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by Steve Parsons
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Advice on my Caledonian 812 Model
Replies: 7
Views: 7634

Re: Advice on my Caledonian 812 Model

Looks good to me, if I was to note anything it would be the chassis rails along side the firebox which can be seen in this picture which are missing from your 3D model
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by Steve Parsons
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: smokebox front wings
Replies: 4
Views: 3265

Re: smokebox front wings

Cosmetic only..... Yes Advantages.... None It was a fashion of the time for Scottish engines. some may argue that it diverted grit and muck away from the inside motion where as it most likely caused a vortex and probably increased it but I think that's all with hindsight with modern knowledge back t...
by Steve Parsons
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True line CCT
Replies: 1
Views: 5653

True line CCT

Can any one tell me when the True lines CCT will be available?

Thank you
by Steve Parsons
Fri May 19, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: SECR Birdcage coaches mods as CR stock?
Replies: 5
Views: 4576

Re: SECR Birdcage coaches mods as CR stock?

Not sure what you would be hoping to achieve with these Graham as I cant see them easily converting into anything remotely Caledonian. There are some etch kits around that with your soldering skills I'm would have thought would be better options. I'm chopping around some old Triang clerestory's to m...
by Steve Parsons
Thu May 11, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Banking
Replies: 5
Views: 7668

Re: Banking

The C&O is known for its sharp curves could it have been to reduce the risk of derailing by pushing or the real railway equivalent of something like model railway buffer lock. By piloting both locos are at the front keeping the wagons hanging on the couplings. As I say just a guess.
by Steve Parsons
Tue May 02, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Ratio lattice signals
Replies: 6
Views: 4617

Re: Ratio lattice signals

Thanks again Jim but thanks Dave that's just what I needed, as I say there free but sounds like there going to be more trouble than there worth if that's the case then I wont even try and I'll just use the MSE product instead.
by Steve Parsons
Tue May 02, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Ratio lattice signals
Replies: 6
Views: 4617

Re: Ratio lattice signals

Thanks Jim I do have the signaling book and use Wizard for lots of parts so was aware of the MSE products and planed to use there arms etc but the Ratio set was offered free of charge so not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth the original question still stand has any one made an acceptable Ca...
by Steve Parsons
Tue May 02, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Ratio lattice signals
Replies: 6
Views: 4617

Ratio lattice signals

My son who is also an ardent railway modeler but who unfortunately was tempted by the dark side and models the railway company's from predominantly the east side of Scotland often picks up Caledonian stuff and passes it onto me. while talking on the phone the other day I mentioned I needed to get a ...
by Steve Parsons
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Loco coaling structures
Replies: 13
Views: 15141

Re: Loco coaling structures

Jim your a star, that's exactly what I was looking for. Its for a fictional modeling project I just needed a precedent to work from. I'm ashamed to say I've got so much to do I was going for a ready to plant commercial item from Ratio http://www.peco-uk.com/product.asp?strParents=3340,3344&CAT_ID=33...
by Steve Parsons
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Loco coaling structures
Replies: 13
Views: 15141

Re: Loco coaling structures

Quick question for you chaps looking through the Caley engine shed book the coaling facilities at sheds before the LMS large coaling towers fell into two groups either the coaling bench with the wagon ramp running up into the building or small depots where it seems coaling direct from wagons was the...
by Steve Parsons
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 812 class loco information
Replies: 9
Views: 9390

Re: 812 class loco information

Allan your an absolute star, thank you
Steve
by Steve Parsons
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 812 class loco information
Replies: 9
Views: 9390

812 class loco information

Hi chaps its pick your brains time again. I'm doing a little commission job adding some detail to a kit of an 812 class loco. The loco is loco number 17606 (formally CR No. 868 a Motherwell loco most of its life I believe) and I'm detailing it to how it would have looked in cir 1930 in LMS days. Did...
by Steve Parsons
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Three way points question
Replies: 16
Views: 9124

Re: Three way points question

Change of plans chaps as there seems to still be some doubts as to if there was any three way points other than as part of the loco release at stations I've changed my mind plus the space I have is so tight I've decided to opt for a single road shed something in the style of the timber over brick ba...
by Steve Parsons
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Three way points question
Replies: 16
Views: 9124

Re: Three way points question

Thank you Lindsay I was looking for some sort of precedent to work by, knowing there was examples even rare helps. Like most of us building model railways we seldom have the space we need and if I want to get a usable platform length I will need to make compromises and this would offer the best solu...
by Steve Parsons
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Three way points question
Replies: 16
Views: 9124

Three way points question

I'm finally going to make a start on my long (very long) planed Caledonian layout and because of limited room It would be of great benefit to be able to use a three way point on the approach to a small two road engine shed and turn table. So the question is. Are there any examples of three way point...
by Steve Parsons
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Jumbo Underhung Spring Castings
Replies: 10
Views: 9308

Re: Jumbo Underhung Spring Castings

Excuse my ignorance but in the add for the springs I presume its the "Stroudley outside tender frame spring set" but the text states four short and two long, I didn't realise they were different sizes or were they not on the Caledonian tenders?
by Steve Parsons
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Jumbo Underhung Spring Castings
Replies: 10
Views: 9308

Re: Jumbo Underhung Spring Castings

I too would be very interested in some early underslung springs castings in 4mm. In amongst my odds and sods box ready for future projects I have three Jameson tenders two "short" tanks with rear tool boxes and one long tank but only two sets of underframes castings both the later type with above ax...
by Steve Parsons
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR828 return to service
Replies: 12
Views: 8687

Re: CR828 return to service

Hay Jim if you are sorting a coach trip out to go and see 828 later this year will you be able to pick me up and drop me off back at my house as you pass?

Oh by the way my address is Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Let me know if that's OK. Steve
by Steve Parsons
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Diagram 10 Cattle Wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 16035

Re: Diagram 10 Cattle Wagon

Sorry Graham not what I was led to believe, have sent you a private mail
by Steve Parsons
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Diagram 46 mineral wagon fault
Replies: 11
Views: 16550

Re: Diagram 46 mineral wagon fault

I will go and double check but I use standard Hornby wheels and axles on mine and have found no problem so far with using the as supplied white metal axle guard arrangement on the True lines D46. I wasn't aware that Hornby axles were a different length to other makes in fact I've just swapped some s...
by Steve Parsons
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 104
Replies: 4
Views: 3777

Re: Class 104

Markits do the Romford range now and supply axles to fit Hornby/Triang chassis as well as there standard ones, I used a Hornby 0-6-0 chassis (Ex Thomas) for my 104 and chopped the rear of the chassis block away to fit a bogie, still having a few balance issues with that loco and at the moment she's ...
by Steve Parsons
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Loco coaling structures
Replies: 13
Views: 15141

Re: Loco coaling structures

Hello Graham if you want ideas for a small engine shed one good book to get is "LMS Engine Sheds volume five The Caledonian railway" lots of copies turn up on ebay or Amazon and its well worth investing in. Full of track plans and clear period pictures its a must for what your thinking of doing. Eng...
by Steve Parsons
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steam rail motor
Replies: 98
Views: 89419

Re: Steam rail motor

As the photos are work in progress photos there's lots of detail still to be added including the supports for the foot board, most of the pictures showing SNER carriages show four supports either side for the foot boards two outboard of the axle guards and two inboard and when done this will have th...
by Steve Parsons
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: NBR Wagon query
Replies: 13
Views: 9702

Re: NBR Wagon query

As for why only on mineral wagons not opens, and why only on the NB and not on the Caley, I have no idea (maybe NB shunters were punier than their Caley equivalents, or had shorter arms?)*, and indeed these awkward facts rather shoot down my theory. But it provided an excuse for a pleasant half-hour...
by Steve Parsons
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steam rail motor
Replies: 98
Views: 89419

Re: Steam rail motor

A bit of a shortage of parts (and money) just after Christmas meant a lot of the on going projects came to a temporary stand still but a restock has allowed me to push on and one of the first jobs I turned to was the SNER passenger brake which has now been mounted on Comet W irons. Not having any pl...