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by WCML55.68
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rails around Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Rails around Glasgow

We knew the Trolleybus as the Silent Death! Yes the Fairfield had a bow collector originally but had to be converted to Trolley Bus booms when the tram wires along Govan Road were taken down. I should imagine that it was quite disconcerting to be on or driving a tram and see a train coming the other...
by WCML55.68
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rails around Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Rails around Glasgow

Thanks for that Jim, it must be 20 years since we were last at Bo'ness. Must rectify that. Im not sure sure how long shes been there, dont remember seeing her. Theres a cracking shot of her here doing what she was supposed to do! and also on trolleys. https://www.flickr.com/photos/actonwellsjunction...
by WCML55.68
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rails around Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Rails around Glasgow

Be fast if you want a copy, website says only 19 copies left, 28/06/20
by WCML55.68
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rails around Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Rails around Glasgow

lolololol we will have to come to some agreement! Just glad to be of help, i dont think they will last long.
by WCML55.68
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rails around Glasgow
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Rails around Glasgow

Hello all, The Transport Treasury have just released a very limited run of a wee paperback book "Rails around Glasgow", 9½x7" 60 pages and only 100 print run. £10 posted. It was produced for a Glasgow Model Railway show, presumably cancelled because of lockdown. Top quality and one photo per page, a...
by WCML55.68
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 37
Views: 3943

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Hi Paul What are you going to use for flashing? I found aluminium foil to be quite good: it's very thin and is dead soft so can take up the line of the roof quite nicely. Sometimes the apex over the ridges are formed in a round profile, which foil works well to reproduce. Also can be delicately ind...
by WCML55.68
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 37
Views: 3943

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Does anyone know what the appearance of the front and back doors for this dwelling house are likely to be? Was there a CR standard? Bearing in mind the house dates back to c1848. The later cottages had no back doors at all, and the front were a pair of plain planked, double hinged ½-doors, what I wo...
by WCML55.68
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 37
Views: 3943

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Thanks Jim, its actually against a photo on PC screen!, anglepoise for illumination!

Got some hard work to do now on the window frames, so will refrain painting the red sandstone until most of the handling is done.

P.
by WCML55.68
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 37
Views: 3943

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Hi Paul I think that looks pretty good! If you compare that part with the orginal you can see that it's worth the effort. I'd still recommend that you investigate dry brushing (I'm sure there'll be someone on youtube who'll show how it's done) Very crudely you put paint on the brush and then wipe a...
by WCML55.68
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 37
Views: 3943

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Looking good Paul. You've clearly cracked the problem with the bay windows. For what it's worth to my eye the blue-grey stonework isn't matte enough, whereas the sandstone quoins are and look much the better for it. If it was me, I'd try experimenting with 'dry brushing' the stonework with a very s...
by WCML55.68
Tue May 26, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 37
Views: 3943

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Morning Alan, Thanks for the encouragement and advice. I thought I had cracked it too! Spent all day yesterday, BH Monday, fashioning the two front panels for each bay roof and filing, adjusting and tweaking to get a good fit with equal overhangs all round and angles lining up where necessary. One p...
by WCML55.68
Sun May 24, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 37
Views: 3943

The dreaded bay window ROOFS.

Good evening all, I hope everyone is managing to stay safe and well. Its a couple of months since my last post, partly because of running into the buffer stops with the Bay Window roofs, I always find leaving a problem and coming back later works well, and partly because of this evil 2 month spell o...
by WCML55.68
Fri May 15, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Small layout, limited room
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Small layout, limited room

Hello all, Hope everyone is keeping well and safe during these strange times and getting some modelling in. Whilst not Caledonian related, these two photos certainly made me laugh, thought you might like them. Irish ingenuity. This certainly has a pre-grouping feel to it. For those with limited room...
by WCML55.68
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 37
Views: 3943

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Ive just had a wee look at the NLS map for Kirkpatrick Fleming dated 1858. Both CR houses are clearly shown, the one beside the (now) M74 shows the toilet block on rear, the one beside the LC does not, and neither shows the staircase "extensions" which again suggest to me that these maps cannot be t...
by WCML55.68
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 37
Views: 3943

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Hello Alan, Thanks for your reply. I would love some photos of the plans if that is indeed possible, will PM you. Yes, theres two extant at Kirkpatrick Fleming, must change that photo title, one near the Crossing Keepers cottage, and another other side of the line just beyond the M74 but this has be...
by WCML55.68
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 37
Views: 3943

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Further to the post on the David Elvy Bankfoot Station Building thread, Ive been working on the roofs for the bay windows on the Dwelling House. Its not been easy, multiple angles and no measurements nor 90° level shots, the best is a cheeky screensave, Ben Elias video, so using the exact same angle...
by WCML55.68
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bankfoot Station Building
Replies: 10
Views: 5122

Re: Bankfoot Station Building

Hope this helps.
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by WCML55.68
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bankfoot Station Building
Replies: 10
Views: 5122

Re: Bankfoot Station Building

You might find this easier to work with. Note how the pots seem to be different widths. Octagonal, so depends on position and perhaps shadow or sunlight too.. Ive never found any octagonal supplies, but Maquette do various sizes of hexagonal, 4mm and 5mm in my case. Get them to cut in half or thirds...
by WCML55.68
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bankfoot Station Building
Replies: 10
Views: 5122

Re: Bankfoot Station Building

Hello David, You are going through exactly what I have experienced with the buildings at Harthope. I have found that the NLS maps cannot be relied upon for any dimensions in my own case, even the shape of the buildings differs from map to map. If photos are not taken full on at 90° and level with th...
by WCML55.68
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: YouTube WCML from Glasgow
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: YouTube WCML from Glasgow

Thanks for that Mike. Very good quality these, shame about the rainy weather.
by WCML55.68
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: YouTube WCML from Glasgow
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: YouTube WCML from Glasgow

Used to train up to Glasgow regularly, only one time I can remember sumat wrong, 1966/67. We were coming out of Glasgow behind a Black 5 on compartment stock. It couldnt make the grade up to Wishaw Central and stalled over the A721 Glasgow Road and couldnt restart. Virtually everyone got off the tra...
by WCML55.68
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: YouTube WCML from Glasgow
Replies: 4
Views: 450

YouTube WCML from Glasgow

Afternoon all, This fantastic footage has just appeared on youtube, West Coast Main Line Drivers Eye View, Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport. 82000+ views in a week! Of particular note are Derek Cross bridge at c47mins, Beattock summit at c51mins, the Orrible UIC thing which replaced Harthope Vi...
by WCML55.68
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Harthope Viaduct Photo
Replies: 0
Views: 216

Harthope Viaduct Photo

Good morning, Ive purchased a photo from ebay, sadly the quality is very poor and I suspect that it has been scanned from a book. I wonder if anyone can help with the title of the book or source of the photo or the photographer. The complete photo shows very much more!! Below is a small portion of t...
by WCML55.68
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Bachmann CR 812 Class 3F

Good morning,

Im sure your already aware that the first sample of the forthcoming loco from Rails of Sheffield is with Rails.

For those unable to attend Model Rail Scotland, its here.....

https://railsofsheffield.com/news/artic ... ep-samples
by WCML55.68
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Staff Query
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Staff Query

That window really is a peculiar affair. There appears to be a framework or beading around the extremity, 45° angles top left and top right, and the thickness of this would suggest that this is wooden. But the actual window frame, again the depth of the frame around the extremity would again suggest...