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by John Lindsay
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Station Footbridge Colour Scheme
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Station Footbridge Colour Scheme

Many thanks Jim
by John Lindsay
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Station Footbridge Colour Scheme
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Station Footbridge Colour Scheme

I wonder if anyone can help with this issue? I am trying to working out which colour(s) to use for the painting of a representation of the footbridge at Biggar station. My assumption is that it should be all purple-brown/burnt umber, but a couple of photos cast a bit of doubt. This extract from a co...
by John Lindsay
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Boyle Etches - station furniture
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: John Boyle Etches - station furniture

They look impressive - thanks Lindsay!

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Boyle Etches - station furniture
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: John Boyle Etches - station furniture

Many thanks gents

Allan's photo seems to seal it!

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Boyle Etches - station furniture
Replies: 7
Views: 627

John Boyle Etches - station furniture

Hi As many of you will know, John's etches for 6-wheeled carriage bodies included a small section of extras - station furniture. John Boyle station furniture small.jpg There is no reference to these components in the instructions, but I've managed to work out the drinking fountain and the seat, but ...
by John Lindsay
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F
Replies: 10
Views: 1882

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: 5291

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: 5291

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: 5291

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: 5291

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: 30418

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: 5291

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: 5291

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: 5291

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: 5291

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: 3642

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: 3642

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: 10457

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: 23648

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: 27237

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: 30418

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: 44954

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: 44954

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: 18389

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: 18389

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...