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by Alan K
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Latest view with cab almost complete (but not fixed to footplate yet). IMG_4978.JPG I prefer to add details like cab aperture beading & lamp irons before assembly of the structure. It makes soldering the cab together a tad more tricky but with a little block of MDF sanded square and exactly the size...
by Alan K
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 'Jubilee Pug' queries
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: 'Jubilee Pug' queries

Hi Jim Have a look at True Line Nos 93 & 94 for JF McEwan's input on Jubilee Pugs. There is a list in sequence of building which has 232 as first built, and 323 as 2nd. It doesn't give build dates, but 385 is there but quite a bit further down the list. All the photos are side view, so that doesn't ...
by Alan K
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

OK now back to business: 2 wheels with replacement plastic centres - now all 6 wheels can be properly quartered! Here is the assembly so far: IMG_4963.JPG Notice the clearance between the connecting rod and the top slide bar: this is the reason why there needs to be a taper! This picture shows the f...
by Alan K
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Wagon Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Another Wagon Mark

Don't know what the mark signifies but Plate 10.17 (which is on the front cover of the Wagon book) is from the 1900 Register of Wagon Plant. I think Plates 5.2 and 5.3 are close-ups from Plate14.2 which may have come from the same source. I wonder if they were also taken at the same location in whic...
by Alan K
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Deviation number 2 was a preference thing really. I like to have my model as close to what I can see from photographs, and that's where I had problems with the outside motion. There are lots of good photos with much detail of these engines, especially in LMS and later days. For example, here is a de...
by Alan K
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Dock Tank Deviations

I've started building a Class 498 Dock Tank from the Caley Coaches kit. I think it's a rather attractive little engine, and as I've said before, I'm a sucker for outside cylinder locos....! This is not intended to be a detailed account of the build, but rather some ramblings about the 'deviations' (...
by Alan K
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 25775

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

That's a good example of the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words....!

Alan
by Alan K
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 25775

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

Hi Douglas If you've got the Wagons CD, have a look at the Coke Wagon, which has the same loop hinge arrangement. There is an end view which shows that the bottom parts of the 'loop' are vertical straps which bolt onto the timber of the 'door'. The top rail on which the loops swing is fixed to the t...
by Alan K
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR Pug DCC Sound Decoder
Replies: 3
Views: 2933

Re: CR Pug DCC Sound Decoder

This passed me by at the time. Haven't anything to offer re a decoder, but maybe there is a sound source which might be available. It's true that all the CR pugs have gone, and their NB cousins the Y9s are on static display and therefore silent, but the common ancestry of all of them was Neilson, wh...
by Alan K
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 498 Class help
Replies: 6
Views: 2290

Re: 498 Class help

Thank you David for that prompt response. I think that the picture of 16160 is photo 04009 in the archive and that of 532 is 02468. These are certainly of interest but they don't show any more detail than some of the other pictures I've seen from other sources, so it looks as though the CRA photo ar...
by Alan K
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 498 Class help
Replies: 6
Views: 2290

498 Class help

Hi all I'm currently building one of these dock tanks from a Caley Coaches kit and there's a bit of detail that I'm trying to find. Under the front buffer beam, there are openings in the front stretcher which I think are access points to the ends of the Stephenson motion on each side. They are actua...
by Alan K
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18211

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

Have now made up my coupling rods for the 498 Class. Mr Franks has made an excellent job - highly recommended! Detailed, easy to follow instructions too: a joy!
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Alan
by Alan K
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18211

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

I've been in touch with Dave today by email. Seems he is holding off putting them onto his website because he needs to restock some of the items. I guess that probably means he sold out the Jumbo and 439 Class...! I've got my 498 Class rods ordered though as he was willing to let me order one of his...
by Alan K
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18211

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

jasp wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:55 pm

The various types can be viewed on the LMS website - lanarkshiremodels.com
The reason for my question was that I can't find any sign of Caley coupling rods on Dave's website!

Alan
by Alan K
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18211

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

Are these available yet? I can't see them on the LMS website. I thought they were to be launched at the Perth show.

Alan
by Alan K
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 124 Wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 8842

Re: Diagram 124 Wagons

Thanks for the comments. I do use Limonene but not this time as I was trying to bond the overlay progressively round the body, and I needed something with quick 'grab' ! As to chains and shackles, I found that what was on offer on-line for 'miniature chain' turned out to be grossly over-scale for 4m...
by Alan K
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 124 Wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 8842

Re: Diagram 124 Wagons

Google shows lots of photos of Lancashire boilers, mostly lying rusty and abandoned. The most useful site I could find was here: http://www.dhtcollections.com/item/Brand_SpecificationofCarmichaelLancashireBoiler_499_0_33776_1.html. It turns out that each section is a full circumference of the boiler...
by Alan K
Wed May 08, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 124 Wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 8842

Re: Diagram 124 Wagons

The end is now in sight! But first I need to set the scene re the paintwork. These wagons missed the cut for a repaint job in Caley days and the next one would inevitably be in LMS colours (we're talking late twenties/early thirties here). So the condition I'm trying to capture is a rather grubby, s...
by Alan K
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 124 Wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 8842

Re: Diagram 124 Wagons

I omitted some details for the last photo. I only had to make the V hangers and the extra long push-rods, but the rest of the ironwork is readily available: the brake blocks are white metal and cannibalised from 51L 9' brake shoes (and half lapped and epoxy-ed to the push rods); the brake levers and...
by Alan K
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 124 Wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 8842

Re: Diagram 124 Wagons

The heavy duty springs on these wagons can be seen in closeup on p44 of the Wagon Book - there are 12 leaves! I couldn't find anything suitable, so had to resort to making them from scratch. I decided eventually that the only way would be to make up a series of laminations from styrene strip (thank ...
by Alan K
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 124 Wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 8842

Re: Diagram 124 Wagons

I haven't been very productive with these wagons this year, but there has been some progress. This is the short truss arrangement, attached to the V hanger and with spacers to hold everything in line under the truss rod. IMG_4848.JPG I used a wooden jig to allow me to hold the various bits in place ...
by Alan K
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 782 Cylinder Details
Replies: 3
Views: 2476

Re: Class 782 Cylinder Details

Jim The left-hand section (Fig 24) shows the 'cover' pierced by a drain cock, and both drain cocks for the left cylinder in plate 20 are visible and I can't see anything resembling a cover plate there. Conversely, have a look at p 158 - specification for cylinders says 'cylinders to be lagged with w...
by Alan K
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 782 Cylinder Details
Replies: 3
Views: 2476

Re: Class 782 Cylinder Details

Hi Jim I assume you mean the line on the front elevation at the top right of Fig 24 (which shows two cross sections)? But is that not just the outline of the casting at some point on its length? The bottom lines up with the base of the casting shown on the side elevation on the top left. The only ph...
by Alan K
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: D46 Wagon
Replies: 5
Views: 4742

Re: D46 Wagon

The upper drawing on p91 of the wagon book as I interpret it shows a section through the wheel centres on the left and through the centre of the wagon on the right. So the right hand section gives the detail of the door with the oak lining. The section on the left on the other hand also appears to s...
by Alan K
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CLASS 171 Build
Replies: 49
Views: 30501

Re: CLASS 171 Build

Thanks David. Yes that's the one. If you click on the drawing itself you get an enlarged image. I found it very informative as it shows how all the parts (including the reservoir tank and the 'engine attendant's valve'!!) connect together.

Alan