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by jimwatt2mm
Wed Jun 05, 2024 10:38 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Midland Railway Road Waggon at Dundee 1900
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Midland Railway Road Waggon at Dundee 1900

The Midland had a business relationship with the NB, so did they perhaps have a goods office in Dundee? Might Wordie have had a contract with them as well as the Caley?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Wed May 08, 2024 10:48 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 29
Views: 9753

Re: Caledonia Models?

I recall Model Rail in the Anderson Centre, held there after The McLellan galleries closed IIRC. As Jim says, a grim concrete place, low ceiling and rather claustrophobic. I was only at it there once, whether that was because I wasn't keen on the venue or because it was only held there once I couldn...
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Apr 06, 2024 4:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 900 class tender frame colour
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: 900 class tender frame colour

The loco has now emerged from the paint shop in (my rendition of) the light blue livery. The finish can only be described as being on the 'very nearly' side of acceptable! One side is marginally worse than the other. RHS web.JPG LHS web.JPG Details of the build can be seen at https://www.rmweb.co.uk...
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Mar 24, 2024 10:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 900 class tender frame colour
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: 900 class tender frame colour

That's the conclusion I came to when finishing off my building of my Caley Coaches kit last year. I also painted the equalizing beams lake too. Glad someone agrees! Yes, I had gathered that the equalising beams were lake, as were the spring shackles and the axlebox faces, but the springs and axlebo...
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Mar 24, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 900 class tender frame colour
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: 900 class tender frame colour

I think I have now answered my own question. Studying photos I can convince myself that there is a white line close to the lower edge of the frame, which indicates that they were in lake with a black edge lined white, which is what I've gone with.

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Mar 15, 2024 5:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 900 class tender frame colour
Replies: 5
Views: 614

900 class tender frame colour

I'm currently at the stage of painting my 900 Class (in the later light blue) and am unsure as to the colour of the tender frames, i.e. the part inboard of the valences and behind the equalising beams on the bogies. Was this black or lake? :?

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Mar 01, 2024 5:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RTR Caledonian D67 Van from Rapido
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: RTR Caledonian D67 Van from Rapido

And here they are with one I made earlier - much earlier, c50 years earlier!
Rapido vans.jpg
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Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Jan 29, 2024 9:32 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Iron Ore Workings
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Iron Ore Workings

According to Mike's book, as well as the sole Dia 50 50T bogie ore wagon (page 93), there were over 10,500 16T ore wagons to Dia 59 (p103).

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Jan 18, 2024 4:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1679

Re: Where is this?

I take your point, John. I've looked through the 'LMS Engine sheds' book and can find nothing that fits, although Crieff seems to have had very similar water tower with the same tapering base, but perhaps not as high. However, I also don't think the track layout or background quite fits.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Jan 18, 2024 12:33 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1679

Re: Where is this?

Certainly could be. That looks like the gasometer on the extreme right.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Dec 03, 2023 2:58 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Arniston coal company wagon livery
Replies: 6
Views: 1507

Re: Arniston coal company wagon livery

Thanks all. I've passed the info on.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Dec 01, 2023 7:24 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Arniston coal company wagon livery
Replies: 6
Views: 1507

Re: Arniston coal company wagon livery

Thanks, I'll pass that on.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Dec 01, 2023 2:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Arniston coal company wagon livery
Replies: 6
Views: 1507

Arniston coal company wagon livery

Strictly not CR, but the question has been raised on RMWeb as to the colour of Arniston Coal Coy. wagons. Being in NB territory I'm guessing grey, but any info either confirming of contradicting this would be welcome.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Nov 19, 2023 4:22 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Dunblane operating question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1580

Re: Dunblane operating question.

Loch Awe wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 12:08 pm Sorry wont seem to attach despite being under 2 meg. :-(
I had the same problem with trying to post it and had to reduce the size of the image, hence the poor quality. It's a pity there is nowhere on here wher full size images can be posted.......or is there?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Nov 18, 2023 8:24 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Dunblane operating question.
Replies: 8
Views: 1580

Dunblane operating question.

Tony Heywood, who is leading the team in Aberdeen working on the Dunallander 2FS layout, which is closely based on Dunblane, has posed a 'conundrum' (his word) regarding operations at Dunblane. I quote his email to me:- Here's a nice little conundrum from summer 1961, appropriate for the weekend as ...
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Oct 19, 2023 4:32 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Jumbo tender query
Replies: 0
Views: 1237

Jumbo tender query

A fellow 2MM SA member wishes to model 57252 in its final days at Stirling shed and I've offered to provide him with the etches I had produced for my recent one. According to the 'Jumbo' book it was attached to tender No.1672 from 16/08/61. Can anyone enlighten me as to what type of tender 1672 was?...
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Oct 06, 2023 6:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 29 Milk Truck
Replies: 38
Views: 7632

Re: Diagram 29 Milk Truck

I thought reservoir tanks were only on locomotives. I didn't realise some vehicles had them also. What decided whether or not they were fitted to a vehicle?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Aug 10, 2023 7:31 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".
Replies: 24
Views: 8282

Re: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".

Thanks, Alisdair. Something in the back of my mind was suggesting that, but I wasn't sure. Any plans to restore it to 'as built' condition?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Aug 09, 2023 11:57 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".
Replies: 24
Views: 8282

Re: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".

I have only now got round to going through this excellent book and can only echo the praise of others. Like others, some additional information, specifically on plate 22 of the dia.43 wagon. In the early 1980's I was sent a photograph fellow 2MMSA member, the late Geoff Balfour, had taken on a visit...
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Jul 30, 2023 11:32 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Modelmaster Pickersgill 4-4-0
Replies: 9
Views: 3101

Re: Modelmaster Pickersgill 4-4-0

I just got the same.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Jul 16, 2023 2:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pig iron loads
Replies: 18
Views: 7955

Re: Pig iron loads

Could it be a sand drying kiln?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Jul 16, 2023 2:11 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Crear McCartney
Replies: 4
Views: 2510

Re: Crear McCartney

Our church, Cairngryffe Kirk in Carmichael, has one of his stained glass windows http://www.cairngryffekirk.org.uk/warnock_window.htm commissioned by a local farmer and his wife to commemorate their Golden Wedding and 50 years farming in the area.

Jim W (resident of Biggar)
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Jul 02, 2023 9:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Beetlecrusher drawings
Replies: 15
Views: 3222

Re: Beetlecrusher drawings

Scans of TTL No.3 emailed to Jim Smellie.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Jul 02, 2023 6:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Beetlecrusher drawings
Replies: 15
Views: 3222

Re: Beetlecrusher drawings

The drawing is indeed in TTL No.3, on the archive CD. I have a paper copy and will scan it for you later, Jim. Don't know if there is a way to 'extract' it from the CD :?:

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Jun 30, 2023 7:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Beetlecrusher drawings
Replies: 15
Views: 3222

Re: Beetlecrusher drawings

It will be interesting to compare the GA dimensions with those on the Skinley drawing, not that I'm considering rebuilding mine, which was (mostly) a Graham Hughes white metal kit.

Jim W