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by peterbunce
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 16 foot fish vans to diagram 71
Replies: 3
Views: 597

16 foot fish vans to diagram 71

Hi,

Does anyone know of a better drawing than the small diagram of the 16 foot 4 wheel Fish Vans on page 178 of the wagonbook please?
by peterbunce
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Alloa Coal Company wagons - what colour were they painted?
Replies: 8
Views: 4309

Re: Alloa Coal Company wagons - what colour were they painted?

Hi

Thank you to 'Orraman' for the reply and I look forward to your efforts, and 'Thank You'. in advance.

I have just looked at the web page for the Smith Museum and there is not a photo of the wagon.

Thanks also to Mike Wlliams. for his input.

Peter
by peterbunce
Wed May 01, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Alloa Coal Company wagons - what colour were they painted?
Replies: 8
Views: 4309

Alloa Coal Company wagons - what colour were they painted?

H&A models now sell the Modelmaster private owner transfers -- link -- https://www.hamodels.net/modelmaster-private-owner-decals.html Alloa is included in the yelloow background and also black background with white (I Think), Robbies transfers also have Alloa in their range in a daek red background ...
by peterbunce
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Excursion location?
Replies: 11
Views: 12132

Re: Excursion location?

The carriages on the left May be NBR, from the ducket on the second coach, with a CR coach, or at least a two colour livery coach, at the far end The vertical commode handles on the two colour coaches are more like the Caledonian Raiway style than Furness, who tended to follow LNWR style which was a...
by peterbunce
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery Wagons Carlisle
Replies: 4
Views: 5603

Re: Mystery Wagons Carlisle

Would it be 'a dust extractor van'? mentioned on p54 of the wagon supplement. The door appears to have a couple of hinges with a latch on the right hand side? A possible use could be the 'dust' from the larger stations, or when cleaning carriages? The mini bit under the boiler seems to be a ducket (...
by peterbunce
Sun May 20, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian Railway 903 Class model WIP
Replies: 21
Views: 18729

Re: Caledonian Railway 903 Class model WIP

Hi Tony, I think it is the program - early entries have been deleted, the latest entry has the photo/image copy e still available - it could be'that a URL needed when they are clicked on, whereas the latest views are still in the system? Earlier images could be deleted to save spce on the server?? P...
by peterbunce
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Old Buffers and Oil Lamp Housings
Replies: 9
Views: 11844

Re: Old Buffers and Oil Lamp Housings

Hi,

A Shapeways set of 40 unfitted, 4 rib (ex GNR) buffer housings are available at the following link.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/YDTXG ... -from-shop


It is from the Mike Trice range
by peterbunce
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Old Buffers and Oil Lamp Housings
Replies: 9
Views: 11844

Re: Old Buffers and Oil Lamp Housings

Hi, Will the following help at all - They are SE&CR buffers from 'Branchlines, in packets of 4. They will not be cheap s the are cast brass, but equally will be strong. branchlines buffferssmall.JPG They are 6mm long (without the shank into the buffer beam), and have a 4mm head diameter. Branchlines...
by peterbunce
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: new book - More on Caledonian Wagons
Replies: 6
Views: 5802

new book - More on Caledonian Wagons

I have just received my copy of the above new book, which came from Lightmoor Press, and it is superb - good clear printing, the book has soft covers, and it is evident.that Mike has done a lot of research for it. Thank you Mike for the extra' details on the CCT's that is most helpful. Congratulatio...
by peterbunce
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 42
Views: 62692

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

Hi, In the new copy of the very interesting 'The True Line' on page 31, the CCT behind the loco, which may be one of the later slightly longer ones,(the ticket board has changed ends, to the same as the 6 wheel CCT) there is a handbrake shown. I thought there must be one (how do you keep it stopped ...
by peterbunce
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 42
Views: 62692

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

Hi Jim,

Nice, I am glad that you both found it and brought it to our attention; that is very helpful.

Interestingly are the spoked wheels, the Dia. 11A has the Mansell wheels; any idea when they changed them please?

Peter.
by peterbunce
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 42
Views: 62692

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

Hi Steve, The basic body colour is Burnt Umber, BUT is not complete as it will be a deep deep maroon colour, thus some maroon will be added to the burnt umber. The vents - hmmm - said to be wooden, and I think that would be pine colour; so a couple of coats to get a light golden brown colour, then s...
by peterbunce
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 42
Views: 62692

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

Thanks Tony, that is very helpful.

Here is a quite terrible photo - taken in very poor light today of one of my pair, showing the approx CR colours; the painting is not complete!

My apologies for the 'horrible photo, please take it as a 'for info' only.
CR CCT Dia 11A
CR CCT Dia 11A
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Yours Peter
by peterbunce
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Out side width of EM/P4 wheel set
Replies: 4
Views: 4358

Re: Out side width of EM/P4 wheel set

Hi Steve,

Measuring a couple of mine that figure is 20.9mm

Peter
by peterbunce
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 42
Views: 62692

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

Hi Tony, That is good, we now have an answer - Thank you for the part GA. Were the droplights mahogany - looking at the CR coaches at the SRPS seem to be so, thus we have a mahogany droplight (frame) and a chocolate (painted) panel replacing (or as fitted) in the RH doors. I cannot see any horizonta...
by peterbunce
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 42
Views: 62692

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

Hi, Here is a part of a photo of Camden Goods Yard, with the section showing, in spite of the big girder, which is the reason for the photo, a pair of CR CCT's The left hand one is lettered, I think 'Motor Car Van', the crane is in the way! The letters 'T & O are between the pivot and a side casting...
by peterbunce
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 20169

Re: Wagon (lettering) Colours

Hi Ed,

Re 'Waldie' wagons - now the colour is known, what colour was the shading to the (white) lettering please - issue 34 of 'Railway Archive' shows a 'dark' colour which could be black or possibly red?

Yours Peter.
by peterbunce
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: shapeways springs etc for 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 0
Views: 3039

shapeways springs etc for 6 wheel coaches

Hi, 'Shapeways' is a company, for Europe based in Holland and are 3D printers, they are not cheap but the following may be useful. Guy Rixon (http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/125944-great-eastern-6-wheel-coach-components/?p=2847447 ) in RM web is one who uses them in 4mm scale. His ...
by peterbunce
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O
Replies: 16
Views: 14256

Re: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O

When the WCJS stock was absorbed into the CR system, was it painted in CR livery or how did it differ? Hi, WCJS was basically LNWR colours, which were slightly darker in the lower panels than than the CR so other than perhaps gaining CR crests I would not expect any more painting provided that the ...
by peterbunce
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: painting of vans
Replies: 4
Views: 4608

Re: painting of vans

Hi, A possibility is the pre WW1, when staff were available, and vehicles with iron or steel strapping or reinforcement of the corner joints etc were japanned - that is painted with black or 'japan' paint; see wiki at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_black for more details; that link also explain...
by peterbunce
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon transfers.
Replies: 14
Views: 11647

Re: Wagon transfers.

Hi, Thank you for all the time you have put into the sheet, and would agree that if more 'C R' on the smaller sizes could be included please? I have no connection with them but could I suggest that 'Cambridge Custom Transfers' may be able to print them? Their e-mail is at [email protected].com I do no...
by peterbunce
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR Locos in Prussian Blue on Flicker
Replies: 2
Views: 3480

CR Locos in Prussian Blue on Flicker

Hi, Just for interest - The West of Scotland O gauge Group layout at Bo'ness has a Flicker site. The new arrivals today are 5 CR Locos; one with a loaded OCT and the Blue Saloon as well https://www.flickr.com/photos/bogog/page1/ Don't forget they the photos will enlarge with a 'click' on them Yours ...
by peterbunce
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: NBR Wagon query
Replies: 13
Views: 9702

Re: NBR Wagon query

Hi, Not silly Steve, I think the same - wonder if the RCH issued new instructions? The grab would make life for shunter's safer (they needed it!) such handles have appeared on the ends of both wagons, and vans - the latter being usually close to the edge and vertical, the Diagram 3 vans had for a wh...
by peterbunce
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian Ambulance Train
Replies: 42
Views: 73545

Re: Caledonian Ambulance Train

Hi, I have a photo that is in one, of the two books, on British Battleships Vol 1 (1889 - 1904) showing HMS Vengeance with a two colour livery (LNWR) labelled '7' It is possible that the ship and the train that is alongside it is at Rosyth, no location is given. The 7 van in the train (+ a unidentif...
by peterbunce
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Loco lining
Replies: 22
Views: 29471

Re: Loco lining

Hi Jim,

Quite right, I know Peter Smith; he has a series of books, all 'self produced' with Amazon seeming to be a major source of them being direct.
The books are just a bit less in size than A4 - not quite as deep and full colour.

Thank you for the message

Yours Peter.