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by dalziel
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Boyle Etches - station furniture
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: John Boyle Etches - station furniture

Hello,
These are surely sign boards for Station buildings, frame is folded to carry a double sided sign indicating the accomodation and positioned above/adjacent to the doors.

David Gallacher.
by dalziel
Mon May 18, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 488 Build
Replies: 12
Views: 2150

Re: Class 488 Build

Hi Lindsay, Bearing in mind that John was 7mm fine scale modeller whose primary interest was in the early years both well tank versions were most likely done for himself and I would presume that the 4mm etches were shot down from the 7mm artwork by request of some of his customers. The splasher side...
by dalziel
Wed May 06, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 488 Build
Replies: 12
Views: 2150

Re: Class 488 Build

Hi Lindsay, Sorry, not being a 4mm modeller I don't know whether etches for 490-491 were produced in 4mm scale but definitely were in 7mm scale with etched frames for each version reflecting the difference in their overall length. 488/9 is still a work in progress, I have not yet got to 490/91, I'm ...
by dalziel
Wed May 06, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 488 Build
Replies: 12
Views: 2150

Re: Class 488 Build

Hi, I have been following this with interest having two sets of John's 7mm scale etches, one of each batch to build. I have a large and very clear full side on view primt of 488, possibly in works grey, which clearly shows a quite short safety valve release lever pointing forwards to the dome and a ...
by dalziel
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: John Boyle Fox Bogie
Replies: 6
Views: 5707

Re: John Boyle Fox Bogie

David,
I have dug out and attach the scan which shows how the two main parts fold up and fit together. The end members are not soldered leaving an element of flexibility. Can't unfortunately get rid of the watermark!

David G
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by dalziel
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: John Boyle Fox Bogie
Replies: 6
Views: 5707

Re: John Boyle Fox Bogie

David, Attached are some 7mm scale bogies built from John's etches, one part built and one complete. They assemble as the instructions although the brake shoes are awkward and the flange adjacent each wheel needs to be trimmed to avoid contact. I have a self drawn freehand sketch of the two main ele...
by dalziel
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Muchalls Viaduct
Replies: 7
Views: 5141

Re: Muchalls Viaduct

Alan,
Thanks for the info, I obviously got it wrong , there is no trace of the message anywhere, certainly not in the outbox or anywhere else. I have now sent Jim an e mail, hopefully he hasn't changed his e mail address since the last time we were in touch.

David G.
by dalziel
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Muchalls Viaduct
Replies: 7
Views: 5141

Re: Muchalls Viaduct

Hello Jim,
I sent you a PM on this subject, however no indicationof its existence in my sent messages, outbox, drafts or anywhere else! Did it get to you or disappear into thin air?
by dalziel
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 944 Class
Replies: 2
Views: 2900

Re: 944 Class

Larry, On the side tanks above the footsteps there is a hinged access cover, on some photos it is open, see Locomotives Illustrated pp 26-29 if you have a copy. The GA drawing is not exactly clear about what is accessed. The fitting 1'-9" behind the chimney is the snifting valve which is a body with...
by dalziel
Sat May 20, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 125 class Dundee Bogie
Replies: 29
Views: 21905

Re: 125 class Dundee Bogie

Graham, No more progress on the loco part but the tender has now been etched and loosely put together to check for errors, all of which will be down to me! This has been drawn from the original Neilson general arrangement drawing which shows a tool box and two tank fillers in the space at the back o...
by dalziel
Sat May 20, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: SECR Birdcage coaches mods as CR stock?
Replies: 5
Views: 4735

Re: SECR Birdcage coaches mods as CR stock?

Graham, John Boyle /Decent models produced a range of Lambie /McIntosh style 45'-0" etched kits in both 4mm and 7mm scales: 1st; 3rd; brake 3rd ; compo ; brake compo; coupe compo luggage; full brake and coupe brake lav:compo were all covered. They turn up from time to time on E bay and have now gone...
by dalziel
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 125 class Dundee Bogie
Replies: 29
Views: 21905

Re: 125 class Dundee Bogie

Graham, Yes there are two slide bars, you may have picked up from the Willie Stewart drawing that they are channel shaped with the crosshead running inside the channels. I have arranged the cylinders as part of the frames projecting up through a cut out in the footplate so that there is a complete r...
by dalziel
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 125 class Dundee Bogie
Replies: 29
Views: 21905

Re: 125 class Dundee Bogie

Graham, Springs, bearings and hornguides are lost wax brass castings, now unfortunately as many other nice bits no longer available. I think you should perhaps draw a cross section through the loco, the top profile on my frames are as the prototype, if you extend upwards too far you will have confli...
by dalziel
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 125 class Dundee Bogie
Replies: 29
Views: 21905

Re: 125 class Dundee Bogie

Graham, My frames in 7mm scale are full length but I beginning to think that I might have to indulge in a bit of jiggery pokery to get the thing to go round corners! Outside cylinders and bogie wheels with splashers are not the ideal combinationfor model railway track radii. I have profiled the top ...
by dalziel
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 125 class Dundee Bogie
Replies: 29
Views: 21905

Re: 125 class Dundee Bogie

Graham, You do not say what scale you are modelling in. I am part way into building a 7mm scale model of the original loco build, this from etchings produced for my personal use, initially for the loco hand drawn and later for the 1840 gallon tender on CAD. I have some not very legible drawings for ...
by dalziel
Mon May 23, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Caledonian Railway Diagram 80 - 6 wheel van
Replies: 7
Views: 9655

Re: Caledonian Railway Diagram 80 - 6 wheel van

Mike, Oops, need to back pedal on that last sentence, assuming 5'-0" springs Highland Castings available from Invertrain do spring and box castings ref OA07 for the 6 wheel goods brake van which might be suitable, albeit all the J hangers are the same length rather than a longer centre J hanger. Not...
by dalziel
Mon May 23, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Caledonian Railway Diagram 80 - 6 wheel van
Replies: 7
Views: 9655

Re: Caledonian Railway Diagram 80 - 6 wheel van

Mike, Thanks for your comment, I built this model before I had the benefit of your excellent work on wagons and yes you are correct about the lack of J hangers on the Port Wynnstay model. I don't have a G.A drawing for diagram 115 van but I note it is in the NRM list so perhaps I need to acquire one...
by dalziel
Fri May 20, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Caledonian Railway Diagram 80 - 6 wheel van
Replies: 7
Views: 9655

Re: Caledonian Railway Diagram 80 - 6 wheel van

Peter, I have a copy of the St Rollox drawing 13077 for the diagram 80 15t 6 wheel van. The end elevation shows 2 no T shaped stiffeners extending from the bottom of the headstock to roughly half way up the end. There is a vertical sliding shutter but no ladder is shown. The drawing also shows the v...
by dalziel
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Well tank locomotive
Replies: 5
Views: 4948

Re: Well tank locomotive

To add to Jim Macs selection, here is the other version with separate splashers to the driving wheels. According to Baxter this became 1169 in 1900 and was withdrawn in 1902..however this may be completely the wrong well tank!

David G
by dalziel
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Well tank locomotive
Replies: 5
Views: 4948

Re: Well tank locomotive

Jim P, Which well tank ? John B. produced etches for the Sinclair 2-2-2T and for both varieties of the outside cylinder 0-4-4T, certainly in 7mm scale and possibly for C.R 1A to go with the Officers saloon. Photos of 1A and the 0-4-4T exist but the Sinclair tank seems to be unrecorded , if anyone ha...
by dalziel
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 45ft Coach Evolution
Replies: 10
Views: 7254

Re: 45ft Coach Evolution

From the information and drawing I have there were 6 no 49'-0" coaches designed by Drummond and built in 1886. 2 no 7 compartment firsts and 4 no 7 compartment brake thirds to Diagrams 19 and 20 respectively. They ran on 9'-6" wheelbase bogies of a totally different design to the 45'-0" stock having...
by dalziel
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Dia 13 Lettering
Replies: 11
Views: 6998

Re: Wagon Dia 13 Lettering

Attached is copy of the photo referred to in my previous post, now reduced hopefully courtesy of 'Photo Manager' Not the best of images but you can see that the layout of the stanchion pockets matches the model and Jim Macs posted photo. Tare weight is also different from the original photo posted. ...
by dalziel
Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Dia 13 Lettering
Replies: 11
Views: 6998

Re: Wagon Dia 13 Lettering

Can I speculate that this model has been built from the 'Furness Railway Wagon Co' kit? I have built one of these and queried the difference in the layout of the pockets for the side stanchions and was sent a copy of a different photo of the wagon which shows the pocket positions matching the model ...
by dalziel
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: UNITED COLLIERIES WAGON LIVERY
Replies: 19
Views: 11365

Re: UNITED COLLIERIES WAGON LIVERY

Hi, 'United' livery is from Book 1 of the series and is shown exactly as described. As an aside, in the preface it states that 'about 95% of the liveries shown are from personal observation by the compiler while the remainder were from unimpeachable sources,they may be taken as correct'. Over the th...
by dalziel
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another loose end!
Replies: 4
Views: 3744

Re: Another loose end!

Dave, I have a copy of the NRM drawing 1198/1 which describes it as a Meat Van with a number 4389 immediately below. Van is panelled with a long louvre over the 3 outer panels and plain panels above the door. No trumpet style vents, a single circular vent positioned centrally above the doors. 3'-9" ...