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by Steve Parsons
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Lattice post signals in 4mm
Replies: 9
Views: 9280

Re: Lattice post signals in 4mm

Looking on the Ratio products page I note that they do a LNER latticed post signal pack with parts to make up to four signals. Is it possible to Caledonianize (Is that even a real word?) these signals, are they in any way close say if fitted with Wizard arms etc could they pass muster. Regards Steve...
by Steve Parsons
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 45ft coach underframe details
Replies: 16
Views: 11133

Re: 45ft coach underframe details

Thanks Allan, this almost matches the plans we have and working with this information I would guess that the two tanks lay either side of the center line with enough room for the brake gear to sit in between them, they must sit behind the line of the solebar and foot board brackets so in 4mm it shou...
by Steve Parsons
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 45ft coach underframe details
Replies: 16
Views: 11133

Re: 45ft coach underframe details

Hello Mike I've sent you a pm regards Steve PS. do you know when the carriage book is due out?
by Steve Parsons
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 45ft coach underframe details
Replies: 16
Views: 11133

45ft coach underframe details

Hello all, has any one got a underside plan of the layout of the brake cylinders and rodding and the position of the gas tank on the Caledonian 45ft coaches please for a modeling project me and a friend are working on, thanks Steve
by Steve Parsons
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs, Strawfank
Replies: 25
Views: 12400

Re: Carstairs, Strawfank

I've got to agree with Tom that looks more like a lamp on the smoke box than a bow tie. Steve
by Steve Parsons
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs, Strawfank
Replies: 25
Views: 12400

Re: Carstairs, Strawfank

Due to the photo being out of focus I cant work out whats on the smoke box top bracket whether its a bow tie or not but it looks like a lamp, but the object on the center of the buffer beam is the long single coupling link stood in the upright Caledonian fashion, at this date I believe no Caledonian...
by Steve Parsons
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs, Strawfank
Replies: 25
Views: 12400

Re: Carstairs, Strawfank

Wonderful picture thank Dave, its easy to think of the railways as still being fairly new back in 1900 and thus still clean and tidy but in truth it was already 60 years old by this time and some of the detritus laying around and the state of the plate layers shed is more like we would expect to see...
by Steve Parsons
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 10 cattle wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 10311

Re: Diagram 10 cattle wagons

Pre grouping seems to be not very popular, pity really !! Leither[/quote] It's a hard one this as like you I'm no master modeler - bit of a bodger really and some of the chaps on here would swoon if they could see my efforts chopping Ratio kit coach sides around etc. but stick with it, more and more...
by Steve Parsons
Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 323 class and McIntosh wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 7147

Re: 323 class and McIntosh wheels

Thank you Dave, I was just looking on the Markits/Romford site to see if there was anything on there I could use as I'm afraid I'm not working to such a fine scale standard as you do. I even looked at maybe using a 20 spoke wheel and cutting some of the spokes out but not any 20 spoke wheels in 18mm...
by Steve Parsons
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 323 class and McIntosh wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 7147

Re: 323 class and McIntosh wheels

Sorry Dave it seems I haven't been a member long enough as its blocking my attempts to pm you so I'll have to pass on the offer of the article. Steve
by Steve Parsons
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 323 class and McIntosh wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 7147

Re: 323 class and McIntosh wheels

Hello Dave thanks for the response, like you my skills fall far short of making my own wheels so this looks like another project that will go on the back burner, I would still like to see that PDF on the scratch building article though just out of interest if you don't mind and will pm an Email addr...
by Steve Parsons
Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 323 class and McIntosh wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 7147

323 class and McIntosh wheels

Hello everyone I'm new to this site and this is my first real post, I model the Caledonian in the period from about 1900 to 1910 but am still learning so be gentle with me please. In the latest "The True Line" on page 35 is a picture of 323 class saddle tank No. 16202 near the end of its life and as...
by Steve Parsons
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 6-Wheel Coaches
Replies: 8
Views: 6794

Re: 6-Wheel Coaches

Hello David I hope you don’t mind me posting here as I’m new to this forum but like you have an interest in the Drummond period 6 wheel coaches, going back to your post No 3 on the picture of the diagram 16 coach you can see the emergency brake warning mechanism on the coach end, looking at the pict...