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by Dave John
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon tranfers Type 2
Replies: 25
Views: 24908

Re: Wagon tranfers Type 2

Hi John, The C and the R are not fonts, I created objects in a drawing package based on the dimensions shown in the wagon book. I looked at many fonts, nothing matches. The simplest way would be to download the svg above, put it in a drawing package, select the parts you want, copy them to create a ...
by Dave John
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 124 Wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 11010

Re: Diagram 124 Wagons

They are looking the part Alan.
by Dave John
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 28845

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

If the artwork is about and someone decided to etch a batch I would be happy to purchase one.

Gets the tally going.
by Dave John
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train
Replies: 17
Views: 16344

Re: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train

A very useful picture.

( I have recently bought one quite cheaply from Hattons. The livery is no problem, conversion to EM will be the fun bit )
by Dave John
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 41833

Re: True Line Models up-date

Have you noticed I tend to make wagons in pairs ?

I am happy to put my name down for two of anything Tony.

( I have a scratchbuilt early empty cask wagon and a converted sheep wagon, but you can never have too many wagons )
by Dave John
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale
Replies: 14
Views: 22422

Re: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale

From what I can see in photos I rather think the trousers should also be a dark blue or black. There does however seem to be be a bit of variation, and some of the figures will get a bit more toning down in time. Mind you, I'm sure some staff added personal touches to the uniform from time to time.
by Dave John
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: CRA Facebook Page
Replies: 18
Views: 16556

Re: CRA Facebook Page

I can see the advantage of a CRA Facebook account as a front page to introduce the CRA to a perhaps younger audience who might go on to become members. I'd agree that facebook is not a good medium for technical discussions and that whoever was running the facebook page would have to keep a tight rei...
by Dave John
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Smoke deflectors
Replies: 12
Views: 11598

Re: Smoke deflectors

Stunning work in 2mm as ever Jim.
by Dave John
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Scottish Factory Buildings
Replies: 20
Views: 18166

Re: Scottish Factory Buildings

Looks very effective.

I have been playing about with creating a Scottish bond texture for my own use, but I might give that one a try and see how I like it.
by Dave John
Mon May 28, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Diagram 59 16-ton Mineral Wagons
Replies: 4
Views: 7664

Re: Diagram 59 16-ton Mineral Wagons

They build up very well, here is a pic. Many thanks Tony.
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A few higher res pictures here.

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... al-wagons/
by Dave John
Mon May 21, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian Railway 812 Class
Replies: 12
Views: 8691

Re: Caledonian Railway 812 Class

I have just watched the movies, they really are very atmospheric. Loco models are excellent and the rolling stock equally impressive.

I could get addicted to playing with all that.
by Dave John
Mon May 21, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale
Replies: 14
Views: 22422

Re: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale

I have painted a lot of Andy Staddens figures over the last few years, they are top class. A few pics of them standing about the platform building which has been my modelling focus for the last five months. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/2091/entry-20884-a-platform-building-in-place/
by Dave John
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Next TLM Project
Replies: 11
Views: 14344

Re: Next TLM Project

I'm happy to buy a couple. I have built wagons with internal rocking bearings and cosmetic outside W irons in the past. You do have to take the wheels off the axle, grind the pinpoints off and then put it all back together but that is not very difficult.
by Dave John
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Transport of Building Materials
Replies: 8
Views: 6373

Re: Transport of Building Materials

Looking at the picture of Buchanan St Goods in the new wagon book the thing that strikes me is the number of wooden crates to be seen. The dropside wagon on the right also has a liberal layer of straw under the crates. Perhaps crating and packing with straw would be the normal method of transport fo...
by Dave John
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: new book - More on Caledonian Wagons
Replies: 6
Views: 5788

Re: new book - More on Caledonian Wagons

Well, I now have a few more ideas for that space on the transfer sheet.

Many thanks Mike, another excellent resource.
by Dave John
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RTR Caley 812.
Replies: 26
Views: 18924

Re: RTR Caley 812.

I too had a chat with them, I have pre - ordered 2 in as built finish. Perhaps a bit cheeky of me, but I did suggest to the very helpful lady on the ROS stand that they join the CRA, since I'm sure the membership here would be forthcoming with any specific details of the class.
by Dave John
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RTR Caley 812.
Replies: 26
Views: 18924

RTR Caley 812.

This caught my eye http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/131554-rails-announce-caley-812-class-0-6-0s/ It is available as a pre order from https://railsofsheffield.com I have no idea what it will end up like but its a welcome start, hopefully gets more folk interested in the Caley in gen...
by Dave John
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Point Rod frames
Replies: 1
Views: 2395

Re: Point Rod frames

I'd agree Jim, seems to be just a an upper roller on a spindle with no longitudinal movement. Just with my engineering hat on I'd build it as a long bolt or threaded rod through all the stools with a section of tube between the faces. The roller width would be slightly shorter than the tube. Tighten...
by Dave John
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items
Replies: 15
Views: 11145

Re: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items

Add a Dave to the Jims, that seems the way it would be done. I have just had a close look at the carriage book, particularly drawings. D98, D18, 57' and 30' brake (p 213, 214,222,265) all show a hook. Its to the left of the coupling bolted to the headstock and extends down to a bit below the axle. I...
by Dave John
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 26113

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

OK, so this is a second go. It is designed to A5. If I have got my sums right it would be possible to print two per A4 sheet with the margins suggested by the transfer makers, then halve the whole sheet. The jpg and PDF formats are not terribly clear, the full eps file is. I could upload in other fo...
by Dave John
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 26113

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

Ok, I have read up a bit on what the transfer makers want. They clearly want an A4 sheet with suitable margins . So for a first go I will have a go at designing a A5 based sheet which would print at 2 per A4 page. Those sheets Ross has are an amazing collection, but at A3 they were designed for a ph...
by Dave John
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 26113

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

As a pdf
CR wagon tx b.pdf
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by Dave John
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 26113

Proposed wagon transfers

Jim (Jasp) has asked me to revisit transfers with a view to going to a manufacturer and getting some proper white waterslides made. So I had a look at my old ones, and realised that they were just not right. I had used fonts which were close but not close enough and the whole thing was ok for home p...
by Dave John
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: CR Station scenery
Replies: 1
Views: 3277

Re: CR Station scenery

Well, if you are going to graphics this might help.
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Benches have been discussed elsewhere on the forum.

Just from my own observations station lamps varied and the heads if not the posts changed with the move from gas to electricity.
by Dave John
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caley Bricks
Replies: 13
Views: 14511

Re: Caley Bricks

Myself and the caledonian pup were walking the Kelvin valley , and came across this example of 3+1 brickwork. The local " street artists" have kindly coloured it in for us modellers and historians. Its actually supporting the canal embankment and is in engineering brick.
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