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by jasp
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Caley Stock in 4mm
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Some Caley Stock in 4mm

Some excellent stuff there Ross.
The nicely restored E & G coaches were built by George Russell, Hon. President.
Jim P
by jasp
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Drawing instruments
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Drawing instruments

Allan
There was a series of postings on RM Web by Mike Trice which are quite informative.
The first was on 26th May 2010, titled “Using a ruling pen”
Jim P
by jasp
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Alba Models
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Alba Models

David’s email address is: [email protected]
Jim P
by jasp
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rails around Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: Rails around Glasgow

Just received my copy and realise that I already have it.
Anyone who has missed out on a copy can have it for what I paid, i.e. £10
Jim P
by jasp
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: LOCOMOTIVE and WAGON DRAWINGS
Replies: 2
Views: 307

LOCOMOTIVE and WAGON DRAWINGS

It has come to the attention of the Association that there may be inaccuracies in one, or more of the drawings, both card copies and the CDs, presumably as a result of the copying processes. Users should satisfy themselves of the accuracy of dimensions by reference to other material, for example Gen...
by jasp
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck

There was an article on empty cask wagons, used by CR, NBR and GSWR, in the Sou’ West Journal some times about. Surprisingly, HR and GNSR apparently did not have such vehicles The author - one of our members - is currently re-writing the article with additional information for, hopefully, publishing...
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: 200

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: 548

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: 485

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: 45
Views: 4361

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: 45
Views: 4361

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: 2757

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: 45
Views: 4361

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: 2757

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: 2757

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: 2757

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: 846

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: 1513

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: 1513

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: 1513

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: 1513

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: 1513

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: 654

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: 813

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: 38717

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 ...