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by Graham Tipple
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Loco coaling structures
Replies: 13
Views: 14809

Re: Loco coaling structures

Thanks very much for such a helpful photo. It nails it! Graham
by Graham Tipple
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Loco coaling structures
Replies: 13
Views: 14809

Re: Loco coaling structures

If I might go back to the shed type structure, what happened in there? Was there just a heap of coal or did they have little trucks at right angle to the railway that were loaded and then tipped into the loco. The strange shaped iron 'railings' on the low side seem to suggest the latter. Greetings f...
by Graham Tipple
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O
Replies: 16
Views: 13880

Re: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O

When the WCJS stock was absorbed into the CR system, was it painted in CR livery or how did it differ?
by Graham Tipple
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: SECR Birdcage coaches mods as CR stock?
Replies: 5
Views: 4392

Re: SECR Birdcage coaches mods as CR stock?

Thanks, Larry. I am a devotee of all Steve's threads on rmweb and have learned such a lot from them. I'll look up the Worsley works ones.
by Graham Tipple
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: smokebox front wings
Replies: 4
Views: 3089

smokebox front wings

Sorry if I'm filling this forum with daft questions. Here's one (two?). I really like the smokebox wings but note that the LMS removed them. What advantage did they give? Were they only cosmetic? Best wishes, Graham
by Graham Tipple
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: painting of vans
Replies: 4
Views: 4455

Re: painting of vans

Thanks. Graham
by Graham Tipple
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: painting of vans
Replies: 4
Views: 4455

painting of vans

Hi all, I was in Bo'ness yesterday and noticed that the body of the diagram 67 van was painted all over red oxide without any metal work picked out in black. Was this a later development (after the photo in the wagon book was taken) or have they just not got round to painting the metalwork at Bo'nes...
by Graham Tipple
Sun May 28, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 125 class Dundee Bogie
Replies: 29
Views: 20654

Re: 125 class Dundee Bogie

Thanks, Jim. Yes, firebox!
by Graham Tipple
Sun May 28, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 125 class Dundee Bogie
Replies: 29
Views: 20654

Re: 125 class Dundee Bogie

Calling all loco buffs. If you have the Carriages book, there's a photo of Dundee bogie 127 in rebuilt form on p68. In the rebuild from the diagram in the loco drawings, the safety valves have moved to the top of the dome but at the smokebox sides there are pipes and at least one whistle on top behi...
by Graham Tipple
Sat May 20, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 125 class Dundee Bogie
Replies: 29
Views: 20654

Re: 125 class Dundee Bogie

Gosh, David, that's lovely! You are obviously a proper model engineer! I'm having a real tussle with the cylinder/ slidebars/ crosshead assemblies. I don't think I can make anything as fine as needed so I have bought the unit from the O2 Radial tank from Peter's Spares, but the positioning is really...
by Graham Tipple
Fri May 19, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: SECR Birdcage coaches mods as CR stock?
Replies: 5
Views: 4392

Re: SECR Birdcage coaches mods as CR stock?

Hmm. Thanks, Steve. Unfortunately. the Caley Coaches stock aren't the three layer coaches, I think. They have smooth surfaces south of the waist line rather than the framing.
by Graham Tipple
Thu May 18, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: SECR Birdcage coaches mods as CR stock?
Replies: 5
Views: 4392

SECR Birdcage coaches mods as CR stock?

Hi folks, I note that Bachmann have announced some SECR birdcage coaches. Are they likely to be modifiable for CR coaches, with the birdcage lopped off the end and roof, of course? Best wishes, Graham
by Graham Tipple
Wed May 03, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 125 class Dundee Bogie
Replies: 29
Views: 20654

Re: 125 class Dundee Bogie

IMG_5541.JPG IMG_5542.JPG IMG_5544.JPG IMG_5543.JPG It's one step forward and two back on this build. I don't know about other scratchbuilders but I find I am making two of most parts before I get it near enough right. Here is my chassis which has had the front end remade and detachable. I have add...
by Graham Tipple
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Potential new 4mm Jumbo kit?
Replies: 45
Views: 56430

Re: Potential new 4mm Jumbo kit?

And me. Graham
by Graham Tipple
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Loco coaling structures
Replies: 13
Views: 14809

Re: Loco coaling structures

Thanks, Jim. It certainly looks like it. Greetings from sunny Ethiopia. Graham
by Graham Tipple
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Dalmally main station building
Replies: 8
Views: 8082

Re: Dalmally main station building

I have a full sized tracing of a plan I found in Edinburgh somewhere in 1970 or so. It is on a pretty large piece (double elephant?) of tracing paper. I could post it to you if you PM your address and give me some time as I am in Spain at the minute and only have a one day turn-round before 2 weeks ...
by Graham Tipple
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Loco coaling structures
Replies: 13
Views: 14809

Re: Loco coaling structures

Thanks, Jim. Just to be awkward, what was the back like? I would assume that it had similar framing but would it be sheeted in or left open?
by Graham Tipple
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 125 class Dundee Bogie
Replies: 29
Views: 20654

Re: 125 class Dundee Bogie

IMG_5294 forum.jpg In response to Jim Summers who very generously donated the splashers, here are post a couple of rather poor photos (I don't seem to be able to take close-ups) of progress so far. The boiler is not fastened on but I have the basis of the composition reasonably satisfactory. That i...
by Graham Tipple
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Diagram 10 Cattle Wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 15770

Re: Diagram 10 Cattle Wagon

Has anyone any spare kits? It seems that Tony's stock are all out. Thanks, Graham
by Graham Tipple
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Diagram 46 mineral wagon fault
Replies: 11
Views: 16089

Re: Diagram 46 mineral wagon fault

I'm currently tackling my first Diag 46 wagon. I am puzzled about the relative vertical distribution of the pin-point axle ends and the solebars. The solebars are 24.5mm apart while the Hornby pinpoint axles I am using are 26m end to end. So the axles are longer than the space between the solebars b...
by Graham Tipple
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ash disposal
Replies: 31
Views: 43245

Re: Ash disposal

I remember in the 50s walking along "The cinder track" to go to school. This was in Harrogate but obviously used some sort of cinder or ash as the surfacing. It was very unfriendly on the knees should one trip over, leaving sharp bits to be picked out by my Mum (a bairn o' Falkirk) amid much holleri...
by Graham Tipple
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Diagram 22 Private Traders Wagons
Replies: 21
Views: 37072

Re: CR Diagram 22 Private Traders Wagons

Rather belatedly may I add my name to the list. Also rather belatedly, Isn't the Backnock wagon simply using the once common style of an enlarged Capital followed by regular sized capitals for the rest of the word. It is even offered in Microsoft Word. The 'Co Ltd' mixes one up by including the smal...
by Graham Tipple
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Loco coaling structures
Replies: 13
Views: 14809

Re: Loco coaling structures

Thanks, Steve. I will look for one. Graham
by Graham Tipple
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Loco coaling structures
Replies: 13
Views: 14809

Loco coaling structures

I am hoping to model a fictitious CR branch terminal station in 1913 with a single loco shed and a 50 foot turntable to handle C&O locos. What sort of loco coaling facilities would be reasonably accurate? Are there any photos or drawings? Thanks for this wonderful forum, Graham
by Graham Tipple
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cattle docks
Replies: 23
Views: 18880

Re: Cattle docks

In rather belated response to dumbuffer, Dalmally had cattle pens just behind the signal box and of the same design as the frets shown further down the thread. I have photos from 1967. Graham