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by Dave John
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: London Road 123 kit
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: London Road 123 kit

Stuarts pics explain it all I think , but to add a bit these are a couple of closeups of the parts fettled and fitted.
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Must dust that hair off.
by Dave John
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: London Road 123 kit
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: London Road 123 kit

Hi Alan, I had a go at building it a good time back. At that time I found it to be a comprehensive kit, not easy but I got there in the end. Lining lets me down a bit , but it runs reasonably though lacks adhesion for heavy trains. Portescap motored if I remember correctly. A few posed pics on here;...
by Dave John
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 6462

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Very impressive as ever Alan.
by Dave John
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 3413

Re: Class 670 kit

Indeed , excellent painting and lining there John. These 670s are like busses, none for ages and then lots turn up. So here is another ; 670 cra.JPG And some video of it in action . https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blogs/entry/23926-a-cr-670-class-part-6-in-service-at-last/&tab=comments#...
by Dave John
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive balance weights
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Locomotive balance weights

They hardly ever get shown on drawings.

Generally I have found that the only way to size them is to find a photo and do a bit of guesstimation.
by Dave John
Mon May 18, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Smith’s loft layout
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

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: 32
Views: 3413

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: 32
Views: 3413

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: 2041

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: 2041

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: 25
Views: 13624

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: 1546

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: 1250

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: 2159

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: 9003

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: 2863

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: 2863

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: 4674

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: 6459

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: 35650

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: 6592

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: 6592

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: 21750

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: 25
Views: 13624

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: 25850

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.