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by lindsay_g
Thu Jul 11, 2024 11:25 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Spring Size on CR Bogie Carriages
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Spring Size on CR Bogie Carriages

I’ve been occupying myself on and off for a few weeks on the build of Decent Models 45’ coaches (well, just one initially). However ( Bad News warning for builders of those previously ), based on info gleaned from the Carriages Book, I’m coming to the conclusion that these were wrongly supplied with...
by lindsay_g
Thu May 23, 2024 8:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: John Boyle - Decent Models
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: John Boyle - Decent Models

Everything went to David Elvy trading as Alba Railway Models, but they suspended trading in November 2022.
by lindsay_g
Wed May 15, 2024 5:31 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 89591

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

I paid a visit to Register House today to study the newly digitised drawing of the earlier version of the CCT and gleaned the following info. The same info may be on the drawing of the later drawing of the louvered CCT version, the subject of this thread, but only small portions of that drawing have...
by lindsay_g
Sun May 12, 2024 8:20 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 89591

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

Thanks for that image, Mike. I think that shows conclusively that the handbrake lever was attached to the brake shoe via a link suspended from a bracket. It seems that the link is bolted to the brake shoe via the lower bolt hole. I've requested access to RHP70055 which is a GA drawing of the earlier...
by lindsay_g
Sun May 05, 2024 11:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 29
Views: 9833

Re: Caledonia Models?

Hi John, This was only posted for interest sake and was not intended to cause any intrigue. However, to put you out of your misery, this boxed wagon was part of a largish job lot purchased on Ebay, the seller being based in Largs. I really only purchased the bundle to get hold of a Sir Nigel Gresley...
by lindsay_g
Sun May 05, 2024 8:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 29
Views: 9833

Re: Caledonia Models?

And another reminder of Clyde Models Dockyard :


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by lindsay_g
Fri May 03, 2024 1:02 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 89591

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

'Tis I again, possibly creating more debate, this time over a handbrake. Back in 14/11/2017, David John questioned whether there was a handbrake on the other side of the vehicle from the photo, but unfortunately it went answered. And unfortunately for those with completed models I think he was corre...
by lindsay_g
Tue Apr 30, 2024 12:48 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 89591

CCT 11a - glazed droplights again!

I'm going to resurrect a debate from a few years ago. There were a few conflicting thoughts on whether the 2 side doors were glazed or otherwise - I think there was agreement that they were both droplights whether glazed or not, and perhaps the consensus was that only one was glazed. Period images p...
by lindsay_g
Sun Apr 28, 2024 11:06 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: MacIntosh 45’ Coach Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: MacIntosh 45’ Coach Questions

Many thanks for the reply, Mike. I would have assumed that the truss pipes were a lot greater than 1.25" so that's good to know before I started to model them. I'd got the impression from diagram 8.12 that the queen posts might have been oval - oh joy, wonder how I'll represent them without a g...
by lindsay_g
Mon Apr 15, 2024 10:30 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: MacIntosh 45’ Coach Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 465

MacIntosh 45’ Coach Questions

I’m presently trying to figure out a few details of the 45’ coaching stock. This one may be right up Mike W’s street, but others with drawings or images not in the public domain may have the (possible) answers. Communication Alarm Gear As part of the build of a number of horsebox models, I’ve ponder...
by lindsay_g
Tue Mar 26, 2024 10:31 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR Diagram 8 Horsebox Querstions
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: CR Diagram 8 Horsebox Querstions

I'm modifying my assumption regarding the hinging of the grooms doors. Having studied the few images I have of this diagram of box and the double horse box, all doors are hinged to the left. A quick look through images of carriages on my PC also establishes that all doors seemed to be hinged to the ...
by lindsay_g
Sat Mar 02, 2024 8:45 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR Diagram 8 Horsebox Querstions
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: CR Diagram 8 Horsebox Querstions

Mike, Many thanks for sending these images. I did come across them on the Filemaster site but because of the on-line resolution couldn't zoom in well enough. However, I can zoom in a lot more on the images sent. In one image I think I can make out that the first box is dual fitted with the vacuum pi...
by lindsay_g
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:41 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR Diagram 8 Horsebox Querstions
Replies: 5
Views: 871

CR Diagram 8 Horsebox Querstions

I am currently well entrenched in the build of a number of horse boxes destined for a layout of Barnton (don't ask! - history slightly distorted for variety/interest sake - but surely you can image horses racing across "Cammo Downs" presently being covered in houses/flats between Barnton/M...
by lindsay_g
Fri Dec 08, 2023 11:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Plans and Planning
Replies: 8
Views: 2154

Re: Plans and Planning

Very nice items. Doesn't seem as if you need Alba.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Sun Nov 26, 2023 10:44 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Dalry Road Class 439s
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: Dalry Road Class 439s

Hi Ross, I'd also be interested in knowing this info - but whether I'd now do anything with the info is debateable as I ordered a number plate for my model based on a best guesstimate but can't remember now what that was based on. What I do remember was that I couldn't find any real info on the 439'...
by lindsay_g
Tue Nov 21, 2023 11:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 29 Milk Truck
Replies: 38
Views: 7729

Re: Diagram 29 Milk Truck

Yes, they appear if we click on the .JPG link. There were some system changes made (mentioned on the Dunblane thread) which may have resulted in the change in appearance. Whilst there may be a perceived down side in not immediately seeing the images, it is a far bigger image that appears. Another do...
by lindsay_g
Fri Sep 22, 2023 9:09 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Line Diagrams
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: Line Diagrams

All of the items that form the basis of this eBay sale may have been picked up from CRA sources and passed on in this sale. Does John P or the CRA have the copyright to challenge the sale on eBay? You can do so if that is the case. From where I am sitting as a fairly experienced seller and buyer on ...
by lindsay_g
Wed Aug 09, 2023 12:24 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 29 Milk Truck
Replies: 38
Views: 7729

Re: Diagram 29 Milk Truck

That set up for allowing lateral movement of the centre axle seems a very neat and simple solution which I feel I'll have to try for the reasons that I'll set out below. I can't foresee any problems with it. When I saw a wire through all 3 axles in a previous post I thought Alan was going to adopt t...
by lindsay_g
Tue Aug 01, 2023 12:57 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 29 Milk Truck
Replies: 38
Views: 7729

Re: Diagram 29 Milk Truck

Bedford Sprung Units They were still supplied to Eileens by BB so I'm hopeful they will appear from BB direct or elsewhere - someone/somewhere owns the artwork for the etches which were very popular. They better or else I will have to be ultra careful with the few I have in stock!!! Nothing currentl...
by lindsay_g
Mon Jul 31, 2023 3:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Modelmaster Pickersgill 4-4-0
Replies: 9
Views: 3204

Re: Modelmaster Pickersgill 4-4-0

None of the planned kits seem to be available, yet all were planned for early summer or May/June. Not that I'd be rushing out for a Pickersgill, I can't see that I'd be wanting to part with any money until I had some idea of what was likely to be on offer if indeed anything was ever made available. ...
by lindsay_g
Wed Jul 12, 2023 12:31 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Connor Class 488 - Front Plate Query
Replies: 2
Views: 1402

Connor Class 488 - Front Plate Query

I'm back again with another question regarding the class 488 engines (after a good few years absence on this topic)! I've resurrected build of a model of loco 1167 but have come against another problem. I cannot find any images which show the front of this loco other than this image : 1167.jpg I'm t...
by lindsay_g
Sun May 14, 2023 11:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 439 body
Replies: 28
Views: 7008

Re: 439 body

Interested in what Lindsay g says about inaccuracies in the DJH model. Where have I gone wrong? In truth it is so long ago that I couldn't now list the discrepancies and I've ditched the parts that weren't used so can't now compare them. I seem to remember thinking at the time I might have been as ...
by lindsay_g
Fri May 12, 2023 1:29 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 439 body
Replies: 28
Views: 7008

Re: 439 body

Or should that be an awful lot of trouble for an awful model? Other models built from bodies produced by this concern look very good based on images of other Ebay sales. However, they seem to have thrown together this body of a 439 rather quickly which I think is clearly taken from 419 at Bo'ness. A...
by lindsay_g
Wed Jan 18, 2023 6:48 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR Breakdown Cranes Nos 1 & 2
Replies: 0
Views: 5230

CR Breakdown Cranes Nos 1 & 2

I’m finally progressing conversion of a D&S breakdown crane kit to one as supplied to the CR. Differences between the CR cranes and the standard Cowan Sheldon Mk 1 15t cranes were highlighted in an article in TTL #118, but since then I have discovered yet more differences! Whilst I've figured ou...
by lindsay_g
Tue May 10, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 6 Wheel Brake Van
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: 6 Wheel Brake Van

I had ideas of adding brake detail to a model of a Dia 62 15T BV which also had a brake standard at both ends but had no idea of the rodding arrangements. To assist, Mike was good enough to send me a copy of the brake arrangement drawing for the 6 wheel BV. This definitely does show standards at bot...