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by David Elvy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

Re: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck

Thank you all, useful information and a good reference photo to work from, thanks.

David
by David Elvy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Ex-Decent Models Open Carriage Truck
Replies: 0
Views: 439

Ex-Decent Models Open Carriage Truck

Has anyone built the ex-Decent Models 7mm scale open carriage truck, the underframe is straightforward but I am struggling to see how the inner and outer body go together, thanks.


David
by David Elvy
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

Re: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck

There was a drawing by John Boyle which described it as a fish or fowl van (which I presume is what you have). But I've read somewhere that these vehicles (or these sort of vehicles) were used for milk traffic as well, being well ventilated. Also that they were used for empty casks, being light and...
by David Elvy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon tranfers Type 2
Replies: 25
Views: 24658

Re: Wagon tranfers Type 2

Where did we get to with the transfers?

David
by David Elvy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Decent Models 45' Underframe
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Decent Models 45' Underframe

Folks drop me a line if their is anything from the ex-John Boyle range of etches.


David
by David Elvy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

Re: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck

Thank you Mike and Allan, I suspected my question would receive an answer that wasn't straightforward, information about these vehicles being used for empty casks is of particular interest.

Do we know what livery they have carried for use as empty cask vehicle's?

Thanks, David
by David Elvy
Sun May 31, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck
Replies: 9
Views: 1176

Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck

Like most other folk I am slowly clearing my shelf of started kits, the attached photo is a 7mm scale kit started a few years ago and before the book on wagons was available. I've been round the houses trying to confirm the identity of this vehicle, reading the wagon book it is a milk truck, drawing...
by David Elvy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bankfoot Station Building
Replies: 10
Views: 5772

Re: Bankfoot Station Building

Thank you all, I think, but will probably be found wrong, that I have sufficent information to start sketching up the building in preparation to build my model, thanks.


David
by David Elvy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Gladiator 6 Wheel Brake Van
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Gladiator 6 Wheel Brake Van

Would anyone out there happen to have a set of instructions for the gladiator 6 wheel Caledonian Railway brake van, I have assembled the body but I'm not clear where all the etch parts go, thanks.

David
by David Elvy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bankfoot Station Building
Replies: 10
Views: 5772

Re: Bankfoot Station Building

I am trying to sketch up a plan for Bankfoot station building, the width I can estimate from the known platform width and the height I can estimate using various photos with things I can reference, however the length and probable layout still escapes me, any advice or assistance would be appreciated...
by David Elvy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Sound decoder
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: Sound decoder

Ordered mine, it should arrive Thursday.

David
by David Elvy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Sound decoder
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

828 Sound decoder

Spoke with southwest digital Friday regarding the imminent release of a sound decoder with recordings from 828.
They reported that a few more tweaks have been requested to the sound file.
The decoders could be available next week
Mine is on pre-order

David
by David Elvy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Sound for CR locos
Replies: 25
Views: 18028

Re: Sound for CR locos

Carina,

Do you have any technical details about the decoder planned to load the sound on?

David
by David Elvy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 7mm scale wagon w-irons
Replies: 2
Views: 2978

Re: 7mm scale wagon w-irons

Mike

Is that the same one exactoscale are rereleasing later this year?

David
by David Elvy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 944 Class 4mm Chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 6467

Re: 944 Class 4mm Chassis

In the coming months there will be a new etch available with the correct pattern coupling rods.

David
by David Elvy
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: D46 Wagon
Replies: 5
Views: 5446

Re: D46 Wagon

MIKEWILLIAMS wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:25 am
Alan and David apologies, I was guilty of over-simplification. The Diagram 21 and 22 wagons had 3in thick sides and the 46 and 59 had 2.5ins. In all cases the inside oak planks were 1 in thick.

Best

Mike
Thanks for the clarification.

David
by David Elvy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: D46 Wagon
Replies: 5
Views: 5446

Re: D46 Wagon

Thank you both for answering my query.

David
by David Elvy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CLASS 171 Build
Replies: 49
Views: 35698

Re: CLASS 171 Build

Alan

I think https://www.alamy.com/search.html?qt=A8XC6M&imgt=0 is the image link.

David
by David Elvy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: D46 Wagon
Replies: 5
Views: 5446

D46 Wagon

I am trying to understand the body planking arrangement fitted to the D46 wagon, sorry I can’t remember the page number, but in the wagon book the upper of the two end view drawings suggests the wagon had double thickness planking, I believe this could be correct for the door which I believe had hor...
by David Elvy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian Railway mineral wagon - model
Replies: 8
Views: 6317

Re: Caledonian Railway mineral wagon - model

Mike 1 wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:12 am
Indeed I didn't David! Gauge 3. 2 1/2in gauge.

Mike
Envy, that’s all I can say, that’s a nice looking model.

David
by David Elvy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian Railway mineral wagon - model
Replies: 8
Views: 6317

Re: Caledonian Railway mineral wagon - model

Mike,

You dont say what scale you are modelling?

David
by David Elvy
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 28496

Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

By way of a wee update on 4mm scale things, which I trust will please the 4mm modellers. I have met with Jim Smellie today and we have come to an agreement for me to borrow some of his Caley Coaches casting masters to make a new set of castings specifically for the 171 class, and Lindsay is going to...
by David Elvy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 28496

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

I will be at the SECC on Sunday if anyone is interested in a set of etches and boiler.

David
by David Elvy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CLASS 171 Build
Replies: 49
Views: 35698

Re: CLASS 171 Build

Thanks Lindsay for the ongoing update on how to build a 171 class using the ex Decent Models body etch, it’s an extremely useful guide. For the 4mm modeller watch this space, a kit of parts are being looked at to save you from the search Lindsay has gone through. For the 7mm modeller most parts are ...
by David Elvy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 28496

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

The 171 etches will be collected from the post office latter today, etches in 4mm and 7mm scale will be supplied with a brass boiler tube and the 7mm etches with a chassis.

Can those interested in a set of etches please drop me a message off the forum, thanks.

David