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by David Blevins
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 29 Class
Replies: 8
Views: 510

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: 510

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: 510

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: 510

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: 945

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: 19710

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: 945

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: 250

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: 19710

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: 1268

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: 487

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: 661

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: 1501

Re: Ballachulish line gradients

Personal PM of the enlarged copies of the Caledonian Railway Gradient Chart for the Ballachulish Line forwarded to-day.
David Blevins.
by David Blevins
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Ballachulish line gradients
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

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: 20060

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...
by David Blevins
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 20060

Re: Wagon Colours

Two photographs with partial views of interiors of CR Mineral Wagons near Motherwell Steelworks in Lanarkshire.
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by David Blevins
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Ballachulish line gradients
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Ballachulish line gradients

I have one for the Ballachulish Branch - Official Caledonian Railway Gradient Chart.
I could send it as attachment to an e-mail.
David Blevins.
by David Blevins
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.
Replies: 21
Views: 2715

Re: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.

Beautiful Model Jim, you must be feeling very proud of your achievement - Well done! Back to the Oxford Rail Model of the 15Ton Crane, would it be possible to remove the top cut-out and then super glue the top half of the Jib to the lower portion? I would imagine there would be a few MM out but coul...
by David Blevins
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.
Replies: 21
Views: 2715

Re: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.

Took me a little while to find this photo, filed away in a "safe place" only to forgot where it was. It should give more information on the Crane Jib and Lining as mentioned before. Hopefully making it clear what the differences are, will it be possible to convert the Oxford Model to a Caledonian Ra...
by David Blevins
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.
Replies: 21
Views: 2715

Re: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.

Here is a copy of the Oxford Rail official photograph for comparison with the CR Crane Drawing.
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by David Blevins
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.
Replies: 21
Views: 2715

Re: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.

Hopefully this Drawing of the CR 15Ton Crane is readable and not too small.
It is a copy of a Drawing from the now defunct Model Railway Constructor Magazine.
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by David Blevins
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Alloa Coal Company wagons - what colour were they painted?
Replies: 8
Views: 4287

Re: Alloa Coal Company wagons - what colour were they painted?

The following is the entry on 17/11/1904 from the RY Pickering Records:- ALLOA COAL Co. Ltd., Alloa had 200 Wagons Built, 12 Tons, Numbered 1003 to 1202, painted Brown Oxide and underframe to have 1 coat of boiled Tar & dissolved with lime shell. Registered with the C.R. To be Lettered:- The Alloa C...
by David Blevins
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 498 Class help
Replies: 6
Views: 3118

Re: 498 Class help

Here is a close up of CR No. 510 which was in the original Forum Discussion - "498 Class wheel details".
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by David Blevins
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Livery query, C.R. 310A.
Replies: 2
Views: 1853

Re: Livery query, C.R. 310A.

I too think it must be the light effect, CR 310A would have been in the Darker Blue.
Enclosed is a photograph taken at Perth with the Dark Blue Livery on the Engine and Tender being identical.
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by David Blevins
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 498 Class help
Replies: 6
Views: 3118

Re: 498 Class help

I am enclosing a few photographs as requested regarding the Class 498 0-6-0T. There was an Interesting article under "Modelling Q & A" titled "498 Class wheel details" which developed into a more detailed theme on these Locomotives which should be of Interest if you havn't already discovered it. Dav...