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by Mike 1
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 28
Views: 1521

Re: Class 670 kit

any pictures?
by Mike 1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 3 1/2" gauge track.
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

Re: 3 1/2" gauge track.

Michael,

I note elsewhere that you were researching the builder of the model colliery. You may be interested that three of the wagons are currently on ebay. Drop me a note if you are interested as you'll never find them on ebay otherwise!

Mike
by Mike 1
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Colour of CR Uniforms
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: Colour of CR Uniforms

The standard work on railway uniforms is "Railway Buttons, Badges & Uniforms" by David J. Froggatt. My copy is not accessible just now but somebody here will have one ....

Mike
by Mike 1
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Coach Roofs
Replies: 6
Views: 3409

Re: Coach Roofs

Thanks Mike. Sorry I missed that in the book.

Mike
by Mike 1
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Coach Roofs
Replies: 6
Views: 3409

Re: Coach Roofs

Picking up this old thread about carriage roofs and gas lamps, the photograph seems to show a single gas pipe to the lamps. I have seen other (non CR) carriages with two pipes, one being for the pilot light. Does anyone know please when this came in and when (or if) the Caledonian adopted the pilot?...
by Mike 1
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 31
Views: 2904

Re: The burning question

Well, Aylesbury was taken out of the loft of the family house when that was sold, and stored all over my house, loft and outbuildings for a few years. Eventually I gave it to the Princes Risborough MRC whose catchment area includes Aylesbury. They did a lot of work to make what is essentially a very...
by Mike 1
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 31
Views: 2904

Re: The burning question

Yes Tony. It was in that curiously numbered issue No.0.

My inspiration came indeed from him and because I decided I couldn't met his standards I modelled in 7mm when it was out of fashion, and later Gauge 3. I think we draw on all sorts of places for motivation and ideas.

Mike
by Mike 1
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 31
Views: 2904

Re: The burning question

One problem is that a good model is assumed to be correct. Many years ago my father was modelling Aylesbury LNWR. The loco shed had been cut down in length in LMS days to seven bays with a roof tank on the end bay but one. An old Driver said that the water tank on the roof was originally in the cent...
by Mike 1
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 27608

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

Very nice Jim. Very nice indeed.

Mike
by Mike 1
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 27608

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

Yes please Tony. In due course.

Mike
by Mike 1
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Banking in the Caledonian c1900
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Re: Banking in the Caledonian c1900

My apologies. Just realised this was discussed here.

https://www.crassoc.org.uk/forum/viewto ... king#p7793

Mike
by Mike 1
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Banking in the Caledonian c1900
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Banking in the Caledonian c1900

A link to this film was posted on the LNWRS facebook page. At the end of the sequence is a Caledonian engine with what appears to be a banking engine running backwards? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVUqVqNIJsc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1gs8ZTMGoai-HFT_3FY8yB1qT7bP-URxRAlr_q9Q2muGpqP-pAWlQltxc M...
by Mike 1
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 27608

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

If anyone has made these improvements and finished it as a Caledonian wagon, could we see a picture please? And did you change the planing on the doors, or other changes too?

Mike
by Mike 1
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 37896

Re: True Line Models up-date

tony brenchley wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:18 am
Yes there are at least 2 of them!

Tony B
Which is why I don't use my surname on here. And I can't aspire to the superb research and publishing done by my better known namesake. As my Mum used to say "We are very common"!

Mike
by Mike 1
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 27608

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

Just browsing my copy of the excellent CRA "Modelling the Caledonian" list and noticed the comment about the Parkside NBR Jubilee wagon "can be converted to CR". I assume that applies to the Bachman model too. Have compared pictures and read the notes on here about the differences, but has anyone ac...
by Mike 1
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 37896

Re: True Line Models up-date

Done, thank you Tony.
by Mike 1
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 37896

Re: True Line Models up-date

Thank you Tony, yes please. As a relatively new member I didn't know the list existed.

Mike
by Mike 1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 37896

Re: True Line Models up-date

If some 7mm kits are no longer available has anyone contacted the manufacturer(s) to see whether the tooling could be bought? Which manufacturers were they?

Mike
by Mike 1
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 27608

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

Whilst I wouldn't copy somebody else's model and repeat their mistakes, this is my version in Gauge 3.

Mike
by Mike 1
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 45FT Carriages
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

Re: 45FT Carriages

Sounds lovely Henry. Barrett have a good reputation and those 45ft carriages are so attractive.

Mike
by Mike 1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriage communication cord
Replies: 19
Views: 7534

Re: Carriage communication cord

Mike (is there anyone on here NOT called Mike?), You are dead right but I have enough work for two lifetimes as it is. I remember that van going to Tyseley in about 1970 and a friend who viewed it recently with a view to purchase said it now needs a total rebuild. Such a shame that goods stock is no...
by Mike 1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriage communication cord
Replies: 19
Views: 7534

Re: Carriage communication cord

And the story is indeed fascinating. Not seen it described better anywhere. But the reason for my initial post is that I am in a team nearing the end of a 20+ year restoration of an LNWR carriage which will have Harrison cord, and I need to make a set of replica cleats / hooks whatever they are for ...
by Mike 1
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 3 1/2" gauge track.
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

Re: 3 1/2" gauge track.

No. But Steam Workshop do nice 2-bolt chairs and Shapeways have GER 4-bolt chairs by "Off the Rails" which they could doubtless scale up to 3 1/2". Or, there are some very capable CAD users on this forum - somebody might draw out a proper CR chair and have it solid printed, then cast. Might not be a...
by Mike 1
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriage communication cord
Replies: 19
Views: 7534

Re: Carriage communication cord

Well, the book came this morning and I like it a great deal. Tells me so much I didn't know and I would recommend it to anyone interested in rolling stock, Caley or not. How one man can research all that and wagons also is beyond me, so hats off to Mike. However, having been told that "the answer's ...
by Mike 1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriage communication cord
Replies: 19
Views: 7534

Re: Carriage communication cord

Exactly so Mike - and a "clip" on the cord doesn't seem to accord with a "hook" on the end of the carriage - a loop or staple would work much better as with a hook the clip could just slip off the end. BUT, if it is in the book I'll buy a copy shortly, so thanks very much for the lead and for all th...