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by dumb buffer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Stocks
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: TLM Stocks

Tony

£15 less 10% is £13.50!

Allan F
by dumb buffer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Drawing instruments
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: Drawing instruments

Jim Rereading your note about the CR drawing instruments, I remembered that I have a set sort of similar. These, as far as I know, came from the (Civil) Engineer's office in Perth (the same place as my clock). I would imagine they date back to CR days. I have one or two bow pens and compasses, but I...
by dumb buffer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rails around Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: Rails around Glasgow

I remember seeing her from the top deck of a tram. I have a feeling there was some doubt about whether there was sufficient clearance for the two vehicles to pass each other. Can anyone remember? I'm sure she had a bow collector then. There was no problem with the trolleybuses, of course. Whispering...
by dumb buffer
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Decent Models 45' Underframe
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: Decent Models 45' Underframe

Tony Some years ago you kindly sent me several 45' underframe etches which you were hoping to get back from John. I still have a couple left which I'd be happy to donate to a good cause. It'll be a day or two before I can get to a post office, but I'll let you know when it's underway. Allan F
by dumb buffer
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck

There was a drawing by John Boyle which described it as a fish or fowl van (which I presume is what you have). But I've read somewhere that these vehicles (or these sort of vehicles) were used for milk traffic as well, being well ventilated. Also that they were used for empty casks, being light and ...
by dumb buffer
Tue May 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Villa tickets
Replies: 9
Views: 959

Re: Villa tickets

Well there were variations on the theme, but certainly both the CR and the NBR had Villa tickets. They were effectively first class season tickets issued to people who built new villas within a certain distance of the line, usually with certain conditions about the number of people (including servan...
by dumb buffer
Sat May 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit

These are excellent mouldings --- I presume Simon has had new moulds made from the original masters, which were of a very high standard. I understood the original moulds had become too worn. I finished about a dozen of them, and the work involved is not five minutes worth: it involved: Hoops for end...
by dumb buffer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Odd Horsebox
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: Odd Horsebox

That sounds like a sound inference. What got to me was that I would almost swear it was one of John Boyle's etches, and I was trying to think where he got the original details, Which was largely at the Archives in Birmingham. At base we'll never know for sure until somebody finds a drawing or photog...
by dumb buffer
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Odd Horsebox
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: Odd Horsebox

Sorry, I did mean the right hand side of the groom's compartment. But if I can't trust what I say, what hope do you have?

Allan F (isolated, vulnerable, and wool gathering)
by dumb buffer
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Odd Horsebox
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: Odd Horsebox

The extra window at the right hand end isn't in the photograph on p193. Apart from these two facts the etch is identical to the dia 9 horsebox (I have one)
Allan F
by dumb buffer
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Odd Horsebox
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Odd Horsebox

This image is currently circulating on the HMRS forum for identification. Apart from the fact that it's Drummond panelling, I don't know, Though I'd bet that it's a John Boyle etching. Any suggestions?

Allan F
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by dumb buffer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Staff Query
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: Staff Query

I would suggest that the window is metal (iron or steel?) When would iron framed windows appear? I don't recall seeing that kind of window on any railway building.

Allan F
by dumb buffer
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: C R Pullman
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Re: C R Pullman

I'm with Jim P on this. It would be an unusual model to have on the layout, but I can't just couple behind a Jumbo, as I can do with the directors' saloon. I've never dealt with a 3D printed model so I was curious.

Allan F
by dumb buffer
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: C R Pullman
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

C R Pullman

I came upon this advert in the back pages of the "Toddler", but when I tried the website I got a warning "THIS SITE IS DANGEROUS. DO NOT ENTER".

Does anybody know anything about it?

Allan F
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by dumb buffer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 37
Views: 5967

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

I find it useful to think how the original builders worked --- they didn't have fancy equipment, and much of their work must have been "cut to fit" I think an article on working with plasticard --- indeed on building the houses --- would be a great asset to TTL The last really profound article on th...
by dumb buffer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 37
Views: 5967

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

I do admire the precision of your work here; it will be a most eye catching structure when finished. The complex wee angles around the windows are well caught --- these little things are individually unnoticeable, but make such a difference to the visual character of the building. My brain is tying ...
by dumb buffer
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 31
Views: 4185

Re: The burning question

A good model is a good model, and will be admired as such. Accuracy to prototype is only one aspect of it.
But it can be very irritating to the builder, nevertheless!

Allan F
by dumb buffer
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Banking in the Caledonian c1900
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

Re: Banking in the Caledonian c1900

I think the air cylinder was by the rear buffer beam; and you can just get a glimpde of the top corner of the cab ---- if you're quick!

Allan F
by dumb buffer
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 37
Views: 5967

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

CRA6/2/9 is the reference, but the drawings are not individually listed. However when we originally got them I did a listing which I've managed to find, and I attach here CRA6-2-9 IRISH AUCTION.xlsx I don't think this list is in the archive, and Jim Summers, if you're listening(!) may like to incorp...
by dumb buffer
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 37
Views: 5967

Re: Caledonian Railway Linemans House, Harthope

Your completed cottage is well realised. I particularly liked the finish of the stonework, which well achieves that slightly softened reddish look of the red sandstone. You know that we acquired a significant number of original drawings of various minor buildings along the route. These were acquired...
by dumb buffer
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Dished Driving wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: Dished Driving wheels

Thanks, Angus. I figured it was something like that. It was an issue that hadn't occurred to me until I read a series of postings in another place regarding raised bosses on model loco driving wheels. I knew about the dished wheels on Cardean, though. I wonder if dished driving wheels were used anyw...
by dumb buffer
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Dished Driving wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Dished Driving wheels

This question floated into my mind as a result of a discussion in another place regarding axle lengths and thickened bosses on driving wheels. The 903 (Cardean) class were fitted with leading coupled heels which were dished outwards in the centre to enable longer driving journals. Since the intermed...
by dumb buffer
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Alloa Coal Company wagons - what colour were they painted?
Replies: 8
Views: 4055

Re: Alloa Coal Company wagons - what colour were they painted?

I have an impression -- I may have heard it somewhere -- that the wagons to be seen in coal merchants' windows were publicity models made by some model making firm, and that they were all the same design. The livery, of course, was applied for each company, but again, may have been indicative (to lo...
by dumb buffer
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 21439

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

I was able to acquire several rods for Jumbos on Sunday from Dave at his stall in Perth. A nice chat too...……

Allan F
by dumb buffer
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Caledonian Blue
Replies: 16
Views: 7334

Re: Caledonian Blue

Point w I think one of MacIntoshesell made, Mike, but I think MacIntosh would have been quietly sceptical of MacDonald's wilder flights of fancy. But he wouldn't have said so. I think one of Macintoshes skills was his ability to get on with people at all levels of society despite his own humble back...