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by Steve Parsons
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 419 - progress at Bo'ness
Replies: 12
Views: 14033

Re: CR 419 - progress at Bo'ness

The one potential problem is 419 will be getting her new boiler ticket just as 828 runs out of hers and with protracted overhaul periods it could bounce back and forth for many years before a window can be found where there able to bring them together.
by Steve Parsons
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brittain 152 class radial tank
Replies: 5
Views: 4635

Re: Brittain 152 class radial tank

True line CD arrived and article on the 152 class read which has answered my questions (though still cant get my head around how a radial truck works lol) thanks Alan thanks guys
by Steve Parsons
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: "Kirkallanmuir"
Replies: 8
Views: 9682

Re: "Kirkallanmuir"

Wow that's starting to look really good, looking forward to the next update. Keep up the good work Jim
by Steve Parsons
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brittain 152 class radial tank
Replies: 5
Views: 4635

Re: Brittain 152 class radial tank

Thank you Alan no I hadn't seen that article in True lines and as I've only been a member for two or three years my True lines only go back to issue No. 124 so I'm thinking I need to get my rear in gear and order a copy of the True lines CD which I've been meaning to do for ages. Thanks for the poin...
by Steve Parsons
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brittain 152 class radial tank
Replies: 5
Views: 4635

Re: Brittain 152 class radial tank

Hi Steve, The L&NWR radial tank was a 2-4-2T with inside cyclinders. The 152 Class had outside cyclinders. Best wishes, Brian. Yes thank you Brian both were 2-4-2 wheel layouts and the outside cylinders of the Caley loco was why I wondered if the "walking" motion associated with an outside cylinder...
by Steve Parsons
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brittain 152 class radial tank
Replies: 5
Views: 4635

Brittain 152 class radial tank

At the moment my wife is quite unwell and I'm spending a lot of time looking after her which of course I'm more than happy to do but it means I cant slip away to the modeling room for too long so have turned to re reading a lot of my large library of Caledonian books and researching on the web. Read...
by Steve Parsons
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner No. 1 class information please
Replies: 21
Views: 13034

Re: Conner No. 1 class information please

Once again Jim you've come to my rescue with the drawings and information you sent me and the drawings were perfect for what I needed, they've already been down loaded and scaled on my Inkscape drawing program ready for the future but for now its back to the Conner, Thanks again Steve
by Steve Parsons
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner No. 1 class information please
Replies: 21
Views: 13034

Re: Conner No. 1 class information please

Hello Graham, I built the slide rods and cylinders for a friends highland railway loco as he didn't feel confidant enough to have a go himself (Not happy about fine soldering) and the side rods on that were square section tubes with the cross head having round tube which removed the risk of binding ...
by Steve Parsons
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner No. 1 class information please
Replies: 21
Views: 13034

Re: Conner No. 1 class information please

Thanks Alan funny enough I hadn't dismissed the idea of a single slide bar but at the top in Britain's fashion. This would be above and thus out of the way of the front wheel cutting down the risk of the wheel shorting on the bottom slide bar and cross head which if not having a slide bar can be fla...
by Steve Parsons
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner No. 1 class information please
Replies: 21
Views: 13034

Re: Conner No. 1 class information please

Sorry Jim I just had a look at the pm again and I misinterpreted it I thought you weren't sure if you had a drawing if you think that you have I'll hang on.

Once again sorry Jim that will teach me to read any messages more carefully next time and not glance over them (a bad fault of mine) Steve
by Steve Parsons
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner No. 1 class information please
Replies: 21
Views: 13034

Re: Conner No. 1 class information please

Thanks to the great help given by Jim Watt I've managed to make progress on the Conner and have now tweaked the drawings ready to do another cut with the Silhouette. Being the bodger I am I've decided to mount it on a Hornby M7 chassis with the motor swapped for a Mitsumi unit to get the height down...
by Steve Parsons
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Conner chimney fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 4149

Re: Conner chimney fitting

Thanks Jim but a lubricator for what?

Or Was the suggestions right in that it was for the regulator assembly?
by Steve Parsons
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Conner chimney fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 4149

Re: Conner chimney fitting

Well I guess I can draw some comfort from the fact that looking at the views this thread has had there's at least 30 other people on this forum who haven't got a clue either. I ran this question on the RM forum as well and have had some interesting suggestions but one idea that came up a couple of t...
by Steve Parsons
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Conner chimney fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 4149

Conner chimney fitting

Ok ok I know I should know this and I'm sure I've seen some one ask this same question either on here or another forum fairly recently but what is the item fitted at the base of the back of the chimney on original Conner locomotives? It looks like it could be a lubricator but I'm just guessing. Conn...
by Steve Parsons
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR828 return to service
Replies: 12
Views: 8687

Re: CR828 return to service

The 828 blog seems to have gone a bit dry of late with no updates since May, it would be nice to know if everything is still going OK and shes settled back into service without to many problems
by Steve Parsons
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner No. 1 class information please
Replies: 21
Views: 13034

Re: Conner No. 1 class information please

Here you go Jim the first test drawings of some of the parts drawn from the drawing you sent me Conner test sheet.jpg I'm just going to test cut these all in 10 thou to see how they come out especially the splashers though in the main cut most parts will be done in 20thou. The red inner chassis side...
by Steve Parsons
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner No. 1 class information please
Replies: 21
Views: 13034

Re: Conner No. 1 class information please

The drawings have come through fine thanks Jim I'm working on scaling them at the moment also I'm sending you a PM rather than clutter up this thread with general chit chat.

Thanks Steve
by Steve Parsons
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Painted Caley crest
Replies: 1
Views: 2857

Painted Caley crest

My son who is based up in Scotland with the army saw this today in a second hand/antique shop and sent me a photo as he wasn't sure what it was for or off. He says its old made of wood and has webbing straps on the back. crest.jpg Any one got any idea? The shop wanted £53 for it by the way Steve
by Steve Parsons
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner No. 1 class information please
Replies: 21
Views: 13034

Re: Conner No. 1 class information please

Yes please Jim, I'm not sure when that issue was but I suspect it was before my time with the association and I as yet haven't got the CD. Its on the to do list as time and funds permit but it a long list that never seems to go down unfortunately. I'm not sure if you have my email but its steve.pars...
by Steve Parsons
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner No. 1 class information please
Replies: 21
Views: 13034

Conner No. 1 class information please

Hello chaps I was wondering if any body has a good drawing or any dimensions for the conner No. 1 class built between 1869 and 1871. Apart from a few photos scattered over verious books and the fact they had 6ft 2in driving wheels I cant seem to find any information also a drawing of the for wheel t...
by Steve Parsons
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O
Replies: 16
Views: 14254

Re: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O

Graham here's a handy book well worth getting and its not a lot of money and should answer some of your questions https://www.amazon.co.uk/Register-West-Coast-Joint-Stock/dp/0902835041/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1498675555&sr=1-1&keywords=West+coast+joint+stock Steve
by Steve Parsons
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Tony Brenchley's Van Roof
Replies: 12
Views: 9822

Re: Tony Brenchley's Van Roof

Another idea to throw into the mix is one I use which is to use two pieces of 10thou plasticard and after gluing them together quickly use elastic bands or tape to hold them to a former (In my case an empty Pringles tube seems to give the right profile) After a few hours to set they can come off at ...
by Steve Parsons
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian relations with other railways?
Replies: 11
Views: 10814

Re: Caledonian relations with other railways?

The closest links were with the LNWR for obvious reasons and maybe with the G&SWR as they both shared the same geographical area. I don't think they ever had much dealing with the MR as they were more aligned to the G&SWR like the Caley were to the LNWR but there was degrees of cooperation with othe...
by Steve Parsons
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Advice on my Caledonian 812 Model
Replies: 7
Views: 7634

Re: Advice on my Caledonian 812 Model

No the rail above the hand rail on the loco in the photo is the pipe work for the exhaust ejector connected to the vacuum brakes which most likely was fitted later in its life very few if any having vacuum brakes from new most just having steam brakes on the loco only or in the case of the blue loco...
by Steve Parsons
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: smokebox front wings
Replies: 4
Views: 3265

Re: smokebox front wings

What about adding stability to the front end of the loco? (Given expansion with heating /cooling ?) Then why remove them en masse in late Caley early LMS days. By the 1920s fashions had changed and it was felt it made them look old fashioned and too Victorian so as they were shopped they were remov...