 there were some 36 Caley Mineral Wagons for every 24 Private Owner and Other Wagons. Armed with this information, how would you: Proportion a 16- wagon model railway rake between Caley wagons and the Others ? Additionally, 1) Would you grou...
by theparley
Sat May 04, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 18770

Re: Wagon Colours

Jim,

I could not have contemplated a more comprehensive reply.

Thank you.

Douglas
by theparley
Fri May 03, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 18770

Re: Wagon Colours

In the period 1880 - 1923, RY Pickering must have painted several thousand Private Owner wagons in the colour known as "Brown Oxide".

For modelling purposes, which manufacturer's paint number do YOU think best depicts brown oxide in pristine, un-weathered condition ?

Douglas Teenan
by theparley
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Morton Brake Gear
Replies: 4
Views: 5289

Re: Morton Brake Gear

Mike, Thank you for your post and for the pointer to the single wheel brake style used on Private Owner wagons. I had previously gleaned from your book that the Caley's pace of change from single wheel one-sided brakes to full Morton was a little pedestrian. However, my presumption (unsupported by h...
by theparley
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Morton Brake Gear
Replies: 4
Views: 5289

Morton Brake Gear

I am not sure if the CRA02 8ft 6 ins Morton Brake Gear etch was specially commissioned by TLM or whether it can be purchased elsewhere. Can anyone please help ? Also, I recall reading somewhere that the D.22 in private owner hands had a different brake from the CR version. Does anyone have details, ...
by theparley
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 38724

Re: True Line Models up-date

Tony, Because I became extensively involved in two modelling projects, neither of which were Caley or LMS related, I have been absent from the Caley Forum scene over the last two of three months. I therefore missed your TLM proposals. My apologies. My requirements are: 3 x Coal wagons 3 x Open Wagon...
by theparley
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wagon Liveries
Replies: 2
Views: 2988

Re: Wagon Liveries

Mike,
A really helpful and very comprehensive reply.
Thank you.
Douglas Tèenan
by theparley
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wagon Liveries
Replies: 2
Views: 2988

Wagon Liveries

In TLM 141 at page 8, there is a photograph of the late Richard Chown's layout, "Kyle of Lochlash". It shows a Caley locomotive hauling a short rake of wagons, including three opens. It is the second of these that interests me most. It is branded "Chapel" and I presume this is a slate grey wagon own...
by theparley
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling Glues
Replies: 8
Views: 6783

Re: Modelling Glues

David Thorpe, Thank you for the recommendation to Deluxe Materials 60-minute Epoxy. I'll give it a try. For the "far too strong" comment, see my earlier reply to Alan K. However, for further clarity: Far too strong = stronger than is necessary for its intended purpose. The forces involved in a 4mm s...
by theparley
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling Glues
Replies: 8
Views: 6783

Re: Modelling Glues

Lindsay, Thank you for your reply. In constructing the TLM D46s, I use MJT W-irons. As I don't want compensation, I therefore don't turn down the tabs. I find that a 60thou spacer/packing piece gives the correct riding height of just under 3 feet to the underside of the solebar. The facility to make...