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by jasp
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 7717

Re: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings

Lindsay
Ian Terrell showed me etches of brake vans with narrow and wide panels which might be of the van you are interested in
Jim P
by jasp
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Morton Brake Gear
Replies: 4
Views: 5586

Re: Morton Brake Gear

Douglas
The 8’-6” brake gear was produced for TLM as part of a larger etch, the principal part of which was the CCT underframe, and is unlikely to be produced again.
I recollect adapting 9’ -0” etched brake gear for a sample wagon but do not recall the source
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 40356

Re: True Line Models up-date

In addition to new offerings, the Committee have decided to look into the feasibility of producing further batches of previously available wagons. For information, these are: D10 cattle wagon RY Pickering PO wagon D22 mineralwagon, dumb buffer D46 mineral D3 van D59 16 ton mineral D11A CCT With the ...
by jasp
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: ROD 2-8-0
Replies: 5
Views: 6475

Re: ROD 2-8-0

In the “RODs on the Caley” there is a pic, of a 0-6-0 showing conventional buffer housings
Jim P
by jasp
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: ROD 2-8-0
Replies: 5
Views: 6475

Re: ROD 2-8-0

Thanks David, they do, indeed, look like those on the CR RODs
What I don’t understand is why they supply 6 buffers!
Jim P
by jasp
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: ROD 2-8-0
Replies: 5
Views: 6475

ROD 2-8-0

I understand that a member asked, at the meeting on Saturday, if these were painted blue.
The short answer is no
There is more information on the Forum under “RODs on the Caledonian” thread starting November 2012.
I have more info ...... somewhere!
Jim P
by jasp
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon tranfers Type 2
Replies: 25
Views: 24413

Re: Wagon tranfers Type 2

Gentlemen Let us, please, not get ahead of ourselves. As I, and others involved, see it, initially the transfers would be produced in 4 mm but, as Mike has said, there is no reason why 7mm versions could not be produced. There is still some way to go before we even think about who we get to produce ...
by jasp
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon tranfers Type 2
Replies: 25
Views: 24413

Re: Wagon tranfers Type 2

Please be aware that it is likely to be some time before wagon transfers become available as there is much work still to be done.
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CLASS 171 Build
Replies: 49
Views: 35136

Re: CLASS 171 Build

Perhaps this thread should have a sub-title of Spot the Difference. I haven't seen the middle image previously but notice immediately that there is a rear sand pipe. This isn't present in the other 2, although a sand box can be seen within the cab of the top image. Intriguing. Lindsay I wonder why ...
by jasp
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 28159

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

My recollection is that I got chimney and dome from London Road Models from the, very similar, Drummond NBR 4-4-0, I think.
Bogie wheels were from Jim S
Jim P
by jasp
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 13311

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Great stuff, Ross. Thank you for sharing.
A wee article for TTL perhaps?
Jim P
by jasp
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 498 Class Wheel Details
Replies: 27
Views: 25581

Re: 498 Class Wheel Details

Enlarging the pic, behind the coupling hook appears to be a “diamond” shape which may have thickness, or perhaps just a contrasting line at the edge.
Jim P
by jasp
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 498 Class Wheel Details
Replies: 27
Views: 25581

Re: 498 Class Wheel Details

Well spotted Kris!
Definitely not a Masonic symbol.
Can anyone clarify?
Jim P
by jasp
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 944 Class 4mm Chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 6344

Re: 944 Class 4mm Chassis

Dave Not usually necessary to have a lot of spacers, particularly given the thickness of the frames. If you use the, downloadable, High Level motor and gearbox sheets, that should help establish their positions, after which you can look at main spacer positions. Others will depend on how you arrange...
by jasp
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 944 Class 4mm Chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 6344

Re: 944 Class 4mm Chassis

David The frames look like they are from Alan Gibson and are profiled, not etched. Somewhere in the bowels (?) of my loft is a largely built 944 for which I made frames, unfindable in the near future. My recollection is that I did narrow the frames for the pony truck, but can’t be sure. Currently, o...
by jasp
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 28159

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

Steve Duckworth built my 171 from John’s etches.
I have asked him to post some comments on the build which he will do after Christmas
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Coach Grab Rails
Replies: 23
Views: 15928

Re: Coach Grab Rails

Sorry guys, am I missing something? The only coach handles that I can see that are actually “white” are in the pic markers as such. The other pics? Yes, I agree that the ends appear darker but the middle parts do not appear white. On the question of door handles, given the complexity of the design, ...
by jasp
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: CRA Facebook Page
Replies: 18
Views: 16156

Re: CRA Facebook Page

The Committee have looked closely at this and, while we are not willing to have an “Official” Facebook page are happy to have a link to the CRA website on it and complement Kris (Victorian lad) on his work The question of using photographs from TTL and publications is still of great concern, given F...
by jasp
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train
Replies: 17
Views: 15980

Re: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train

I got one some time ago for a very reasonable price. My thought is to build completely new running gear using the Alan Gibson wheel and bush set which utilises the existing side rods etc. One of these days I must draw out the frames and try scribing them with my Cameo using the Amy Cholas etching to...
by jasp
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train
Replies: 17
Views: 15980

Re: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train

Donald
Can’t help with the location but shows lots of footplate detail.
If not copyright could I please have a copy?
Thanks
Jim P
by jasp
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 40356

Re: True Line Models up-date

Please remember that this is an enterprise run by volunteers, thus does not have the impetus of a commercial organisation. The CRA Committee are agreed that support for TLM should continue and we would hope for, perhaps, two new vehiclesh a year. Tony Brenchley is, however, off to New Zealand for a ...
by jasp
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 40356

Re: True Line Models up-date

David
I believe that Tony Brenchley’s recent postings summarise the current situation re TLM
Jim P
by jasp
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Boiler wagon help
Replies: 12
Views: 9927

Re: Boiler wagon help

The bottom picture has the “Builders Hurst Nelson .....etc” superimposed on the photograph, demonstrated by the bottom of the lowest letters appearing to float in mid air! There is also the “C”, presumably from “CR” to the left of the Hurst Nelson superimposition. Perhaps the 12 bolt plate has been ...
by jasp
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Yellow drop flap signals
Replies: 19
Views: 17159

Re: Yellow drop flap signals

Welcome also from me. I hope you enjoy your membership. Good to see your photos around Killin Jct. Jim Summers has a developing layoutbased thereupon. The CRA had an outing to parts of the C&O some years ago which included Lochearnhead, Glenogle and Killin and junction. There was a bit more infrastr...
by jasp
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: CRA Facebook Page
Replies: 18
Views: 16156

Re: CRA Facebook Page

I have received a response from Kris which I will forward to Committee members for their thoughts, prior to progressing this.
Jim P
Chairman