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by Alisdair
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Odd Horsebox
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: Odd Horsebox

Charlie Wrigley has informed me that the etch was produced by Lochgorm Kits as a HR diagram 46. Charlie is the new owner of Lochgorm Kits, after the death of its previous owner, Andy Copp, who produced the kit.
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Odd Horsebox
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: Odd Horsebox

I have sent a response to the HMRS group. I think it may be a refurbished Highland Railway diagram 46 horse box as rebuilt under Peter Drummond's jurisdiction, based upon its dimensions, a rough sketch and a large amount of supposition, partly based upon Peter D's predilection for following the path...
by Alisdair
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery Vehicle
Replies: 0
Views: 860

Mystery Vehicle

This picture is extracted from the background of a Casserley photograph, held in the Highland Railway Society collection, of an HR Castle shunting in Millburn Road yard at Inverness in August 1937. The loading bank in front seems to have various permanent way materials laid out on it. I have not com...
by Alisdair
Sun May 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Loco lamp sockets/irons
Replies: 2
Views: 2109

Re: Loco lamp sockets/irons

Just by chance, I have been going through a clear out of old magazines, checking each one for articles which may be of use to me in future, when I stumbled on an article by J R Smith in the HMRS Journal vol 16 April to June 1998, entitled "Locomotive Lamps for a Scottish Railway". That railway was t...
by Alisdair
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Ferryhill Shed layout
Replies: 1
Views: 2218

Re: Ferryhill Shed layout

Are the maps in the NLS website of any use?
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by ... ht=BingHyb
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Grampian Carriage in HR Train
Replies: 2
Views: 3058

Re: Grampian Carriage in HR Train

Thanks Mike
by Alisdair
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Grampian Carriage in HR Train
Replies: 2
Views: 3058

Grampian Carriage in HR Train

In a photograph in the Highland Railway Society collection, there is a picture of an HR Castle pulling a longish passenger train. The picture is probably taken south of Stanley Junction. The first carriage appears to be of CR Grampian stock (definitely has 6 wheel bogies and a corridor connection). ...
by Alisdair
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Caley Carriage
Replies: 5
Views: 5544

Re: Caley Carriage

Spot-on, Graham. Interesting map here showing the sidings.
http://exceptthekylesandwesternisles.bl ... halsh.html
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Caley Carriage
Replies: 5
Views: 5544

Re: Caley Carriage

I think you're right, David. Thanks for that. It seems to match up with Diagram 115 as shown in Mike Williams' book.
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: CRA Facebook Page
Replies: 18
Views: 16592

Re: CRA Facebook Page

Despite being a (slightly) younger "older gentleman", I am fairly computer literate so don't have an issue with using Facebook from a technical competence point of view. However, I don't use and will not use Facebook given its Big Brother mentality, but that's my opinion and it's clearly not shared ...
by Alisdair
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Caley Carriage
Replies: 5
Views: 5544

Caley Carriage

The (hopefully) attached photo lies in the Highland Railway Society collection. I believe that it shows an exCR carriage in use as a bothy. Can anybody confirm that? It would also be helpful if the location is identified. I thought it would be Kyle of Lochalsh, as I remember seeing a Caley coach sim...
by Alisdair
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where, What, When
Replies: 65
Views: 48634

Re: Where, What, When

After having a look yesterday, I can confirm that the suggestion about the photo as having been taken at Kilsyth, is correct. The houses in the background are still there, although much obscured by trees now. The photograph was taken from a footbridge which gave access from Haugh Road to Glasgow Roa...
by Alisdair
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Where, What, When
Replies: 3
Views: 3529

Re: Where, What, When

The carriage is a GNoSR Diagram 57 full brake from 1894. A photograph of the same vehicle, taken at Waverley in 1960, appears on page 64 of "Great North of Scotland Carriages" by Keith Fenwick.
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where, What, When
Replies: 65
Views: 48634

Re: Where, What, When

The Burnside location photo with the no.26 tram, would have been taken between 16/11/58 and1/6/61, according the information on Service 26 given in http://www.semple.biz/glasgow/gct%20tra ... tes2.shtml.
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where, What, When
Replies: 65
Views: 48634

Re: Where, What, When

I think this one is Muirend from the footbridge that ran (runs?) over the line at the east of the station. My paper run took me over that bridge 6 days a week for a while. If it is, then the shed was 80 feet long - I remember borrowing my dad's measuring tape in a fit of early enthusiasm. No other m...
by Alisdair
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Dunblane WTT
Replies: 4
Views: 6317

Re: Dunblane WTT

Thanks to those who responded. We now have enough information to be able to start planning.
A great benefit of the Forum is being able to solicit information. And and an even bigger benefit to one's belief in human nature when people you don't know offer such assistance.
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Dunblane WTT
Replies: 4
Views: 6317

Dunblane WTT

The Grampian Area Group of the 2mm Scale Association are developing a layout of Dunblane, left to them by a deceased member. Could anyone lend a WTT for the area, in the late 1950s/early 60s for copying?
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items
Replies: 15
Views: 11159

Re: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items

On the Highland certainly, and I would imagine on the Caley as well, locomotives were built with safety chains (at least into the 1890s). They seem to have disappeared in later years and I would be surprised if many existed by 1921.
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: D High & Sons
Replies: 4
Views: 4323

Re: D High & Sons

Thanks David.
I'm always amazed at the depth of knowledge evinced by contributors to this Forum and grateful for the sharing of that knowledge.
by Alisdair
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: D High & Sons
Replies: 4
Views: 4323

D High & Sons

The attached is an extract from the background of HR locomotive Ben Alligan taken at Perth. The full photograph can be viewed at http://www.ambaile.org.uk/?service=asset&action=show_zoom_window_popup&language=en&asset=25348 The two wagons in the extract are owned by F High & Sons. One shows a locati...
by Alisdair
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Model of Broughton
Replies: 2
Views: 3365

Re: Model of Broughton

Apparently the model is now in the hands of a private individual in Broughton. I'm not sure if it's in a working state, but will try to find out.
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Front couplings on locomotives
Replies: 41
Views: 23794

Re: Front couplings on locomotives

What is the earliest the practice is known to have occurred to have happened on the Caley? The Highland seemed to have been doing it in the early 1870s (could even have been earlier). Could it have emanated from Stroudley, given the link between the great man and Drummond and Jones on the Highland? ...
by Alisdair
Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Long timbers at crossovers
Replies: 25
Views: 12937

Re: Long timbers at crossovers

I can't remember where I read it, but I understand that nominal 9' sleepers were actually imported at 8'11" long to avoid an import tax which started at 9'0". I presume that the main imports were from the Baltic until the Great War.
Alisdair