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by JimG
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Drummond 4wh Coach Gas Tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Drummond 4wh Coach Gas Tanks

Lindsay, I was wondering if the drawing might be showing the position of alternate options for a gas tank. The other possibility is that there is a tank on each side of the underframe but, because of the Westinghouse gear attached to the inside of one of the soldebars, one tank has to be of smaller ...
by JimG
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Drummond 4wh Coach Gas Tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Drummond 4wh Coach Gas Tanks

I'm picking up on work I started nine years ago on models of the Drummond four wheelers. Back then I used the building of them to test out using a CNC milling machine to machine all the relief detail on styrene material. I now have to construct the underframes with as much detail as I can and gas ta...
by JimG
Fri May 08, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 45
Views: 4361

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Alan, I'm just catching up with your thread having been otherwise engaged with our NHS since the middle of March. But I'm now home and getting back to full strength so I'm starting to look around for the next project to do and 498 class might well be that - especially since I made a set of wheels an...
by JimG
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 2758

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Alan K wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:03 pm
On a different topic, sorry to hear about your hip JimG. Hope your recovery goes well.

Alan,

Progressing well and home from rehab on Monday. Might start making some wagons then. :D

JimG
by JimG
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 2758

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

My question is how do you handle and place these on the body and then apply the solvent so neatly. This is something I now struggle with and any assistance you can offer would be much appreciated. Tpny, I find that the best pickup and place tool for wee bits like that is a brand new Swann Morton bl...
by JimG
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 2758

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Another bit of Scott's output sent to me a while ago. It's actually sitting on the trackwork for my US switching layout, hence the FB rail and the self-guarding frog on the right. US-S-SwitchingLayout-077.jpg In my last five years as Parts Officer for the S scale Society, I have made regular use of ...
by JimG
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 45
Views: 4361

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

If there's a big run on them and you run out :) Watkins and Doncaster do a 0.65mm Entomological plated brass pin which could do the job https://www.watdon.co.uk/acatalog/insect-pins-accessories.html They have a much larger range of stainless steel and blakc enamelled steel pins shown on the same web...
by JimG
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 498 Class help
Replies: 6
Views: 2758

Re: 498 Class help

There is a drawing of the cylinders and valve chests in the Campbell Cornwell collection. I have it as CRA6/1/3/2/42/1/3 although I can't seem to access the archive at the moment to double check. It is the fully detailed works drawing, so plenty of detail of the valve chests which would be immediate...
by JimG
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Caledonian Blue
Replies: 16
Views: 6925

Re: Caledonian Blue

Here is a photo and brief biography of Norman MacDonald. It is from an article in the January 1948 issue of "Scotland's SMT Magazine" in which he wrote an article "Forerunners of the LMS". Just as a complete aside to this thread, the bottom picture is of my piano teacher - James Harvey Scott. :D Ji...
by JimG
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway staff cottages, Harthope
Replies: 38
Views: 21632

Re: Caledonian Railway staff cottages, Harthope

Theres one thing Im still curious about although of no consequence to the model. Each cottage has a single vented pot at one side and two octagonal ones at the other. The single stacks were the main room and kitchen fireplaces but why vented? To aid drafting maybe but why? Any ideas?? I can remembe...
by JimG
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriage communication cord
Replies: 19
Views: 7810

Re: Carriage communication cord

Mike 1 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:11 pm
Thank you Mike. I'm surprised that wasn't mention on the original thread noted above. Looks like I need to buy a copy.
Being one of the contributors on that thread, I think it pre-dated the publication of the coach book. ;)

Jim G.
by JimG
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Scuds
Replies: 10
Views: 5833

Re: Scuds

It couldn't have any connection with the Scots word "scud" which means bare or naked?

Jim G.
by JimG
Thu May 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 16412

Re: Where is this, please?

I've just had a look in Google Maps and the house with twin towers still appears to be there although I don't know the date of the Google image.
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by JimG
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 782 Cylinder Details
Replies: 3
Views: 2873

Re: Class 782 Cylinder Details

Alan, Yes, that's the line - or more accurately - the pair of lines. It was only after working with that drawing for a while and assuming that the bottom of the cylinder castings was open, that I noted the double lines which were shown in a similar way to those denoting the metal covers for the cyli...
by JimG
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 782 Cylinder Details
Replies: 3
Views: 2873

Class 782 Cylinder Details

I'm in the process of drawing up the cylinder block for a 1:32 scale Class 782. I'm using the drawing of the Drummond block in Fig.24 in the Jumbo book. I was about to draw up all the jointing flannges and bolts on the underside when I noticed what looks like a thin sheet covering the underside of t...
by JimG
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Jumbo Driving Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 4070

Re: Jumbo Driving Wheels

Jim W. and Alan, Thanks for the confirmations. I managed to dig out True Line 33 and found the paragraph in the Jumbo article which fully describes the centre driving wheel weight. The Jumbo will be a Drummond one with his boiler fittings and a Stroudley style tender. If I manage to get to a second ...
by JimG
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Jumbo Driving Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 4070

Jumbo Driving Wheels

I'm just about to start making the drivers for a Jumbo and I'm looking for some confirmation about the balance weights - specifically those on the centre axle. I can see from many pictures that the balance weights on the front and rear axles were relatively small and square ended across the spaces b...
by JimG
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Ballest over turnout sleepers
Replies: 12
Views: 9332

Re: Ballest over turnout sleepers

Timber Tracks do 4mm NER interlaced sleeper bases in laser cut ply for 1:8 turnouts (http://www.timbertracks.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=8_9). I used them with C&L components and the results look good to my untutored eye. I think Brian Lewis has recently retired himself from the mai...
by JimG
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Drawings of Rolling Stock Parts
Replies: 0
Views: 2366

Drawings of Rolling Stock Parts

Is there a source of drawings for rolling stock parts like axleboxes, axlebox springs, buffer stocks, etc? At the moment I can trace off GA drawings but I'm looking to do 3D drawings to use in 3D printing and it would be good to work from dimensioned drawings if they were available.

Jim G.
by JimG
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: CRA Facebook Page
Replies: 18
Views: 15730

Re: CRA Facebook Page

I'm an oldie who was persuaded to go on to Facebook by my family a year or so ago. I find that it is really just a contact medium and if anything of interest pops up I try and reference it outside Facebook so that I don't have to go digging through all its content to find it again. I certainly would...
by JimG
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Scottish Factory Buildings
Replies: 20
Views: 17278

Re: Scottish Factory Buildings

Regarding Lamberton's factory, I stopped off yesterday on my fortnightly pilgrimage to Cliftonhill to count the bricks. The gable end is about 130 bricks high (allowing for my failing eyesight). At 3 inches per brick, this would make it about 32 feet high. It looks higher, I would admit. If the bri...
by JimG
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Drummond "3" layer coach paneling help please
Replies: 11
Views: 6896

Re: Drummond "3" layer coach paneling help please

There's a picture of one on the Balerno branch in "Caledonian Cavalcade" which shows the lower panelling reasonably well.
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by JimG
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Drummond "3" layer coach paneling help please
Replies: 11
Views: 6896

Re: Drummond "3" layer coach paneling help please

Thankyou Jim unfortunately it's telling me I don't have permission to view the pictures which is a shame as I think they might have been helpfully. Steve, I forgot that you probably have to register on the forum to see pictures. I've copied one from the thread - it's actually a set of sides of Drum...
by JimG
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Drummond "3" layer coach paneling help please
Replies: 11
Views: 6896

Re: Drummond "3" layer coach paneling help please

Steve,

I made some four wheelers a few years ago and documented the build in the old "Fred" forum.

http://scalerail.phpbbhosts.co.uk/viewt ... 178&t=1078

There are a few pictures splattered through the thread

Jim.
by JimG
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where, What, When
Replies: 65
Views: 45950

Re: Where, What, When

Hi Jim, I am fairly certain the location below is Burnside. It matches the NLS extract below; Here's the up-to-date view on Google Streetview https://www.google.com/maps/@55.8170679,-4.2007465,3a,75y,252.31h,84.54t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sfbQrRmftSlp3CH9SgKsMLw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 The distinctive roof l...