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by RossB
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 33420

Re: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans

A little more progress on the brake third. The bulk of it is done now, moving onto the detailing now. I was planning on using Keen Systems close couplings but there isn't enough clearance above the wheels. For future builds I'll need to leave a gap on the floor and build the coupler plate into the i...
by RossB
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steam rail motor
Replies: 98
Views: 92307

Re: Steam rail motor

Looking good Steve. What thickness of plastic do you use for the W irons?

Ross
by RossB
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 33420

Re: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans

Thanks Jim. It is a D71, one of only two built for the first corridor trains of the WCJS in 1892.

Ross
by RossB
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Fox Transfers 00
Replies: 33
Views: 47489

Re: Fox Transfers 00

I'd also be interested in a set if they were to be produced.

Ross
by RossB
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Ratio bogie ore/mineral wagon kit
Replies: 11
Views: 9723

Re: Ratio bogie ore/mineral wagon kit

I made the mistake of buying a couple of these a few years ago. At the time I assumed it was another version of the 30ton wagons build by an outside contractor. Does seem a bit of an odd choice for a kit.

Ross
by RossB
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 33420

Re: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans

Interesting Dave.

Here is my current project, a WCJS brake third from 1892.

Ross
by RossB
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 33420

Re: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans

A nice piece of work Dave. How do you find drawing the more complex shapes in Silhouette? So far Ive only done coaches which are really just a series of rounded boxes. I've been using the designer version of the software, the only problem i had with the free version was it wouldn't import files from...
by RossB
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steam rail motor
Replies: 98
Views: 92307

Re: Steam rail motor

Very nice looking models Steve, I especially like the the empty barrel truck. Keep up the good work.

Ross
by RossB
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: The Caledonian and the East Coast Joint Stock
Replies: 4
Views: 4989

Re: The Caledonian and the East Coast Joint Stock

An interesting article Roger, certainly provides a few ideas for a model....
by RossB
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 33420

Re: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans

Another little project I've been working on. This is an ex-West Coast Joint Stock D13 lavatory composite (originally a luggage composite). The body is scratch built from styrene mounted on a London Road chassis. The 45' coaches are some old Tri-ang conversions. Ross IMG_3829.jpg IMG_3923.jpg IMG_392...
by RossB
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: The Caledonian and the East Coast Joint Stock
Replies: 4
Views: 4989

Re: The Caledonian and the East Coast Joint Stock

That will be how I couldn't find anything, I was looking in the wrong place! I was looking through the chapters for the different eras.

Thanks

Ross
by RossB
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: The Caledonian and the East Coast Joint Stock
Replies: 4
Views: 4989

The Caledonian and the East Coast Joint Stock

I recently picked up a copy of "The Illustrated History of East Coast Joint Stock" by Ken Hoole to see how the ECJS compaired to the WCJS. It mentions that as part of the original arrangements, the Scottish Central Railway were involved with services running north of Edinburgh and in 1879 three surp...
by RossB
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 80 6 wheel van
Replies: 8
Views: 6742

Re: Diagram 80 6 wheel van

Great looking model Peter, the weathering really brings it to life.

Ross
by RossB
Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 33420

Re: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans

Thank you for all your kind comments.

This was my first kit from London Road and I would defiantly recommend it. My plan for this one is to fit working tail and side lamps from DCC Concepts.

Ross
by RossB
Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 492 class and other builds in 00
Replies: 115
Views: 76359

Re: 492 class and other builds in 00

Making good progess Steve. Humbrol 15 was the shade I used for my 439 tank which is pretty close to the blue Hornby used for their last Caley Single release. Slightly of topic, but is that a CR brakedown van lurking in the background?

Keep up the good work.

Ross
by RossB
Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 33420

Re: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans

3D printing isn't something which I had considered before, definitely something to look at though. I've started using the limonene you gave me Jim, thanks. Much better than the Humbrol poly cement I was using previously, where did you get it from? I've also been trying out a different technique for ...
by RossB
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 33420

Re: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans

Moving on from the vans, the next projects are a ex-WCJS dining saloon and a TPO. The diner uses a shortened Ratio chassis as a base and follows David Jenkinsons method of conduction with an inner box and removable ends. The stumbling block here is the roof. The coach originally had a LNWR style dou...
by RossB
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steam rail motor
Replies: 98
Views: 92307

Re: Steam rail motor

looking at some other pictures of the LB&SC railmotor, it looks like it had metal bodywork around the engine with painted on paneling. Could be an option.
by RossB
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steam rail motor
Replies: 98
Views: 92307

Re: Steam rail motor

The exposed smoke box door really changes the look of the front end doesn't it? I hadn't even considered it until now. I would be inclined to go for the two panels rather than the single large one especially if they are to have louvers in them.

Ross
by RossB
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Tail lamps on passenger trains
Replies: 7
Views: 5990

Re: Tail lamps on passenger trains

Thanks for the replies. I have a copy of the WTT just not with me just now (have a look at the weekend). I saw that picture in the carriage book but as there wasn't a rear tail lamp it only confused matters! I had read about the white light to the front on goods breaks but like you Jim thought it of...
by RossB
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Tail lamps on passenger trains
Replies: 7
Views: 5990

Tail lamps on passenger trains

I've been thinking about fitting working tail lamps to some of my carriage models but I have been unable to find much information their position and configuration. My understanding is that brake carriages from the Grampians onwards had electric tail lights built into the sides and carriages before t...
by RossB
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 33420

Re: Some Scratch Built Vans

Thanks for positives comments. Following a few questions about the cutter, here is the set up and an example of what it can produce.

Ross
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by RossB
Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 33420

Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans

I thought I'd share a little project that fellow member Steve Parsons and I have been working on. I've recently acquired a Silhouette Portrait cutter to aid with scratch building passenger vehicles. The Portrait can cut the various layers within a few minutes which can then be laminated to produce t...
by RossB
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Ex LSWR/ROD Dia 1459 road vans
Replies: 7
Views: 6590

Re: Ex LSWR/ROD Dia 1459 road vans

I built one of these kits a few years ago to see what resin a kit was like. The only reference to these vans I could find was on the Smallbrook website presumably quoting from the Southern Wagons reference. In the absence of further information the model is more semi-freelance than an accurate model...
by RossB
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 492 class and other builds in 00
Replies: 115
Views: 76359

Re: 492 class build (bodge) in 00

Steve, I use fox transfers for the lining. I think it's intended for BR or LNWR so you tend to end up with a lot of corners with the lining going the wrong way. They are quite time consuming as you have to go over the red/white lining with a thin black transfer to separate the two. The passenger lin...