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by JimG
Thu Jan 18, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Re: Where is this?

I thought that the advert for Barrs Aerated Waters on the tank side might suggest a central belt location since lemonades tended to be associated with localities.

Jim.
by JimG
Wed Dec 06, 2023 8:27 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Callander - what is going on here?
Replies: 21
Views: 1740

Re: Callander - what is going on here?

I can remember going to a Sunday School picnic location by train in the late 1940s. The church was the High Kirk in Dumbarton and the location of the picnic was at Garelochhead. We all met on Dumbarton Central down platform and there were reserved coaches on the West Highland morning Down train to a...
by JimG
Wed Jul 12, 2023 8:37 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Connor Class 488 - Front Plate Query
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Re: Connor Class 488 - Front Plate Query

Are you sure that there is no second plate on that photograph? The plate in view is relatively narrow and fairly close to the far frame member. Another plate could just be hidden behind the nearer frame member. I'm thinking about how I could reproduce the situation in CAD to see if that is possible....
by JimG
Fri Jun 30, 2023 8:27 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Beetlecrusher drawings
Replies: 15
Views: 2447

Re: Beetlecrusher drawings

Jim Watt beat me to it. I was just about to email a copy of my Skinley drawing. :D I got my copy from the late Jim Mac a few years ago after discussing the matter of lack of drawings with him and I think that the Skinley drawing is the only one available. There are one or two detail drawings in the ...
by JimG
Wed Mar 15, 2023 11:00 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Dalmuir Riverside photo 1909
Replies: 15
Views: 4623

Re: Dalmuir Riverside photo 1909

The same treatment was applied at Clydebank Riverside as shown in this photo. Maybe the tiles there were faulty. Considering that the building had only been built in the mid-1890s it certainly hadn't taken long for the faults to develop. Considering the experience builders had with tiling with all ...
by JimG
Mon Mar 13, 2023 3:44 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Dalmuir Riverside photo 1909
Replies: 15
Views: 4623

Re: Dalmuir Riverside photo 1909

The deterioration in the tiles and the crude posting of the bills are what strike me. I noticed the tiles as well. I thought that glazed tiles and bricks were the norm on the L&D. I remember that the tiles on Dumbarton East and Dumbarton Central still seemed to be in reasonable condition when I...
by JimG
Sat Mar 11, 2023 3:24 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A uniform mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

Re: A uniform mystery

577x

JimG
by JimG
Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:20 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Saracen Foundry.
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Saracen Foundry.

My copy(ies) also arrived this morning and I only had a chance to flip through so far. They must have had an inventory of thousands of items. I wonder where they stored all their patterns.

Jim G.
by JimG
Sun Jan 08, 2023 11:31 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Saracen Foundry.
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Saracen Foundry.

I just picked up this reference on another forum and those of us modelling the Caledonian may be interested on details of all the cast iron work produced by the Saracen Works. https://stor.scot/products/saracen-foundry?_pos=2&_sid=5f0b43fc0&_ss=r It seems to be a very good deal at £6 plus po...
by JimG
Mon Oct 31, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors
Replies: 16
Views: 2484

Re: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors

Very nice Jim - really quite superb. I hope the printer is a good one to do justice to all your detailing. Will this be 4mm or 7mm? Mike, It's S scale although it would be possible to scale the file up and down in the slicer to cover 4mm and 7mm scales. There's nothing too thin which won't suffer o...
by JimG
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors
Replies: 16
Views: 2484

Re: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors

I've had another look at the plans and I have to confess that my solid lines don't look as solid as some others, especially on the support bracket adjacent to the end door. So I've replaced the affected floor planks with full ones and here's the result :- CaledonianDiag46-02.jpg I've also drawn up t...
by JimG
Sun Oct 23, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors
Replies: 16
Views: 2484

Re: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors

Jim, would the lower half of L-Shape brackets, holding up the sides, not have been hidden by the floor boards? That’s certainly how I interpret the G.A. Scott, I debated that with myself for a bit. :D But the top elevation shows the outline of the bottom section of the support brackets as a solid l...
by JimG
Sun Oct 23, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors
Replies: 16
Views: 2484

Re: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors

Jim,
caleyJim wrote: Sun Oct 23, 2022 5:30 pm Looks good. Any chance of a print being used as a master for a True Line offering?
The print is to S scale as is the STL file. But I could make the STL file available for anyone who wants to re-scale it in a slicer.

And I've still got to do the end door. :D

Jim.
by JimG
Fri Oct 21, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors
Replies: 16
Views: 2484

Re: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors

Just got all the strapping on and the inside detailing as well :-

CaledonianDiag46-01.jpg
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I spent half the evening placing nuts. :D I'll try a 3D print tomorrow and see what it looks like.

Jim.
by JimG
Thu Oct 20, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors
Replies: 16
Views: 2484

Re: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors

Jim, I've gone with the four vertical planks on the inside of each door :- CaledonianDiag46Door-02.jpg This is the latest image from the CAD package. I will do the end door separately so that I have an open end when printing to avoid suction problems. So just the strapping and hinges for the cupboar...
by JimG
Thu Oct 20, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors
Replies: 16
Views: 2484

Re: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors

My understanding is that the doors were double skinned. Horizontal planks on the outside and vertical on the inside. Could the oak lining be the latter? Jim, That looks like a reasonable assumption to give stability to the three horizontal planks on the outside. There are four bolts along the hinge...
by JimG
Thu Oct 20, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors
Replies: 16
Views: 2484

Mineral Wagon Cupboard Doors

I'm drawing up a Diag 46 Mineral wagon to create a file for 3D printing. I'm using the GA drawing which appearedin the wagon book. One thing I noted was a note on the end elevation of the wagon about one inch oak lining inside doors. CaledonianDiag46Door.jpg I have a memory of having seen the inside...
by JimG
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Keeping Up With The Times
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

Keeping Up With The Times

Some of you may have noticed the interest in TT 120:1 scale started off by Peco's announcement to provide track, a wagon and some buildings in the scale. There's been quite a bit of discussion on forums and loads of wish lists being generated to indicate what modellers would be looking for. But I th...
by JimG
Sat Feb 26, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.
Replies: 46
Views: 12868

Re: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.

I've been wanting to model a Blue Train set for many years - certainly since the '60s - but I've never found a GA drawing. Someone produced a 4mm kit for one some years ago and I contacted them to find out their source of dimensions. They couldn't find a GA drawing either and they had measured up an...
by JimG
Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway staff cottages, Harthope
Replies: 41
Views: 37301

Re: Caledonian Railway staff cottages, Harthope

More important is the CR interest. The gable end and internal walls appear to be the same width as the chimney stacks which makes them some 2'6" thick and also appear to have no cavity. Solid indeed. Also of interest is the colour of the top front external stone which was covered by the roof o...
by JimG
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 92
Views: 33199

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Ive been looking through what is available but having absolutely no experience in this field at all, its hard to know what would suit, Ive no idea what the capabilities are, and what I would be looking for to possibly purchase. Are there any articles explaining the basics and choices of equipment? ...
by JimG
Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: River 4-6-0 938 class
Replies: 7
Views: 3416

Re: River 4-6-0 938 class

Following on from the posting of the OPC spreadsheet to the LMS Society web site, I thought I might post a Caledonian version here. I went through the full list some years ago and extracted all the Caledonian entries to a separate spreadsheet. I sent this to the late Jim Mac and he added a lot of St...
by JimG
Wed Jun 30, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: River 4-6-0 938 class
Replies: 7
Views: 3416

Re: River 4-6-0 938 class

There is an entry - Card No. 12962 - in the XLS file of the OPC Microfilm list entitled "G.A. of 4-6-0 engine 6' dia. wheels Class 938 C.R." Could this be it? It is in the LMS section of the list. I've tried to attach a copy of the XLS file, which used to be supplied by the NRM some years ...
by JimG
Fri May 21, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wheelbase Size
Replies: 4
Views: 2671

Re: Wheelbase Size

It might have been to suit mineral freight facilities, where mineral wagons were tipped and a longer wheelbase would not allow this. Building wagons to suit the tipping facilities might have been easier than persuading customers to install new equipment. I do remember working during my school holida...
by JimG
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 92
Views: 33199

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

That really does look good.

A 3D printer night be the answer for all the bits and pieces for your rone pipes if you can justify it. :)

Jim G.