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by theparley
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 25793

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: 4237

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: 4237

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: 4237

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: 4237

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: 4237

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: 25793

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: 25793

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: 4237

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: 4237

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: 4237

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: 4237

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: 19
Views: 16702

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: 19
Views: 16702

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: 4453

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: 4453

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: 51
Views: 33758

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: 2666

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: 2666

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: 6086

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: 6086

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...
by theparley
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling Glues
Replies: 8
Views: 6086

Modelling Glues

Glues for Wagon Building in 00 scale Where detail parts are small, irrespective of the parts to be bonded I use superglue. No problem there. However, when constructing TLM wagons, there is a need to bond a plastic spacer to the underside of the resin body and then attach etched w-irons to said plas...
by theparley
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Wagon Transfers
Replies: 12
Views: 14631

Re: Wagon Transfers

Railtec Wagon Transfers I am not able to specify the size of letters and numbers for Caley stock but in that I always seek to make a minimum of three examples of each wagon type, my preference would be that any new 4mm Railtec transfer sheet should contain a minimum of six of each standard (tare/lo...
by theparley
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Timber Planks in 4mm Scale
Replies: 4
Views: 3455

Re: Timber Planks in 4mm Scale

Thank you.
The links give me food for thought and the coffee stirrers sound a good idea too
Douglas.
by theparley
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Timber Planks in 4mm Scale
Replies: 4
Views: 3455

Timber Planks in 4mm Scale

I am having trouble finding a source for timber planking to form a (slightly overhanging) wagon load. The cross section would have to be in the 9" x 3" range (or smaller). In 4mm scale, that equates to 3mm x 1mm. Painted Evergreen Strip would do, but real wood is to be preferred. I did buy a laser-c...