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by Dave John
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pug Tender
Replies: 18
Views: 1277

Re: Pug Tender

The shade looks fine to me .

I have had a go at a faded livery a few times. Might sound a bit odd but humbrol 100 ( red brown ) mixed with humbrol 61 (flesh) gives a nice pinkinsh faded colour.
by Dave John
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4mm Diagram 6 Brake Vans
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: 4mm Diagram 6 Brake Vans

That is good news, I am a bit short of brake vans.

They keep vanishing off into the distance .....
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by Dave John
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: General Terminus crane
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: General Terminus crane

Very impressive modelmaking.
by Dave John
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 59 wagon query
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Diagram 59 wagon query

Ah, my mistake Alan. I see the bits you mean. Like you I replaced the solid ones with a bit of scrap etch. Could be a catch, but I did wonder if they acted as a door banger if the end didn't quite come down straight after the wagon was tipped ? I'm sure you are right about the brakes, many must have...
by Dave John
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 59 wagon query
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Diagram 59 wagon query

I had the same question when I built a pair. I think they are sheet rings. Looking in the wagon book, the 1903 drawing and the build photo of the first 1000 Hurst Nelson wagons doesn't have them. However the 1905 drawing with the modified end door and the build photo of the next 1000 wagons quite cl...
by Dave John
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pug Tender
Replies: 18
Views: 1277

Re: Pug Tender

They look very good Alan.
by Dave John
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model Wagon Company
Replies: 15
Views: 2911

Re: Model Wagon Company

I have examples of many of the 4mm ones, including the cattle wagon and the 7 T bogie running about on the layout.

Fond memories of them, they were the kits that started me off in CR modelling.

Some of the original instruction sheets could be in a file somewhere if anyone wants a copy.
by Dave John
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: London Road 123 kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

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: 1629

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: 13750

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: 8510

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=comme...
by Dave John
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive balance weights
Replies: 5
Views: 1967

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: 2361

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: 8510

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: 8510

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: 4826

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: 4826

Re: TLM Open Wagon

They build up rather well. many thanks to Tony and Mike.
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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: 29
Views: 18395

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: 2926

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: 12
Views: 4202

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: 2930

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: 10693

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: 3712

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: 3712

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: 5800

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.