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by RossB
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Foreign Workings
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Foreign Workings

I remember seeing one of those pictures of City of Manchester on the Corridor. Would this have been during the loco exchange? Cardean also worked a number of trains on the LNWR but I'm not sure of the dates. In A Compendium of LNWR Locomotives 1912 - 1949 Part One Passenger Tender Engines there is a...
by RossB
Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 16
Views: 4085

Re: Livery for former WCJS stock

Thanks Larry

I've painted the ends of the 6 wheel full brake red like the goods brake vans. Some photographs appear to show brake ends of passenger coaches a different shade to the rest of the body but lighting/shadows may be playing a part.

Ross
by RossB
Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Adventures in 3D printing
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Re: Adventures in 3D printing

I would say that my New Years Resolutions would be to actually finish off some models Jim! The models I've printed so far are not up to the same standard as a TLM kit. There is a bit of visible layering but it can be disguised with a bit of weathering. So far I've only used the resin that came with ...
by RossB
Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Adventures in 3D printing
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Adventures in 3D printing

Always looking for a new challenge I decided to have a go at 3D printing. To start off with a very brief overview of the process, there are two distinct steps involved; drawing a 3D model and then printing it. Having no previous experience of 3D drawing, the first step for me was to learn how to cre...
by RossB
Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.
Replies: 38
Views: 7157

Re: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.

Here are a few shots of mine running on the layout.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulwAwii5YyY

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Ross
by RossB
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Livery of Departmental/Engineers Vehicles
Replies: 4
Views: 1761

Re: Livery of Departmental/Engineers Vehicles

Something I've wondered myself. When I built my kitchen car I opted for standard wagon oxide with red ends in the style of a break van as these retained their handbrake. I discounted retention of the full passenger livery due to the various bodywork alterations which were undertaken. The NPC brown c...
by RossB
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: New Range of Wagon Transfers in 4mm
Replies: 3
Views: 3309

New Range of Wagon Transfers in 4mm

Our new wagon transfers in 4mm scale are now available. These include the required lettering and numbering for most types of CR wagon, and cover our range of TLM kits, the 51L range and cutter files currently available on the CRA forum. There is sufficient for 100 wagons. The sheets include all the ...
by RossB
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 29
Views: 22652

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

I've been working on building and upgrading rolling stock quite a bit recently, hence lack of progress with layout. First up I've been fitting new couplings and gangways to the express stock. I've settled on using Hunt magnetic couplers fitted to Symoba close coupling mechanisms and Keen Systems spr...
by RossB
Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 29
Views: 22652

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

I've made a start of a bit of scenery around the curves at the bottom end of the layout. Quite surprising how much of a difference a few hills can make! DSC_0884.JPG DSC_0844.JPG DSC_0843.JPG Still quite a bit to do but it gives an impression of how this part of the layout will eventually look. I've...
by RossB
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 13
Views: 6856

Re: 4 and 6 wheel coaches

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

Ross
by RossB
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 16
Views: 4085

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: 13
Views: 6856

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: 16
Views: 4085

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: 3183

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: 3183

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...
by RossB
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 29
Views: 22652

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: 3183

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 re...
by RossB
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Caley Stock in 4mm
Replies: 5
Views: 3183

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: 3183

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: 29
Views: 22652

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: 5704

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: 5704

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: 5704

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: 5704

Re: Modelling a Breakdown Train

I've made a start on the interior of the kitchen van.
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Ross
by RossB
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 5704

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...