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by Alan K
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Water Crane
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Water Crane

Hi Douglas Your information is incorrect: No.39 is the floor-mounted version! 20210328_143302.jpg With minimal 'refinement' it makes a pretty representation of a Caley water crane. Mine is installed, but lacks the hose as I haven't got round to finding a better alternative to what comes with it (whi...
by Alan K
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 73
Views: 10720

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Coming along well Paul.
Re your problem with the 10 thou rod coming apart when applying MEK, there's a less fierce solvent called Limonene which might help. When set it's just as strong, but it gives more 'adjustment time'. It's also said to have a less fogging effect on clear styrene.

Alan
by Alan K
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: C.R. Semaphore Route Indicators
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: C.R. Semaphore Route Indicators

That's a useful bit of info, Graham, which probably explains the reason for the occasional appearance of buffer beam lamp irons in pre LMS times. In addition to those mentioned, the GA for the Drummond Jumbo shows it (although not the McIntosh Jumbo), and the photo of the Lambie 19 Class on p95 also...
by Alan K
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 1468

Re: Unidentified Loco

One clue to the date of the incident would be that there appears to be a wheel type dart on the smokebox door which would suggest a rebuild and the wheel only came in with Lambie's time. So the absolutely earliest would be 1891....

Alan
by Alan K
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: London Road 123 kit
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: London Road 123 kit

Thanks Stuart. That's exactly what I was looking for.

Alan
by Alan K
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Modelling season again
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Modelling season again

Just had another look at the photo: from the colour of the load, maybe it's not iron ore but limestone. Ravenscraig's supplier of limestone was located near Shap - you could see the lime kilns from the M6.

Alan
by Alan K
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Modelling season again
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Modelling season again

Hi Paul

If the load was iron ore then Dalziel wouldn't have been the destination as there was no ironworks there. More likely to have been Clyde Ironworks or Ravenscraig. But the iron ore destined for there came mainly from General Terminus or later from Hunterston.....

Alan
by Alan K
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 9251

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Almost there now. I finished the weathering a while ago but then did some internal rearrangements to accommodate making it 'DCC ready', complete with dummy chip. But this resulted in the chassis being subjected to more handling than I would have liked, with inevitable effects on the paintwork. If th...
by Alan K
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: London Road 123 kit
Replies: 5
Views: 875

London Road 123 kit

Has anyone built the above kit or even have one in their to-do cupboard? I'm interested in seeing pictures, even of the parts! Of particular interest are the tender castings (axlebox, springs, tank fillers) which are shared with other Caley tenders.

Alan
by Alan K
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 9251

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Now getting close to completion! IMG_5052.JPG I'm very grateful to Jim Smellie for arranging to get me a set of 7mm numerals.....! There's a photo of 16170 in this livery sitting at Dawsholm shed on the SLS photo database. To my eye, the 18" numerals are clearly plain yellow/straw and not shaded. Th...
by Alan K
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Westinghouse Pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Westinghouse Pumps

Jim it's Plate 2.3 on p 31!
There's also a photo which Jim Mac posted at the very end of my 'Scratch building an 0-4-2ST ' thread.

Alan
by Alan K
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Westinghouse Pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Westinghouse Pumps

Hi Jim

The Naysmith Wilson GA for the 439 Class which is Fig 11.13 in the new Campbell Cornwell book shows the Westinghouse pump labelled as '8 x 8 1/2" Type F'.

Alan
by Alan K
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 9251

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

I regret to report that progress on finishing this little engine has been somewhat stalled since May. I did manage to apply the black cellulose top coat a while ago, but this is as far as I've got. IMG_5050.JPG Progress has stalled because of availability of suitable transfers. I had to wait until l...
by Alan K
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 2119

Re: Modelling a Breakdown Train

Hi Ross
Hadn't heard of that before. Are you talking about Pressfix or Methfix?
I'm interested because I've just had an email from Eileens that the HMRS transfers I've been waiting for since May are in the post!! So I can get that 498 Class engine finished at last.....

Alan
by Alan K
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings

Yes please Jim, that would be great. The Jumbo book only gives a simplified version of drawing no. 8670. I will pm you with an e-mail address, and will share it with Lindsay. Incidentally, there was some controversity about what was the first true McIntosh engine, but Campbell Cornwell now concedes ...
by Alan K
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings

One of the most desireable items would be a drawing which shows the deeper frames which date from 1910 (and therefore comes after the 714 Class GA). These deeper frames came in mostly after Grouping and can readily be seen sticking out behind the central splasher on many pictures of Jumbos in LMS da...
by Alan K
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 73
Views: 10720

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Hi Paul What are you going to use for flashing? I found aluminium foil to be quite good: it's very thin and is dead soft so can take up the line of the roof quite nicely. Sometimes the apex over the ridges are formed in a round profile, which foil works well to reproduce. Also can be delicately inde...
by Alan K
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 73
Views: 10720

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Hi Paul I think that looks pretty good! If you compare that part with the orginal you can see that it's worth the effort. I'd still recommend that you investigate dry brushing (I'm sure there'll be someone on youtube who'll show how it's done) Very crudely you put paint on the brush and then wipe al...
by Alan K
Mon May 25, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 73
Views: 10720

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Looking good Paul. You've clearly cracked the problem with the bay windows. For what it's worth to my eye the blue-grey stonework isn't matte enough, whereas the sandstone quoins are and look much the better for it. If it was me, I'd try experimenting with 'dry brushing' the stonework with a very sl...
by Alan K
Sun May 10, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

Re: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985

Thanks Neil, that's quite a resource!


Alan
by Alan K
Sat May 09, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 488 Build
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: Class 488 Build

Your 488 is looking good Lindsay. The Ramsbottom safety valve looks impressive!


Alan
by Alan K
Fri May 08, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 9251

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

These wheels are amazing Jim. I'm interested to see your build in due course. Note that the drawing you sent me has just a little of the slide bar on it which shows the taper, which I found quite helpful. My model is also split frame in case you hadn't noticed!

Alan
by Alan K
Fri May 08, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 9251

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Some progress. Everything has now been disassembled for painting. I made a little shallow 6 compartment cardboard box to store and identify all the parts (crankpin bearings, washers, nuts etc) which is stuck onto the table to prevent it from tipping. Wheel bearings are colour coded so that the wheel...
by Alan K
Tue May 05, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 488 Build
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: Class 488 Build

Re the issue of the lever 'pointing the other way', thanks to our new photo data base I've found another example albeit not for the same class but for another Neilson built engine. This was no. 141 (built 1873). The Neilson builder's photo can be seen at File Name Mills 4_2_3_033. But the interestin...
by Alan K
Tue May 05, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 488 Build
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: Class 488 Build

Well that demolishes my argument rather convincingly! I hadn't realised that the offset you meant for the whistle was just a little. And it's clear from your enlargement that the driver did have the ability to at least 'tickle' the safety valves although probably not enough to interfere with them. A...