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by Jim Summers
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Gauge 1 modelling
Replies: 1
Views: 4472

Re: Gauge 1 modelling

Never mind the colour, don't these look absolutely great?
And I have to say that I generally am not inspired by G&SWR locos, but that one is as handsome a specimen as I have ever seen.
Great to see such photos on the Forum.

Jim
by Jim Summers
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Lattice post signals in 4mm
Replies: 9
Views: 9420

Re: Lattice post signals in 4mm

Lindsay was asking about pulley wheels for signals. Brassmasters do these, which I hope to investigate at Scaleforum this weekend (Hint to all who would like to see some good modelling, and the Assocation will be represented). P0004 Brassmasters Signal wheels and bases (16 wheels)) £3.50 per pkt Jim S
by Jim Summers
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Kirriemuir; Arbroath - Forfar; Friockheim
Replies: 0
Views: 2843

Kirriemuir; Arbroath - Forfar; Friockheim

I recently took advantage of John Paton's offer in the last TTL (I hope other modellers did too), wherein he said he was prepared to send people copies of a pdf. of the drawings from his Friockheim article. These had had to be constrained a bit for reproduction in the magazine. The latest Steam Days...
by Jim Summers
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O
Replies: 16
Views: 14432

Re: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O

Keith mentioned the WCJS sleeper to Oban. I have done a bit of research on this, and have made (but not yet finished) a model in 4mm scale. These were curious animals, known as thick and thin, I believe. One half was 9 foot wide, and looked like a WCJS ornate sleeper. The other half was thinner and ...
by Jim Summers
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Interlaced sleepering at points
Replies: 0
Views: 3543

Interlaced sleepering at points

A bit of debate has been taking place amongst those of a Highland Railway persuasion on interlacing and some interesting opinions have been emerging. I felt obliged to offer them Matheson's comments, which you will all have read in TTL of course, with an advert for the CRA, so I don't feel too bad a...
by Jim Summers
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Caledonian Coaches at Bo'ness 09.09.12
Replies: 4
Views: 4893

Caledonian Coaches at Bo'ness 09.09.12

Thought folk might be interested to see the Caley vehicles in use at the SRPS Vintage Carriages day yesterday.

Jim
by Jim Summers
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wagon origin
Replies: 8
Views: 7914

Re: Wagon origin

Nil return from this reader, Jim.

Jim S
by Jim Summers
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Lattice post signals in 4mm
Replies: 9
Views: 9420

Re: Lattice post signals in 4mm

I have used MSE etches happily, with their whitemetal appurtenances, but you can get etches from Alan Gibson, which look nice. I have been playing with operation by servos, and we have converted all the "Burntisland 1883" signals to this method. It is pretty good, especially if your posts semaphores...
by Jim Summers
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Does anyone recognise these models?
Replies: 9
Views: 6712

Re: Does anyone recognise these models?

Funny that, Ross, I was given an identical pair of bolster wagons a few years ago, and meant to find out more about the provenance, but didn't ever do so. However, the mineral wagon looks like a Model Wagon Company whitemetal one to me.

Jim
by Jim Summers
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: A crane at Perth
Replies: 3
Views: 4843

Re: A crane at Perth

Well worth showing again, Allan.
Anything of signalling interest in the full-size picture?

Jim
by Jim Summers
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Water Tanks
Replies: 11
Views: 7981

Re: Water Tanks and Red Pigments

Looks like I forgot to compress the attachment last time, so here we are again, properly, I hope.

Jim
by Jim Summers
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Water Tanks
Replies: 11
Views: 7981

Re: Water Tanks and Red Pigments

Chaps, I consulted an engineer colleague who had the Forth Bridge in his portfolio until his recent retirement and was much concerned with the recent refurbishment, and I sent him the paint production description from Jim MacIntosh. His reply is worth reading in full, so I attach it, along with the ...
by Jim Summers
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriage Diagrams
Replies: 3
Views: 3120

Carriage Diagrams

Talking to the chap recording new acquisitions to the Archives of the SRPS today, I discovered he was in the very act of "acquisitioning" a beautiful hand-drawn diagram book "Index of CR Saloon Carriages". In fact, this is confined to Officers Saloon, Family and Invalid Carriages, but it certainly l...
by Jim Summers
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Top Operator
Replies: 4
Views: 6449

Re: Top Operator

Thanks, Jim.
I was clearly getting there, but that answers it.

Jim S.
by Jim Summers
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Builders Plates
Replies: 0
Views: 3284

Builders Plates

At recent meeting of the Scalefour Society, Ian Terrell was showing how his etches were done for his NBR 4mm Developments. Particular interest centred on the vehicle builders plates. Not the kind affixed to the solebars of wagon to denote the builder of the prototype, but the builder of the model ve...
by Jim Summers
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signalling at Perth
Replies: 0
Views: 3430

Signalling at Perth

Here is an extract from an ancient modelling magazine which refers in an avuncular manner to shunting signals at Perth - see the top left drawing. These are very different from Stevens Dropflaps, but I have pictures,so they existed all right. However, I am finding it very different to establish any ...
by Jim Summers
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Top Operator
Replies: 4
Views: 6449

Top Operator

Can anyone shortcut my researches by telling me if the General Superintendent's post existed at the same time as the Superintendent of the Line, or was the GS renamed Superintendent of the Line.

And if you know that, do you know when the change (if any) occurred?

Jim
by Jim Summers
Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signalboxes - signal levers - colours
Replies: 4
Views: 5702

Signalboxes - signal levers - colours

Some of us were discussing the colour of signal levers in the course of experimenting with this Forum before is launch. So you will see the gist of this message buried away in the discussions. However I thought it worth digging out from there and putting in the new section on Structures, to get some...
by Jim Summers
Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Water Tanks
Replies: 11
Views: 7981

Water Tanks

I know some of us are worried about Caledonian water tanks, and I happened to come across this picture today. I took it in 1960, and I wish I had measured it, but it does strike me that it would be a reasonable size for a model railway and be attractive to boot. Especially if you make it more uprigh...