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by Alan K
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 121 Ore hopper
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Diagram 121 Ore hopper

Well done Steve. I suppose you could call that a 'vertical' cut and shut job! Will you have a go at that cranked brake lever? Shouldn't be too difficult to do with one of the 51L levers... It's a pity there aren't any more pictures available to show more detail, but I'd have thought that the Morton ...
by Alan K
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 59 wagon query
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Diagram 59 wagon query

Thanks Mike. I suspected that you might have the answer!

Alan
by Alan K
Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 59 wagon query
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Diagram 59 wagon query

Hi Dave Don't think we're talking about the same thing - I think you're right that those little ones are sheet rings by the way - what I was referring to were the two big 'reverse D' shape loops at each side of the bottom of the end door. On the TLM D59 wagon, they're represented as triangular 'lugs...
by Alan K
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 59 wagon query
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Diagram 59 wagon query

I'm preparing some TLM wagons for painting and have been looking at drawing 13082 in the Wagon Book, which is for the 3 loop hinge end doors. I've got an obsession about wanting to understand what things are for, and am puzzled about those loops on each side next to the base of the end door. Are the...
by Alan K
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pug Tender
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Pug Tender

The brakes on these wagons consisted of a wooden block activated by a lever on each side. Each brake block was made from a piece of PCB, with a push rod soldered on, as shown here: 20210626_201914.jpg The other ends are fixings, and aren't seen behind the solebars. The brake lever guides on the dumb...
by Alan K
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pug Tender
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Pug Tender

The parts which proved the trickiest to do turned out to be the hangers for the steps. They attach to the solebars with a flat section the width of which scales out at 0.75mm. But the vertical shafts are round section and scale out at 0.4mm. I decided to make these from 0.5mm brass pins, and created...
by Alan K
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: River 4-6-0 938 class
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: River 4-6-0 938 class

Hi David Cornwell's new book refers to a Cowlairs GA existing for the River class, as the Highland didn't have a drawing office at the time. There is a drawing in the book by David Newlands which was created using this GA and is reproduced courtesy of Allan Mearns. There may well be a cab drawing by...
by Alan K
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pug Tender
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Pug Tender

I have an unfinished dumb buffered version of this wagon with outside axleguards which was put aside over 5 years ago. It was constructed using a John Boyle drawing (similar but not quite the same as the CRA wagon drawing) which was very kindly given to me by David Lochrie. However I can't for the l...
by Alan K
Tue May 11, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 123
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: 123

Although the 123 in preservation was reunited with its original tender, it should be noted that the London Road kit for the 123 has instead got the 3130 gall tender - the one that doesn't have the rear toolbox!

Alan
by Alan K
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Water Crane
Replies: 12
Views: 1031

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: 80
Views: 14716

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: 739

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: 2413

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: 1252

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: 1148

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: 1148

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: 11569

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: 1252

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: 11569

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 shade...
by Alan K
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Westinghouse Pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

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: 1045

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: 11569

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: 2833

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: 2168

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: 2168

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...