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by Jim Summers
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 7034

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

I have been drooling for quite some time over that final picture, Alan. Well worth all your effort.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 7034

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Fine work as usual, Alan, and that overlay does make a difference.
Looking forward to the nest stage.
JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Water Filler on CR 1167
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Water Filler on CR 1167

Lindsay, I can't help commenting about how beautifully square that assembly sits. The whole thing looks very fine as well.

JIms
by Jim Summers
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4760

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Isn't it, Tony?

You find a well put-together series on his techniques at

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... lasticard/

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4760

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

If you go to one of Scott Willis's threads, you will see some fine photos of him scratchbuilding a Caley wagon in S-Scale. A few photos in, you will see the brake etchings being used, in particular the positioning of the vee-hangers. Scott is a builder of lovely models, as some of us know. Here is t...
by Jim Summers
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Current Situation with TLM
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: Current Situation with TLM

Look after yourself, Tony.
JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Leader
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: Leader

Either.
There was a concession as to how much of a passenger vehicle was locked off, if you simply had to use it.
I outline in the book the machinations such as splitting specials at Carstairs, and other odd workings in consequence.
JimS
by Jim Summers
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 2248

Re: TLM Open Wagon

Nice work, Dave. I love the sheet ties.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Leader
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: Leader

Pages 124 - 126 of 'Operating the Caledonian Railway Volume One' explain the concept and how it was worked in practice.
Basically, it 'led' the formation with the intention of protecting passengers.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 13922

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

A splendid few minutes, Ross.
And I appreciated the tail lamp!

JimS
by Jim Summers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Travelling Crane
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Travelling Crane

Can anyone identify this crane, please? Crane unknown.jpg It is a picture found with some archival material and is noted Crear on the reverse, nothing else. Crear will of course be Crear McCartney, but what of the crane. I do not have handy the final volume of Peter Tatlow's brilliant Crane series, ...
by Jim Summers
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 7034

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Tony,
At the AGM, please lay aside some for me, preferably an even number. . . .

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Colour of CR Uniforms
Replies: 7
Views: 1600

Re: Colour of CR Uniforms

There are a few pages on uniform from p14 onwards in "Operating the Caledonian Railway Vol. One".
Blue-black figures throughout, but a blue cap is also mentioned, and green is dismissed - despite a poem!

Jim
by Jim Summers
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 7034

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

More great stuff, Alan.
That is a neat use of the dressmaker's pins and new to me. And it looks so much better at footplate level, where my clumsy blob of solder or Araldite has to be sculptured.
Looking forward to those next photos.
JimS
by Jim Summers
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 42
Views: 6865

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

All so worthwhile, though.

JImS
by Jim Summers
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.
Replies: 21
Views: 2735

Re: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.

Just to remind everyone that Peter Tatlow's remarkable book on Breakdown Cranes (the volume with the steam cranes) has quite a bit on the history of these cranes with extensive drawings of those from all manufacturers. An interesting aside is that the Caley overrode the makers' recommendations on th...
by Jim Summers
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 7034

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Beautiful work, Alan, and a couple of neat tricks.
Wish you hadn't told me the correct number of bars, though. I have just counted the number on my model . . . .

JimS
by Jim Summers
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 31
Views: 5009

Re: The burning question

No need to apologise, Mike.
This is a great forum for fascinating angles. Sometimes we don't change the headings enough, but so what? It is all interesting.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 7034

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

May you get a chance to get on with the body over Christmas, Alan.
That chassis looks really good with the chunky effect which I well remember on those. The effort with the rivets was well worthwhile.

Season's greetings,

JimS
by Jim Summers
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 42
Views: 6865

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Looking worth all the effort, Paul.

Good wishes for the season and the year to come,

Jim
by Jim Summers
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 42
Views: 6865

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Just to re-assure Allan and anyone else that a) I was listening, and b) that list has been in our official lists for some time. The identifications, incidentally, were by the late Richard Chown, a very experienced BR civil engineer with amazing knowledge of locations on railways in Scotland and fart...
by Jim Summers
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 42
Views: 6865

Re: Caledonian Railway Linemans House, Harthope

I am impressed too. Unfortunately I cannot help with a description of the lineside houses. The Directors seem to have referred to them as 'dwelling houses' or 'accommodation'. An expression such as 'lineman's house' implies a signal and telegraph lineman, and such staff would be the least likely to ...
by Jim Summers
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Wagon Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Re: Another Wagon Mark

I confess I had not noticed this mark before and do not really know what it means. But I would suggest one or two things. It might be by a wagon examiner. He would have labels for wagons needing repair or being stopped, but the chalk mark, e.g a bad brake, or that the fault had been rectified and ap...
by Jim Summers
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 6563

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

And the book is intended to be launched at the Glasgow Show 2020 - scarily close.

Jim
by Jim Summers
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 6563

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

A quick answer to Douglas's points to me:

I certainly hope the 'out-takes' will be made available to members, most likely through TTL.

Funnily enough, I find I am giving a talk in Biggar soon, which a certain J. Watt has had something to do with!

JimS