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by JimG
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And yet another mystery photograph
Replies: 29
Views: 2492

Re: And yet another mystery photograph

There was a fair bit of interest on Western Thunder amounting to two pages of messages but with no answer to the mystery until I let them know that John Paton had cracked it onj tghis forum. However one of the members, Martin Shaw, came up with this response today and I copy it with his permission. ...
by JimG
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And yet another mystery photograph
Replies: 29
Views: 2492

Re: And yet another mystery photograph

I'll put a pointer to this thread on the Western Thunder forum. There are a few members of that forum who seem to be very good at identifying locations.

My own gut feel is that it isn't Scotland since most buildings in the period were stone built.

Jim.
by JimG
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Westinghouse Pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Westinghouse Pumps

My fellow S Scale Society member has shown me the drawing that he worked from. It is obtainable from the GER Society and shows the 6" and the 8" versions. I don't want to post it here in case it breaks copyright but PM me if you want t look at it.

Jim G.
by JimG
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Westinghouse Pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Westinghouse Pumps

Alan K wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:50 pm
it's Plate 2.3 on p 31!
That's the one. :)

I'll go chasing the Jim Mac one as well.

Jim G.
by JimG
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Westinghouse Pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Westinghouse Pumps

Alan, 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'. Well spotted, that man. :) I had read the Pickersgill chapters but hadn't really looked closely at the LMS Class 439 drawing, being more in...
by JimG
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Westinghouse Pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Westinghouse Pumps

I'm looking ahead to having to fit a Westinghouse pump to S scale locomotives and I've been digging around for details of the pump. I've just found out that a fellow member of the S Scale Society is making a lost wax brass sprue of pump parts for GER models and he has modelled a 6" pump. But looking...
by JimG
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Drummond 4wh Coach Gas Tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 602

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: 602

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: 52
Views: 6986

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: 4729

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: 4729

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: 4729

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: 52
Views: 6986

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: 3118

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: 7707

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: 23313

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: 8746

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: 6430

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: 17575

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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Jim.
by JimG
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 782 Cylinder Details
Replies: 3
Views: 3157

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: 3157

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: 4388

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: 4388

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: 9925

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: 2500

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.