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by WCML55.68
Tue May 11, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And could this really be Perth?
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: And could this really be Perth?

Incredible knowledge and detective work John. Theres two further points which would confirm that both photos are the same subject. Theres two doorways visible in both photos in the same places. The nearest one has a sign above in the older photo ending in EN, gentlemen? and the newer photo has a sig...
by WCML55.68
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Flickr
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Flickr

Of course, thanks John, Completely failed to make the connection. 😕
by WCML55.68
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Flickr
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Flickr

Stumbled across this Flickr set tonight searching for something else, dont know if others are aware of it. The photos dont seem top be tagged. Theres a fantastic selection of CR locos, stations, bridges etc.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127340508 ... 5127853082
by WCML55.68
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A74 Harthope Viaduct RTA
Replies: 17
Views: 14041

Re: A74 Harthope Viaduct RTA

Somewhere about 1964/65 I was driving my parent's car, a Ford Anglia, with vacuum operated wipers. in the dark, in the rain...…… up the A74; at the start of the roadworks we got confused, and drove for about 10 miles on the wrong side of the new dual carriageway. We had no problems and eventually m...
by WCML55.68
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 812 Class from Rails
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: CR 812 Class from Rails

Fair comment on both points and one thing is for sure, not many people could replicate the elaborate lining and finish as effectively as the forthcoming CR 828 and my order is eagerly awaited. But at £180 for a basic black loco, it still seems expensive to me and to add sound will leave little chang...
by WCML55.68
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 11972

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Thanks Jim, You will have to go back a page to see the detail daylight shots! The LEDs used are dimmable 12v rated ones, link already added and still available, but still extremely bright on 4v and somewhat white. I added diffusers of white plasticard and the result has toned them down considerably ...
by WCML55.68
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Ebay warning
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Ebay warning

Many thanks for that Craig, already done which seems to have cured the problem. Also "trusting this device" is an added security. But these hackers are very clever!

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by WCML55.68
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Central Hotel re-opening
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Central Hotel re-opening

Theres a report with illustartions and a mention of CRA here.

https://news.stv.tv/west-central/grand- ... tality?top
by WCML55.68
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Re: Caledonia Models?

This might jog memory, look at the prices!! although quite a lot in those days. Wrong spelling of Argyle St too.

TRAIN CALEDONIA MODEL CO.jpg
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by WCML55.68
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 11972

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Many thanks to all for all the kind words, help, support and advice. I really think without this that the cottages and house would never have advanced so far. Its much appreciated. A couple of dark but lit shots to add to the previous sunny day shots. All rooms and both rear toilets are separately s...
by WCML55.68
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 11972

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

(no) Progress report. I had hoped to get this finished by Easter but, havent perfected MO for downpipes using plastic rodding and now have some 1 and 1½mm brass rodding to experiment with. A jig to replace 4 hands is made but when youre not in the mood, best left alone. Havent touched for about 4 we...
by WCML55.68
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Re: Caledonia Models?

Funny how memory plays tricks. Could have sworn and all that! What I do remember (with certainty?) is walking down to Bath St with my grandfather to get my annual tram map (bus and trolleybus also included, but they didn't matter...) from the Corporation Transport Office - at age 8, I was very prou...
by WCML55.68
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Re: Caledonia Models?

I remember the Model Dockyard in the Arcade, but Glassfords was my 'go to' in the '60's as I crossed Cambridge Street every day on my way between Killermont St bus station and the Dental Hospital. From what I remember, he could be a wee bit curmudgeonly at times! Jim W curmudgeonly is a word Ive ne...
by WCML55.68
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 812 Class from Rails
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: CR 812 Class from Rails

Thanks for that Jim. It was an agonising decision to commit £180-200 to each 818 ordered. They seem expensive compared to the other specials being produced and same situation now whether to upgrade to sound which will increase to £280-300 per loco although £100 isnt too bad for a sound installation....
by WCML55.68
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Re: Caledonia Models?

This is the transfer on top of an H&M Powermaster transformer, our main power unit in the 50s and 60s and still going strong today on the analogue test track. TRAIN HandM POWERMASTER.JPG The Clyde Model Dockyard was I think in the corner of the Argyll Arcade, I saved up for my first loco at 6d a wee...
by WCML55.68
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Bachmann porthole stock blue/grey
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: Bachmann porthole stock blue/grey

Whilst on the phone to Rails about the 812 Class sound, I enquired about how well the Bachmann blue/grey Portholes were selling. The brake ends are 80% sold and the Seconds are 75% sold. Amazing considering the price so its unlikely that they will have large stocks left to shift at discounted prices...
by WCML55.68
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 812 Class from Rails
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: CR 812 Class from Rails

Rails have sent out emails last week advising availability of limited numbers of the forthcoming Bachmann 812 Class locos with sound. On phone this morning, they tell me that the files used are believed to be genuine CR locos files and that an upgrade of order is possible. Does anyone know the sourc...
by WCML55.68
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company
Replies: 27
Views: 933

Re: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company

Would have to disagree with you on the TLR camera. My Grandpa was a keen photographer and used to do his own developing and printing. He experimented with tints at this stage, sepia, nice, red and green, a bit gawdy. He had a fine collection of TLR cameras and two of them dated back to the 1880s. Hi...
by WCML55.68
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company
Replies: 27
Views: 933

Re: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company

Yes, I went down the coast line on maps and couldnt find a match but didnt get any further. I had wondered about writing sandwiched between photo and postcard, is there any evidence of this? Looking again at the 1962 photo of Guthrie, there is a road to the right of the sidings which curves away as ...
by WCML55.68
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company
Replies: 27
Views: 933

Re: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company

There doesnt seem to be any track or platform edge on the right of the subject photo, just a path and trees. There seems to be too many sidings at Guthrie, but the next station along, Glasterlaw, looks interesting. Signal Box and Signal PostS a fair way from the station, footbridge and a path or ope...
by WCML55.68
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company
Replies: 27
Views: 933

Re: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company

That looks good on both counts Mike. So no clue there then.
by WCML55.68
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company
Replies: 27
Views: 933

Re: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company

Ive edited part of that photo again, its about as far as I can take it now. It certainly looks like a signal box and on the opposite side of the line from the platform viewpoint. It also looks like there is a junction signal near the 'box, passing loop on single line?. Footbridge is slatted with cro...
by WCML55.68
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company
Replies: 27
Views: 933

Re: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company

The handwriting is the same hand for the address, message, and photo title. How unusual is it make your own postcard by sticking a photo to a blank postcard? Ive never come across this before although I do have examples of photos taken, eg portrait or residence, where prints are provided in the form...
by WCML55.68
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 11972

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Afternoon all, Darned plasticard. Its biggest failing is it being proned to warping. Laminated built like a battleship walls are not totally immune, both rear upstairs window apexes have warped outwards slightly, not sure exactly why but discovered when making a start to fitting roof. Originally the...
by WCML55.68
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Ebay warning
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Ebay warning

Yes, c13% as private seller. It was 10% ebay and 2.9% Paypal. Gosh that is a staggering turnover, one would think that such a huge company should be able to run their business without without the constant major crashes and other major problems that seems to be the norm, hence the warning not to link...