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by WCML55.68
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pig iron loads
Replies: 14
Views: 1034

Re: Pig iron loads

Damage to the wagon is a fair point, note that the top of all the planking is reinforced, presumably steel. Perhaps the wagons were dedicated and the floor similarly treated?
by WCML55.68
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pig iron loads
Replies: 14
Views: 1034

Re: Pig iron loads

  I can find plenty about pig iron, but nothing on how it was loaded in wagons.  Can anyone help? What was the average size of a pig in the late 1890's? C18-24" x 4-6"? Jim W Hi Jim, Although not CR, I came across this the other day, much larger MR 6/7 plank wagon being gravity chute load...
by WCML55.68
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.

A lovely comparison photo John, the Bachmann clearly shows the huge ridge along the underside of the boiler ....
by WCML55.68
Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Harthope Viaduct
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Harthope Viaduct

Thats some viaduct Jim, very unusual with the flared piers. Lovely piece of modelling. An an engineering job in miniature assembling it. I think I would have insisted on a step ladder! Im still musing over what to use for the lattices and will construct one section using Evergreen strip. A trial sho...
by WCML55.68
Mon Dec 20, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Harthope Viaduct
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Harthope Viaduct

A major step closer today, have had the BR site plan resized to 4mm-foot scale. Quite a monumental task determining the percentage increase, several 100%, from the original which measures just 10" x 1½". It couldnt be done in one step, beyond the capacity of the printer, so one enlargement...
by WCML55.68
Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.

Mine arrived yesterday, order delayed as one of the BR versions didnt arrive at Rails until earlier this week. The CR as built version absolutely glows and the lining is so beautifully executed. The BR versions are bob on too and really capture the character despite some edges being a little thick a...
by WCML55.68
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Beattock c.1960
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Beattock c.1960

Hello Jim,

Cant help re relocation of the turntable but I do have quite a few photos of the cottages etc at Beattock amassed during research for Harthope.

If you want to put the MRC in touch with me, they are weclome! to copies and any other help I can offer. I will pm my email address.

Paul.
by WCML55.68
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway semi-detached staff cottages Harthope
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Caledonian Railway semi-detached staff cottages Harthope

After a very hectic year with much thinking about but little actual doing, the summer modelling fast has finally been broken this weekend. A set of plans has been drawn up for the semi-detached brick built staff cottages. That took two days, one of the hardest parts being the size of the chimney sta...
by WCML55.68
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Any old iron
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Any old iron

Quite a few railway worksplates etc are recessed at the back, possibly to save weight or material or to reduce metal to metal contact and corrosion although this one has a quite fine raised edge. Of particular interest is the higgledy-piggledy arrangement of the letters. Sorry cannot further your pl...
by WCML55.68
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 812 Class from Rails
Replies: 16
Views: 5146

Re: CR 812 Class from Rails

Time to get the Credit Cards ready.

https://railsofsheffield.com/blogs/news ... intosh-812
by WCML55.68
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pug Tender
Replies: 24
Views: 2804

Re: Pug Tender

That wee Engine Tender is an exquisite piece of modelling and weathering Alan. it looks just like the real thing and looks just right to me. Colour has been the bane of many peoples lives for many years. My own take is that if you go down the shops to buy some paint or curtains etc to match the carp...
by WCML55.68
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway staff cottages, Harthope
Replies: 41
Views: 30320

Re: Caledonian Railway staff cottages, Harthope

Hi Jim, Thanks for the reply and info. Yes they wouldnt use dressed sandstone for internal walls as its not seen but I must admit surprise at using sandstone at all for the internal walls. I would have thought brick would have been just as effective and cheaper too. Perhaps it depended on what was l...
by WCML55.68
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway staff cottages, Harthope
Replies: 41
Views: 30320

Re: Caledonian Railway staff cottages, Harthope

Evening all, Attached is a scan plus a detail of an original Trevor Owen, TB Owen slide. It has a handwritten reference ANH21 and the Kodak process date is Apr 67. TBO is a name which many will be familiar with, he was a very prolific and widely travelled photographer. The slide depicts the Harthope...
by WCML55.68
Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 92
Views: 21809

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Hello Jim, Many thanks again for the links and lattice photos. Theres some seriously good work at Copenhagen Fields and that footbridge is absolutely exquisite, I really doubt my soldering ability. Interesting that it comprises two layers, I need to experiment in both mediums and decide what is best...
by WCML55.68
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 92
Views: 21809

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Hello Jim, Thanks for the advice and suggestion re nickel silver. Again thats a superb piece of modelling, very impressive and really captures the atmosphere. Those buildings are based on Top Shed?? Ive just made a quite lengthy post about the viaduct and my own thoughts and plans. One crucial facto...
by WCML55.68
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Harthope Viaduct
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Harthope Viaduct

Morning all, I'm thinking a wee bit ahead to the construction of the viaduct itself, still have a replacement block of 2 cottages to construct plus middens and platelayers hut and finish off the block of 4 and the dwelling house. That will be this winter. Never built anything like this before and ce...
by WCML55.68
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 92
Views: 21809

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Hello again Jim,

Thanks as always for your wisdom and advice. Im afraid my lack of knowledge is really showing through in Tech things, but I think you are right.
I take it we would be talking etched brass here?

Paul.
by WCML55.68
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 92
Views: 21809

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Thanks Jim, More help than you can possibly imagine. This is going to be quite a mountain for a non-tech brain to climb. Im thinking a fair way ahead to the Harthope Viaduct lattices, Ive got a block of 2 cottages to reconstruct, not too big a job, and just finish off the first 2 as well once we get...
by WCML55.68
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 92
Views: 21809

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

That really does look good. A 3D printer night be the answer for all the bits and pieces for your rone pipes if you can justify it. :) Jim G. Hello Jim, Ive been looking through what is available but having absolutely no experience in this field at all, its hard to know what would suit, Ive no idea...
by WCML55.68
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another Unidentified D&A Location
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Another Unidentified D&A Location

Re the WDs in later life, Ive stumbled over this interesting shot showing one that acquired the yellow diagonal cabstripe prohibiting use south of Crewe under electric overheads, the topfeed being the culprit.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gricerman/24599253188/
by WCML55.68
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another Unidentified D&A Location
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Another Unidentified D&A Location

If indeed taken in BR days, the number 34 is in the correct font and position to be the last 2 digits of a 900xx number. Seven possibilities, all but 90134 are ruled out because of allocation or topfeed although neither are guaranteed. 90134 was a Dunfermline/Glasgow engine all its BR days. Canny fi...
by WCML55.68
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Glasgow City Archives
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: Glasgow City Archives

That was exactly the same response as I achieved when I contacted South Lanarkshire Libraries several years ago, pre-covid, during research for Harthope. Dumfries Library in complete contrast couldny have been more helpful but the boundaries and "ownership" of Harthope changed. One would t...
by WCML55.68
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Glasgow City Archives
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: Glasgow City Archives

Getting no painting done today, I keep coming back to this site. Im not sure if its divided into sections but keep discovering more and more new shots like this. https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowCityArchives/photos/a.1856945884570408/2824460174485636 https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowCityArchives/photo...
by WCML55.68
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Glasgow City Archives
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: Glasgow City Archives

Im glad its of interest. Ive spent another couple of hours this morning wallowing instead of external painting! I stumbled across it after doing some searches for Dundas Street etc re Michael Dunn's Mystery Location in TTL. Its surprising just what comes up in searches and especially by changing or ...
by WCML55.68
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Glasgow City Archives
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Glasgow City Archives

I dont know if this site has been discovered before, certainly new to me and have spent several hours today looking through. Theres a couple of views of the Argyll Arcade mentioned on Caledonia Models thread, several very high quality aerial shots with railway content and this caught my eye. https:/...