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by RossB
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 37896

Re: True Line Models up-date

Another excellent looking model Mike. I'm sure they will sell well at exhibitions.

Ross
by RossB
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery Wagons Carlisle
Replies: 4
Views: 5100

Re: Mystery Wagons Carlisle

I've been doing a little more research and think I've found the same vans (or at least some very similar ones) in other photographs. The van on the extreme left looks like it could be the one in Plate 17.16 of Caledonian Railway Wagons by Mike Williams and/or Plate s8.1 of the supplement. From plate...
by RossB
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Fish, Fruit & Milk Van Lettering for Specific Traffic
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Fish, Fruit & Milk Van Lettering for Specific Traffic

I am currently in the process of building some models of Fish, Fruit and Milk vans to D30 and D39 and was planning on lettering them as shown in the wagon book (p80, p175 and p177). Would anyone have any thoughts on the colour of the lettering? One of the Mitchell's tobacco vans is in the all over b...
by RossB
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 22
Views: 12164

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Latest video.

https://youtu.be/JISZFI7g70g

Ross
by RossB
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 22
Views: 12164

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

A compilation video this time; 1. CR No.97 pauses at what will be the station with a south bound local service while an ex-ROD 2-8-0 No. 2157 heads north with a lengthy goods train. 2. No. 97 again, this time passing through at speed. 3. CR No. 173 with a mineral train. 4. A River class heading nort...
by RossB
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 22
Views: 12164

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

A few more videos taken today. The River Class again, this time on a mineral train headed by some vans. The LNWR van is one or a pair scratch built by the previous owner. The meat van was built from a Decent Models kit and the passenger brake is an ex-WCJS example built from an old whitemetal Keyser...
by RossB
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 22
Views: 12164

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Thanks Tony. I'll take some pictures of the rolling stock and describe them .

Ross
by RossB
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 22
Views: 12164

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

As I started running trains on the layout I found that some engines and coaches objected to the Peco points that I had used in the fiddle yard. I used a number of 3-way and Y points to save space but because of the frequency of derailments I concluded that the only option was to rip it all up and st...
by RossB
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wartime 65' carriage photos
Replies: 8
Views: 8520

Re: Wartime 65' carriage photos

Both coaches also appear to be missing company crests on their lower panels. Are these patches roughly were numbers and insignia would normally be applied?

Ross
by RossB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 22
Views: 12164

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

I've started to modify the lift out section, I was never entirely happy with the alignment. I think it may have moved out of position slightly when I was fitting the securing clips so I've decided to lift the track and add some extra alignment dowels. When it's fully secured I'll relay the track thr...
by RossB
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 22
Views: 12164

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Thanks for the comments. The 2-8-0 uses the standard Bachmann mechanism and is fitted with a 'stay alive' decoder. Another short video of trains running on the layout; the River again and CR123. The River is probably my best engine as far as running is conceded (even if it might not look it!). The e...
by RossB
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 22
Views: 12164

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

A couple more videos; An ex-ROD 2-8-0 on a goods. The engine is a modified Bachmann model and was described in the True Line. Wagons are again a mix of kits, scratch built and modified RTR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S252FVbXLpM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy_7fXx7zy8 A Pickersgill 4-4-0 wi...
by RossB
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 22
Views: 12164

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Thanks for the comments. For aligning the baseboards I used DCC Concepts fitting and bolt/wing nuts to secure. A few more pictures showing the current state of the layout: img_0388.jpg An overview of the room. img_0389.jpg img_0392.jpg The fiddle yard. img_0390.jpg What will be the station area with...
by RossB
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 22
Views: 12164

New Layout Blog - Crawford

As some of you will know I've made a start on my new 00 gauge layout and thought I'd share what I've been upto. This isn't intended as a blow by blow account of constructing the layout, just some occasional updates and a few pictures of progress. The layout is housed in my spare room and measures ap...
by RossB
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 37896

Re: True Line Models up-date

I would be interested in the following Tony:

Coal wagon 1
Open 3
Cask wagon 1
Roof door van 1
Break Van 2

Ross
by RossB
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery Wagons Carlisle
Replies: 4
Views: 5100

Mystery Wagons Carlisle

I've just came across a photograph of CR 148 taken at Kingmoor with a rather interesting rake of wagons in the background. The wagon of most interest is the peak roof van. It appears to be some kind of non-revenue vehicle, perhaps a tool van. It is tempting to interpret the lettering as: TOOL(?) VAN...
by RossB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: mystery coach
Replies: 16
Views: 9566

Re: mystery coach

I saw the carriage at Carstairs in 2013 as part of a private charter. Its current livery is LMS style lined maroon with CR lettering and monograms. I believe the it is now based at Carnforth and still makes occasional trips on the mainline. It is listed on the vintage carriage trust site, although i...
by RossB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RTR Caley 812.
Replies: 26
Views: 17336

Re: RTR Caley 812.

Excellent news indeed, hopefully it will be the start of a range of Caley prototypes.

Ross
by RossB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 24915

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

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by RossB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 24915

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

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by RossB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 24915

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

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by RossB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 24915

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

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by RossB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 24915

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

Here are the masters I have. There are 21 in all covering just about all CR wagons plus many others.
by RossB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 24915

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

I have a number of transfer masters which came with the exhibition sales stock via Jim. They are A3 size with the individual numbers and letters cut out and stuck on and cover CR, SNER, SCR, traders wagons plus a few other bits. I not sure who made them or if they were ever made into transfers but t...
by RossB
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR766 on the SE&CR
Replies: 4
Views: 5738

CR766 on the SE&CR

During a recent correspondence with the South Eastern & Chatham Railway Society, the following article published in the Locomotive Magazine in 1898 was uncovered by Jim Greaves. The last paragraph mentions a possible trial of CR No. 766 between London and Dover. So far nothing to suggest that the ev...