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by Graham Tipple
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Livery for former WCJS stock

Wonderful modelling. You must be very proficient with a bow pen. Graham
by Graham Tipple
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 4-wheel Drummond Passenger Brake Van 1883 Dia 4 - Decent Models instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: 4-wheel Drummond Passenger Brake Van 1883 Dia 4 - Decent Models instructions

I've just enjoyed building four, including two brakes, for lockdown number 2. I experienced some difficulties but they were manageable. The curved lower panels to be fitted to the lower part of the coach side, also curved, was a bit of a problem. The curves should be made with a roller but the one I...
by Graham Tipple
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Livery for former WCJS stock

Thanks, Jim and Mike. Graham
by Graham Tipple
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Livery for former WCJS stock

Sorry to be dense but, when former WCJS stock was allocated to the Caledonian, was it repainted, lettered and numbered as normal CR stock? I can't find any reference in the livery or carriage books to the contrary so I assume it was. Graham
by Graham Tipple
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cattle docks
Replies: 25
Views: 21077

Re: Cattle docks

Two for me, too, please.
by Graham Tipple
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Cattle Dock/Pens
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

Re: CR Cattle Dock/Pens

Two for me too, if they are 4mm.
by Graham Tipple
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit

I've just discovered the instructions at the bottom of the box. Silly me! Senior moment!
by Graham Tipple
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit

Has anyone a photograph of the prototype or an accurate model so that one can letter them correctly, please? Best wishes everyone, Graham
by Graham Tipple
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive balance weights
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

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: 848

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: 5291

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: 1311

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: 1311

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: 1840

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: 1840

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: 1840

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: 4399

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: 4399

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: 4399

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: 4399

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: 4399

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: 5291

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: 5291

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: 6542

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: 6542

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

So with a brake lever on one side, was there no V on the other?