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by lindsay_g
Wed May 05, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 62 Brake Van
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Diagram 62 Brake Van

If it's the 20t 6 wheeler that you're referring to at Bo'ness, I can only see one standard on the images I have of that van. The drawings in the wagon book show a standard at one end only as well. I fear the membership is stumped with this query.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Mon May 03, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 62 Brake Van
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Diagram 62 Brake Van

The Caledonian Coaches kit for this brake van has a brake standard at both ends. That is in line with the drawing on p250 of the wagon book - however, that drawing doesn't show any of the brake linkages. I'm rather intrigued as to how 2 standards could co-exist operating on all eight brake shoes, an...
by lindsay_g
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company
Replies: 27
Views: 981

Re: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company

Yup, I noticed what appears to be a signal box in the distance.

I don’t think the top word is panto but can’t think what it can be. The first characters on each line are hidden by the lamppost.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 4-wheel Drummond Passenger Brake Van 1883 Dia 4 - Decent Models instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: 4-wheel Drummond Passenger Brake Van 1883 Dia 4 - Decent Models instructions

I'm afraid I cannot remember what the problem was with the etched kit but it wasn't isolated to the passenger brake and affected the 4 wheel brake third as well. I'm pretty sure it had something to do with the rear of the ducket where it joins with the coach body. If it helps, attached below is the ...
by lindsay_g
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 4-wheel Drummond Passenger Brake Van 1883 Dia 4 - Decent Models instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: 4-wheel Drummond Passenger Brake Van 1883 Dia 4 - Decent Models instructions

Attached finally are the instructions for the Passenger Brake. I lied previously, they run to 8 pages!

Lindsay


4 Wheel Passenger Brake Instructions.pdf
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by lindsay_g
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 4-wheel Drummond Passenger Brake Van 1883 Dia 4 - Decent Models instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: 4-wheel Drummond Passenger Brake Van 1883 Dia 4 - Decent Models instructions

I've got the instructions here. Can post on line for Simon and anyone else. They run to six A4 pages so give me time to scan and add them as I'm actually doing catch up here. Be warned, assembly isn't straightforward. There's something not quite right with the ducket area but it can be successfully ...
by lindsay_g
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Water Crane
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Water Crane

Unfortunately the image below is rather shot in profile but it does give a good idea of what surrounded it at ground level.

Lindsay
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by lindsay_g
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Loco Lining
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Loco Lining

Sinclair, thanks for that info from HMRS and the pointer to the pages in the Livery book - you've either a photographic memory or a far superior skimmer. I missed these sections despite going through the book a few times. However, I am finding it hard to believe the dimensions quoted. The black band...
by lindsay_g
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Loco Lining
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Loco Lining

Might anyone know if the CR produced any specifications for the widths and positioning of loco/tender lining? I’ve flicked through the Livery book but, unless I’ve missed it, there is nothing specifically on lining other than buffer beam lining styles. The chances are that if Jim MacIntosh didn’t co...
by lindsay_g
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is Auchenvale
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Where is Auchenvale

I love this detective work!!!
by lindsay_g
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 12063

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

What have you used for the lattice windows? The frames are made from plasticard cut on the Silhouette cutter, and the leaded glass from fine metal mesh (from eBay, akin to the material that we used to reinforce fibreglass resin whilst covering rusted holes in the family saloon) which was sanded fla...
by lindsay_g
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 12063

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

That would all seem to be coming along nicely. Does the grandfather clock tick? Regarding downpipes, what about trying tube or wire with fine wire (from Rioja wine bottles) run round twice to represent joints? The tails on the wire twisted together and soldered can then be used to secure them to the...
by lindsay_g
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Unidentified 2-4-0
Replies: 2
Views: 464

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: 755

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: 7
Views: 759

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: 773

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: 773

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: 773

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: 2042

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: 2042

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: 9926

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: 2328

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: 1368

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: 1801

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: 1801

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