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by John Lindsay
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F

Another couple of queries about the as built version. I was assuming (possibly wrongly) that it would be in the dark blue livery. It's not altogether clear, but I get the impression that the light blue wasn't applied routinely to new build locomotives until into the 20th century. (Light blue actuall...
by John Lindsay
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 3501

Re: Class 670 kit

Really impressive job Dave. Lovely to see it in the dark blue and great running round your impressive set up.

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 3501

Re: Class 670 kit

Thanks again for the kind comments. In answer to Tony's questions, the paint is a 50/50 blend of the Railmatch and Precision Caley light blues. I found the Precision one too dull and the Railmatch a bit too lurid. The latter seems a good representation of the paint used on number 419 after its recen...
by John Lindsay
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 3501

Re: Class 670 kit

Many thanks for the kind words!
by John Lindsay
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 3501

Re: Class 670 kit

Ah - finished - that was fun!

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Loco lining
Replies: 22
Views: 29222

Re: Loco lining

It's been a while - sorry! Here is a photo of a comparison between the Modelmaster and Fox Transfers 4mm LNER lining. The centre loco has the Modelmaster whilst the other two have Fox. I definitely prefer the Fox version as the white is less prominent. The photo also compares the RailMatch Caley lig...
by John Lindsay
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 3501

Re: Class 670 kit

Hi all and thanks for the helpful replies to my question about class 670 cab front lining. In light of the photos that people have kindly found, I have decided to simply run the line up to the black part of the roof as per photo of 14A .that Dave L posted. I'm off now to continue with the lining pro...
by John Lindsay
Thu May 28, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 3501

Re: Class 670 kit

Hi Jim

Many thanks for posting the photo and for your research. I'll look at these photos myself and think about it - it will be a while yet before I have to make a decision.

That really is a terrific model you made. I have no idea how you manage it in 2mm! Full of admiration!!

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Wed May 27, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 3501

Re: Class 670 kit

Thanks Jim

Have you any photos of how you approached it?

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Tue May 26, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 3501

Re: Class 670 kit

Thanks Jim and Graham for posting the photos of the class 670 models – I’ve found these very helpful in progressing with mine. As I move forward with the loco body, my thoughts are turning to painting and lining. I will be trying to represent the loco in the lighter blue livery in the 1910s, but am ...
by John Lindsay
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Could Glenoglehead crossing box be switched out ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3113

Re: Could Glenoglehead crossing box be switched out ?

Generally, signalling regulations allow for shunting into single line sections following the departure of a train into that section without gaining authority from the signalman at the other end. On the other hand, if the section is clear, then taking a token out or blocking back is required. The onl...
by John Lindsay
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Could Glenoglehead crossing box be switched out ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3113

Re: Could Glenoglehead crossing box be switched out ?

A quick look at the 1950 signal diagram here: http://www.oban-line.info/gd1/gd1.html shows no signals for down movements on the up loop, so it seems unlikely that it could be switched out or that routine use of the up loop in the down direction would be allowed. Was it changed before closure? Cheers...
by John Lindsay
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Ballest over turnout sleepers
Replies: 12
Views: 9797

Re: Ballest over turnout sleepers

Timber Tracks do 4mm NER interlaced sleeper bases in laser cut ply for 1:8 turnouts (http://www.timbertracks.co.uk/index.php ... y&path=8_9). I used them with C&L components and the results look good to my untutored eye.

Best of luck with whatever approach toy choose.

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 21806

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

Hi Lindsay

I'd be interested in a set for a jumbo.

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 498 Class Wheel Details
Replies: 27
Views: 25881

Re: 498 Class Wheel Details

I'm convinced by the Polish eagle idea. I also agree that the plate behind the drawhook is a full diamond.

I've also never noticed a burnished edge on a smokebox without wing plates before - perhaps I'm just not observant.

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Loco lining
Replies: 22
Views: 29222

Re: Loco lining

Has anyone tried Fox Transfers LNER lining? I've just bought a set to try and it arrived today. It's difficult to judge when on the baking paper, but it might be finer than the Modelmaster equivalent. I'll post a photo when I've tried it out on my next effort (Caley Coaches Class 104), but don't hol...
by John Lindsay
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 41184

Re: True Line Models up-date

Hi Tony
I would be interested in one of the 1870s brake vans.
Cheers
John
by John Lindsay
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 41184

Re: True Line Models up-date

Hi Tony
My interest would be:
Coal wagon 2
Open 2
Cask wagon 2
Roof door van 2

(It would have been easier to say two of each!)

Many thanks for the continuing efforts with these models!

Cheers

Join
by John Lindsay
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Yellow drop flap signals
Replies: 19
Views: 17384

Re: Yellow drop flap signals

Many thanks dunalastairV - it's good to have it confirmed from another source.
by John Lindsay
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Yellow drop flap signals
Replies: 19
Views: 17384

Re: Yellow drop flap signals

After posting the question the other day, I did a little more digging into some other info I had. I found the attached diagram on page 255 of Railway Signal Engineering (Mechanical), by Leonard Lewis 1912 (available as a Google download). It seems to be one possibility for the two lever frame. If it...
by John Lindsay
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Yellow drop flap signals
Replies: 19
Views: 17384

Re: Yellow drop flap signals

I have a follow up question! The layout above shows Biggar station. The ground frame that controlled it is shown on page 146 of Jim Summers' book on Caledonian Railway Signalling. The lever on the operator's left is painted two colours and that on the right, one. It being black and white, I don't kn...
by John Lindsay
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Yellow drop flap signals
Replies: 19
Views: 17384

Re: Yellow drop flap signals

Yes, Dalmally makes an interesting comparison.

In the absence of a signal for exit onto the up loop, I guess the signalman would use his flags.

I wonder why the different approach was taken at Tyndrum, just up the line.

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Yellow drop flap signals
Replies: 19
Views: 17384

Re: Yellow drop flap signals

Hi Jim

That makes a lot of sense. I did wonder why the dead ends were so short, but never considered that they might only be for runaway protection.

It does put a constraint on the shunting opportunities, but I don't suppose the yards concerned were ever that busy.

Many thanks

John
by John Lindsay
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Yellow drop flap signals
Replies: 19
Views: 17384

Re: Yellow drop flap signals

Many thanks Jim for the information; it ties up with the late introduction of the “yellow shunt signal”. However, I remain in a puzzle about how the system might work when only one signal is provided. I've attached a small file showing the specific type of situation I am wondering about. It’s actual...
by John Lindsay
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Yellow drop flap signals
Replies: 19
Views: 17384

Yellow drop flap signals

I have just read that the painting of ground signals yellow to indicate that they can be passed when in the on position if the movement does not take the train onto the running line is a fairly recent thing. I have checked Jim Summers' book, and he makes no mention of the flaps being coloured anythi...