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by lindsay_g
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 6 Stove Chimney
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Diagram 6 Stove Chimney

Mmmm, your model looks closer to the image than the drawing (and was intended as complimentary). So far I'm doubting the drawing.

Lindsay

(P.S. Jim, there may be a name check in a forthcoming mag. ?!?)
by lindsay_g
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 6 Stove Chimney
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Diagram 6 Stove Chimney

Might anyone have any images that clearly show the shape and better still location of the Diagram 6 stove chimney? (I realise that this may have been altered whilst in service) The image in the Wagons book suggests a squat but fairly wide chimney - modelled by Jim Watt and pictured in a 2013 thread....
by lindsay_g
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: DJH 812 class
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: DJH 812 class

If you Google, you'll find it somewhere as I did some time ago.

Best of luck with turning that pig's ear into a silk purse. Sell it on eBay and get another etch from Jim! Mmm, maybe that's why you want the instructions.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Thu May 27, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Offloading Coal Locally
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Offloading Coal Locally

Something has intrigued me for a good while, it's about time I got an answer. Barnton had a coal area as can be seen top right in this image (traced from a drawing in the NRS - supposedly dated 1923 but nothing on the drawing to substantiate that. And please ignore my suppositions and questions adde...
by lindsay_g
Thu May 27, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ayrshire Potato Traffic
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Ayrshire Potato Traffic

I've been studying pictures of wagons recently (mainly to establish how some items might have been loaded) and was surprised just how many open goods wagons were covered with tarpaulins, a far greater percentage (in the images accessed at least) than I had assumed. However, perhaps against CR rules,...
by lindsay_g
Thu May 20, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wheelbase Size
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Wheelbase Size

A rather short question : Why was it that the CR standardised on a 9' wheelbase for a good number of goods vehicles, but an 8' 6" wheelbase for minerals?

There's probably going to be a rather blatant answer that will make me look silly!

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Mon May 17, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Allocation of Brake Vans
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Allocation of Brake Vans

Agree with the observations above, but what I'm really trying to establish is if there might be any sort of records that would indicate that vans were designated to Edinburgh Mineral. Looking back now, I'm surprised that the Gartness van didn't make me rethink yet the Carstairs one did. If I draw a ...
by lindsay_g
Mon May 17, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Allocation of Brake Vans
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Allocation of Brake Vans

A few years ago I picked up from the Wagons book that a particular brake van was allocated to Edinburgh Goods . At the time I didn't think much about it being Edinburgh Goods and not just Edinburgh . However, when amassing information in pursuit of making waterslide decals available for goods stock ...
by lindsay_g
Wed May 05, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 62 Brake Van
Replies: 4
Views: 477

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: 477

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: 31
Views: 2199

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: 801

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: 801

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: 801

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: 12
Views: 1031

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: 665

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: 665

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: 1167

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: 14716

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: 14716

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: 606

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: 1024

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: 1052

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: 1007

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: 1007

Re: Jumbos on Ebay

‘Twas light-hearted reference to the fact that the model carries the number 812.