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by Steve Parsons
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Engine shed
Replies: 2
Views: 3083

Re: Engine shed

Any pictures? might help with suggestions
by Steve Parsons
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 42
Views: 62692

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

Great job Peter I fear mine is just going to sit in the to do pile for the next couple of years. may I ask what colours you used for the body and the vents.
Steve
by Steve Parsons
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Point ridding
Replies: 7
Views: 5478

Re: Point ridding

I believe the rodding in the wills kit is square section rodding but I think at the time the Caley rodding was round in profile but other than that I don't know if other elements of the Wills kit can be used. There should be far more knowledgeable people on here than me who could give a better answe...
by Steve Parsons
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Out side width of EM/P4 wheel set
Replies: 4
Views: 4357

Re: Out side width of EM/P4 wheel set

Thanks chaps it looks like I'm going with an measurement of 24mm between the insides of the chassis rails which works out exactly right for the overall width of the proposed chassis rails.

Steve
by Steve Parsons
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Out side width of EM/P4 wheel set
Replies: 4
Views: 4357

Out side width of EM/P4 wheel set

Hi chaps A quick question for you, I'm working on a rolling stock project with the Silhouette cutter which if successful might be usable to others so on the strength of that I want to make sure that even though I model in 00 it could be used by someone who models in EM or P4 so the question is what ...
by Steve Parsons
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian Railway 903 Class model WIP
Replies: 21
Views: 18726

Re: Caledonian Railway 903 Class model WIP

I'll second that
Steve
by Steve Parsons
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Station accessories
Replies: 26
Views: 27918

Re: Station accessories

David I've been having a good look through books and on the web at different Caledonian stations and it seems unlike some of the larger English companies like the Midland who boasted that they made everything in its workshops from the pencil to a locomotive the only item brought in was the paper to ...
by Steve Parsons
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Etch
Replies: 24
Views: 30246

Re: TLM Etch

Tony I was just thinking, some one was asking after station accessories and after the speed in which your etched notice boards went (missed out there) also your beautiful station awnings do you think there's a market for an etch of station fixtures and fittings with things like benches. barrows, tro...
by Steve Parsons
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Station accessories
Replies: 26
Views: 27918

Re: Station accessories

When you say Station accessories do you just mean benches and barrows etc?
by Steve Parsons
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Etch
Replies: 24
Views: 30246

Re: TLM Etch

Thank you Tony my etches and CCT arrived safe and sound this morning thank you no extra bits I'm afraid.

Steve
by Steve Parsons
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Hurdles
Replies: 6
Views: 4903

Re: Hurdles

I interpreted your drawings for the cattle pens as being about five six inches tall so it seem unlikely the hurdles will be taller than that. Don't forget cows in 1890 were a lot smaller than they are now so what seems small or low to us now might have been normal to them back then. Having drawn it ...
by Steve Parsons
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: McIntosh Patent Brake
Replies: 9
Views: 7676

Re: McIntosh Patent Brake

Thank you Alan that's very useful and informative, I'm sure I must have been one of many who was struggling to get there head round the workings of this brake system but this helps to make it clearer.
Steve
by Steve Parsons
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bowling Harbour renovation video
Replies: 4
Views: 3845

Re: Bowling Harbour renovation video

Thank you for that link very interesting and good to see the high standards there working to achieve.

Steve
by Steve Parsons
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Argo Transacord "Caledonian Engines"
Replies: 20
Views: 24467

Re: Argo Transacord "Caledonian Engines"

Not sure if this can be of any use to any one but there's this on YouTube as well. It's 40 seconds of a locomotive air pump running

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_V7nYVzZbI
by Steve Parsons
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Drummond Single Door Covered Vans
Replies: 2
Views: 2595

Re: Drummond Single Door Covered Vans

I believe your referring to the 6 ton pre diagram van and as far as I can work the early pre Drummond incarnation of this van did have a thinner bottom "plank" on the side framing on both sides the later post Drummond ones having a thicker "plank" bringing it in line with its close cousin LNWR diagr...
by Steve Parsons
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 42
Views: 62692

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

Please could you reserve me one of the True line CCT and supply me with more payment options either by this thread or in a format that I can open as the link supplied is not compatible with my old (ancient) pc which wont except the newer program Thank you Steve Parsons
by Steve Parsons
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Pre diagram cattle wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 3307

Re: Pre diagram cattle wagons

Thank you Dave, sorry I didn't word that to well I'm not worried by the date just the material used but I think your information covers any questions I have. Its for another Silhouette project and want to build in both early and late patterns. I've drawn the early version with open ends and am test ...
by Steve Parsons
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Pre diagram cattle wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 3307

Pre diagram cattle wagons

Does anybody know when the pre diagram cattle wagons had the upper end panels boarded up what material was used. Was it a ply type of sheet wood or planking. With my eye sight I cant make it out in the wagon book and was wondering if any one else knew or had another photo giving more information. As...
by Steve Parsons
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner No. 1 class information please
Replies: 21
Views: 13034

Re: Conner No. 1 class information please

Well there's no air pump on the side of the bonnet in front of the drivers side door so it should really be goods black I guess (Actually it was originally black all over when new and a previous owner added the red when it had some restoration - LMS passenger maybe?) Built in January 1949 and first ...
by Steve Parsons
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner No. 1 class information please
Replies: 21
Views: 13034

Re: Conner No. 1 class information please

Sorry about the lack of progress on the modeling front but most of the last couple of months have been taken up with my other "Toy" Rover. By the sea side.jpg Having just got it back on the road after a protracted top end engine rebuild the third time out one of the rear springs broke after hitting ...
by Steve Parsons
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Water tank colours
Replies: 6
Views: 4974

Re: Water tank colours

Thanks everyone red oxide it is then
by Steve Parsons
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Water tank colours
Replies: 6
Views: 4974

Water tank colours

Sorry if this has been asked before, I've been through the search option with no joy so can anybody tell me the colour of a Typical Caledonian water tank cir 1890 to 1910. The type I'm looking at is the standard bolted panel type.

Thanks Steve
by Steve Parsons
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner No. 1 class information please
Replies: 21
Views: 13034

Re: Conner No. 1 class information please

Thank you Tony but I think I have everything I need now for the No.1 class loco build

Steve
by Steve Parsons
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian 123 reboilered
Replies: 4
Views: 5873

Re: Caledonian 123 reboilered

Jim, To my knowledge it was a spare "Jumbo " boiler that was fitted? There were suggestions made in the Railway Magazine that MacIntosh had earlier considered fitting a larger Dunalastair 1 boiler in Caley days. Allan Mearns I've also heard that they used a spare Jumbo boiler and after re boilering...