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by jasp
Sat May 23, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: CRA drawing: Engine Tender for Pugs Drg. No 51
Replies: 0
Views: 35

CRA drawing: Engine Tender for Pugs Drg. No 51

Does anyone have an original (printed) copy of the above?
The one on the "Wagons" CD is not of great resolution and is slightly off square.
I would prefer to borrow, or buy, the copy but a high resolution scan would suffice.
Can anyone help?
Thank you
Jim P
Email: [email protected]
by jasp
Mon May 18, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Smith’s loft layout
Replies: 7
Views: 206

John Smith’s loft layout

I came across this video on Youtube starring the late John (complete with the odd expletive) and the late Tom McGhee, which brought back many memories. I had the good fortune to live on the other side of the dual carriageway from John. I would be interesting to know when it was done and who did the ...
by jasp
Tue May 12, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Strathyre Station gardens.
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Strathyre Station gardens.

The “ERROL” on the lamp appears to have been done with flash glass which has a layer of colour fused to the white (clear). The colour is masked and etched off, with hydroflouric acid - very nasty stuff - and, as can be seen, the result can be quite stunning. I did some work with flash glass as part ...
by jasp
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 43
Views: 3111

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Excellent, I particularly like the side rods.
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 43
Views: 3111

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

I would certainly protect the window bars - why not use some masking tape - that is what we used for masking glass prior to grit blasting, the grit used being coarser than 180/200.
The lamp irons will probably be ok but try out on a wee strip of scrap brass first
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1643

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Model Shop Leeds stock Evergreen 9511, 0.010” black styrene sheet.
4 pack @ £5.99 + £1.30 postage
Jim P
by jasp
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 43
Views: 3111

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Great work. Re grit blaster, I made a wee cabinet but Allan Goodwillie used a largish, clear poly bag which I thought was great - easy to collect and reuse the grit. It is useful, also, to have a very fine sieve to filter out any larger debris that may clog the nozzle. Haven’t used mine for some tim...
by jasp
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1643

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

My piece was in Scalefour News, issue 196, about using black styrene to represent nuts etc. The contrast of black against white styrene made positioning much easier - using a No.11 blade, of course.
I can provide a screenshot for anyone interested - please send me a pm
Jim P
by jasp
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1643

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Scott
Thank you for putting some of your stuff on RM Web though, in some ways, I wish you had not - standards of modelling that few of us can aspire to.
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1643

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Tony I think you may have missed Jim’s point that with one brake lever, the two V hangers were on either side of the same solebar thus obviating the need for a long rod - unless two brake levers were present. Graham Why don’t you pm Dave John and ask about the source of his transfers though I suspec...
by jasp
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Leader
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Leader

I am still able to fulfil book orders as Royal Mail is still functioning.
Operations Vol.2, £22 + £5 p&p
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: TLM 2020

Thank you Alan.
I had idly thought about making a stencil but in clear plastic (acrylic) sheet, to aid alignment, but wondered if there was an easier way.
On reflection, the picture shows the CR does not “straddle” the diagonal brace - a case of when in doubt, read the instructions!
Jim P
by jasp
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: TLM 2020

Thank you. I missed the pic on p.145. Meanwhile, does anyone have suggestions about applying “C R” to the TLM cattle vans? Microsol and Transfix do not seem to soften the letters sufficiently over the diagonals. I’ve had the vans built for c. 3 years and only just got around to trying to apply trans...
by jasp
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: TLM 2020

What height should “CR” be for the pre Drummond open?
Thanks
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: TLM 2020

Thank you!
Jim P
by jasp
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: TLM 2020

Re the pre-Drummond open, where would I find appropriate wagon numbers - I need 2.
Thank you
Jim P
by jasp
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Staff Query
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Staff Query

Sorry to disagree, Allan, but enlarging the pic the window framing looks more like wood.
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: C R Pullman
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: C R Pullman

I have been aware of this but did not do anything about it because of the cost.
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 36748

Re: True Line Models up-date

Re new wagon masters. In the past, builders of masters received 3 body castings as a “thank you” for their efforts. The Association will continue this practice. Thank you to Jim Mac for reminding us about this. Can I please emphasise that proposals for wagon prototypes should be discussed with Tony ...
by jasp
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 36748

Re: True Line Models up-date

Douglas We are hoping to have some supplies fo SECC but this uncertain. If not available then, we will have them for Perth, hopefully also the RYP for Perth. Re D46, as far as I am aware, there is no reason why another batch could not be produced, unless the pattern requires a lot of refurbishment. ...
by jasp
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 43
Views: 3111

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: 27006

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: 1107

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: 1107

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: 19397

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