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by lindsay_g
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Unidentified 2-4-0
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Unidentified 2-4-0

I can feel another question and offshoot thread coming along - Where is the location? That should keep folks occupied during the lockdowns!
by lindsay_g
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Boyle Etches - station furniture
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: John Boyle Etches - station furniture

I wondered about these items a few years ago, and posed the same question. Some have now been put to good use but not fitted permanently yet :

Lindsay
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by lindsay_g
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 20T Brake Vans
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: 20T Brake Vans

Damn, I wasn't aware that the kit was incorrect, and it's more or less ready for the paint shop. I do get annoyed when you pay good money for kits only to find that they are not a fair representation of the prototype.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Jumbos on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Jumbos on Ebay

Well that Chad Valley jumbo just sold for over £280. And it may not even be a runner. I'd certainly be a happy Charlie if I were the seller.
by lindsay_g
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Jumbos on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Jumbos on Ebay

‘Twas light-hearted reference to the fact that the model carries the number 812.
by lindsay_g
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Jumbos on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Jumbos on Ebay

There are 2 Jumbos currently for sale on ebay one of a completed model masquerading as an 812 and the other an unstarted DJH kit . On the positive side the DJH kit is currently standing at £57 which is a fraction of the £190 you'd pay DJH today for the kit. However be aware that this is an old white...
by lindsay_g
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F
Replies: 10
Views: 1358

Re: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F

The following 812's from the same batch as 828 were all photographed with Furness lubricators : 812, 820/1, 823/4/5, 827. It's probably safe to say that, as built, 828 would have had the same fitted. Also as built 828, along with most if not all 812's, was fitted with protruding wash-out plugs with ...
by lindsay_g
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F
Replies: 10
Views: 1358

Re: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F

Yup, that smokebox dart is a rather noticeable carbuncle. Quite a few other features are wrong, omitted, or even added (sandbox and pipe between 2nd and 3rd wheels on the 828's?). Many features are well overscale, but even in their chubby state they haven't survived beyond the photograph shoot - bro...
by lindsay_g
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 7579

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Hi Alan,

Ages since we conversed over the ether. Private joke!

Might printing your own on decal paper be an option? Since it’s LMS period I have no idea if a suitable font is available, but since they’re yellow at least a bog standard printer can accommodate them.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Re: Modelling a Breakdown Train

It's all looking good. How did you do your decal lettering?

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Drawing instruments
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: Drawing instruments

There's also a very good section in Geoff Haynes' book Painting and Lining Model Locomotives and Coaches (catchy short title!) on preparation and use of bow pens. A lot of success lies in preparation of the pen - honing the jaws to equal length and shape, sharpening, then taking the edge just off - ...
by lindsay_g
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings

Whatever the date of the 8670 drawing provided by Jim Smellie (and the date is a bit of a smudge on the copy), the clarity in the copy of the drawing is otherwise very good - perhaps better than any other period GA's (of Jumbos at least) than I've seen. It will provide more accurate measurement of i...
by lindsay_g
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Re: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings

I received copies of GA’s from Jim Watt. Meant to report it here and thank him publicly. Memory lets me down yet again!

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings

Might anyone have copies of original CR Jumbo GA's that I might be sent copies of? Because of lockdown there won't be access to any of these that might exist in archive libraries. The various drawings in the Jumbo book are great but there are none of the GA's that are littered with dimensions (akin ...
by lindsay_g
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Drummond 4wh Coach Gas Tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Drummond 4wh Coach Gas Tanks

Damn, in the absence of such info, I've modelled mine with one large tank offset to one side per the NBR equivalents (not finished - nothing new there then - so time to change). It does look like 2 tanks on that plan and presumably offset to the sides per the 6 wheel coaches.

Lindsay
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by lindsay_g
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812/652 Class 3D Prints in development
Replies: 14
Views: 3588

Re: 812/652 Class 3D Prints in development

Sorry to hear that, Jim. I think it will be a great loss if your 812/652 kit disappears from the market. However, supply of anything has to be balanced with demand for that item and if it indeed proves the case that there's much more appetite for the Bachmann and Sparkshot items then it is commercia...
by lindsay_g
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 4126

Re: Class 670 kit

That really is a lovely rear shot of a 670, something you don’t see too often. Lots of info to be gleaned from it. The rear of the tender is more or less a dead ringer of the rear of the class 488 I’m building presently. If I were to contemplate build of a 670, like Dave, I’d prefer it coupled with ...
by lindsay_g
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Decent Models 45' Underframe
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Decent Models 45' Underframe

I had an order for 45’ coaches from John B completed 2 or 3 years ago which was supply of the 4 chassis. I seem to remember it was a fresh batch of etches that we’re commissioned. Perhaps there was more in that batch that may have gone to Alba Models. Or perhaps more can be commissioned by Alba as a...
by lindsay_g
Sat May 23, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit

I'm not sure that Tony was suggesting that these could or should be passed off as CR wagons, merely that these were available to CRA members from the NBRSG should any of us want to make a purchase. However, if anyone wanted to pass them off as CR wagons, the points that Jim and Allan have made are v...
by lindsay_g
Mon May 18, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Smith’s loft layout
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: John Smith’s loft layout

And here's more on YouTube :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez65Ha-BtZg
by lindsay_g
Sun May 17, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 488 Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1851

Re: Class 488 Build

I've continued with the build of 1167 documenting it here on the Scalefour Society Forum. It's now sitting on all 8 wheels but several discrepancies on the etch were discovered which has put things back somewhat.

I wonder if these errors are also present on the 7mm scale etches?

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Mon May 11, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Re: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985

Whilst having a coffee in the sunshine and randomly Googling (as one does during lockdown) I came across a reference in the Canmore site to an article by D Evans "Barnton and Davidson's Mains" in Practical Model Railways Vol Sept 1984. Another search on Google suggests this contains station plans. M...
by lindsay_g
Sun May 10, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 488 Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1851

Re: Class 488 Build

Thanks Alan, build of the safety valve was rather fun.

I've now had to leave the body at the stage that's it's reached and have now started the chassis , with yet another few uses for the Silhouette Cutter being found.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Sun May 10, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 3478

Re: Barrow crossings

Nothing whatsoever to do with barrow crossings, dear old Microsoft Paint allows one to crop and resize images quite easily, that's what I use all the time. It's also useful in conjunction with the Print Screen key (PrtScn) to grab whatever is on screen and paste it into Paint for similar cropping an...
by lindsay_g
Sat May 09, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 7579

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Both the images exhibit exquisite modelling or lathe work. I’m always amazed with folks that can create wheels with such precision.

Lindsay