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by Jim Summers
Fri May 22, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Smith’s loft layout
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: John Smith’s loft layout

Tony, To my mind, the notable thing was that whereas most of us would have one example of a class of locomotives, John had proper fleets of various classes. One lovely scene was where he took the roof off the main station to reveal Kippendavie at a Boardroom table ruling that the Caley should not be...
by Jim Summers
Mon May 18, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 488 Build
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Class 488 Build

Just for the record, I can confirm that John's artwork was shot down to 4mm, by John, along with 0-4-0ST no.140 of 1853 and 0-4-0T no. 583A . Together they formed a fine jigsaw on one etched sheet, and I had to enlist the assistance of the late Peter Johnson and his 7mm versions to understand what w...
by Jim Summers
Sun May 10, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 711

Re: Barrow crossings

Jim, Just a warning before anyone wastes too much time, for the last three or so years, current versions of Microsoft have not included the useful "Picture Manager", but have the too-clever-by-half "Photos". I haven't so far found it handy for downsizing, and use Photoshop. But Picture Manager was s...
by Jim Summers
Sun May 10, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive Route Indicators
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Locomotive Route Indicators

Here are the photos of the original which Michael has but the pictures of which he was unable to upload to the Forum.


Very useful, and thank you Michael
Semaphore indicator #1 - Michael Dunn reduced  .jpg
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Semaphore indicator #2 - Michael Dunn reduced ..jpg
Semaphore indicator #2 - Michael Dunn reduced ..jpg (63.96 KiB) Viewed 137 times
by Jim Summers
Sun May 10, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 43
Views: 3111

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Glad to hear you are back in business, Jim.
I echo the others who have expressed admiration for that quality work.

And Alan's bespoke holder for his model is definitely worth the time taken.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Sun May 10, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive Route Indicators
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Locomotive Route Indicators

Carina, Dear old John Boyle did an etch under his Decent Models brand. I cannot recall where or when I got it, and indeed only rediscovered it the other day. Picture attached, I hope. The arms are fractionally over 3mm in 4mm scale. I only have the one etch, it is not enough to equip your fleet, but...
by Jim Summers
Mon May 04, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 711

Re: Barrow crossings

That's an interesting one, Graham, and I don't have the answer. I can say that they were not specified in the BoT Requirements and Recommendations.

As a guess, I'd say the width of a platform barrow plus half as much again, but I hope someone might know better.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985

Just a word of appreciation for your efforts, Neil.

I am rather pleased at how many of these I have accumulated over the years, but now I know just what my gaps are.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriage communication cord
Replies: 19
Views: 7209

Re: Carriage communication cord

Regarding the termination of communication cords, Nick Holliday has pointed out that the picture of the fish truck on p164 my "Operating the Caledonian Railway Vol. Two" shows the cords on a low-sided truck and how they were tied back when not in use. And so it does, very usefully. The sentence in t...
by Jim Summers
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 43
Views: 3111

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Thanks Alan. You have quite cheered my day, not just by the skill displayed in the completed model, but by the discovery that it is not just me who forgets things until they become awkward. You can guess that I have just done so on the scratchbuild I have in hand. I remember Chris Pendlenton once re...
by Jim Summers
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 43
Views: 3111

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

I have been drooling for quite some time over that final picture, Alan. Well worth all your effort.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 43
Views: 3111

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Fine work as usual, Alan, and that overlay does make a difference.
Looking forward to the nest stage.
JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Water Filler on CR 1167
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Water Filler on CR 1167

Lindsay, I can't help commenting about how beautifully square that assembly sits. The whole thing looks very fine as well.

JIms
by Jim Summers
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1643

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Isn't it, Tony?

You find a well put-together series on his techniques at

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... lasticard/

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1643

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

If you go to one of Scott Willis's threads, you will see some fine photos of him scratchbuilding a Caley wagon in S-Scale. A few photos in, you will see the brake etchings being used, in particular the positioning of the vee-hangers. Scott is a builder of lovely models, as some of us know. Here is t...
by Jim Summers
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Current Situation with TLM
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Current Situation with TLM

Look after yourself, Tony.
JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Leader
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Leader

Either.
There was a concession as to how much of a passenger vehicle was locked off, if you simply had to use it.
I outline in the book the machinations such as splitting specials at Carstairs, and other odd workings in consequence.
JimS
by Jim Summers
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: TLM Open Wagon

Nice work, Dave. I love the sheet ties.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Leader
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Leader

Pages 124 - 126 of 'Operating the Caledonian Railway Volume One' explain the concept and how it was worked in practice.
Basically, it 'led' the formation with the intention of protecting passengers.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 22
Views: 11732

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

A splendid few minutes, Ross.
And I appreciated the tail lamp!

JimS
by Jim Summers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Travelling Crane
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Travelling Crane

Can anyone identify this crane, please? Crane unknown.jpg It is a picture found with some archival material and is noted Crear on the reverse, nothing else. Crear will of course be Crear McCartney, but what of the crane. I do not have handy the final volume of Peter Tatlow's brilliant Crane series, ...
by Jim Summers
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 43
Views: 3111

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Tony,
At the AGM, please lay aside some for me, preferably an even number. . . .

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Colour of CR Uniforms
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: Colour of CR Uniforms

There are a few pages on uniform from p14 onwards in "Operating the Caledonian Railway Vol. One".
Blue-black figures throughout, but a blue cap is also mentioned, and green is dismissed - despite a poem!

Jim
by Jim Summers
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 43
Views: 3111

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

More great stuff, Alan.
That is a neat use of the dressmaker's pins and new to me. And it looks so much better at footplate level, where my clumsy blob of solder or Araldite has to be sculptured.
Looking forward to those next photos.
JimS
by Jim Summers
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 28
Views: 2264

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

All so worthwhile, though.

JImS