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James lane
« on: October 21, 2022, 09:54:27 pm »

Hello all,
Has anyone taken over James Lane stantion production ?
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Re: James lane
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2022, 07:41:54 am »

Hello all,
Has anyone taken over James Lane stantion production ?
David5


I don't think so David I haven't heard anything but I could be wrong, Jim worked on his own and I think it would be hard to pull it all together as a business.


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Re: James lane
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2022, 10:19:38 am »

The staunchions were made from brass split pins pressed into special jigs. I seem to recall reading that the jigs have been lost.

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Re: James lane
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2022, 11:31:11 am »

Thanks for your input, if they are lost, thatís a shame, so many items not available any more.
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Re: James lane
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2022, 12:13:46 pm »

To be honest there are plenty of decent stanchions available, spoilt for choice really I would say.
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Re: James lane
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2022, 12:35:18 pm »

Nemesis has corrected my comment that they were made from brass split pins. They are actually made from half round brass wire as a closer inspection of some I have confirms.

I agree there are planty of stanchions around these days but at typically 60p upwards each they are an expensive purchase. I can't recall what the James Lane ones cost but they were much cheaper.

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Re: James lane
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2022, 01:09:50 pm »

Itís 1/72 scale two bar Iím looking for.
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Re: James lane
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2022, 01:16:50 pm »

From 2007 but pictures not very clear.


How I fit James lane Stanchions (modelboatmayhem.co.uk)

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Re: James lane
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2022, 02:22:52 pm »

hi there


As far as James Lane is concerned, the story I have been told is James' sister/relation 'hired someone to clear his house' and everything was put in a skip.  Tools etc., and also he had a massive garden railway which apparently has gone as well.  Sad, but I will try and have this confirmed by the jungle telegraph.   He is a sad miss.


Have you thought of photo etched stanchions - try Scale Link fretcetera.... I have some of theirs to try myself - they are at 1:48 scale - they do seem to be a little bit flimsy though - the other thing is John Hayes he used to do some beautiful etched stuff and his stanchions were a lot thicker that he produced than Scale Link's.   Good idea to contact John to see if he can help you out/point you in the right direction.


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Re: James lane
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2022, 01:44:58 pm »

Look up Great Little Ships stanchions for the 1/72 Flower kits. I've just checked on the Hannants site and a pack of 24 cast metal ones comes in at about a fiver. They're also for the Airfix MTB's etc. I've never tried them and being what appears to be white metal they probably need a bit of cleaning up but........................... :-)) https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GLSA72018A?result-token=VRM3o
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Re: James lane
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2022, 03:51:21 pm »

Have you had a look at Scale Warship site? https://scalewarship.com
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Re: James lane
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2022, 04:06:25 pm »

Hi there,


I have just found out that James' models and tools went through an Auction house - to whom we don't know - and whilst I wouldn't hold my breath, they may come back on the scene, who knows.


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Re: James lane
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2022, 05:39:46 pm »

Well done for finding that out John.


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Re: James lane
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2022, 10:14:57 am »

Hello all,
Iíve gone with the ex coastal forces p/E set, thanks for all your help.
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Re: James lane
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2023, 10:54:25 pm »

Thanks for finding this info out John. I imagine Mr Lane was at least a model engineer and/or a resourceful chap as well.


I hope the tools included his system for making them as what I saw looked quite tidy and strong.


I went with J.R. Haynes etched ones and ones available from Deans (they came with the M15 kit so its daft to not use perfectly good stanchions for when I am at that stage with her.)
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Re: James lane
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2023, 06:24:59 pm »

Hi ya


James Lane's original role was a professional model maker for the shipyards.    he used to produce models for the ship owners such as P & O etc. - the ones in glass cases we see nowadays.


I one time had a good conversation with him on the phone.    His garden railway was, I think, his true love.   Where all of his models & that went - who knows - hopefully someone appreciates and is enjoying them.


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Re: James lane
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2023, 08:10:00 am »

John,
He also spent some time as a ships engineer sailing out of Aberdeen, we swopped a few sailors tales.


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