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by jasp
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 13
Views: 934

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Alan
Your attention to detail is amazing.
Thank you for sharing.
Jim P
by jasp
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 25793

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

Tony
You say you have a converted Oxford Rail wagon.
Could you expand on how you coped with compensation/springing as I found that removing the W iron/axle box mouldings and thinning to allow P4 wheels resulted in very little material to attach these to the solebars.
Thanks
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Coach lining
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: Coach lining

The vinyl when removed from the backing sheet are very thin, probably thinner than labels. I will try to remember to measure the thickness. I would initially use white, the colour of which could be altered using acrylic paint - the same colour as the true panels, preferably before cutting. Re “stenc...
by jasp
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Coach lining
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: Coach lining

Have you already commissioned the transfers? If so, there may be interested parties, myself included, but I suspect not too many. My own original thought was to cut out apertures in styrene or thin perspex sheet using the Cameo cutter for the former or milling the latter which I would then use as “s...
by jasp
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18223

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

Lindsay
You will recall that Mike W agreed to compile a suitable range of numbers etc.
I understand from Jim S that this is well advanced so hopefully ......
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 1923 RCH spec. wagon brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: 1923 RCH spec. wagon brakes

Thank you
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 1923 RCH spec. wagon brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 616

1923 RCH spec. wagon brakes

Not strictly a CR question, the above requires brake levers on both sides of wagons but were brakes on all four wheels also required or just two wheels?
Jim P
by jasp
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Sound decoder
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Sound decoder

Mr Summers and I have just had the privilege of hearing the prototype sound decoder, produced by South West Digital, demonstrated by Carina McCall.
Excellent, realistic variety of genuine CR loco sounds, recorded at Aviemore.
Highly recommended.
Available very soon, price around £125
Jim P
by jasp
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 2
Views: 710

4 and 6 wheel coaches

Hatton’s will be producing a range of 4 and 6 wheel coaches. It is proposed that the third batch will include coaches in CR livery - but it will be some time before these are produced. These are “generic” coaches not based on particular prototypes but will, presumably, look the part. Check out “gene...
by jasp
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 19
Views: 10723

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Great stuff!
Thanks
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 498 Class help
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

Re: 498 Class help

Alan
Could I suggest that you contact Donald Peddie to see if he can help?
You will find his contact details in the list of Committee members etc in TTL. Please use his personal email address.
Jim P
Chairman
by jasp
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Signal Boxes
Replies: 4
Views: 1926

Re: Signal Boxes

I am really pleased about your efforts.
Difficult to visualise from the drawings and I look forward to the result.
Anyone fancy doing a Northern Division box?
Jim P
by jasp
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriage communication cord
Replies: 17
Views: 6426

Re: Carriage communication cord

Especially among the CRA Committee etc!
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 920 Number plate background colour
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

Re: 920 Number plate background colour

Graham
You refer to a loco book that is not available to buy.
I you are talking about the second book in the “series” ie from 1880-ish onward, it is intended to be available at Glasgow Model Rail, February 2020
Jim P
by jasp
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18223

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

Sorry Alan, I was sure they were viewable on the LMS website.
Why not send Dave (Franks) an email for details
Jim P
by jasp
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18223

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

Alan
See the previous post to yours (30th June)
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18223

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

Dave Franks (Lanarkshire Models and Supplies) has produced coupling rod etches, in nickel silver, for some CR locos.
The quality is superb.
The various types can be viewed on the LMS website - lanarkshiremodels.com
We hope to produce a review for October TTL
Thanks Dave
Jim P
by jasp
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 124 Wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 8850

Re: Diagram 124 Wagons

Great result Alan
The Ambis chain and shackles do the trick.
The shackles are, of course, similar to screw couplings ie opposite handed screw threads
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 124 Wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 8850

Re: Diagram 124 Wagons

Alan
Great looking boilers!
Limonene is often more user-friendly than MEK if you need something a bit less aggressive, slower setting.
I have also sent you a pm.
Jim P
by jasp
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian ROD 2-8-0
Replies: 2
Views: 2242

Re: Caledonian ROD 2-8-0

That looks really good, Dave
Jim P
by jasp
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 6655

Re: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings

Lindsay
Ian Terrell showed me etches of brake vans with narrow and wide panels which might be of the van you are interested in
Jim P
by jasp
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Morton Brake Gear
Replies: 4
Views: 4456

Re: Morton Brake Gear

Douglas
The 8’-6” brake gear was produced for TLM as part of a larger etch, the principal part of which was the CCT underframe, and is unlikely to be produced again.
I recollect adapting 9’ -0” etched brake gear for a sample wagon but do not recall the source
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 51
Views: 33758

Re: True Line Models up-date

In addition to new offerings, the Committee have decided to look into the feasibility of producing further batches of previously available wagons. For information, these are: D10 cattle wagon RY Pickering PO wagon D22 mineralwagon, dumb buffer D46 mineral D3 van D59 16 ton mineral D11A CCT With the ...
by jasp
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: ROD 2-8-0
Replies: 5
Views: 5342

Re: ROD 2-8-0

In the “RODs on the Caley” there is a pic, of a 0-6-0 showing conventional buffer housings
Jim P
by jasp
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: ROD 2-8-0
Replies: 5
Views: 5342

Re: ROD 2-8-0

Thanks David, they do, indeed, look like those on the CR RODs
What I don’t understand is why they supply 6 buffers!
Jim P