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by jasp
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pug Tender
Replies: 24
Views: 1465

Re: Pug Tender

I looked at the Falcon website as I was interested to see what the kit was about - everything was marked “not currently available” Falcon was, certainly at one time, notorious as lacking in many, and varied aspects, particularly relating to components fitting and ease of assembly. The website is cor...
by jasp
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pug Tender
Replies: 24
Views: 1465

Re: Pug Tender

Orbiston wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:36 pm Is there a drawing for this anywhere?
There is a drawing included in the “Wagon Drawings” CD, if you have it.
Alternatively, pm me and I will email a copy.
Jim P
[email protected]
by jasp
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: External w-irons
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: External w-irons

Ian It was intended to provide an etch with a limited number of items, including the W irons you require. These were intended for mineral bogies ( outside framed wagons) but Mike Williams thought they could be produced with W irons moulded in and this is still on the cards, timescale unknown. How ma...
by jasp
Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Kirriemuir Branch Line
Replies: 27
Views: 21964

Re: Kirriemuir Branch Line

Glad that you have rejoined the CRA.
I look forward to hearing about your model.
Jim P
by jasp
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 59 wagon query
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Diagram 59 wagon query

It is not so much a question of not paying heed to what was used on the prototype but availability of eg Whitworth threaded bolts and square nuts.
Cost of “specials” such as the above would be prohibitive cf “off the shelf” hence use of the latter in heritage railway restoration.
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Dunalastair 111 bash??
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: Dunalastair 111 bash??

Drawings are now ONLY available on CD from the CRA “shop”
Jim P
by jasp
Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Dunalastair 111 bash??
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: Dunalastair 111 bash??

Why not start with a Caley Coaches Dunalastair kit?
Jim P
by jasp
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: DJH 812 class
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: DJH 812 class

Thanks chaps
It is with the intention of selling that I need the instructions.
Jim P
by jasp
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: DJH 812 class
Replies: 3
Views: 426

DJH 812 class

Could anyone provide me with a copy of the instructions for the above kit?
Thanks
Jim P
email: [email protected]
by jasp
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Pullman Car: Maid of Morven
Replies: 11
Views: 1366

Re: Pullman Car: Maid of Morven

The terms used at one time were either “liberalisation” or “privatisation”
I must confess to participating in such activities when a set of ladders lay for more than six months next to an auxiliary stair entrance at my, then, place of work.
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 29
Views: 18485

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Thank you for the update and video - great stuff!
Jim P
by jasp
Thu May 20, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: "Loch Dochart Private Platform"?
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: "Loch Dochart Private Platform"?

A surprising but interesting revelation from non-Scots people (is that politically correct?)
How, and why, was this not known about, especially John P!
Jim P
by jasp
Sat May 01, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 21
Views: 2682

Re: Caledonia Models?

My recollection is that the shop did move, for a short time, when that area was being redeveloped but did not last long. The shop in the horrible concrete building that sold the transfers was SMS. He may have succeeded Caley models and purchased their stock. The model railway stuff he sold included ...
by jasp
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Basket on turntable
Replies: 12
Views: 1792

Re: Basket on turntable

I am not sure if freezing of the pivot bearing would inhibit turntable rotation, look at the turning moment plus, no doubt, lots of grease.
Nor do I think that a brazier would thaw same - heat rises.
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 21
Views: 2682

Re: Caledonia Models?

Thank you for your responses - I am, somewhat, relieved that my memory has not let me down. Yes he was into model engineering, as was Jimmy Glassford, the latter I also recall as “somewhat unapproachable” at times. I was also familiar with Clyde Model Dockyard but it was much more of a “toffs” shop....
by jasp
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 21
Views: 2682

Caledonia Models?

Does anybody remember a model shop at the foot of Pitt Street, Glasgow, with the above, or a similar name?
The owner was, as I recall, George Leask.
Jim P
by jasp
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 13
Views: 4331

Re: 4 and 6 wheel coaches

That is interesting re the oil lamps, the picture I saw had 4 lamps for a 5 compartment coach - maybe a prototype illustration.
Nice job Ross, how did you remove the LNWR transfers?
I could be tempted to try to adapt for P4
Jim P
by jasp
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 8
Views: 1449

Re: Livery for former WCJS stock

These look great and a credit to your modelling.
What is the bogie vehicle?
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Water Crane
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: Water Crane

A piece of (black) heat shrink sleeving, suitably weathered, provides a reasonable representation.
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

Re: 2pm Down Corridor.

Nice plug, Mr S
Copies of both Part 1 and 2 are still available - see the “shop” on the Home page
Jim P
by jasp
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Loco Lining
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Re: Loco Lining

Very interesting comparison. Having read Lindsay’s comments, I would have thought 3/16” white lines too narrow but the illustration of 3/8” wide looks too wide. I wonder if it might be worth measuring the lining on 419 and/or 828 as their, respective, linings look ok. I can probably arrange to get 4...
by jasp
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Loco Lining
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Re: Loco Lining

Lindsay
As I recall, the HMRS livery book had some dimensions.
I will endeavour to find it and send you a scan and, perhaps, post it tomorrow.
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM and 7mm
Replies: 12
Views: 3602

Re: TLM and 7mm

Not my field but others may know if Ronnie Cockburn’s casting masters, or even moulds still exist.
These, no doubt, included CR bits.
If available, or found, these could help the 7mm cause
Jim P
by jasp
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM and 7mm
Replies: 12
Views: 3602

Re: TLM and 7mm

John
I would look carefully at the cost of 3D printed wagons as it can be expensive. The design alone will have a significant cost.
That is why I mentioned resin casting.
Jim P
by jasp
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model Wagon Company
Replies: 15
Views: 2974

Re: Model Wagon Company

Given that the source of MWC kits was Ian Middleditch (Chairman of the GSWRA) I think it likely that he would have made the kit available separately.
Jim P