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by RossB
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 12
Views: 2642

Re: 4 and 6 wheel coaches

I used microsol to remove the LNWR crests. I've also successfully used methylated spirits on Hornby coaches.

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by RossB
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Livery for former WCJS stock

Thanks. The bogie coach is indeed a P16 Brake Composite. There are 4 kits in the London Road Models range which are suitable for Caley modelers. The three below are a P21A Brake Composite, P15 Luggage Composite and a P29 Brake Third. The P29s retained their radial underframes after transfer to the C...
by RossB
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 12
Views: 2642

Re: 4 and 6 wheel coaches

After looking through some pictures of the models I picked up a Hornby 6 wheel third in LNWR livery to see what could be done with it. The livery is quite nicely applied but the colour is far too maroon to be LNWR. It actually appears to be the same shade they used for the CR style coaches in the re...
by RossB
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Livery for former WCJS stock

Here's a couple of examples of ex-WCJS coaches in CR livery.

Ross
by RossB
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Caley Stock in 4mm
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Some Caley Stock in 4mm

IMG_2609.JPG ex-WCJS D13 Lavatory Composite. This coach has a scratch built body running on a London Road Models nickle silver chassis. Originally built with a luggage locker in the middle of the coach between the first class compartments, the Caley modified them into lavatories as depicted in the ...
by RossB
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Caley Stock in 4mm
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Some Caley Stock in 4mm

IMG_2604.JPG IMG_2605.JPG CR 751. A unique engine as far as the Caley was concerned, details can be found in Caledonian Railway Locomotives: The Formative Years by David Hamilton .The model is based on the Hattons 14" Barclay Pug with a modified cab. I still need to add a couple of details and fit ...
by RossB
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 15670

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Thanks Jim. The SECR Birdcage coaches are the Bachmann RTR ones just straight out the box. I quite liked the look of them but I've been struggling to find an excuse to run them. I thought perhaps a travelling theatre company special. I've seen photographs of such trains on the Midland and LNWR which...
by RossB
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Caley Stock in 4mm
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Some Caley Stock in 4mm

Thanks for that Jim. I have a set of 6 WCJS 2pm coaches which I've always thought were the work of the same modeler as the E&G set. I got them from a dealer on ebay who didn't seem to know much about them (he thought they were CR Grampians and a Pullman dining car). I still need to make a few repair...
by RossB
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Caley Stock in 4mm
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Some Caley Stock in 4mm

IMG_2613.JPG Class 944 Wemyss Bay Pug, an engine I bought online. Its been scratch built from brass to a high standard but unfortunately the paint is starting to chip in places. Originally it was fitted with an old X04 motor which drew so much current it blew the decoder I'd fitted. I've since fitt...
by RossB
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Caley Stock in 4mm
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Some Caley Stock in 4mm

Following on from my posts on my layout I thought I'd share some pictures of the models running on it. These are all 00 models that I've built and collected over the last 15 years or so. Quite a few were built before Mike's excellent books on carriages and wagons were published and so could do with ...
by RossB
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 15670

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Not much progress with the layout of late, too busy building stock! I've uploaded another video showing the trains currently on the layout. These clips were taken on my phone so the video quality isn't too great in places. I'll start another thread on the rolling stock with some better pictures and ...
by RossB
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

Re: Modelling a Breakdown Train

Thanks Mike. I just used standard wagon axleboxes, I thought they looked a bit wide! They will return to the works for modification in due course.

Ross
by RossB
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

Re: Modelling a Breakdown Train

It's the Pressfix transfers Alan. I've tried using them as intended but I've always found them difficult to position and almost impossible to adjust without damaging them.

Ross
by RossB
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

Re: Modelling a Breakdown Train

Thanks Lindsay. All the lettering is from HMRS sheets. I find that if the surface of the model is wetted first, the letters won't sick straight away and they can be used like waterslide decals once released from the backing. They take a while to dry in but it does mean that the individual letters ca...
by RossB
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

Re: Modelling a Breakdown Train

I've made a start on the interior of the kitchen van.
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by RossB
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

Re: Modelling a Breakdown Train

I've now lettered the packing wagon and painted the kitchen van. The kitchen van is a bit of a guess, I can't see them keeping their full passenger livery after conversion. The colours haven't shown up too well in the photograph but the ends are vermillion and I used a light grey for the roof and ti...
by RossB
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

Re: Modelling a Breakdown Train

Excellent, thanks Mike. Do you think the packing wagons would have carried the number of the crane they were associated with like the match wagons did? Presumably the actual wagon number would be displayed separately if so.

Ross
by RossB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

Re: Modelling a Breakdown Train

Emergency Van

The final vehicle for now will be a second Emergency Van. This is one of the latter Diagram 119 vans.

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by RossB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

Re: Modelling a Breakdown Train

Kitchen Van This is based on the drawing on P56 of the Wagon Book supplement. I haven't came across any photographs of these so its a bit of a best guess. Again done on the Silhouette cutter. DSC_0342.JPG DSC_0473.JPG DSC_0472.JPG Packing Wagons These are based on the three wagons in the background...
by RossB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

Modelling a Breakdown Train

I thought I'd share an ongoing project I've been working on during lockdown. I'd been thinking about a breakdown train for a few years now so when Oxford Rail announced they were to produce a Cowans Sheldon 15ton crane I started to think about some off the support vehicles to run with it. Crane Runn...
by RossB
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 46212

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: 6009

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: 1031

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: 25
Views: 15670

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: 25
Views: 15670

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...