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by jasp
Sat May 01, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 20
Views: 716

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: 9
Views: 426

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: 20
Views: 716

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: 20
Views: 716

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: 12
Views: 2596

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: 555

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: 9
Views: 569

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: 720

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: 411

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: 411

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: 1895

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: 1895

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: 1678

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
by jasp
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: White Van
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: White Van

Interesting thread.
Where is the van to be returned to?
Best of the season to all.
Jim P
by jasp
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM and 7mm
Replies: 12
Views: 1895

Re: TLM and 7mm

As former Chairman, I feel qualified to make comment here. This has been discussed at Committee and elsewhere. The 4mm wagons offerings were progressed by individuals making masters which could then be turned into TLM models. These individuals were volunteers, their reward being 2(?) finished mouldi...
by jasp
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 11987

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Wow!
You are a brave man to post New Year revolutions on 22 December.
Best wishes for Christmas etc
Keep up the inspirational modelling
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Boyle Etches - station furniture
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: John Boyle Etches - station furniture

I vaguely remember John telling me they were luggage racks ...... but from where, and three?
That is a bit like B&Q selling packets of 5 screws!
Jim P
by jasp
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F
Replies: 10
Views: 2035

Re: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F

Seems to be over now.
I probably was Jim Spy as he has been involved in the project.
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 5428

Re: Where is this?

A most interesting and comprehensive response.
Re the bus incident, the driver certainly made a job of taking the roof off, not just a wee scrape. I trust he was appropriately charged by the police.
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Cattle Dock/Pens
Replies: 8
Views: 2002

Re: CR Cattle Dock/Pens

Tony I agree that 3D printing would be expensive, but hopefully useful as patterns for casting. I have sent one part for 3D printing to ascertain the problems, or not. This will, however, take some time. If the part is successful, I will get the other parts printed and send to you. I have not includ...
by jasp
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Cattle Dock/Pens
Replies: 8
Views: 2002

Re: CR Cattle Dock/Pens

I have designed the parts for the cattle pen, from Jim Watt’s original design but have yet to get them 3D printed for evaluation purposes.
If suitable, my plan was to get see if they could be resin cast.
JimP
by jasp
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: London Road 123 kit
Replies: 5
Views: 979

Re: London Road 123 kit

Alan
I do not have the kit but have looked closely at it on several occasions.
I cannot comment on the correctness of the castings but they are of high quality, as you would expect from LRM
Contact John Redrup of LRM, who is invariably very helpful, for further info.
Jim P
by jasp
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cattle docks
Replies: 25
Views: 21401

Re: Cattle docks

I am certainly happy to look at making patterns for resin casting.
Jim W, would you be able to send me a copy of your drawings?
Thanks
Jim P
by jasp
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cattle docks
Replies: 25
Views: 21401

Re: Cattle docks

I am certainly happy to look at making patterns for resin casting.
Jim W, would you be able to send me a copy of your drawings?
Thanks
Jim P
by jasp
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Larger scale transfers
Replies: 0
Views: 719

Larger scale transfers

I am advised that some larger scale CR transfers are available from:
www.oldtimeworkshop.co.uk
More information at: [email protected]
Jim P