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by lindsay_g
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 5869

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: 1018

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: 611

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: 787

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: 787

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: 787

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: 480

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: 8
Views: 2801

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: 3037

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: 611

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: 809

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: 883

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: 1394

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: 1004

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: 1394

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: 2487

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: 5869

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
by lindsay_g
Wed May 06, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 488 Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Class 488 Build

I wasn't aware that there was an etch for the second batch. Did he produce that in 4mm as well? Not that I'll be looking out for one, but would be interesting to see that slight variation built.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Mon May 04, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 488 Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Class 488 Build

Hi Alan, The 2 outer holes are for the clacks and seem positioned correctly. However, as to the centre hole, I have several high resolution images of 1167 and here's one that shows both holes for the whistle and lever: Cab holes.jpg I could have expanded one sentence in the update in question to say...
by lindsay_g
Mon May 04, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 488 Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Class 488 Build

Hi all, I've started a thread on the Scalefour Society Forum regarding the build of a class 488 which you can find here . Everyone should be able to access it as it's not in a members only area. It's part of a challenge during lockdown hence why I'm reporting it on that forum. I'll not replicate eve...
by lindsay_g
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Class 488 Footplate Width
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Class 488 Footplate Width

I'm grasping at straws again! I''m trying to establish the width of the footplate on the Class 488 loco, altho' my suspicions are that such info will not be available in the public domain. However, was there any standard width of footplate on other Connor locos perhaps? Or perchance does anyone have...
by lindsay_g
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 31
Views: 4183

The Burning Question ....and the Answer is?

A few posts ago, I expressed what would be deciding factors in correcting known faults – I didn’t think that I’d have to face that prospect quite so soon afterwards! As part of a Scalefour Society challenge during lockdown, I’m presently building a Class 488 Well Tank from a Decent Models etch (body...
by lindsay_g
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 3879

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

I haven't used Tony's method for washers or the likes and I'm now wondering why not, as I've used the method for larger pieces. For instance a blunted oval nail (possibly 2") will punch out oval builder's or number plates. I punch into a bit of lead and they come out neat each time (haven't done so ...
by lindsay_g
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 5869

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Coming on lovely, I'll be copying the method for making the lubricators!

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 3879

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Ditto that, a S&M blade does the trick, the more pointed, the better, like a No. 11. And no need to stab the plasticard, just a light nudge is enough to hold it on the blade so that it is left in place on the model and not on the blade.

Lindsay