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by Argos
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: C R Pullman
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: C R Pullman

I do have one of his railcars in 2mm scale for an irish model I am building. It is a fair representation, correct in all dimensions as far as I can see it but suffers from the usual Shapeways malaise of noticeable layering in the print and oversized window bars to enable the print. It has taken a lo...
by Argos
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 27035

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

I would be interested in a 2mm etch if this could be arranged?

I currently have a half built chassis and a couple of body companies cut out of brass, so a long way to go!

An etch would be a real help.

Thanks

Angus
by Argos
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Kerrera Lobster traffic
Replies: 7
Views: 6550

Re: Kerrera Lobster traffic

Could well be Mike.
Another van build to add to the list.

Thanks

Angus
by Argos
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Kerrera Lobster traffic
Replies: 7
Views: 6550

Re: Kerrera Lobster traffic

Hi Allen, The reference to the "Queens" does indeed date the working referred to in the article to 1934 and the post grouping period. The original reference I found in some guides in the holiday cottage referred specifically to the White Star Line and Southampton being the destination for the Lobste...
by Argos
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Kerrera Lobster traffic
Replies: 7
Views: 6550

Re: Kerrera Lobster traffic

Actually, thinking about it quite a lot of the weight of the load would be ice which implies more wagons in use.

I wonder why they are so camera shy?

Angus
by Argos
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Kerrera Lobster traffic
Replies: 7
Views: 6550

Re: Kerrera Lobster traffic

Thanks Mike, That tonnage is interesting, the tare of a D15 fish wagon is 6 tons so allows a 2 ton load. That would be an average of around 2 wagons a day of fish (I need to look at the fish van capacity). As I understand it from the articles the Lobster traffic went straight to Southampton for load...
by Argos
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Kerrera Lobster traffic
Replies: 7
Views: 6550

Kerrera Lobster traffic

Whilst holidaying near Oban I happened across are reference to the fact the Kerrera was the first Sottish island connected by telephone. This was to allow the White Star line to order lobsters from the island to supply its trans-Atlantic liners operating out of Southampton. A bit of further digging ...
by Argos
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Killin Junction - The elusive West Signal Box
Replies: 4
Views: 4485

Re: Killin Junction - The elusive West Signal Box

Ah! thanks John,

I was hoping it might be something that was commercially available.

The still is useful though, thanks for sharing.

Argos.
by Argos
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Killin Junction - The elusive West Signal Box
Replies: 4
Views: 4485

Re: Killin Junction - The elusive West Signal Box

Thanks John,

That's much appreciated.
Do you have any details of the film the still is taken from?

Regards

Argos
by Argos
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Killin Junction - The elusive West Signal Box
Replies: 4
Views: 4485

Killin Junction - The elusive West Signal Box

In the not too distant future I am intending to build a 2mm Finescale model of Killin Junction set in the period immediately before the first world war. All the main structures have been well documented in a series of drawings in the True Line Journal, most of which were also published in Modellers ...
by Argos
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mansell wheels - painting
Replies: 4
Views: 3600

Re: Mansell wheels - painting

Hi Dinalastairv,

Is that the topic I've linked to in my OP above or is there another one I've missed?
It is not clear from the answers given in that topic if the colour just applies to Grampian Stock or more widely used.

Thanks

Angus
by Argos
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mansell wheels - painting
Replies: 4
Views: 3600

Re: Mansell wheels - painting

Thanks Jim,

I have seen other comments that was the practice, just not in any of the reference sources.

It should add a splash of colour to the wheels, although I'm sure in reality they were probably covered in crud!

Angus
by Argos
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mansell wheels - painting
Replies: 4
Views: 3600

Mansell wheels - painting

It seems to be established that the LNWR varnished the wooden centres of their Mansell carriage wheels from new but painted the wood in red oxide at overhaul. Did anything similar happen on the Caledonian? I have seen no reference to wheel colouring and there is little evidence I can see from the bl...
by Argos
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Pullman Cars on the C&O
Replies: 6
Views: 4239

Re: Pullman Cars on the C&O

Hi Mike, there's an extract of the 1910 LNWR mashalling of trains document in David Jenkinson's LNWR Carriages book. This contains the 1.20am working from Carlisle with the 65' Sleeper car, Composite and Break Van from Oban in the formation as you describe. By 1913 an additional Third had been added...
by Argos
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Pullman Cars on the C&O
Replies: 6
Views: 4239

Re: Pullman Cars on the C&O

Thanks Mike, I'll invest in some of the other marshaling documents and Working timetables after my holidays and see what I can work out. I'm also contemplating a trip to the LNWR archive (I'm also a member of the LNWRS) to see if I can ascertain what WCJS carriages worked over the C&O. The Marshalli...
by Argos
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Pullman Cars on the C&O
Replies: 6
Views: 4239

Re: Pullman Cars on the C&O

Hi Mike, That is even more curious. The Marshalling of Trains circular for July 1913 shows 57' stock working to Oban on several trains. The 9.25am Edinburgh = Oban contains a 57' Brake Compo and the 10.58 from Stirling has a Brake 3rd - Compo - Brake 3rd 57' set working from Glasgow. That implies th...
by Argos
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Pullman Cars on the C&O
Replies: 6
Views: 4239

Pullman Cars on the C&O

Reading the Pre-war Pullman Cars chapter in Mike William's excellent carriage book I noticed he states that apart from the 65' WCJS sleeper that formed the working from Euston 12wheeled carriages were banned from the C&O. This is at odds with John Thomas's Callander & Oban Railway which includes an ...
by Argos
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 55 drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 10012

Re: Class 55 drawings

You may get the numpty of the week award for another reason of course, but not this one.

I can usually find a reason!

Thanks also to Graham for emailing the 1943 RM Drawings, being well dimensioned they help immensely.
by Argos
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 55 drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 10012

Re: Class 55 drawings

Ah!

It'll be the PM button on the side then......

Do I get the numpty of the week award?
by Argos
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 55 drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 10012

Re: Class 55 drawings

Hi Jim,

I'd love a copy of the drawings for the 55.

I'm probably going to be in a position to start building a 2mm finescale next year.
I'm not sure how to send a PM on here though, I can't find the function.

Thanks

Angus
by Argos
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 55 drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 10012

Re: Class 55 drawings

Hi Duncan, A class 55 in Caley condition has been on my to "do" list since my early teens so I've kept an eye out for drawings etc. over the years. Apart from the drawings in "The Scottish 4-6-0 Classes" you mention and the Society's drawings referenced by Jim above there are also some drawings in t...
by Argos
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 2mm scale coach etches - sides and ends
Replies: 0
Views: 2465

2mm scale coach etches - sides and ends

I'm currently in an email conversation with Jim Smellie of Caley Coaches ( [url]http://www.caleycoac....uk/coaches.php[/url] ) with a view to getting some of his 4mm scale coaches shot down to 2mm. Jim reckons on a minimum order of 10 coaches (any from his range). I've identified 6 I would like to o...
by Argos
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Class 439 tank steps
Replies: 1
Views: 2132

Re: Class 439 tank steps

I've just realised this question has already been answered in a previous topic.:-

http://www.crassoc.org.uk/forum/viewtop ... =439#p4174
by Argos
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Class 439 tank steps
Replies: 1
Views: 2132

Class 439 tank steps

I'm currently building a Worsley Works scratch aid kit in 2mm scale of a 439 tank. Looking through the various photos I can find of these engines in Caley days some have steps on the outside face of the tanks, some don't. By BR days all seem the have these steps fitted. It seems as though the later ...