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by Dave John
Mon May 18, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Smith’s loft layout
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: John Smith’s loft layout

Thanks for posting the link, I enjoyed watching that.

A huge collection of stock, and it seemed to run well.
by Dave John
Tue May 12, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Class 670 kit

Both very nice models, I have made a start on mine.
by Dave John
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Class 670 kit

Ok, I'll have a go at that.

It does say it is for the advanced modeller. I'm just a wagon basher but you only get advanced by trying.
by Dave John
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: TLM Open Wagon

More than happy for you to use them Tony.

I'll e-mail you the higher res versions.
by Dave John
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: TLM Open Wagon

They build up rather well. many thanks to Tony and Mike.
pdo 2 copy.jpg
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Some more photos on here ;

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... en-wagons/
by Dave John
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 22
Views: 11732

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Good running there with some impressive stock Ross.
by Dave John
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 'Jubilee Pug' queries
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: 'Jubilee Pug' queries

Impressive as ever Jim.
by Dave John
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 2
Views: 878

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: 1835

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: 8320

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: 2457

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: 2457

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: 4241

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: 5756

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: 32403

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: 5952

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.
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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: 5952

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: 19397

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: 22
Views: 11732

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: 24175

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: 22918

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: 9565

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: 26363

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: 14998

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: 61
Views: 36748

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 )