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by Dave John
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 28238

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: 28238

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: 28238

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: 3584

Re: CR Station scenery

Well, if you are going to graphics this might help.
CR bench ends small copy.png
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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: 15625

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. scot bond brick 1....
by Dave John
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian Unlined Black livery
Replies: 2
Views: 4699

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: 12747

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: 19176

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: 12747

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: 9717

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: 67635

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: 67635

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: 67635

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

A truly excellent kit, I really enjoyed making them. Many thanks to all involved.
D11a 31 small copy.jpeg
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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: 67635

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: 30365

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: 6160

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: 3715

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: 67635

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: 26219

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: 26219

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: 26219

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: 26219

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 pla...
by Dave John
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: HMRS Transfer Adhesion Problems
Replies: 17
Views: 11063

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: 4704

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: 14164

Re: 50t bogie ore wagon

Ah, ok, thanks.