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 Posted: Thu Dec 2nd, 2010 04:43 pm
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Today, after some weeks of enquiry, I have received the following letter from Mr Neil McKay, grandson of WB McKay, author of the definitive books 'Building Construction Volumes I - III' Longmans Press, A4 landscape format.

They were books produced for students of 'Clerk of Works' examinations, and are a great source of information, presented mainly in the form of superb illustrations.  I asked for permission to reproduce the illustrations here on YMR, to use them at exhibitions relating to railway modelling and for use in article relating to railway modelling and miniature building construction.

The books , printed in 1940-50s are still occasionally available second hand, on line.

As an example I have attached some definitive answers to the perennial question 'What does 'flashing' round a chimney look like?. It shows two approaches, separate pieces or a single length of lead cut out to fit the chimney stack.


Dear Mr Dickson

I received a letter this week from Pearsons containing your request to use illustrations from McKay's Building Construction. I am WB McKay's grandson and copyright on the books now rests with me.

I am very happy for you to use the illustrations. If you could print acknowledgements where possible that would be great.     Thank you very much for having the courtesy to ask - it is much appreciated and I am sorry for the delay in your getting a response.   If I can be of further assistance please let me know.   kind regards   Neil McKay














I have suggested that  illustrations will be accompanied by the acknowledgement 'By kind permission of N. McKay.'


So, I will add one or two more if Bob thinks drawings like these are suitable for inclusion in our Prototype information section.

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They are indeed Doug. Ideal for those who want to go that bit further in their modelling to make something really special.



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Not only that but it helps me when I'm doing SES storm damage on the older houses here in Perth.
Brilliant stuff Doug, thanks.



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Congratulations, Doug - a real contribution to knowledge on the forum.
Great illustrations, too.
Comes from an age when there was proper attention to detail.

Also, it's the first time I've seen 'pargeting' in that connection.
Normally it would refer to decorative plaster work.



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More stuff on chimneys, proportions etc









By permission of N. McKay



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Some step details, sizes etc.



By permission of N. Mckay



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These illustrations are brilliant Doug.many thanks to you for going to all the trouble to get them for us,and also many thanks to Mr McKay for his kind permission to use them...what a gentleman!!!

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Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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No problems, yes, a gentleman indeed.

I'm not saying I'll have the answer, b ut if anyone wants a picture of something in particular, I'll look through the books and post it if possible. Must remember it is a course book for an examination rather than a construction manual!

Doug

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What a star.:doublethumb

I've not been on the forum for several days due to domestic committments (Pat is in the UK) but have started scratchbuilding my station building and needed some information on doorframes and steps. I just thought I'd look on the forum and behold, this very timely super post. Brilliant Doug, many thanks.:thumbs

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LES HAS STARTED HIS STATION BUILDING????..................What am I going to bully him over now??......Some people have no consideration.:roll::lol::lol::lol:(I  blame you for this,Douglas!)

Les.....................Go for it my son!!!:twisted:
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An excellent addition to the forum Doug - well done. :thumbs

There's no excuse for leaking roofs now nor for 18" risers on steps !!!!



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