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by Dave John
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian Unlined Black livery
Replies: 2
Views: 4309

Re: Caledonian Unlined Black livery

The link doesn't show VL, but have another go , we might be able to shed some light on it. It can be the case that preserved engines are photographed half way through a repaint.
by Dave John
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items
Replies: 15
Views: 11145

Re: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items

Well, ok, but look at the 3rd on p107 of the carriage book. The short safety chains shown would have to be hook to hook. Maybe that was practice earlier on, but changed later ?
by Dave John
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Wagon Transfers
Replies: 12
Views: 17172

Re: Wagon Transfers

As you can tell from my previous posts I get by with an assorted mix of transfers. If Railtec do a specific CR sheet I will buy some so they can add me to the market, you can never have enough transfers. Mind you having a box of brand new scalpel blades to hand helps a lot. 8s become 3s, 1s from all...
by Dave John
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items
Replies: 15
Views: 11145

Re: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items

Its a good question. Looking at the length of safety chains I thought that they were coupled hook to hook. That might be wrong, but to couple to a ring on an adjacent buffer beam they would have to be twice the length of a buffer and they aren't. So, as ever, one of my off the wall theories. Later w...
by Dave John
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 7mm Coach Painting
Replies: 10
Views: 8726

Re: 7mm Coach Painting

I have some of the 10/0 brushes from this lot for fine details.

https://www.cassart.co.uk/painting/brus ... _brush.htm

Not cheap, but they are good.
by Dave John
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 42
Views: 62555

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

Heh, cheers Tony. Mind you, it was a great kit. I made a couple of modifications. The chassis is held to the body with small self tappers , 2 mm ish behind the wheels at each end. I also cheated a bit with the buffers. Paint is just halfords Ford Burgandy red. For the louvres I mixed stone and yello...
by Dave John
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 42
Views: 62555

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

Well, I have been sorting out all my stock. My policy now is to have short rakes with 3 links within the rake and magnetic ajs on the end of the rake. That end with the 3 link screw will become an inner end, so they will generally run as a pair. In reality its a way of running a practical model rail...
by Dave John
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 42
Views: 62555

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

A truly excellent kit, I really enjoyed making them. Many thanks to all involved.
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There are some further pictures here;

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... ts-part-3/
by Dave John
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 42
Views: 62555

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

Jim Macs interesting photo leads me to ask another question.

Were the D11A fitted with a visible handbrake, perhaps on the side opposite the photo? If not were the brakes arranged so as to be on with the vehicle uncoupled with some sort of brake release mechanism underneath ?
by Dave John
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Station accessories
Replies: 26
Views: 27839

Re: Station accessories

Well, the "Mikes models" water crane is still available;

http://www.holtmodelrailways.com/photo.php?code=MM39

Stop giggling, its a start. and nice castings they are too.
by Dave John
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Point ridding
Replies: 7
Views: 5457

Re: Point ridding

I used the rodding and stools from MSE

some pics here:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... d-rodding/

Not perfect , but it uses the correct 0.4 mm round bar. I glued a bit of round styrene onto the top of each stool to represent the top roller.
by Dave John
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Outside Axle Guards (or W Irons)
Replies: 2
Views: 3341

Re: Outside Axle Guards (or W Irons)

Seems a fair assessment lindsay. I made up some of the old MWC kits years back, I came to the conclusion looking at the pictures available that they built the bodies with the outside framing where it needed to be then adjusted the W iron to fit the bits in between.
by Dave John
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 42
Views: 62555

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

The quadrant next to the A on the underframe. Is this an an isolator for the air brake, and if so were they on both sides ?

I think I'll add one, but it would be nice to know.

The chassis is going together very nicely so far. Excellent kit.
by Dave John
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Argo Transacord "Caledonian Engines"
Replies: 20
Views: 24411

Re: Argo Transacord "Caledonian Engines"

I'm still asking about. The general feeling is that old recordings have too much background noise to be of use with dcc controlled sound.
by Dave John
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Argo Transacord "Caledonian Engines"
Replies: 20
Views: 24411

Re: Argo Transacord "Caledonian Engines"

Oh, I agree, but the record has the sound of a westinghouse pump in action. And I'm moddelling the low level lines , so I get two of them in stereo ......
by Dave John
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Argo Transacord "Caledonian Engines"
Replies: 20
Views: 24411

Re: Argo Transacord "Caledonian Engines"

In theory they could Jim. Even after some work I suspect they would not be considered good enough for todays sound chips though. It would probably need an expert with full remastering equipment to get the recordings up to that quality. There is also the copyright issue mentioned above. At present I ...
by Dave John
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Argo Transacord "Caledonian Engines"
Replies: 20
Views: 24411

Re: Argo Transacord "Caledonian Engines"

Many thanks. I too have a copy, years old now. I recorded it onto my computer and then used audio software to remaster and remove the blemishes. The tracks were split up into small segments such as "westinghouse pump" and now reside in a small ipod. Random bits of whistle and pumps can play as I mov...
by Dave John
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: HMRS Transfer Adhesion Problems
Replies: 17
Views: 9507

Re: HMRS Transfer Adhesion Problems

I have never got on well with pressfix, I always use the methfix ones. I just use straight meths, but maybe I have lived in Glasgow too long. The CR on this wagon is from the HMRS sheet. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/2091/entry-19668-cr-diagram-24-wagon-and-some-sheep-part-2/ They...
by Dave John
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Conner chimney fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 4144

Re: Conner chimney fitting

Well, I got the lubricator bit right.

But the handrail seems to have a rod down it, operating some sort of mechanism in the chimney. Some sort of damper plate to help firing ?

Just wondering....
by Dave John
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 50t bogie ore wagon
Replies: 21
Views: 12580

Re: 50t bogie ore wagon

Ah, ok, thanks.
by Dave John
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 50t bogie ore wagon
Replies: 21
Views: 12580

Re: 50t bogie ore wagon

The first picture of the 50 T wagon shows a handwheel for the brake, wheras the build picture shows a straight bar with end handles. It must have been modified (or perhaps broken) at some point and the handwheel fitted as per the 30 T wagons. Great pictures too, am I right in thinking that the fouli...
by Dave John
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Advice on my Caledonian 812 Model
Replies: 7
Views: 7620

Re: Advice on my Caledonian 812 Model

A nice bit of computer modelling.

I think the Route indicator plates look a little on the wide side, though it might just be the perspective. Good to see you have added them anyway. There was a dimensioned drawing in TTL a long while back, but I can't find it atm .
by Dave John
Tue May 30, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Coach Building in 1:32 Scale
Replies: 13
Views: 8438

Re: Coach Building in 1:32 Scale

Impressive. At that scale they will be quite a sight as a full train.
by Dave John
Wed May 03, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 125 class Dundee Bogie
Replies: 29
Views: 21312

Re: 125 class Dundee Bogie

I too end up making things several times to get them right. Its coming along nicely though, interesting build.
by Dave John
Tue May 02, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Ratio lattice signals
Replies: 6
Views: 4611

Re: Ratio lattice signals

I had a go with the ratio ones a long time ago. Really they looked a bit too heavy, and I couldn't get fine tube to act as arm and counterweight bearing accurate enough in the plastic to make them work properly. When I did just stick a plastic block in the post and drill through it I found that they...