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by jimwatt2mm
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 57
Views: 8018

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Very nice, Paul. Great work as always.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 1839

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

I think I can confirm what I said in that last post. The only location which would be anywhere near the photo is just to the west of Neidpath Viaduct where the Manor Valley road crosses the railway and the river, but looking on Google Streetview confirms that the river bridge is totally different, b...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 1839

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

I don't think there is anywhere on the Peebles line which would match. The only possibilities would be between Broughton and Peebles and the Tweed is much wider there.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 57
Views: 8018

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

To be honest, Paul, I measured the quoins and did the rest by estimating off a couple of photos I took from directly opposite until it looked right and fitted where it had to go on the layout. I suspect the left hand part is an earlier building as it is built in the local reddish, random stone, with...
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 57
Views: 8018

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Thanks, Paul. The block is loosely based on this row here in Biggar. 2012-12-27-379 web.jpg I stress 'loosely' as the slope on the layout is steeper and so I had to 'step down' the RH section. The tracks in front of the retaining wall are the goods yard, the (imagined) station being out of sight beh...
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 57
Views: 8018

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

I've just finished fitting etched doors and sash windows into a block of buildings I've been making. Etched from my own CAD artwork by PPD in Lochgilphead. They have slots into which the glazing can be slid from the side. 1 completed.JPG The surface of the pavement has still to be finished off. Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: Unidentified Loco

Mike 1 wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:13 pm
If you made a model of that people would say they were never loaded upside down!
But it's died with its feet in the air!! :lol:

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Day excursion Carlisle to Dumfries and back
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Day excursion Carlisle to Dumfries and back

They were going by the scenic route - Annan and Upper Clyde valleys (4 times, twice in each direction)! :D :D

Have as good a Christmas as is possible everyone, while keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Unidentified 2-4-0
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Unidentified 2-4-0

I read it as 239, which would make it one of the Dübs built 583 Class 2-4-0s, according to the Loco Register in David Hamilton's book. It also states that Nos.254-262 were used for renumbering, but I haven't trawled through that column to find what locos were given the two numbers you suggest.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive

I believe the design's downfall was that the handles were not both at the right hand end on each side, which was an RCH requirement.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Arrival and Departure process
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Arrival and Departure process

Another example, with a different layout, is Airdrie, which had a single platform with two faces (what I would call a 'peninsular platform') each face having its own run round. One was used for Glasgow services and the other for those to Newmains via Calderbank.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive

Thanks, Scott. I had forgotten about doing that article. When I first came across that drawing it took me a wee while to figure out just how it worked until I realised the the handle on the viewing side is not fixed to the lever connecting it to the brake cross shaft, but just allows it to rise and ...
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Station Footbridge Colour Scheme
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Station Footbridge Colour Scheme

Hi John, I wouldn't put too much credence on colourised photos. I think in many cases the colourist was just using their imagination! I can't be definitive, but I recall reading, I think in an article by George Russel in the Railway Modeller, that station buildings and signal boxes were painted with...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive

It's on p294 of October 1900. I have a photocopy of the page which I'd be happy to scan. Got it when I was going through the magazines in the Mitchel Library.

Send me a PM with your email address.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Boyle Etches - station furniture
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: John Boyle Etches - station furniture

My immediate thought's are exactly as David's.

jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model Wagon Company
Replies: 15
Views: 827

Re: Model Wagon Company

Wasn't Model Wagon Company Ian Middleditch?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 1839

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Slight misgiving I have is that the map seems to show the road on an embankment over the water course with the latter in a culvert rather than a second arch? Of course the map may be inaccurate in that respect.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 4251

Re: Where is this?

That first photo provides another number for a Dia 48 wagon - 44458.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Jumbos on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Jumbos on Ebay

DJH kit has gone for £88. Not that I was in the slightest interested!

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 1839

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

I agree, John. I also looked along the length of both Crieff branches, but nothing there came close.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 1839

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

There is this location
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https://maps.nls.uk/view/82899825 Just north of Tynaspirit, which seems to have a wider bridge, but the the map doesn't show such a wooded area and I think the bridge in the photo is on more of a skew.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 1839

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

I've followed that line on the NLS 25" maps and don't see anywhere that might match. Though there are several skewed overbridges, none have a water course under them. Is that definitely a water course behind the train? Could there just be a secondary arch?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Another mystery

I don't think the SCR ever ran to such fancy lamp housings. In general their lamps were four sided with a pronounced taper. The crossbar for the ladder had "Scottish Central" cast in. I seem to recall an SCR lamp at Bo'ness. Tony Haywood of the team building 'Dunallander' has located photos of Dunb...
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: A pleasant scene
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: A pleasant scene

Background topography looks a bit flat to be around Biggar. If that was looking south across the entrance to the goods yard (judging by the track in the foreground) you would have the Hartree and Coulter hills in the background. Perhaps the early photographic emulsion just hasn't recorded the hills....
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F
Replies: 10
Views: 1358

Re: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F

Chust sublime!! But could it please be shrunk to ½ the scale, pretty please?

Jim