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by WCML55.68
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 41
Views: 6850

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

lol theres a lot of those! One row follows the A74 and ducks under the viaduct via a double pole example with support wires right on the corner and another row alongside the line, amazingly the central one beside the viaduct is planted on the verge beside the A74, It must be 30-40' or more tall! htt...
by WCML55.68
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Not a Christmas quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

Re: Not a Christmas quiz

Hello Bob, Thanks for this. Very very interesting, an article about the TPOs would really be fascinating. And Gerry Fiennes books recall some hilarious input to the aftermath of the Great Train Robbery. Steam in Scotland was my first ever book purchase, a treasure I pour over regularly, and of cours...
by WCML55.68
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 41
Views: 6850

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

P1310575sm.JPG A wee bit more progress this week. A start has been made on some rudimentary furniture for downstairs, essential so the rooms dont look totally empty when lit. Theres a lean-to over one back door, constructed but not affixed, will remain that way. Not convinced the proportions are to...
by WCML55.68
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 41
Views: 6850

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

After a 7 month break, work has now recommenced. Those bay window roofs! Nightmare, both ridges have to be level and parallel and equal height, slopes at the front matching too, equal overhang all round and level too, and parallel to window apertures etc. No measurements to work from, all trial and ...
by WCML55.68
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Lockdown
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Lockdown

Thats a fair claim to fame Jim and a great anecdote too. I am envious. The anecdotes are what makes Gerry's books. (Peter Townend's too) He sounds like he would do anything for his staff and get the same in return, mutual understanding and respect, unlike the accountants of today...... I dont know i...
by WCML55.68
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Lockdown
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Lockdown

Evening all, Finally getting around to trying out the workbench this evening. CR Dwelling House, first time since March. Ive found it very difficult to get back into the actually doing some modelling swing of things, its been such a strange year and the continuously very warm weather hasnt helped, a...
by WCML55.68
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F

Indeed, but it wont stop me buying a couple. They will be a good starting place for detailing and renumbering, albeit very pricey. I love the patches on the tenders of the BR versions. And hopefully the production of the tender and other common parts will lead to maybe a Jumbo and other types. Too m...
by WCML55.68
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Not a Christmas quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

Re: Not a Christmas quiz

60527 was Sun Chariot, Jim Best Mike Sorry, misread my ABC. That one was a common sight too. Jim W Hello Jim, Been right through the A2s and I think Sun Chariot is the only contender, length and position of the nameplate seems the crucial point along with the top of the deflector, and your photo wo...
by WCML55.68
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Not a Christmas quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

Re: Not a Christmas quiz

With regard to "the fish" mentioned below, I can remember that in the late 50's early 60's the fish went flying through Larbert Station at around 18.00 which would fit with the times described. As far as I recollect it was only fish vans frequently hauled by a "namer" as we called them. Everything ...
by WCML55.68
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F

Chust sublime!! But could it please be shrunk to ½ the scale, pretty please? Jim Hello Jim, youre asking the wrong person, try dropping a note to Rails and Bachmann. But they do have a history of producing models in both scales, and sometimes it happens in O gauge too. My concerns with the images i...
by WCML55.68
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F

Hello everyopne,

First decorated samples of the forthcoming Rails CR 812 are now on their website. Looking good.

https://railsofsheffield.com/groups/2425/caledonian-812
by WCML55.68
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Not a Christmas quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

Re: Not a Christmas quiz

Jim, The nameplate in your own shot seems to have a space in front and stretch right to, or almost, the back of the deflector, which seems to slope up or splay out at the top. Many deflectors seem to do this a little, wind pressure maybe? but yours is quite marked. It has the low front numberplate a...
by WCML55.68
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Not a Christmas quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

Re: Not a Christmas quiz

Yes I think single chimney too, and it doesnt have the raised casing behind. All those in your list are single chimneys, so that doesnt narrow things down. A quick look at BRD suggests probably 4 candidates, 60525, 60527, 60528, and 60531. All spent time allocated around the time to Ferryhill and Du...
by WCML55.68
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Not a Christmas quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

Re: Not a Christmas quiz

Wow, that must be such a treasured possession Jim. Lovely shot, thanks for posting. I never had a camera until late teens and like many others never realised the importance of recording details of early photos along with sightings of everything seen. Ive tried editing this as best possible but canny...
by WCML55.68
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Not a Christmas quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

Re: Not a Christmas quiz

Allan and Jim, Thanks for the very informative replies. It sounds like the 4-coach TPO I saw at 18.50 is likely to be the same one seen at 18.30 Greenfoot Level Crossing, 20 minutes seems about right. Do we know when the change was made to diesel haulage or if there was a even distinct cut-off point...
by WCML55.68
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Modelling season again
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Modelling season again

Hi Alan, My knowledge of steelmaking is very apparent! Thanks for the info though, very interesting. So the iron ore probably wouldnt have come over Beattock then ....this has got me thinking as somewhere Im sure Ive got at least one shot of unfitted wagons with the usual rectangular black IRON ORE ...
by WCML55.68
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Not a Christmas quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

Re: Not a Christmas quiz

Thanks Jim, will have a look for a copy.
by WCML55.68
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Not a Christmas quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

Not a Christmas quiz

Because I cant provide an answer, yet. From mid 1965 when I acquired my first pushbike until the end of steam in Scotland, mid 67? I used to cycle down to Carluke station after tea to observe workings. Heading back to Glasgow was a return ECS DMU working from Lanark, boy did they swing as they rocke...
by WCML55.68
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Modelling season again
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Modelling season again

Hello Jim, I attach two photos out of interest. All of the Iron Ore Hoppers here seem absolutely identical bodily down to the last detail and measurement, even the mould flash marks. But it does raise one question, is the current Dapol 4F-033-012 etc identical to these offerings and the current Bach...
by WCML55.68
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Modelling season again
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Modelling season again

Good evening all, Thank goodness the weather has broken. Ive checked out my modelling desk today to ensure it still works and actually made a start on some modelling to get back in the mood. Something simple, easy and quick. A wagon chassis/body swap. Modelling in the BR period has the great advanta...
by WCML55.68
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And yet another mystery photograph
Replies: 29
Views: 2512

Re: And yet another mystery photograph

Well you must have an incredible knowledge of the network. Very impressive, I can already feel my bottle of Glenfiddich getting out of reach! :roll:
by WCML55.68
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And yet another mystery photograph
Replies: 29
Views: 2512

Re: And yet another mystery photograph

Jim, Im sure everyone will have thoroughly enjoyed both input and watching this unfold, and well done again to John Paton who presumably spent hours or days studying maps to reach a conclusion. Is there a tale to tell? I know Ive thoroughly enjoyed the research Ive done into the forthcoming Harthope...
by WCML55.68
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And yet another mystery photograph
Replies: 29
Views: 2512

Re: And yet another mystery photograph

Theres a couple of shots of St Fort station showing a wooden footbridge of the same style framework. Same seller has another shot of Leuchars too. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/St-Fort-Railway-Station-Photo-Wormit-to-Leuchars-and-Kilmany-Lines-2/253200985412?hash=item3af3f46d44:g:TOMAAOSwEWJZ3KH5 https...
by WCML55.68
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And yet another mystery photograph
Replies: 29
Views: 2512

Re: And yet another mystery photograph

Sorry - forgot the important bit - the photos! Thats looking good John,well done. Theres another shot here. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leuchars-Old-Railway-Station-Photo-Tayport-to-Dairsie-Guard-Bridge-Lines-2-/252115043014 Google maps, the whole area is now a road, but theres pantiles in this stre...
by WCML55.68
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And yet another mystery photograph
Replies: 29
Views: 2512

Re: And yet another mystery photograph

Good morning all, I put the feelers out for this with a couple of friends, 2 replies so for, one from the holder of the slide and originator of the question , this is the other. P. Michael Holland raises some interesting points It seems to me that there are four ‘clues’ to help locate the place in t...