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by Dave John
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Scratch-building a 262 Class 0-4-2ST
Replies: 96
Views: 90458

Re: Scratch-building a 262 Class 0-4-2ST

I like the use of an old gear for the reversing lever, that looks very neat.
by Dave John
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Front couplings on locomotives
Replies: 41
Views: 24119

Re: Front couplings on locomotives

I wouldn't mind betting that a lot of engines carried a spare screw coupling on the tender, or that there was a spare held at most stations just in case.
by Dave John
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Front couplings on locomotives
Replies: 41
Views: 24119

Re: Front couplings on locomotives

Interesting, I too have often wondered why so many tender engines just have that single link. The superb photo at the front of the livery book shows the whole lot, polished to a shine, links up. My only thought as to why would be to attach a cable for emergency recovery, but there are many pics of t...
by Dave John
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 24
Views: 43047

Re: Covered Carriage Truck

I had another look through the wagon book with a magnifying glass. ( Says how good a book it is that you can get more detail that way ! ) On p 200 there is an excellent pic of a diag 44 wagon which clearly shows the chain at the top of the pipe. Also shown is the lower part of the pipe, with a flang...
by Dave John
Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 24
Views: 43047

Re: Covered Carriage Truck

Thanks Mike, that pic in the wagon book shows the chain, I guess there was a pin on it which went through a hole in the bracket to hold the pipe vertical.
by Dave John
Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 24
Views: 43047

Re: Covered Carriage Truck

Looking at the picture at the top of the thread I can't see how the end doors could be used on the vacuum fitted versions. Were they just screwed shut, or was there some clever arrangement to fold the pipe down not visible in the pic ?
by Dave John
Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Scratch-building a 262 Class 0-4-2ST
Replies: 96
Views: 90458

Re: Scratch-building a 262 Class 0-4-2ST

Hi Alan, From memory I turned some brass rod down so the tyre was a snug fit, faced it off and used a curve nose tool to make the groove the face. Next I drilled it through for the brass sub axle, then very carefully parted the disc off. My lathe is an old perris model maker, but it still manages if...
by Dave John
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Scratch-building a 262 Class 0-4-2ST
Replies: 96
Views: 90458

Re: Scratch-building a 262 Class 0-4-2ST

Its looking very nice Alan. I think for mine I used a pair of Gibson lowmac wheels for the rear axle , but turned new centres and soldered the gibson tyres on . I then used a brass tube as the axle, and a plastic rod within that tube . This formed a split chassis type bogie for a bit more electrical...
by Dave John
Mon May 16, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steam rail motor
Replies: 98
Views: 89979

Re: Steam rail motor

Those sides look very good, I think I'll be buying a cutter when I get all this track made and laid.
by Dave John
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 24
Views: 43047

Re: Covered Carriage Truck

If a brake gear an etch was available I would buy one , but if the numbers prove to be a problem I would still be happy to go ahead on a body only basis and fabricate the brake gear from bits .
by Dave John
Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 24
Views: 43047

Re: Covered Carriage Truck

Ah, one for the up line and one for the down line. So count me in for two as well.
by Dave John
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Diagram 22 Private Traders Wagons
Replies: 21
Views: 38115

Re: CR Diagram 22 Private Traders Wagons

It is an excellent photo, I noted that there is some old lettering underneath the newer paint. Just shows as a shadow .
by Dave John
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Diagram 22 Private Traders Wagons
Replies: 21
Views: 38115

Re: CR Diagram 22 Private Traders Wagons

I too would be happy to join in and buy any sort of available transfers.

I need a break from track building for the new Kelvinbank layout, a bit of wagon building would be nice.
by Dave John
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Signal question
Replies: 12
Views: 8510

Re: Signal question

Very nice in 4mm. In 2mm, very very nice .
by Dave John
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 492 class and other builds in 00
Replies: 115
Views: 73731

Re: 492 class and other builds in 00

Evocative pictures, that does capture the solid lines of the original. Nice use of a natural background too.
by Dave John
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Private Traders Wagons
Replies: 1
Views: 2630

Re: Private Traders Wagons

There are some clear images on here which may be of interest, the site owners copyright so I'll just post a link which can be copied and pasted in.


file:///CR%20pictures%20by%20type/po%20wagons/Wemyss%20Castle%20Statoin%20-%20PO%20Wagons.webarchive
by Dave John
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriage Book
Replies: 6
Views: 5220

Re: Carriage Book

Indeed, a superb book. Many thanks to Mike Williams and the folk at Lightmoor press.
by Dave John
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 32511

Re: Some Scratch Built Vans

Is that a styrene based plastic that can be laminated with the mekpac type solvent adhesives ? Re-read it, clearly it is .
by Dave John
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 32511

Re: Some Scratch Built Vans

Very good looking results, thanks for the info, a technique that is really worth a closer look at.
by Dave John
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mystery Photograph
Replies: 8
Views: 12204

Re: Mystery Photograph

Indeed, wonderful research, and some excellent photos on those links.
by Dave John
Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 492 class and other builds in 00
Replies: 115
Views: 73731

Re: 492 class build (bodge) in 00

Yep , really nice modelmaking.

I have been using the modelmasters lining for some time now, not a perfect match for CR, but the closest available at the moment.
by Dave John
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mystery Photograph
Replies: 8
Views: 12204

Re: Mystery Photograph

Hmm, it is a very atmospheric picture. On a tram route, does the writing indicate close school or church? The fact that the three men are grouped round a post box and the lh one seems to be holding a sack makes me wonder, is this actually a station or a post office ? The poster seems to start "Go to...
by Dave John
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Lochearnhead
Replies: 23
Views: 25815

Re: Lochearnhead

That looks like an excellent restoration job, with some very nice slating. I do like to see old buildings being refurbished and put to new use.

Some nice flying by the drone pilot too....
by Dave John
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: strange locomotive
Replies: 2
Views: 2731

Re: strange locomotive

Hmm. Bits of it look like a Neilson pug, but other bits don't. The wheels with the odd balance weights, the cylinders, the safety valves. all a bit wrong. Even the reversing lever looks a bit too far back. The cab looks distinctly home made. The chain at the rear for dragging stuff. And the ad hoc d...
by Dave John
Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Railway Station Bench Seat
Replies: 4
Views: 6008

Re: Railway Station Bench Seat

Some very useful pics, thanks John.

In pic 6 there seems to be a fill in board a couple of feet long between the top two planks, almost as if something had been signwritten there at some point. Something to look out for perhaps.