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by Dave John
Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pickerings Traders wagons
Replies: 3
Views: 3584

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: 3584

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: 15015

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: 21167

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...
by Dave John
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Safety Chains
Replies: 1
Views: 2812

Re: Safety Chains

Good question. Plate 20 , p117 of Caledonian Railway Livery shows CR No 164 with safety chains but that seems to be a rarity.They seem not to be fitted or to be removed on later engines. There are a few others in the book, but that seems to be the clearest pic. The large number of engines that seem ...
by Dave John
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 4mm locomotive lining - transfers?
Replies: 7
Views: 6597

Re: 4mm locomotive lining - transfers?

I have tried various methods over the years and have never been totally happy with any of them. If a manufacturer did produce a CR lining sheet I would be a customer.
by Dave John
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm
Replies: 18
Views: 15576

Re: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm

Excellent, many thanks Tony.
by Dave John
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Sheets
Replies: 11
Views: 13130

Re: Wagon Sheets

Interesting descriptions there, I too wonder about "black vegetables" . I guess boiling down veg which had gone off would give a starchy adhesive. I had a go with the exactoscale sheets, they ned to be soaked in water/pva to get them to conform. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_john/68115...
by Dave John
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Stevens ground frames
Replies: 10
Views: 9871

Re: Stevens ground frames

I would certainly be interested in such an etch in 4mm.
by Dave John
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: WAGON BOOK
Replies: 6
Views: 6413

Re: WAGON BOOK

I am looking forward to buying a copy when it comes out.

It would indeed be murphys law if the meaning of the mysterious mark surfaced post publication.
by Dave John
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Rail Chairs
Replies: 4
Views: 5617

Re: Rail Chairs

Interesting study. Thanks for the post.
by Dave John
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Does anyone recognise these models?
Replies: 9
Views: 7441

Re: Does anyone recognise these models?

I had a dig about, these are parts from the mwc kit, though the buffers and axleboxes might be from another source.
by Dave John
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Lattice post signals in 4mm
Replies: 9
Views: 10160

Re: Lattice post signals in 4mm

Like Jim and Ross mine are from MSE and Caley coaches parts. I used servos to drive them, controlled from a module made by embedded controls of Perth, though they no longer seem to be making them. A nice unit, the speed of the signal arm is slow when pulling off and fast when returning. MERG do alte...