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by JimG
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is Auchenvale
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Where is Auchenvale

The Station Manager for Port Glasgow and the Goods Agent, stayed in Fyfe Park House, which is North of the line, accessed under the railway on the shore, next to the Timber Ponds. In the Renfrew Valuation List Auchenvale is listed along with Fyfe House and Carnegie park, which implies they are in c...
by JimG
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive

Found this further thread which may be of interest: Scott, Many thanks for that, especially as it's got the other drawings from the Railway Engineer with the later version. It's also good to read someone else's experiences in building the brake gear. I've been having half a thought at trying to 3D ...
by JimG
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive

Sorry, I don't have 1901. Do have 1902 if there may have been some follow up? I have no idea. The development of the brake seems to have been concentrated into quite a short period of a couple of years or so with three versions according to pictures in the wagon book, It looks as though the designs...
by JimG
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive

Following on on the same subject - was the operating handle extended to the other side of the wagon to allow operation from both sides? I've only seen pictures of the side with the operating mechanism. :) I'm assuming that this might be the case since I've understood that the design and implementati...
by JimG
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive

Do you know which issue(s) of the Railway Engineer they might be in? I have quite a few volumes. Jim Watt has already identified one of the references - Page 294 of the October 1900 issue - for the original version of the brakes. There is a second reference - Page 108 of the April 1901 isue - for a...
by JimG
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Railway Engineer Magazine Archive

I was hoping to find online access to copies of the Railway Magazine to get more details of the McIntosh patent brake, as referenced in Mike Williams' wagon book in Chapter 2.6. I found a reference to the magazine in the National Archive web site, but their magazines haven't been digitised as yet, s...
by JimG
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And yet another mystery photograph
Replies: 29
Views: 3248

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: 3248

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: 685

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: 685

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: 685

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: 685

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: 810

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: 810

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: 8414

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: 5802

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: 5802

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: 5802

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: 8414

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: 3311

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: 8138

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: 24178

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: 9245

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: 6742

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: 18181

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.