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by John Lindsay
Sun Apr 07, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 900 class tender frame colour
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: 900 class tender frame colour

Snap Jim!

Mine's in 4mm scale, but how you turn out such excellent results in 2mm continues to amaze me - and that's without more than half the job being done for you by Mr Smellie's excellent kits!

By the way, does anyone know where to get white lining for bogie wheels?

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Sun Mar 24, 2024 10:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 900 class tender frame colour
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: 900 class tender frame colour

That's the conclusion I came to when finishing off my building of my Caley Coaches kit last year. I also painted the equalizing beams lake too.

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Tue Aug 08, 2023 8:55 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".
Replies: 24
Views: 6940

Re: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".

Not an error in the book, but some additional information on one photo. I have done a little background investigation into the picture of an unidentified Jumbo at Biggar station on page 80 of the book. My strong suspicion is that it is number 414. You can see the digit 4 clearly on the buffer beam a...
by John Lindsay
Mon Mar 06, 2023 3:56 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Shunting in Yards - which direction?
Replies: 0
Views: 1950

Shunting in Yards - which direction?

I am currently enjoying browsing through the newly published book of Montague Smith's photos - wonderful. Many thanks to those behind it's production. It's particularly good for me in my efforts to represent Biggar in model form. It's good to know that I got the point rodding right in a few areas! L...
by John Lindsay
Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: D6 Brake Van in 4mm
Replies: 20
Views: 5197

Re: New Kit - D6 Brake Van in 4mm

Hi Ross

One of each kit for me too!

Thanks

John
by John Lindsay
Fri May 27, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: DJH 812 class
Replies: 8
Views: 2885

Re: DJH 812 class

I know what you mean Graham, but I think all of us railway modellers are a bit eccentric. I'm glad there are very few suitable locos and rolling stock available off the shelf as it's made me put effort into kit building. I now enjoy it more than the scenery aspect (which is in itself a bit of a prob...
by John Lindsay
Thu Feb 17, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mystery Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 1269

Re: Mystery Photos

Wow - many thanks for the fast response!

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Thu Feb 17, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mystery Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 1269

Mystery Photos

Hi All, I wonder if anyone can help. We are busy cataloguing some old photos donated to the Swanage Railway over the years. We have come across a couple that appear to be of Scottish locations, but we have drawn a blank when trying to identify them. The first is possibly a Caley station, but our eff...
by John Lindsay
Tue Feb 01, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Interlaced points sleeper spacing
Replies: 20
Views: 5444

Re: Interlaced points sleeper spacing

Iain When building my OO finescale pointwork, I used C&L components including their timber tracks wood sleeper bases. These are now supplied separately by Timber Tracks after the C&L part was sold off. Timber Tracks still do the NER interlaced sleeper base that I used, and it appears very mu...
by John Lindsay
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.
Replies: 46
Views: 12873

Re: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.

Hi John & WCML55.68

John - yes, my arm could be twisted to write a few words for the True Line - I'll drop you a PM about the details.

WCML - thanks for the comments! I hadn't really looked closely at the under boiler joint before!

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.
Replies: 46
Views: 12873

Re: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.

I received my sound equipped “as built” version of 828 from Rails of Sheffield just before Christmas and am very impressed with it so far. It has a very nice finish (perhaps a little too glossy for my taste!). The lining is at least as good as the Fox Transfer lining and has the advantage of the bes...
by John Lindsay
Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Signal Boxes
Replies: 8
Views: 7337

Re: Signal Boxes

Hi All Many thanks for Orbiston for his pdf file with the basics of the S4 signalbox shell. I have adapted them for a brick built version with an extra window on the front elevation. I will upload a copy of the Silhouette cutter file to the library on the forum in case anyone wants to use it. I also...
by John Lindsay
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Provender Stores
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

Re: Provender Stores

Many thanks for that information. It confirms that it was out of the time period I am modelling (pre-WW1). All photos of similar buildings I found were dated in the 1930s or later.

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Southern Division Signalbox - layout
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

Re: Southern Division Signalbox - layout

Ahh! Many thanks for that!

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Southern Division Signalbox - layout
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

Southern Division Signalbox - layout

I wonder if anyone can help with another rather specific question. From my exploration of photos and drawings, the standard Southern Division design of signalbox always seems to have its chimney (and presumably its fireplace) positioned mid way down the back wall. This is fine when the lever frame i...
by John Lindsay
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: CRA Webinar 6th November 2021 - Blairgowrie
Replies: 6
Views: 3023

Re: CRA Webinar 6th November 2021 - Blairgowrie

Thanks Sinclair, I was after that information too!

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Provender Stores
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

Provender Stores

Does anyone happen to know when provender stores became a common feature of Scottish station goods yards? The attached photo shows the one that was at Biggar in 1946 when the RAF took some aerial photographs. It is marked on the 1940s OS map, but not on the 1912. I am trying to narrow down the time ...
by John Lindsay
Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Reuse of old signal arms?
Replies: 5
Views: 2027

Re: Reuse of old signal arms?

As an additional thought - would the angle through which the arm moved have been different? The original arm drops a long way, but the angle between the two lenses in the latter replacement looks less.

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Reuse of old signal arms?
Replies: 5
Views: 2027

Reuse of old signal arms?

Hi all Whilst looking at some of the photos I have of Biggar Station the other day, I noted that the arm of the Up Starter Signal was changed at some time between 1906 and 1935 (ish). Not in itself surprising, but the replacement arm (see the right hand of the two photos) appears to be of the design...
by John Lindsay
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Jumbo Underhung Spring Castings
Replies: 12
Views: 14596

Re: Jumbo Underhung Spring Castings

I have finally got round to putting together the 4mm Jumbo tender from the Worsley Works etches. I improved the profile of the frame by filling out the curve with low melt solder then filing it to shape. Close up photography is very cruel at exposing the shortcomings of ones efforts! I built the loc...
by John Lindsay
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Modelling Blairgowrie
Replies: 1
Views: 1932

Re: Modelling Blairgowrie

Many thanks for posting the link. I thoroughly enjoyed your talk.

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Station Footbridge Colour Scheme
Replies: 2
Views: 1577

Re: Station Footbridge Colour Scheme

Many thanks Jim
by John Lindsay
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Station Footbridge Colour Scheme
Replies: 2
Views: 1577

Station Footbridge Colour Scheme

I wonder if anyone can help with this issue? I am trying to working out which colour(s) to use for the painting of a representation of the footbridge at Biggar station. My assumption is that it should be all purple-brown/burnt umber, but a couple of photos cast a bit of doubt. This extract from a co...
by John Lindsay
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Boyle Etches - station furniture
Replies: 7
Views: 3887

Re: John Boyle Etches - station furniture

They look impressive - thanks Lindsay!

Cheers

John
by John Lindsay
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Boyle Etches - station furniture
Replies: 7
Views: 3887

Re: John Boyle Etches - station furniture

Many thanks gents

Allan's photo seems to seal it!

Cheers

John