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by John Duffy
Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Dundee & Arbroath Signalbox and location.
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Dundee & Arbroath Signalbox and location.

John Duffy wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:06 am There are a couple of interesting things that I note in this thread. The first being that the footbridge, or at least a footbridge was still there in recent times. I must go past and see if it remains.
It does indeed still exist. It remains as per the photograph, sadly out of use.
by John Duffy
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Dundee & Arbroath Signalbox and location.
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Dundee & Arbroath Signalbox and location.

There are a couple of interesting things that I note in this thread. The first being that the footbridge, or at least a footbridge was still there in recent times. I must go past and see if it remains. E_Dock_St_-_Google_Maps.jpg I had also not realised that the extension of East Dock Street was bui...
by John Duffy
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Kirriemuir Branch Line
Replies: 24
Views: 20317

Re: Kirriemuir Branch Line

That's an extremely helpful contribution, Graham, many thanks.
by John Duffy
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Kirriemuir Branch Line
Replies: 24
Views: 20317

Re: Kirriemuir Branch Line

The Kirrie branch had the distinction of being served not only by CR and subsequently LMS freights, but also by NB/LNE freights though I am unsure whether foreign locos would have dealt with any of the traffic to and from the three public sidings. From time to time I revisit this thread and notice ...
by John Duffy
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Unidentified Angus location
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Unidentified Angus location

That looks very much like Gateside on the Fife & Kinross Railway.

John
by John Duffy
Wed May 19, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Unidentified Signal box
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Unidentified Signal box

Is it not that the turntable is sitting perpendicular to Dock Street? The signals for the main line are shown face on. In the 25 inch map they are sitting to the east of the turntable. View_map__Forfarshire_LIV_6__Dundee__-_Ordnance_Survey_25_inch_2nd_and_later_editions__Scotland__1892-1949.jpg John
by John Duffy
Tue May 11, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment
Replies: 13
Views: 888

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

There is a rather interesting Welsh coal wagon in there as well PJJP were from Newport.

John
by John Duffy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 20T Brake Vans
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: 20T Brake Vans

Are these still supplied without castings? If so can you suggest sources?

The supply of CR bits is somewhat vulnerable at present.

John
by John Duffy
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM and 7mm
Replies: 12
Views: 2603

Re: TLM and 7mm

There is the potential for Diag 46 wagons to be available by the middle of February. If anyone wishes to join me in ordering some can they PM me please.

John
by John Duffy
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM and 7mm
Replies: 12
Views: 2603

Re: TLM and 7mm

Indeed Jim, the current costs are around £50 each which is pretty much in line with other similar kits. It does though mean that they are available. Personally I am not in the least bit interested in how the kit is produced, I am simply looking for a shortcut as an alternative to scratch building th...
by John Duffy
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM and 7mm
Replies: 12
Views: 2603

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 M...
by John Duffy
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: White Van
Replies: 12
Views: 1462

Re: White Van

Don't believe everything you read in modern books. The HMRS LNWR Livery Register implies that LNWR Gunpowder vans were grey. In reality they might have been grey at one time but there is no evidence of that, and lots of evidence that they were red! Mike The LNWR books quote them as red until 1912 w...
by John Duffy
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM and 7mm
Replies: 12
Views: 2603

TLM and 7mm

The current availability of rolling stock kits for modellers working in 7mm is somewhat limited. The Association, through TLM, has done well to address the equivalent issue in 4mm, but there remains a real lack of provision for those of us who are working in 7mm. The following comment from a post ma...
by John Duffy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Dundee (East) Station Facade
Replies: 11
Views: 1385

Re: Dundee (East) Station Facade

No help whatsoever with the Dundee East question but the west end bomb damage was 17 and 19 Rosefield Street. Obvious even today;
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The raid was 5 November 1940, killing two people.

John
by John Duffy
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Dundee CIW wagons
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Dundee CIW wagons

There is a photograph in Niall Ferguson's book on the Dundee & Newtyle Railway. If you don't have access to that I can send a scan of it across.

John
by John Duffy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Building Ideas Requested
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: Building Ideas Requested

This is Forfar Goods shed -https://flic.kr/p/QEnizT

Well worth modelling.

John
by John Duffy
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And yet another mystery photograph
Replies: 29
Views: 4694

Re: And yet another mystery photograph

The suggestion on Western Thunder that it may be north of Newcastle led me to contact a friend with some knowledge of the area. I got this reply; It’s an interesting wooden footbridge design, but it’s certainly not the classic North Eastern Railway profile. The brick building in the background doesn...
by John Duffy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ulysses S Grant's trip around Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

Re: Ulysses S Grant's trip around Scotland

There is a photograph of the plaque at Tayport stations at https://www.flickr.com/photos/fodeeroy/14632098984
by John Duffy
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cattle docks
Replies: 25
Views: 22347

Re: Cattle docks

The drawing would certainly be welcome.

John
by John Duffy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Alba Models
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: Alba Models

Thats nearly a month and no reply to business e-mails, personal e-mail or PM via the forum. Does anyone know if everything is ok with Alba models?

John
by John Duffy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Alba Models
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: Alba Models

Thanks Jim
by John Duffy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Alba Models
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Alba Models

Has anyone heard from Alba Models recently. I am trying to place an order, but am getting no response.

John
by John Duffy
Sun May 17, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Worsley Works Carriage Etches
Replies: 9
Views: 2436

Re: Worsley Works Carriage Etches

Tony I have not built his Caledonian range, but have used the GNSR coaches in the range. I found them to be very well etched and of a high standard. They are a scratch building aid and only provide the basic shell, but are a very useful resource.

John
by John Duffy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wagons in later service
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

Re: Wagons in later service

Thanks Mike. The thing that got my interest was reading Peter Tatlow on the wagons of the Edinburgh based railway. With regards to their 8 to 10 ton Jubilee wagons, he states, "At the end of 1934 there were 9,545 8 ton and 3,496 10 ton end door wagons of NB origin. By nationalisation however, n...
by John Duffy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wagons in later service
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

Wagons in later service

I have been searching the forum looking for information on the life-span of the various Caledonian wagons. There are a few photographs in the wagon books of vehicles in LMS livery but can anyone point me in the direction of information about wagons lasting into the late LMS/early BR period. Many tha...