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by David Blevins
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian Railway Staff List
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Caledonian Railway Staff List

An Updated Caledonian Railway Staff List will soon be available on the CRA Website. It has increased considerably, with 22,225 entries, with Information from relatives on their Great Great Grandfather - which we greatly appreciate receiving Family Research from individuals. The other source was the ...
by David Blevins
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is Auchenvale
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Where is Auchenvale

The Terrace of 5 is listed as Newark Place in some Maps, and I think it corresponds with a row of Tenements which still exists but with no road access only a lane/pathway which means the Google Camera Van never got access, so not sure if still occupied as most Tenements in that area seem to be in th...
by David Blevins
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is Auchenvale
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Where is Auchenvale

I am enclosing another enlarged Map of Port Glasgow Goods for 1911, which hopefully will be much clearer than previously. Fingers crossed. The Fyfe House in the earlier coloured Map is the same one I came up with during my research, although not named in later Maps surely, must be the same one. Auch...
by David Blevins
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is Auchenvale
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Where is Auchenvale

Thank you for your Help and thoughts on the whereabouts of Auchenvale. I agree it must be East of Port Glasgow, this is where the Glasgow Road passed under the Railway Bridge near Newark Castle on the River Clyde and skirted Port Glasgow Goods Station/Yard, passing the Gasworks and onto Carnegie Par...
by David Blevins
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is Auchenvale
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Where is Auchenvale

I have come across an entry in the Scottish Valuation Roll in Renfrewshire for Auchenvale, it lists Signalmen, Platelayers, Goods Agent for 1895, 1905 and 1915 and had a Guard and Goods Manager back in 1885. They are all staying in Caledonian Railway Property/Houses. I cannot find Auchenvale using G...
by David Blevins
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A station to identify
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: A station to identify

A recent addition to the "Caledonian Railway Staff List", lists a Thomas Steele, identified in the photograph, as being a Clerk at Law Junction Station in the LMS Period, from 02/06/1924 until he was transferred to Coalburn on 02/11/1925.
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by David Blevins
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: Unidentified Loco

This is a Photo of CR No. 431, 2-4-0, as rebuilt by Drummond, before it's sad demise as depicted in the original photograph, after the collision at Coupar Angus, when the Driver George Pyper made a mistake and unfortunately lost his life.
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by David Blevins
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: Unidentified Loco

Accident at Coupar Angus 20/10/1899 A very Brief extract from the Official Accident Report:- The 7.55 Express Perth to Aberdeen collided with the Special Cattle & Goods Train at Coupar Angus. It struck CR No. 431 2-4-0 on the right hand side and entirely destroyed it, it's Boiler being ripped open. ...
by David Blevins
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian Railway Staff List
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Caledonian Railway Staff List

I have Updated the Caledonian Railway Staff List, which is due to be published or made available on the CRA Forum very soon, we now have 17,350 entries for all Grades of Railway employees. Not a complete list, as the original CR Co. Records were damaged many years ago by careless storage, water dama...
by David Blevins
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM and 7mm
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: TLM and 7mm

The "Patterns" for 7mm are probably beyond my expertise, but for a person with no knowledge of this technique, how do you make a Pattern? Maybe others are asking themselves the same question, but if not, I would like to know what is required and the process in Pattern Making. From a 7mm Modeller Dav...
by David Blevins
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 29 Class
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: 29 Class

Regarding the Condensing Polished Copper Pipes - I used to have my doubts if they would be so Highly Polished whilst working through the Tunnels in Glasgow, from Parkhead to Botanic Gardens or Partick West is quite a distance! But on Holiday in Chester, England I had to use the toilet in a Very Old ...
by David Blevins
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 29 Class
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: 29 Class

The Condensing Pipes from the Smoke Box to the Tank are polished copper.
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by David Blevins
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 29 Class
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: 29 Class

Here is a comparison with a Class 29 and Class 782, the Boiler Bands which appear to be very similar.
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by David Blevins
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 29 Class
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: 29 Class

I have tried a few enlargements of Class 29, 0-6-0T Condensing, and what appears to be vague lining of Boiler Band next to the smoke box.
I leave it up to yourself to judge, but I too always assumed the Class 29 were lined on the Boilers.
David Blevins.
by David Blevins
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Cattle Dock/Pens
Replies: 8
Views: 1462

Re: CR Cattle Dock/Pens

Tony,
Not up to making Patterns, but I will Order two sets of Cattle Dock Pens, hopefully others will come forward.
David Blevins.
by David Blevins
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cattle docks
Replies: 25
Views: 20423

Re: Cattle docks

I will put my name down for 2 sets of Cattle Dock.
It only needs a few others to come forward and a small article in The True Line of our intentions, and we could pull it off!

David Blevins.
by David Blevins
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Cattle Dock/Pens
Replies: 8
Views: 1462

CR Cattle Dock/Pens

This is a Link for Tony Brenchley to Caledonian Railway Cattle Dock/Pens, is it possible to produce a 4mm Kit for this, based on a previous Forum Article, photographs in 2mm scale, and possible Drawing from Jim Watt. Could be a worthwhile project worthy of consideration? https://www.crassoc.org.uk/f...
by David Blevins
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR Cattle Dock/Pens.
Replies: 1
Views: 362

CR Cattle Dock/Pens.

A follow up to a previous article on Cattle Docks. Could we consider a Project in producing a Caledonian Railway Cattle Pen based on James Watt Model in 2mmscale. Surely most Modellers could find a place on their layout for a Cattle Dock for their CR Cattle Vans. Just a suggestion for consideration....
by David Blevins
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cattle docks
Replies: 25
Views: 20423

Re: Cattle docks

Have we ever given any consideration to producing the Caledonian Railway Cattle Dock in 4mm scale? It was mentioned some time ago after Jim Watt produced a Model in 2mm scale. I was researching on the Forum under Cattle Pens, and discovered this article which is of great value to my plans to constru...
by David Blevins
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rails around Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: Rails around Glasgow

Thank you for the tip-off, ordered it just now.
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by David Blevins
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery Station.
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Re: Another mystery Station.

It looks like Carnwath Station, to the left of the Porter is the Station name but very blurred, it is a rare photograph in Caley days, is it possible to obtain a copy for the CRA Photo Archive, please.
Here is one for comparison taken in the 1930,s.
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by David Blevins
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mystery Goods Shed
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: Mystery Goods Shed

I took quite a few photographs in 1981 of Dumbarton Goods Yard CR, it looks to be the same location.
Please compare.
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by David Blevins
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Ballachulish line gradients
Replies: 6
Views: 1925

Re: Ballachulish line gradients

Personal PM of the enlarged copies of the Caledonian Railway Gradient Chart for the Ballachulish Line forwarded to-day.
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by David Blevins
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Ballachulish line gradients
Replies: 6
Views: 1925

Re: Ballachulish line gradients

Here is a sample of the Caledonian Railway Gradient Chart for the Ballachulish Line.
If you require a larger copy I can forward as an attachment but I am not sure how "private messages" work on the Forum - the modern "IT" world keeps getting faster, and I am due to fall off soon!
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by David Blevins
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 20849

Re: Wagon Colours

These are two photographs of a GNSR 10Ton Ballast Wagon taken at SRPS B'oness Museum last year. It has recently been refurbished, hence the "shiny" paint job and the interior of the Wagon has had a new floor lain but the original Drop-side doors look original - unpainted - rough wood with cracks - s...