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by Graham Tipple
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive balance weights
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Locomotive balance weights

Thanks for that detailed answer, Donald. I am full of admiration for those who understand arcane topics and try to pass on hard-won data in a readable (?) form. In my own career as an academic, I have written books and papers on equally arcane topics, mainly to do with housing policy in African coun...
by Graham Tipple
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 16 foot fish vans to diagram 71
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: 16 foot fish vans to diagram 71

I would be interested in seeing those, so is it possible to post them here on the forum as an attachment so that others can see them, please, Peter?
by Graham Tipple
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 2184

Re: Class 670 kit

That's fabulous, John. The paint job is superb. Well done indeed, Graham
by Graham Tipple
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive balance weights
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Locomotive balance weights

Thanks, Jim and Dave. I had not realised the difference between the wheel connected to the cylinders and the others. Thanks for that tip. The photos make much more sense now. Keep safe, Graham
by Graham Tipple
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive balance weights
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Locomotive balance weights

Hi Folks, Were there any rules or protocols as to where the balance weights were in relation to the crank on loco driving wheels or were they a bit like those on the car (just where a particular wheel needed them)? Were they there to help the wheel turn at a particular point in the cylinder cycle or...
by Graham Tipple
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Worsley Works Carriage Etches
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: Worsley Works Carriage Etches

The WW etches have nothing below the solebar and no solebar overlays and nothing much below the floor except the solebars and the box onto which bogies can be pivoted. I cut these in half as they seemed over-generous and I needed some for another coach! They are marketed, I think, as aids to scratch...
by Graham Tipple
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Worsley Works Carriage Etches
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: Worsley Works Carriage Etches

I've just had an email from Allen Doherty that his etchers have restarted work and he could take my order for two coaches. I'm sure other folks' needs might be more available now as well! Best wishes, all. Graham
by Graham Tipple
Sat May 16, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Worsley Works Carriage Etches
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: Worsley Works Carriage Etches

Hi Tony, I made two of the 45' coaches last year but can't get any more at present. They are 16 or 20 thou brass with windows cut out. The window opening frames are on a separate etch and need attaching behind the main side. They are pierced for handles. The ends are double layered so that the steps...
by Graham Tipple
Sat May 09, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 1703

Re: Barrow crossings

Hi Michael (dunalastairv), I'm more than happy for you to start a new thread. It's been great how one thing has led onto another. Graham
by Graham Tipple
Fri May 08, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 1703

Re: Barrow crossings

On the above photo, what is at the base of some of the oil lamp posts? Is it concrete cast inside an oil drum as a mould? Or something else. I was wondering how to model the lamps found against platform fences when they are on an island platform. Are the bases above typical of solutions to that issu...
by Graham Tipple
Wed May 06, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 1703

Re: Barrow crossings

Thanks, folks. The photos are so helpful and not just on barrows. I'm still amazed at the resources you all have. Best wishes and keep safe, Graham
by Graham Tipple
Tue May 05, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 1703

Re: Barrow crossings

Well thanks to y'all for such an informative group of answers. I'm always amazed at the breadth and depth of knowledge among the members. Do we have any photos of the special barrow used on the C&O mentioned by Dave Lochrie?
by Graham Tipple
Sun May 03, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 1703

Barrow crossings

Please can someone tell me how wide barrow crossings were? In other words, how long the planks between the tracks were? Thanks, Graham
by Graham Tipple
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 2184

Re: Class 670 kit

Here's a pic of mine in mid-paint-job after trying out boiler band transfers (HMRS LNER). It's all a bit distorted by the camera, in reality, everything is reasonably straight. IMG_6088.JPG Knowing your work is far superior to mine, Dave John, you could easily manage it. The main cosmetic problem is...
by Graham Tipple
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 2184

Re: Class 670 kit

Can I recommend this kit. It's not completely straightforward but makes a lovely little engine. I'm no engineer, but I managed, even with the clearances between the revolving driving wheel and the slidebar. I have no connection with CC, by the way. Stay inside (or as they say here on Tyneside, "Divn...
by Graham Tipple
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 2865

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Thanks for the explanations to this rather dim modeller! They have thrown perfect clarity on the topic. Could I repeat the first question about recommendations for lettering transfers for particular traders using these wagons, please? Each lettering sheet is quite expensive so mistakes need to be av...
by Graham Tipple
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 2865

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

So with a brake lever on one side, was there no V on the other?
by Graham Tipple
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 2865

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

I've just completed one (of four) of these and am turning my attention to a paint job. I note Dave John's excellent efforts and assume the lettering is from one of the lettering transfer sheets available on the internet. I wonder if Dave and anyone else could link particular wagon designs with one o...
by Graham Tipple
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1554

Re: TLM 2020

Fading lettering has been an issue for me. So far, painting over them with a thin wash of the base colour (red oxide for the wagons) works OK but isn't as good as I would like.
by Graham Tipple
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 920 Number plate background colour
Replies: 4
Views: 2547

Re: 920 Number plate background colour

Thanks. I meant livery book. Senior moment! Graham
by Graham Tipple
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 920 Number plate background colour
Replies: 4
Views: 2547

920 Number plate background colour

Sorry to ask this but the loco book isn't available to buy. I am making a 918 class loco as 920. What colour was the background of the number plate. I have read somewhere that it might have been red or blue. Which is it likely to have been, please? Thanks, Graham
by Graham Tipple
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 20561

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

Universal would be fine. Several sets, certainly. Graham
by Graham Tipple
Mon May 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway staff cottages, Harthope
Replies: 38
Views: 21745

Re: Caledonian Railway staff cottages, Harthope

Just because houses look the same on the outside, it would be a mistake to assume they are the same inside. I live in a row of Victorian terraces which all look the same at the front but are radically different inside, especially as they approach the corner and get narrower front to back. Lovely mod...
by Graham Tipple
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 27430

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

What are the others?
by Graham Tipple
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 27430

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

I was planning to build one so would value a set of etches if they can be done.