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by Jim Summers
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carluke Station
Replies: 3
Views: 3680

Re: Carluke Station

In my view, these pictures should go into the archive.
JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Ballest over turnout sleepers
Replies: 12
Views: 9921

Re: Ballest over turnout sleepers

Sadly, I don't think there is a case for ballasting over the sleepers, Steve, but doubtless someone will find a picture to prove me wrong. A lot of track was ballasted with ash, so with some with some judicious weathering of sleepers and ballast together, you might be able to disguise to a degree th...
by Jim Summers
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon tranfers Type 2
Replies: 25
Views: 24883

Re: Wagon tranfers Type 2

That selection appeals to me, Mike. Very good to include the pre-Drummond stuff.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 22166

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

I'd be interested in, say, three universals and a 66, 4mm please.
I guess I am on my own for the 2-4-0 classes.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Sound for CR locos
Replies: 25
Views: 18259

Re: Sound for CR locos

Those pursuing 419 for sound or other purposes might be interested in this news item from the SRPS: "Our Caley Tank has proved to be a very popular attraction since she returned to steam in October and is soon to visit the Churnet Valley Railway in February for their steam gala. There is an opportun...
by Jim Summers
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 13898

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Loved the latest clip, Ross.
Apart from the impressive range of stock, the occasional squeal of a wheelset on the rails and the clicking of a rail joint really added to the atmosphere.Don't engineer out these sounds!

JImS
by Jim Summers
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Sound for CR locos
Replies: 25
Views: 18259

Re: Sound for CR locos

Thanks for the update, Kris. Folk might be interested to know that the mechanical boss at Bo'ness, who of course is effectively the man who rebuilt her, says she is the smoothest running steam engine he has ever dealt with. Admittedly, he is less keen on the accessibility of some of the parts of the...
by Jim Summers
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 13898

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Thanks for those, Ross.
That train of goods stock was a wonderful collection, and the smooth running was also a pleasure to watch.
More power to your elbow.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Sound for CR locos
Replies: 25
Views: 18259

Re: Sound for CR locos

David, We have been involved with SouthWest Digital, who hoped that recordings made during the Caledonian weekend at Bo'ness would enhance what they had confirmed could be put on the chip. Victorian Lad, whose work is no stranger to this Forum, had arranged for such recordings to be made. We await t...
by Jim Summers
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 498 Class Wheel Details
Replies: 27
Views: 26127

Re: 498 Class Wheel Details

My opinion is that it is just decoration for reasons of sheer pride.
However, what about the white right angle above the coupling hook? That might have symbolism, but it is an odd place. I am sure it is not a route indicator.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 28820

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

My recollection - and my memory doesn't improve - is that John Boyle did the 4mm etch for the late Duncan Burton, and I actually got his example, as well as one of my own. It did not look as if it had been designed to fit on a larger etching tool. I don't think it was ever on sale as part of Decent ...
by Jim Summers
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 28820

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

Well, for the record, here is my model, which as you will see pre-dated Jim Mac's book on liveries. It was a long time ago, and I would like to think I could do a better chimney on my lathe now, but there is a story behind that one, but for another day. This picture shows it keeping questionable com...
by Jim Summers
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 17563

Re: Where is this, please?

That seems reasonable, Tom, but I have not so far run to earth any sort of formal instruction on these matters. Incidentally, the BOT inspectors at Caley accidents have been clear that the man on the leading engine is primarily in charge, with the man behind not absolved from checking signals and th...
by Jim Summers
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 17563

Re: Where is this, please?

Tom, I have written really rather a lot about this whole business of banking and assistance in the forthcoming book. I conclude that one cannot read too much into the situation when double-heading, which I think this depicts. If the locos are formed up at the shed and are going the full stretch, the...
by Jim Summers
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 17563

Re: Where is this, please?

Thank you, gentlemen. I entirely agree with your conclusions. While I had considered a Down train, I had not really realised how striking that gradient was against the level siding. That is indeed the headshunt on the Up side. Somewhere I have a decent diagram of Summit, but for the moment, if you l...
by Jim Summers
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR Pug DCC Sound Decoder
Replies: 3
Views: 3623

Re: CR Pug DCC Sound Decoder

David, There is not a Caley one on the market yet, but South West Digital are progressing one actively, with our encouragement and the kind donation of sounds from Victorian Lad. It was hoped by the manufacturer that these would be supplemented by recordings at the Caley weekend in Bo'ness, but I ha...
by Jim Summers
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 17563

Re: Where is this, please?

This might be a more helpful size, if it works - it used to be so easy getting the right size for an attachment, until Microsoft brought out their new program- 10 times more complicated, 10 times less useful.

JimS
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by Jim Summers
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 17563

Where is this, please?

Can anyone offer a suggestion as to this location, please?
The siding on the right is presumably level (well, they should be), meaning the train is climbing.

JimS
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by Jim Summers
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Yellow drop flap signals
Replies: 19
Views: 17577

Re: Yellow drop flap signals

Welcome, Bill.
Another one interested in the Oban line cannot be a bad thing!

JimS
by Jim Summers
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Is this Wilsontown and if not where is it?
Replies: 11
Views: 9786

Re: Is this Wilsontown and if not where is it?

Dave, That is a lovely scene of the train on the viaduct. Trains are all too rarely photographed tender or bunker first. The smoke trails beautifully. You ask if it could have been a mixed train. My quick look at the 1883 timetable does not indicate any mixed trains on that route, but that is not to...
by Jim Summers
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 41756

Re: True Line Models up-date

Tony,
I would wish:
Loco coal wagon - 1
Open (with sheep facilities) - 2
Empty cask wagon - 1
6-ton roof van - 2
Brake van - 1

Jim
by Jim Summers
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 419 - progress at Bo'ness
Replies: 12
Views: 13995

Re: CR 419 - progress at Bo'ness

That's good news, Kris.

The internal timetable shows the two locomotives working together when hauling public trains. The photo charter day will presumably have them singly.

I hope your guys enjoy their weekend.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 419 - progress at Bo'ness
Replies: 12
Views: 13995

Re: CR 419 - progress at Bo'ness

Folk might be interested to know that I have today seen 419 take her first steps under steam. She looks and sounds simply splendid. Some little details still to complete on the locomotive, but she should be a real delight at the Caledonian weekend coming up. That light blue is far more attractive th...
by Jim Summers
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Smoke deflectors
Replies: 12
Views: 11585

Re: Smoke deflectors

You've certainly captured that, Jim.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Scottish Factory Buildings
Replies: 20
Views: 18145

Re: Scottish Factory Buildings

And thanks as ever to you for posting, Alan.
You are so right about the quoins defining the location and period.

JimS