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by jimwatt2mm
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 6 Stove Chimney
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Diagram 6 Stove Chimney

I went by John's drawing.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Kirriemuir Branch Line
Replies: 24
Views: 20317

Re: Kirriemuir Branch Line

As a student in the 1960's I went on a brake van trip from Bridge of Dun to Brechin. While waiting for the return trip we rummaged around in a desk in the good shed and found, among other things, CR wagon labels lettered 'Live Stock/Brechin to Bellgrove NB'. This made me think, until the penny dropp...
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Where is it?

Could the coaches be off an excursion?

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Dundee & Arbroath Signalbox and location.
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Dundee & Arbroath Signalbox and location.

I'm not familiar with the signal boxes in the area, but the photo would appear to have been taken from the bridge at the lower left on this map.
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Doesn't explain why it's carrying an Aberdeen headboard, though!

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Thu May 20, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment

For me, the skyline doesn't fit in either of the present day photos. Having said which, I can't offer any suggestions.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon May 17, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Allocation of Brake Vans
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Allocation of Brake Vans

Several of the photos in the brake van section of the wagons book show vans designated for specific depots or routes, so it would seem to have been standard practice.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Thu May 13, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Unidentified wooden objects at Loch Awe station
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Unidentified wooden objects at Loch Awe station

Is it my imagination, or is light reflecting off glazing on the left hand one?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Basket on turntable
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: Basket on turntable

Could it be that the 'table itself wasn't quite balanced laterally and this was to try to correct that? Either that or it could be a fire devil to use to prevent the pivot freezing?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 21
Views: 1629

Re: Caledonia Models?

I too, remember trudging along Renfrew Street (from the Dental Hospital) to Killermont Street bus station, particularly in Winter, and having to wait an interminable time for the East Kilbride bus. The bus station was an incredibly cold and draughty place at the best of times no seats or wind shiel...
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 14716

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Excellent result, Paul. Worth all the effort! :)

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 21
Views: 1629

Re: Caledonia Models?

I remember the Model Dockyard in the Arcade, but Glassfords was my 'go to' in the '60's as I crossed Cambridge Street every day on my way between Killermont St bus station and the Dental Hospital. From what I remember, he could be a wee bit curmudgeonly at times!

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Livery for former WCJS stock

jasp wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:52 am What is the bogie vehicle?
Is it a 42ft Lavatory composite to P.16 as on pages 95/6 of Casserly and Millard?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: To line or not to line
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: To line or not to line

I can't comment for 4mm scale or above, but when I built the first of the 45'ft kits which John Boyle got reduced to 2mm scale for me (8-compt 3rd) I created the lining by gently scraping the purple brown back to the brass (at John's suggestion IIRC). That showed up quite nicely on the lower panel, ...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 1248

Re: 2pm Down Corridor.

Orbiston wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:25 pm Why were they sending milk from Carlisle to Dundee?
Would this not have been returning empty, the milk having come from Dundee to Carlisle?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 1248

Re: 2pm Down Corridor.

Thanks Tom and Mike. Once again this forum provides almost instant answers to a query.

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 1248

Re: 2pm Down Corridor.

Thanks, Tom. I've passed that info on. One question remains for me, though. Was the ex-Liverpool/Manchester train with the Euston-Aberdeen coach split into three at Carstairs, to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth? Or have I missed something?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 1248

2pm Down Corridor.

The operation of the 2pm Down Corridor has come up in a topic on RMWeb. The suggestion has been made that the Glasgow and Edinburgh portions were divided at Preston, where the Liverpool and Manchester coaches were then attached, but where was the Aberdeen portion removed and from which portion, Glas...
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is Auchenvale
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Re: Where is Auchenvale

I note that there is a terrace of 5 houses in the bottom left of the above map, between the word 'Ward' and Newark Place. Could this have been called 'Auchenvale Terrace' with the 'terrace' omitted from the valuation roll? I don't see any other block of 5 similar houses which might have been built a...
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Livery for former WCJS stock

Fig 71 on p101 of 'A Register of West Coast Joint Stock' includes a WCJS lavatory 3rd to Dia. p.24 clearly carrying the lettering C.R and the number 1280.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is Auchenvale
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Re: Where is Auchenvale

Typing the name into the search box on the NLS maps website the nearest is Auchenfoyle which is no more than a farm a few miles south of Port Glasgow. It also suggests Auchenvole, near Castlecary, which again looks like a farm and Auchenfail, which appears to be an area on the river Ayr in Ayrshire....
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 14716

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

I now use DL-Limonene exclusively. Because it is less aggressive, I find I need to apply some to both mating surfaces, wait a few seconds, then apply a second coat to one surface before bringing them together. It has a slightly 'citrous' smell, but I would still use it in a well ventilated space. Th...
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 14716

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

I drill small holes for the wire and apply a spot of cyano to the ends of the twisted wires before pushing them into the holes. It helps if you flood them with solder first to prevent the ends separating when you push them in, but then you can't do that with styrene.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 14716

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

That's exactly the same technique as i use in 2mm scale. See here https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... 64265_menu near the foot of the page.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A station to identify
Replies: 12
Views: 1416

Re: A station to identify

THE POSTCARD Yes, it indeed shows passenger coaches on the headshunt to the former Law Colliery Pit 2. If the picture of the men were to show this, then it would have to have been taken on the station platform. If this was the case we would see, in order: the hard edge of the platform dropping down...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A station to identify
Replies: 12
Views: 1416

Re: A station to identify

This picture is not taken around the actual station but under the road bridge on the other side where the signal box, sidings and goods yard shed are located. Sorry, but I have to disagree with that. I think the photo is taken at the NW end of the station looking East. The ground where the goods ya...