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by RossB
Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brake Ends
Replies: 18
Views: 13912

Re: Brake Ends

David I have no evidence of this being the normal practice. I just remembered reading that brake ends were red so thought that if brake ends of coaches were red then full brake ends could be as well. The red end of the duckets was based on a picture I saw of a 45' centre brake composite where the en...
by RossB
Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Branch Goods at Brechin
Replies: 12
Views: 9033

Re: Branch Goods at Brechin

How long would ex SCR and SNER have lasted in service after their takeovers? What would have been a typical life expectancy for such vehicles?

Ross
by RossB
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Models required on loan - can you help?
Replies: 6
Views: 6602

Re: Models required on loan - can you help?

Hi Jim

I've sent you a list of some models I could loan if required. I have a WCJS 50' arc roof brake and full third along with a CR 6 wheel brake and some general goods wagons (CR, LNWR etc.)

Ross
by RossB
Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Derelict Caledonian Coach in Aberdeenshire?
Replies: 0
Views: 3060

Derelict Caledonian Coach in Aberdeenshire?

While browsing through the Vintage Carriage Trust's online survey of historic vehicles I came across a new entry listing a derelict coach in Aberdeenshire as being of Caledonian origin. The article references the LNER Coach Association but I can find no reference of it on their site. Does anyone kno...
by RossB
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: On My Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 11487

Re: On My Workbench

Thanks for the comments and advice. I've had a go at adding rivets to a basic traders wagon (didn't fancy practicing on the line wagon!). I fairly happy with the way they turned out, not as tricky as I though they might be but I'll wait until this one is painted up to be sure before I try the lime w...
by RossB
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: On My Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 11487

Re: On My Workbench

Nice models Jim. Do you use a brush or a lining pen to letter your wagons? I've been in the process of painting a Wills tank (easier said than done!). This is my first attempt at lining a black engine using Fox transfers and it turned out to be rather more complex and time consuming than I expected....
by RossB
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Video footage of the Caledonian
Replies: 0
Views: 3353

Video footage of the Caledonian

Whilst browsing the web I came across this fascinating little clip of a Euston to Glasgow express around filmed 1909. http://www.huntleyarchives.com/searchresult.php?keywords=&option=all&filmCategory=Railways&filmDecade=1900&filmSound=&filmColour=&filmNumber= I've seen a couple of clips of LNWR trai...
by RossB
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: On My Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 11487

Re: On My Workbench

The DCC uncoupler is from Keen Systems http://www.keen-systems.com/Couplings.html The coupling loop is mounted on a pivot which allows it to drop downwards. This is connected to an actuator and a nut/bolt counter weight. Installation was fairly straightforward. I only had to remove the old coupling,...
by RossB
Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: On My Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 11487

Re: On My Workbench

Great looking models Jim. I don't know how you can pack in so much detail into something so small, I struggle with 4mm at times! Over Christmas finished of the horse box and managed to finish of my Ex-ROD 2-8-0 based on the excellent pictures from a previous thread. It is Bachmann model with a few m...
by RossB
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: On My Workbench
Replies: 19
Views: 11487

On My Workbench

Hi everyone. I've manged to get a bit of time off over Christmas to hopefully catch up of some of those little projects which never seem to come to an end and I thought I might post a few pics if anyone is interested. I've have had model railways for the last 15 years or so but they were always mode...
by RossB
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Parcels vans in goods livery.
Replies: 1
Views: 2154

Parcels vans in goods livery.

I came across an interesting picture in the recently published book "The Quintinshill Conspiracy" of the recovery opperation. In the background of one of the shots there is a short train formed of three vans which look like two early (ex-wcjs?) 6 wheel parcels vans with a goods van (D.3?) in between...
by RossB
Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Oxide Wagon Bogies
Replies: 1
Views: 2499

Oxide Wagon Bogies

I have just come back from a short holiday which included a trip to the NRM. While there I took some time to take a few pics of their impressive collection of mainly LNWR 7mm models (those builder's name currently escapes me). In the collection there were three models of CR 35 ton flat wagons, two o...
by RossB
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pickerings Traders wagons
Replies: 3
Views: 3383

Re: Pickerings Traders wagons

Super looking models, I really should get on and finish mine! Are the transfers home made?
Ross
by RossB
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery brake van
Replies: 13
Views: 8862

Re: Mystery brake van

The mystery van looks like it has raked ends towards the top like the diagram 6 brake van. The shape of the door aperture and the position of the handrails are also very similar to the D.6 van. Could it be a third body style?
Ross
by RossB
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery brake van
Replies: 13
Views: 8862

Re: Mystery brake van

I noticed in the picture of the C&O brake van in the wagon book the first coach didn't have a brake end and looked like there were passengers in the first compartment (immediately behind the brake van). Could it have been used as a barrier vehicle a bit like the old dummy vans to protect passengers ...
by RossB
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brake Wagons
Replies: 11
Views: 8305

Re: Brake Wagons

Hi Dave, thanks for the reply. I was rather surprised when I saw the dates of these wagons, to me they seemed very primitive for the period, couldn't have been much fun for the guard in bad weather! I was thinking of building a model of the later version but looks like there will be a bit of guesswo...
by RossB
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brake Wagons
Replies: 11
Views: 8305

Brake Wagons

Having seen a small section of these in the excellent wagon book, I was looking for a little more information on them. When would one have been used instead of a conventional brake van? Were they used for a specific traffic?

Ross
by RossB
Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Does anyone recognise these models?
Replies: 9
Views: 6986

Re: Does anyone recognise these models?

Though I might provide a quick update on this little project. The two coal wagons were completely striped and rebuilt with new underframes,repainted and coal loads added. Sounds simple but was a lot more work than I was expecting! The tube wagon was a bit easier, just a repaint. The load was salvage...
by RossB
Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR Locos on the Highland
Replies: 3
Views: 4433

Re: CR Locos on the Highland

I think I remember reading somewhere that an Oban bogie 4-6-0 was loaned for several years from during/just after the war until the grouping. Sorry I can't be more specific.

Ross
by RossB
Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Loco Number Plates
Replies: 9
Views: 8347

Re: Loco Number Plates

Hi

What scale are they? If they are 4mm I would be interested in 4 of them (72, 123, 439 and 173) if they are available.

Ross
by RossB
Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: A Caledonian Impedimenta Etch
Replies: 12
Views: 9003

Re: A Caledonian Impedimenta Etch

Thanks for that Robin, I've been trying for ages to find suitable plates.
by RossB
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: A Caledonian Impedimenta Etch
Replies: 12
Views: 9003

Re: A Caledonian Impedimenta Etch

I would defiantly be interested in a etch. A set of number plates for one of the Ex-ROD engines would be handy if you could fit them in.
Ross
by RossB
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brake Ends
Replies: 18
Views: 13912

Re: Brake Ends

This is something I've often wondered when looking at pictures of other peoples models and something I've debated when painting my own. Newly painted stock with bright red ends, white roofs and white rimmed wheels probably would look a bit overpowering but would probably tone down fairly quickly in ...
by RossB
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian RTR -1
Replies: 5
Views: 5125

Re: Caledonian RTR -1

Couldn't agree more about the current finish of RTR models, even the old Tri-ang single and coaches look half decent with a modern Hornby finish (and make my efforts look very 'home made' by comparison!). Recently quite a few model shops and magazines have been commissioning their own exclusive RTR ...
by RossB
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O
Replies: 16
Views: 14992

Re: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O

Would have thought that most ex-wcjs designs would have eventually made it to most parts of the system. If you haven't already, take a look at 'A Register of West Coast Joint Stock' by Casserley and Millard. It has detailed lists of all stock absorbed by the CR. Jim, you're sleeper model sounds very...