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by theparley
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Coal and Oil Store
Replies: 0
Views: 701

Coal and Oil Store

Coal & Oil Store In Journal 149 at page 20, there are plans and elevations of the Coal and Oil Store at Denny Station. I have four questions. 1) Why would two unequal width coal stores be necessary ? The total floor area of the larger could possibly accommodate 8- 10 tons of coal with about 5 to...
by theparley
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Water Crane
Replies: 12
Views: 2038

Re: Water Crane

Dave, Thank you for your comprehensive and informative post. The phototographs too are helpful. In operational terms, a ground-mounted water column at the end of the platform ramp would mean that a passenger engine requiring water would either have to stop opposite the column (causing any alighting ...
by theparley
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Water Crane
Replies: 12
Views: 2038

Re: Water Crane

A great idea. Thank you, Jim
by theparley
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Water Crane
Replies: 12
Views: 2038

Re: Water Crane

Thank you all for your replies. I can now make progress. Agreed, the hose is a problem. I found a scrap of lightweight black electrical insulation cable in my "electrical" box; too short however to be of any use. It was flat, about 4mm across and had previously protected two wires feeding ...
by theparley
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Water Crane
Replies: 12
Views: 2038

Water Crane

Mike's Models produced a platform mounted Caledonian Water Crane, Catalogue no.39.
1) Did they, or anyone else, make a Caley floor mounted example ?
2) Assuming a negative answer to my question, what alternatives exist; LMS, LNER or a conversion of Mike's Cat. No.39 ?
Douglas Teenan
by theparley
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 24816

Re: Wagon Colours

Mike, Thank you for your reply post. I realise now that my words were not as well chosen as I had thought. I do appreciate (with the odd exception) that the insides of a mineral wagon were not painted by the manufacturer. What I wanted was photographs of the inside of a wooden bodied coal wagon afte...
by theparley
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 24816

Re: Wagon Colours

Rather than continue with my practice of painting the inside of wooden coal wagons as I imagined them to look, can anyone point me in the direction of actual photographs ?

Douglas T.
by theparley
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 54527

Re: True Line Models up-date

Jim,
Thank you for your welcome words. Thank you also for not drawing attention to the two unforced errors in my text.
Douglas T.
by theparley
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 54527

Re: True Line Models up-date

I understand from Tony Brenchley that it in possible that the Drummond Open and Cattle Van will be available at the Glasgow Show, but I will communicate separately with Tony to confirm and indeed update my requirements for the former. It does appear that due to lack of interest from members that the...
by theparley
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 34681

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

Tony, Thank you for the guidance on the fitting of door loops on, in my case, the Oxford Rail Jubilee wagon. most appreciated and helpful. Notwithstanding its cataloged inaccuracies, I think the Oxford Rail Jubilee wagon is a worthy addition to the ready-to-run market. Bachmann wagons have raised le...
by theparley
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 10141

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Jim,

I am delighted that your "out-takes" will find their way to the members. Can I please ask if a target date has been set for the publication of the book itself ?

Also, can you share with us what the subject will be for your talk in Biggar ?

Douglas
by theparley
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 10141

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Jim, Thank you for your post 1) I have no way of knowing whether it was my typing or an un-noticed auto correction, but you are correct: Biggar is indeed Biggar. 2) You do live in a lovely little town. 3) There are a number of meanings for "OT" , but I assume here it is, "off topic&qu...
by theparley
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 10141

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Jim, Thank you for your two posts ; much appreciated. Points arising: 1) I have just received the Caledonian DVD, so, the pleasure awaits. 2) If Volume 11 of your "Operating the Caledonian Railway " is to be brought down to size", I am tempted to ask - in fact I will ask - what is to ...
by theparley
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 10141

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Mike, Thank you for your two replies. 1. I had forgotten Strathaven was in your book. Sorry. Why was Strathaven chosen as a marshalling yard site ? 2. I thought Jim's book might help me understand the organisation of the coal trade in Scotland. You have confirmed it. Thank you. 3. I caught the back ...
by theparley
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 10141

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

On page 36 of "the True Line" Journal No. 146, there is an interesting post-grouping photograph showing two mineral wagon rakes, one containing mostly LMS liveried wagons and the other mainly Caley branded wagons. My questions are: 1) Can anyone identify the wagon types behind 17992 ? 2) T...
by theparley
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 34681

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

The last three posts are helpful and appreciated. Thank you.
Douglas
by theparley
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 34681

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

In relation to the Oxford Rail 4-Plank Wagons, within this thread there is a post which says that "Loop hinges (involve) some compromise here but adding this detail has been common practice since the MWCo kits". In order to take advantage of other's experience, can someone please provide s...
by theparley
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 10141

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Well, Jim Watt, I thought you were a clever fellow - and I was right. No need to ask you where you get your Caley guard's vans.
Douglas
by theparley
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 10141

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Jim, Thank you for your helpful reply. Whilst I was aware of page 260 in the Wagon Book, the very existence of the publication entitled, "Lanarkshire's Mining History" was unknown. Book Depository are sending me a new copy for £13.82, post free. I am sure there will be much interest for me...
by theparley
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 10141

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Thank you for the the replies. The situation I am seeking to model is coal wagons (and nothing else) coming directly from a colliery to either a distribution point or a major customer, e.g a shipping line or an industrial user. On the basis of what you have said, Jim, I can have a rake, consisting a...
by theparley
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 10141

Mineral Wagon Rakes

From Mike Williams’ Caley Wagons Book, we know that in 1900 there were some 36 Caley Mineral Wagons for every 24 Private Owner and Other Wagons. Armed with this information, how would you: Proportion a 16- wagon model railway rake between Caley wagons and the Others ? Additionally, 1) Would you grou...
by theparley
Sat May 04, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 24816

Re: Wagon Colours

Jim,

I could not have contemplated a more comprehensive reply.

Thank you.

Douglas
by theparley
Fri May 03, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 24816

Re: Wagon Colours

In the period 1880 - 1923, RY Pickering must have painted several thousand Private Owner wagons in the colour known as "Brown Oxide".

For modelling purposes, which manufacturer's paint number do YOU think best depicts brown oxide in pristine, un-weathered condition ?

Douglas Teenan
by theparley
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Morton Brake Gear
Replies: 4
Views: 8013

Re: Morton Brake Gear

Mike, Thank you for your post and for the pointer to the single wheel brake style used on Private Owner wagons. I had previously gleaned from your book that the Caley's pace of change from single wheel one-sided brakes to full Morton was a little pedestrian. However, my presumption (unsupported by h...
by theparley
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Morton Brake Gear
Replies: 4
Views: 8013

Morton Brake Gear

I am not sure if the CRA02 8ft 6 ins Morton Brake Gear etch was specially commissioned by TLM or whether it can be purchased elsewhere. Can anyone please help ? Also, I recall reading somewhere that the D.22 in private owner hands had a different brake from the CR version. Does anyone have details, ...