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by Violets49
Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mystery building
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Mystery building

Thank you John. I wonder if maybe its based on a Lancaster and Carlisle station. It seems to stir memories of Penrith. But some aspects of it suggest it may be a figment of my imagination.
by Violets49
Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Motherwell station: new customer lounge
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Motherwell station: new customer lounge

Agreed! This is truly grim. All that can be said about it is that its not as grim as some 'facilities' found elsewhere! The disaster that is Gourock. The absolute mess made of Greenock Central. The joke that is the rebuilt Queen Street. I have got to the point of not expecting any better! They might...
by Violets49
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mystery building
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Mystery building

Now, heres a thing. While looking for something else, i found an old partly completed drawing that i started many years ago. The drawing is of a station building and is to around 1:152 scale. I seem to recall that it was being done from a photograph in a book. I THINK its a Caley station but a searc...
by Violets49
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.
Replies: 23
Views: 1239

Re: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.

PS I wondered why they were versions of the same loco until the penny dropped that 17566 and 57566 were the LMS and BR numbers for 828.
by Violets49
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.
Replies: 23
Views: 1239

Re: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.

I didn't order any but when they arrived I fancied one of the BR locos so I ordered 57566 and was duly impressed. so impressed that I also purchased the LMS version 17566. I am tempted to buy another. Probably the manky BR version. The Caley blue version looks amazing but isn't really my era. DSC047...
by Violets49
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Polmadie
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Polmadie

A correction to the above. The article was by the late Richard Chown and the drawing by Tony Sparks. It concerned the construction of a 7mm model of the said cabin for the Tannochside layout which appeared at Model Rail Scotland that year. Drawings were 4mm scale.
by Violets49
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Polmadie
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Polmadie

A drawing plus photographs of Polmadie signal cabin appeared in a march edition of the railway Modeller in the early 70's. If I recall the authors of the article were our Hon President George Russell and Crear McCartney
by Violets49
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Provender Stores
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Provender Stores

That looks like a standard LMS 'lightweight Hut' used for many purposes. Most were used by the agricultural foodstuffs Merchant 'Silcocks'. They dated from the 1930's, were made of sheet asbestos on a wooden frame and came in various sizes. Detail drawings ar in 'A pictorial record of LMS architectu...
by Violets49
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Offloading Coal Locally
Replies: 11
Views: 1546

Re: Offloading Coal Locally

P.S. By the way, to be fair, I think the notion of the trackside 'Coal Staithes' pre-dates Cyril Freezer as they appear on model railway track plans from the 20's

Jane J.
by Violets49
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Offloading Coal Locally
Replies: 11
Views: 1546

Re: Offloading Coal Locally

The only thing remotely equating to 'Coal staiths' I have ever found in photographs or in the flesh were temporary pens made from various things, including bagged coal. Several photos of Pinxton Mineral yard seem to show what looks like old oil drums being used to form pens Presumably they were fill...
by Violets49
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Offloading Coal Locally
Replies: 11
Views: 1546

Re: Offloading Coal Locally

This is a bit of a hot tomale. I posted a photo of my wee WIP layout 'Bonkle' on the interweb and put a set of coal 'Staithes' at the front for no other ereason than to justify a couple of mineral waggons lying there. I got my ears fried! The general consensus was that the 'Coal staithes' were a bit...
by Violets49
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another Unidentified D&A Location
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Another Unidentified D&A Location

Regarding the 'edited' number'34' on the loco, There is a bit of film showing the first of Mr Bulleid's powerful but ugly Q1 class,33001 departing Baynards Station on the Guildford and Horsham direct. The number had been 'selectively cleaned' to show the original number 'C1' Old company loyalties di...
by Violets49
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 33
Views: 10250

Re: The burning question

Model a location that never existed and then wait until somebody comes up and tells you that when the were kids they used to stand on that very platform... :D
by Violets49
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Greenock Central overall roof
Replies: 6
Views: 3199

Re: Greenock Central overall roof

Hello John
Sorry for taking so long to respond. I'll see what I can do. I am on their Facebook page and the photos were published on there.
Jane.
by Violets49
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Greenock Dellingburn coal yard. (Access to)
Replies: 0
Views: 1041

Greenock Dellingburn coal yard. (Access to)

On the 1897 OS map of Central Greenock, the access to the Caledonian Railway's Dellingburn yard is shown as being a tunnel under Regent street. I had always assumed that Dellingburn Yard would be worked by horses, but in the App to WT for May 1915, there are instructions for working Locomotives acro...
by Violets49
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Greenock Central overall roof
Replies: 6
Views: 3199

Re: Greenock Central overall roof

Something wich may be of interest. The 'Inverclyde Heritage' web page recently posted a series of photos which seem to show the overall roof being dismantled Presumably after the bombing raids of May 1941
by Violets49
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway parcels office, Saltmarket, Glasgow
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: Caledonian Railway parcels office, Saltmarket, Glasgow

A little poking about on the interweb last evening produced some interesting results. 'Railway Parcels Recieving offices' appear to be more common than first thought. The Midland Railway would seem to have had a few, some of them in shops which were obviously acting as agents. Including a shoe shop ...
by Violets49
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway parcels office, Saltmarket, Glasgow
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: Caledonian Railway parcels office, Saltmarket, Glasgow

In my large collection of photograpic albums of towns and villages all over the UK, I have seen several examples of 'Parcel Recieving offices.' How common they were I can't say but they seem to have been always in large urban areas. Obviously in rural areas the station would be the 'parcel recieving...
by Violets49
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Greenock Central overall roof
Replies: 6
Views: 3199

Greenock Central overall roof

With reference to the discussion today regarding the overall roof at Greenock Central. I found this pic in Britain from the air. Unfortunately the image was reversed but I have switched it. It clearly shows at bottom right, the overall roof on greenock central station. Greenock From the air Central ...
by Violets49
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: mystery coach
Replies: 16
Views: 12988

Re: mystery coach

Here are the photos of the mystery coach on the Royal Scotsman. The first at Ardlui. (Not Rannoch) July 1988 the sceond at Crianlarich. Sepember 1988.

Jane
by Violets49
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: mystery coach
Replies: 16
Views: 12988

Re: mystery coach

This coach was indeed used on one of the 'luxury' trains in the 80's I recall seeing it at Kyle and also, I think at Rannoch in mid 1988. I have a photo graph of that day somewhere. I also remember being passed at Crianlarich by one of the Luxury trains in September that year. I recall that 37422 wa...
by Violets49
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Transportation off shells during WW1
Replies: 8
Views: 14164

Re: Transportation off shells during WW1

I don't think the photo at the top is Georgetown and I think the 'shells' on the left are actually shell cases. The houses in the left background don't correspond with anything at Georgetown and its most unlikely that filled shells would be stacked either so close to housing or on what seems to be a...
by Violets49
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bowness on solway Station Building.
Replies: 4
Views: 5767

Re: Bowness on solway Station Building.

Thank you Dave.
I have several photos of the building after the line closed (Its still there) The shelter on the two storey building has been removed to reveal two windows but no visible trace of a door although the photo isn't close enough to be certain that a doorway hasn't been blocked up.

Jane.
by Violets49
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Wagon Hoists
Replies: 8
Views: 9845

Re: Wagon Hoists

There is a photograph in existence showing the demolition of the Former Sugar Refinery's chimney and the wagon lift can be seen in the background. The refinery was closed in 1895 and the site cleared soon after but the chimney remained until 23rd April 1909 when it was demoished with explosive charg...
by Violets49
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bowness on solway Station Building.
Replies: 4
Views: 5767

Bowness on solway Station Building.

I have a query about the former station building at Bowness on Solway on the Solway Junction railway. Although the railway is long gone, the Station buildings are still in situe as a private residence. There are several photographs of the station and signal cabin in use. Sadly most of these photos a...