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by lindsay_g
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 24
Views: 772

Re: The burning question

If it looks right, it's probably right. If that's the case, it will look OK to the casual observer. And if you're happy with it into the bargain, what more is there to worry about?

Good to get on with something else, and trust that no-one comes up with proof to the contrary!

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 24
Views: 772

Re: The burning question

Harking back to Paul’s dilemma, as far as I’m concerned it’s down to whether I can live with an inaccuracy. Others may become aware of the inaccuracy, but that wouldn’t bother me so much - it really would be down to whether the inaccuracy is going to get to me each time I look at the model. Of cours...
by lindsay_g
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Wagon Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Another Wagon Mark

Have a look at the 2 images on P87 of the Wagon Book. Whether it's chalked, painted, or whatever, the 3 are too identical for this to be coincidence.
by lindsay_g
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Wagon Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Another Wagon Mark

Browsing through images, on a completely unrelated matter, I noticed the scrawl beneath the C on this image (it's like 2 back to back bananas with a connecting line): Another Squigle.jpg It caught my eye as the same scrawl appears on 2 other images in the Wagon Book (P87). Apologies if I've missed e...
by lindsay_g
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Coach lining
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Coach lining

I'll have the same problem on Balerno stock - if I ever get round to painting them! I think I'd also go for the Silhouette cutter approach but I'd use address labels or something similarly adhesive. If time is taken to space them correctly, a single sheet could have all the apertures cut in it so th...
by lindsay_g
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Nameboards and nameplates on C. R. signal boxes.
Replies: 23
Views: 10782

Re: Nameboards and nameplates on C. R. signal boxes.

Hi Michael, Many thanks for that info. I knew I'd read more about these plates and can't believe that I overlooked referring to TTL! Well, I've had a go at reproducing the plate to a scale 3" lettering, and it can be achieved and is readable. However, I may not bother trying to get a more representa...
by lindsay_g
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Nameboards and nameplates on C. R. signal boxes.
Replies: 23
Views: 10782

Re: Nameboards and nameplates on C. R. signal boxes.

I've recently being taking a model of the signal box for Barnton well towards completion and I'm now left with the minutii to complete - which includes a nameplate. But what size might the lettering on the nameplate have been and where was it placed? Jim's excellent book quotes examples of 3, 4.5, a...
by lindsay_g
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18211

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

I received 8 sets of rods in the post from Dave Franks at the weekend. I had delayed my order until all rods were back in stock and the 6 coupled universal etch was available. All rods are in stock and can be ordered via his website ( http://www.lanarkshiremodels.com/index.html ) or direct at shows....
by lindsay_g
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CLASS 171 Build
Replies: 49
Views: 30501

Re: CLASS 171 Build

Apologies to all for the lack of continuity of this thread. The interruption is a wee bit of an embarrassment to me. I'm waiting on 2 fronts for items to arrive. Coupling rods should arrive from Lanarkshire Model Supplies in the next couple of weeks including the ones I want for the 171 (currently n...
by lindsay_g
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812/652 Class 3D Prints in development
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Re: 812/652 Class 3D Prints in development

What a strange choice of prototype to create a 3D print in, given that there is already an etched kit for both variants and soon a ready to run model for the 812. The quality of either would be superior and the effort to take a 3D print to the state of a working model will be far far greater. The lo...
by lindsay_g
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 7mm Caley loco kits
Replies: 2
Views: 1344

Re: 7mm Caley loco kits

This isn't really the home for this thread - perhaps it can be moved by the administrator to the correct location. There is a list of kits and parts "Modelling the Caledonian" held within the Association Resources. This has all the Alba kits and contact info. Meteor was taken over by someone, Alba? ...
by lindsay_g
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18211

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

Hi all, I wasn't at the Perth show so missed out on getting rods which I'm after for a certain 171 as well as several other classes. I'm not sure if this will work for non-P4 Forum members, but if it does you can view the rods here : https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=6439#p68417 L...
by lindsay_g
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18211

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

I''m only a catalyst having asked Dave Franks if he'd produce a universal etch. He's actually gone further and has trial etches underway for the Jumbo and 812. Nothing in production as yet, but I'll update if I hear of any developments. David Elvy was also looking to produce rods for specific classe...
by lindsay_g
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18211

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

Well the Jumbo and 812 are in hand, and a universal set will do all other Drummond's. Just a matter of time.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Ironwork from Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh
Replies: 1
Views: 1290

Ironwork from Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh

This might turn out to be a complete red herring! I'm pursuing the possible existence of a cast iron window railing from Princess St Caley Hotel. I'm told it has a lion as part of the artwork (but the tongue is long gone). I seem to remember someone had or bought then refurbished one of these (with ...
by lindsay_g
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 124 Wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 8842

Re: Diagram 124 Wagons

The addition to the spring wire - I did think there was something in a previous image but reckoned it was just my eyesight or the image. I know where you are coming from - that spring wire can be a pain to get in to place but can slip out with absolute ease.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 124 Wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 8842

Re: Diagram 124 Wagons

All good work, very neat. I do approve of using mixing materials when building models - plastic, metal, wood and beyond, can all have a place on the same wagon. Another fan of Bedford sprung W-irons, I see? Actually, seeing your model with the number plate added has reminded me that I need to look o...
by lindsay_g
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 6647

Re: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings

I received drawings of both versions of the Dia 6 Brake Van from Dave Lochrie - many thanks to Dave for this and to Sinclair for arranging delivery. The drawings have already proven useful in a couple of areas. And now a further plea. Might anyone have any images of these brake vans beyond the image...
by lindsay_g
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CLASS 171 Build
Replies: 49
Views: 30501

Re: CLASS 171 Build

I have to provide an update to my post of 27th Feb above in this thread. I've come across an image of loco no. 194 resplendent with the embellishments on the valve chest cover and smokebox door provided on the etch : IMG_20190317_0001.jpg It is probably from this image that the etch designer has mis...
by lindsay_g
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CLASS 171 Build
Replies: 49
Views: 30501

CLASS 171 Build - Brake Standard

I'm finalising some castings to send off to David. I don't know of any 4mm kit that comes with the correct shape of brake standard so I've taken time to create one which, providing things come through the process OK, will make available via Alba a casting that anyone can purchase for addition to man...
by lindsay_g
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 6647

Re: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings

I can't make the AGM this Saturday but would appreciate seeing the plans. If they can be passed on via Jim or perhaps Sinclair which would be even better, I'd be very appreciative. I don't mind posting them back.

Many thanks,

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 6647

Re: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings

Hi Jim, It's really beyond the brake blocks that I'm interested in. Amongst other things there was one brake column and the V's were offset but to which side compared to the brake column location? I'm also hoping that end lamp bracket details might be shown. Thanks for the offer in any case. Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 6647

Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings

Might anyone have drawings of a diagram 6 brake van. There is a drawing of the closely spaced design on pages 58/59 of the Wagon Supplement book but needless to say I'm after drawings of the broader panelled van? I did take a lot of details from a drawing in the National Archives several years ago b...
by lindsay_g
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CLASS 171 Build
Replies: 49
Views: 30501

CLASS 171 Build - Detailing(7) - Items for Casting

In the last post, I threatened to move on to getting the engine running (which I’ve more or less achieved), but the intriguing " developments going on elsewhere ” mentioned in that post have made me change course somewhat – but it is all positive for anyone thinking of a purchase from Alba Models/Da...
by lindsay_g
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CLASS 171 Build
Replies: 49
Views: 30501

CLASS 171 Build - Detailing(6) Chassis Front

Brakes Brake shoes were by no means the same shape on all 171 engines, here’s a selection : Shoe Shapes.jpg I’m using a brake shoe etch from NBR 4mm Developments which come shaped as on 172 (top left above) : Brake etch.jpg However, as that’s not a shape common to many Caley engines, I fettled them...