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by RossB
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 15170

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

As I started running trains on the layout I found that some engines and coaches objected to the Peco points that I had used in the fiddle yard. I used a number of 3-way and Y points to save space but because of the frequency of derailments I concluded that the only option was to rip it all up and st...
by RossB
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wartime 65' carriage photos
Replies: 8
Views: 9569

Re: Wartime 65' carriage photos

Both coaches also appear to be missing company crests on their lower panels. Are these patches roughly were numbers and insignia would normally be applied?

Ross
by RossB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 15170

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

I've started to modify the lift out section, I was never entirely happy with the alignment. I think it may have moved out of position slightly when I was fitting the securing clips so I've decided to lift the track and add some extra alignment dowels. When it's fully secured I'll relay the track thr...
by RossB
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 15170

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Thanks for the comments. The 2-8-0 uses the standard Bachmann mechanism and is fitted with a 'stay alive' decoder. Another short video of trains running on the layout; the River again and CR123. The River is probably my best engine as far as running is conceded (even if it might not look it!). The e...
by RossB
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 15170

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

A couple more videos; An ex-ROD 2-8-0 on a goods. The engine is a modified Bachmann model and was described in the True Line. Wagons are again a mix of kits, scratch built and modified RTR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S252FVbXLpM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy_7fXx7zy8 A Pickersgill 4-4-0 wi...
by RossB
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 15170

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Thanks for the comments. For aligning the baseboards I used DCC Concepts fitting and bolt/wing nuts to secure. A few more pictures showing the current state of the layout: img_0388.jpg An overview of the room. img_0389.jpg img_0392.jpg The fiddle yard. img_0390.jpg What will be the station area with...
by RossB
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 15170

New Layout Blog - Crawford

As some of you will know I've made a start on my new 00 gauge layout and thought I'd share what I've been upto. This isn't intended as a blow by blow account of constructing the layout, just some occasional updates and a few pictures of progress. The layout is housed in my spare room and measures ap...
by RossB
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 44935

Re: True Line Models up-date

I would be interested in the following Tony:

Coal wagon 1
Open 3
Cask wagon 1
Roof door van 1
Break Van 2

Ross
by RossB
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery Wagons Carlisle
Replies: 4
Views: 5897

Mystery Wagons Carlisle

I've just came across a photograph of CR 148 taken at Kingmoor with a rather interesting rake of wagons in the background. The wagon of most interest is the peak roof van. It appears to be some kind of non-revenue vehicle, perhaps a tool van. It is tempting to interpret the lettering as: TOOL(?) VAN...
by RossB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: mystery coach
Replies: 16
Views: 11154

Re: mystery coach

I saw the carriage at Carstairs in 2013 as part of a private charter. Its current livery is LMS style lined maroon with CR lettering and monograms. I believe the it is now based at Carnforth and still makes occasional trips on the mainline. It is listed on the vintage carriage trust site, although i...
by RossB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RTR Caley 812.
Replies: 26
Views: 19975

Re: RTR Caley 812.

Excellent news indeed, hopefully it will be the start of a range of Caley prototypes.

Ross
by RossB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 27044

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

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by RossB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 27044

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

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by RossB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 27044

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

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by RossB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 27044

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

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by RossB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 27044

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

Here are the masters I have. There are 21 in all covering just about all CR wagons plus many others.
by RossB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 27044

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

I have a number of transfer masters which came with the exhibition sales stock via Jim. They are A3 size with the individual numbers and letters cut out and stuck on and cover CR, SNER, SCR, traders wagons plus a few other bits. I not sure who made them or if they were ever made into transfers but t...
by RossB
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR766 on the SE&CR
Replies: 4
Views: 6368

CR766 on the SE&CR

During a recent correspondence with the South Eastern & Chatham Railway Society, the following article published in the Locomotive Magazine in 1898 was uncovered by Jim Greaves. The last paragraph mentions a possible trial of CR No. 766 between London and Dover. So far nothing to suggest that the ev...
by RossB
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 4mm class 60
Replies: 6
Views: 5966

Re: 4mm class 60

Here is my part built DJH Class 60 using a Hornby Railroad GWR Hall chassis. The cylinders still need to be raised a little and the front bogie need modified but apart from that its a decent replacement chassis. The donor model was an early release of 'Olton Hall' in Harry Potter red with Great West...
by RossB
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 33422

Re: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans

Its been over a year now since my last post and the brake third looks the same now as it did then! I had been experimenting with various close coupling systems to work with the floating gangways but unfortunately the limited space between solebars has been causing issues but I think I've found a sol...
by RossB
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner No. 1 class information please
Replies: 21
Views: 13753

Re: Conner No. 1 class information please

Looking good Steve. Far more ambitious than anything I've seen attempted with the cutter before, looking forward to seeing it progress.

Ross
by RossB
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Red wheels on 'Grampian' stock?
Replies: 7
Views: 6957

Re: Red wheels on 'Grampian' stock?

The 'Grampians' were initially fitted with Mansell wheels in common with other stock of the period. Many railways which used these wheels painted the wooden centres the same colour as the body which in this case would be the lake/maroon of the lower panels. Below is a photograph of a model I built a...
by RossB
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steam rail motor
Replies: 98
Views: 92308

Re: Steam rail motor

Very nice Steve. How did you make the lookout? I had been thinking about a short set of similar vehicles for an excursion set. Looks like at least some lasted until 1900 so I think I can just about justify them.

Ross
by RossB
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steam rail motor
Replies: 98
Views: 92308

Re: Steam rail motor

Ah yes, I see how it all fits together now.

Keep up the good work.

Ross
by RossB
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 33422

Re: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans

Thanks Steve, hopefully the rest of the set will follow soon.

Ross