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by Dave John
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: 4 and 6 wheel coaches

I had a look, seems to have created quite a storm over there. At least if the CR liveried ones are in the third batch there will be plenty of posts about the initial batches to give an idea of whether they are worth buying. I suspect that by the time they come out my silhouette could have cut out th...
by Dave John
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: New (to me) Album on Flickr
Replies: 2
Views: 1693

Re: New (to me) Album on Flickr

Thanks Ian, some interesting photos in there.
by Dave John
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wartime 65' carriage photos
Replies: 8
Views: 7933

Re: Wartime 65' carriage photos

I remember being puzzled the first time the pics were shown. I'd agree that the patches are similar in shape, but that they look too randomly shaped to be painted out. Even whitewashed out it would surely be more of a block than those. Also in the second picture only one coach appears to have them. ...
by Dave John
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian ROD 2-8-0
Replies: 2
Views: 2242

Re: Caledonian ROD 2-8-0

And a link to the body conversions ;

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... -0-part-2/
by Dave John
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian ROD 2-8-0
Replies: 2
Views: 2242

Caledonian ROD 2-8-0

A bit of RTR bashing has resulted in Caledonian version of the ROD 2-8-0
CR ROD 280 7 copy.JPG
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My ad hoc conversion might raise a few eyebrows, but it was a low cost project.

Some more pics here ;

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... rod-2-8-0/
by Dave John
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Operating The Caledonian Railway
Replies: 4
Views: 3968

Re: Operating The Caledonian Railway

I can't shed any light on that question, but I would say how much I am enjoying the book.

Many thanks for writing it Jim.
by Dave John
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 944 Class 4mm Chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 5396

Re: 944 Class 4mm Chassis

I used the Gibson frames as well. In EM I had to curve the frames in at both the front and rear. I just cheated and made a swing arm truck for the back. I'll post some pics when I take it apart for servicing.

I seem to remember having a serious hassle getting it to go round corners.
by Dave John
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CLASS 171 Build
Replies: 49
Views: 30524

Re: CLASS 171 Build

Excellent workmanship, that is coming along very nicely.
by Dave John
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: ROD 2-8-0
Replies: 5
Views: 5342

Re: ROD 2-8-0

Ok, a picture of the ROD buffers.

The surface finish is a bit grainy and the plastic rather brittle but they seem to be accurate. The preserved engines in australia had numbers close to some of those hired by the CR and were NBL builds.
rod buffers.JPG
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by Dave John
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: ROD 2-8-0
Replies: 5
Views: 5342

Re: ROD 2-8-0

On the subject of ROD engines I have ordered some of these https://www.shapeways.com/product/XA7XCFSJ3/bdoo-1001-rod-continental-buffers-short-rib-oo?optionId=63508790&li=marketplace Which do look like the ones fitted to the CR type. I will give them a coat of primer and post a pic when they arrive
by Dave John
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18223

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

A universal would be useful.
by Dave John
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 19
Views: 10723

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

A fine collection of stock, I enjoyed the videos.

The layout is taking shape well, a good space to work with.
by Dave John
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 498 Class Wheel Details
Replies: 27
Views: 23096

Re: 498 Class Wheel Details

It does look like it, though odd that it is down there rather than fitted somewhere above the footplate.

While we are on about decorations I noticed the rather fancy finial on top of the dome. A fun job getting up there to polish it nightly.
by Dave John
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon tranfers Type 2
Replies: 24
Views: 22149

Re: Wagon tranfers Type 2

Hi John, The C and the R are not fonts, I created objects in a drawing package based on the dimensions shown in the wagon book. I looked at many fonts, nothing matches. The simplest way would be to download the svg above, put it in a drawing package, select the parts you want, copy them to create a ...
by Dave John
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 124 Wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 8850

Re: Diagram 124 Wagons

They are looking the part Alan.
by Dave John
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 24998

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

If the artwork is about and someone decided to etch a batch I would be happy to purchase one.

Gets the tally going.
by Dave John
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train
Replies: 17
Views: 14219

Re: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train

A very useful picture.

( I have recently bought one quite cheaply from Hattons. The livery is no problem, conversion to EM will be the fun bit )
by Dave John
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 51
Views: 33758

Re: True Line Models up-date

Have you noticed I tend to make wagons in pairs ?

I am happy to put my name down for two of anything Tony.

( I have a scratchbuilt early empty cask wagon and a converted sheep wagon, but you can never have too many wagons )
by Dave John
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale
Replies: 14
Views: 20600

Re: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale

From what I can see in photos I rather think the trousers should also be a dark blue or black. There does however seem to be be a bit of variation, and some of the figures will get a bit more toning down in time. Mind you, I'm sure some staff added personal touches to the uniform from time to time.
by Dave John
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: CRA Facebook Page
Replies: 18
Views: 14588

Re: CRA Facebook Page

I can see the advantage of a CRA Facebook account as a front page to introduce the CRA to a perhaps younger audience who might go on to become members. I'd agree that facebook is not a good medium for technical discussions and that whoever was running the facebook page would have to keep a tight rei...
by Dave John
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Smoke deflectors
Replies: 12
Views: 10088

Re: Smoke deflectors

Stunning work in 2mm as ever Jim.
by Dave John
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Scottish Factory Buildings
Replies: 20
Views: 15762

Re: Scottish Factory Buildings

Looks very effective.

I have been playing about with creating a Scottish bond texture for my own use, but I might give that one a try and see how I like it.
by Dave John
Mon May 28, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Diagram 59 16-ton Mineral Wagons
Replies: 4
Views: 6120

Re: Diagram 59 16-ton Mineral Wagons

They build up very well, here is a pic. Many thanks Tony.
D59 1 copy.jpg
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A few higher res pictures here.

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... al-wagons/
by Dave John
Mon May 21, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian Railway 812 Class
Replies: 12
Views: 7051

Re: Caledonian Railway 812 Class

I have just watched the movies, they really are very atmospheric. Loco models are excellent and the rolling stock equally impressive.

I could get addicted to playing with all that.
by Dave John
Mon May 21, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale
Replies: 14
Views: 20600

Re: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale

I have painted a lot of Andy Staddens figures over the last few years, they are top class. A few pics of them standing about the platform building which has been my modelling focus for the last five months. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/2091/entry-20884-a-platform-building-in-place/