RE: [7mm NGA] mixed gauge crossing
- On Sun, 30/11/08, Ron Houghton <houghtonron@...> wrote:
> As a new guy to the group I've been following this themeSounds like a challenge to me! :-)
> from the start as I tried to make a mixed gauge crossing
> based on the one in the Linda and Blanche book, but could
> not get it to work so in the end I decided to try the easy
> option and go through the sg line and build up a basic
But I couldn't see your photo - just a John Lewis site.
- Hello Kelvin,
The coach is a complete mess I'm afraid. I aproximated it from a
photograph downloaded from IRFCA so it's 6mm too short. It also runs
on Bachman wagon bogies which aren't correct. Add to that the fact
that the plasticard has warped and it's only fit for scrap really.
I will get in touch with Ken. Can you send his email again off-list?
The forum software automatically removes anything after the 'at' sign.
The etches were intended to be a private thing for myself after
realising that was the best way to produce the number of coaches I
need and my lack of skill with plasticard (especially with many
square windows). I certainly don't intend to make a commercial
venture out of it, but I am prepared to do a few extra if anyone is
interested in picking the cost of an individual etch up.
I traced the Bagnall drawing directly from a copy of the original
works drawing and reduced it to correct size via a photocopier. As
often happens, I found out about the study group drawing after
completing it! It would be interesting to compare the two drawings
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Kelvin A. White" <kelvin@...> wrote:
> Hello Paul
> The coach looks OK, but I would like more detail before financially
supporting the project....I presume you are aware that Ken got Allen
Doherty (Worsley Works) to make etched brass chassis for these
coaches in 4mm Scale.
> Ken's webb site is here http://home.acenet.net.au/kjw-
> which describes his 4mm Barfi Light Railway layout. As you are
proposing to base your your artwork on Ken's CM drawings it might be
polite to ask his for his blessing - he can be contacted at kjw-
meh@... Also check if he still thinks the drawings are correct.
> Re your CS class 2-4-0T chassis - are you using the drawings I
published in the Indian Railway Study Group Newsletter so many, many
years ago? These locos have always been a favourite - somewhere
there is a commercial video of these locos bouncing their way across
typical rough Indian NG track.
> When I disbanded the IRSG (due to work presures) I gave all of the
publications to BORHT - who make them available - see
> Best regards
> Kelvin White
> Former IRSG Editor / Publisher
> Oxford, England
> Email: kelvin@...
> >>1a. Re: OT. Indian NG - An old friend re-emerges
> Posted by: "Paul Davies" paul.r.davies@... paulrdavies2003
> Date: Sat Dec 6, 2008 12:12 pm ((PST))
> Hello all,
> I'm heavily into Indian 2'6" in 7mm scale as Kelvn already knows.
> From this end there's always been the problem of getting accurate
> prototype info and measurements, and seeing as I'm not going to get
> to India anytime soon due to a young family, any information would
> gratefully received.
> For my part, I have obtained a copy of Ken Walker's article on
> standard 34'6" stock, re-sized them and am going to do some artwork
> to get etches done for my own private use. This followsa really
> approximation in plasticard. If they come to fruition I could
> do a few extra while I'm at it.
> I have uploaded a couple of photos into a new folder called Indian
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