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by Alisdair
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4mm kit/RTR model of Caley 439 class?
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

Re: 4mm kit/RTR model of Caley 439 class?

I remember Ronnie Cockburn started a small wave of mock 439s in the 70s by converting a Triang M7. It was quite convincing. Maybe something similar can be done with the Hornby M7 available today? Alisdair
by Alisdair
Wed May 18, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: PopUp model CR Signal Box (southern division type S4) kit, and model kits of Brechin Station
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: PopUp model CR Signal Box (southern division type S4) kit, and model kits of Brechin Station

Looks like 9 inch up to floor level with single skin above. Some lateral support must be provided by the chimney breast. As there seems to be no headers on the outer wall, perhaps tie in was done by metal bed ties. This would allow flexibility when building in chimney breast.
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 'Hooks' on Connor tenders
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: 'Hooks' on Connor tenders

Given the handrail on the side of the tender, it looks like it might have been assumed that someone was expected to be hanging on during movement. Could the hooks be for a shunting pole?
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: River 4-6-0 938 class
Replies: 7
Views: 2185

Re: River 4-6-0 938 class

I look after the drawing collection of the Highland Railway Society. We own a copy of a GA of the engine only at 3/4" to the foot. It has little in the way of backhead detail. We also own a paper copy of the Tatlow drawing (very legible!). Both of these can be provided digitally or on paper (al...
by Alisdair
Tue May 11, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment
Replies: 13
Views: 2803

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

It could be southbound on the Highland main line near Moulinearn. Low embankment and the telegraph pole seems to be carrying the same cross arms as a couple of photos known to be taken near Moulinearn (see FSL Entries HRS4526 and 4549). Screenshot from Google Maps in that area shows what could be th...
by Alisdair
Tue May 11, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And could this really be Perth?
Replies: 5
Views: 1410

Re: And could this really be Perth?

Excellent detective work, John Just to confirm your proposition (if it needs an more confirmation), this is an extract from a Highland Railway Society photo (FSLS Entry 5259) which is undated but appears to have been taken in LMSR days i.e . some time later than the Edwardian photo, but with the sta...
by Alisdair
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Basket on turntable
Replies: 12
Views: 3104

Re: Basket on turntable

My thoughts initially were that it was to assist lateral balancing, but the small moment imparted by the weight of the basket and its contents (whatever it is) would be very small given the loads on the table.
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Basket on turntable
Replies: 12
Views: 3104

Basket on turntable

There is a photo of Black Five LMSR5014 on the turntable at Balornock (FSLS entry CRA18544). There is what appears to be a basket of bricks hanging from a wee cantilever bracket on the turntable on its midpoint (extract from photo attached). Plant_01_011extract.jpg What would have been it's purpose?...
by Alisdair
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company
Replies: 31
Views: 7659

Re: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company

I think the carriages and footbridge are GNSR. Maud station on Peterhead platform, possibly?
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery Wagon
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Re: Mystery Wagon

Thanks Mike
It's always nice to be able to identify rolling stock in the background of photos. It's just a pity that photographers obviously had a great problem in taking good shots as it seems that locomotives nearly always rolled into view just as the shutter was released...
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery Wagon
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Mystery Wagon

This pair of wagons appear in the background of a photo of an exHR Small Ben at Blair Atholl in 1936. (A poorer quality image of the same photo can be seen at HRS ref Loco_22_130 in the SLS database). The nearer wagon seems to be an exCR diagram 47 twin wagon. The other wagon is clearly a fixed side...
by Alisdair
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1419

Re: Where is it?

Thanks
by Alisdair
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1419

Where is it?

Can anybody identify the location on the attached? My initial thoughts were that is Cardonald Junction, but that doesn't seem to tie up with the tenements(?) in the background and the possible underbridge in the middle distance.
Alisdair
by Alisdair
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Odd Horsebox
Replies: 10
Views: 3758

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: 3758

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: 1956

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: 3267

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 rai...
by Alisdair
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Ferryhill Shed layout
Replies: 1
Views: 3084

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: 4188

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: 4188

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: 7286

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: 7286

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: 20959

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 n...
by Alisdair
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Caley Carriage
Replies: 5
Views: 7286

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: 62099

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...