Search found 184 matches

by Dave John
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Arm preserved
Replies: 2
Views: 4219

Re: Signal Arm preserved

Good to see another bit preserved. Jims Book is quite superb, the best detailed examination of signalling I have ever seen. Unfortunately it makes me realise all the small modelling mistakes I made over the years through lack of detailed knowledge. On the positive side ( really a modelling topic ) I...
by Dave John
Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 492 class and other builds in 00
Replies: 115
Views: 73730

Re: 492 class build (bodge) in 00

Certainly captures the solid lines of the prototype, nice modelmaking.
by Dave John
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 22 wagons
Replies: 0
Views: 2838

Diagram 22 wagons

I finally got round to finishing a pair of these from the TRUE LINE MODELS resin kits.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_john ... ed-public/

Again I made a steel sub chassis for weight and stiffness.

Many thanks to Tony and Mike for producing these kits.
by Dave John
Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Perth Show 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 2667

Re: Perth Show 2015

Looks very good.
by Dave John
Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Sound for CR locos
Replies: 25
Views: 18520

Re: Sound for CR locos

I have a copy of Argo Transacord EAF 74, caledonian engines. It is not in good condition, but I have transferred it to computer and used audacity to clean and edit the best parts as mp3 files. I then put these on an ipod and can have them as background railway sounds. There is a very good section wh...
by Dave John
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Parcel Delivery Van
Replies: 8
Views: 9475

Re: Parcel Delivery Van

An excellent video clip Dave,thanks for the link.

I tend to be a bit random sometimes, but I do like the period atmosphere aspect of modelmaking. Look at the hats. Almost everyone in that clip is wearing a hat of some sort. How times change.
by Dave John
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: St Rollox carriage shop photos
Replies: 20
Views: 17688

Re: St Rollox carriage shop photos

Just having another look through these great pics. I wonder why the brake shown in pic 19 has retained its safety chains ? Seems to be the only one in that series with them ?
by Dave John
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Signal Wire Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 2871

Re: Signal Wire Posts

Great tip, many thanks for that.
by Dave John
Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: W irons
Replies: 12
Views: 8665

Re: W irons

They do add a bit of friction, but not so much as to cause the wheels to drag. I do ream them out generously. Personally I find being able to paint the wagon with the wheels out outweighs the disadvantages.
by Dave John
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: W irons
Replies: 12
Views: 8665

Re: W irons

This shows the bill Bedford version in practice. https://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_john/12697207194/in/photostream/ Yes, I cheated. The W irons and axleboxes are cosmetic, I carved up a 51 L W iron set to make inside bearing rocking irons. In practice they vanish behind the wheel. The bearings them...
by Dave John
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 10 cattle wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 10440

Re: Diagram 10 cattle wagons

Hello leither. I'd say have a go. If you are interested in any pre grouping modelmaking then there is almost nothing available out of the box, kitbuilding is the only option. A lot of the folk in here are experienced modelmakers, but good to see someone else having a go. If you have never built any ...
by Dave John
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 10 cattle wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 10440

Diagram 10 cattle wagons

I have built a small rake of these from the TRUE LINE MODELS resin kits. https://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_john/14225586220/in/photostream/ The detail on the resin is excellent. I made a plate steel sub chassis for weight and to add stiffness to which the fixed and rocking W irons are glued. The to...
by Dave John
Wed May 14, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: St Rollox carriage shop photos
Replies: 20
Views: 17688

Re: St Rollox carriage shop photos

Excellent photos, superb period atmosphere.
by Dave John
Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Trader wagon wheel discs
Replies: 2
Views: 3557

Trader wagon wheel discs

Following on from the thread about trader wagon wheel discs I remembered I had seen some etched ones.

http://www.nbr4mm.co.uk/wagonparts/9059.htm

Easier than filing.
by Dave John
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 262 Class Chassis
Replies: 12
Views: 9147

Re: 262 Class Chassis

An alternative approach would be to use the falcon brass etch as a basis with gibson wheels. The motor came from a scrap CD player.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_john/ ... otostream/

There are good pics of the prototype in the livery book.
by Dave John
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie
Replies: 17
Views: 8741

Re: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie

That really is very impressive Jim.
by Dave John
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie
Replies: 17
Views: 8741

Re: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie

Excellent pictures.

Go on, someone do us an etch .....
by Dave John
Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: metal strip
Replies: 9
Views: 6914

Re: metal strip

I have always used "bambi" paper staples, 0.6 mm wide, 0.25mm thick. They solder reasonably when the varnish layer is scraped off.
by Dave John
Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Dust extractor vans
Replies: 10
Views: 6298

Re: Dust extractor vans

Just a thought, perhaps these vans were for cleaning in the tunnels or stations of the low level lines which were noted for their stygian atmosphere ? Accepted they might not have been built as dust extractor vans, but could have been converted later. If so they must have been some of the first to h...
by Dave John
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: C&O road van
Replies: 2
Views: 2858

Re: C&O road van

I would be happy to buy one if you do go ahead.
by Dave John
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Killin Branch Signalling
Replies: 12
Views: 19285

Re: Killin Branch Signalling

Some very interesting pictures and details. The timber post signals seem an unusual sight.
by Dave John
Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pickerings Traders wagons
Replies: 3
Views: 3238

Re: Pickerings Traders wagons

Thanks, the transfers are letraset with serifs and the flowery bits added with a rotring pen using exactoscale red and white lining ink. ( I can't see that on their site, hopefully they may reintroduce it sometime ) The "load 10 tons" is from the CRA wagon rub down sheet.
by Dave John
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pickerings Traders wagons
Replies: 3
Views: 3238

Pickerings Traders wagons

I finally got round to making a couple of traders wagons from the resin bodies supplied by Mike Williams and Tony Brenchley. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_john/9371455066/ I was a bit nervous of the delicacy of resin bodies this being my first experience of them, but with a bit of care they do b...
by Dave John
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Scottish Traders' Wagons
Replies: 13
Views: 13998

Re: Scottish Traders' Wagons

Whilst searching for info on the pickerings wagons I stumbled across this page with some excellent pictures: http://www.wemysscastlestation.info/html/po_wagons.html ( I think it is ok to provide a link to it since the page is in the public domain ) This link suggests that at some point the pickering...
by Dave John
Sun May 12, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Perth Harbour Branch
Replies: 22
Views: 19503

Re: Perth Harbour Branch

An excellent thread , some very atmospheric pictures there. I think the general view from the hillside in Dave Ls first post is a cropped from a George Washington Wilson photograph. George Washington Wilson and the Scottish Railways, Durie and Mellor, ISBN 0 9507909 3 1 reproduces it in full. Well w...