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by Ian Smeeton
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway staff cottages, Harthope
Replies: 38
Views: 23282

Re: Caledonian Railway staff cottages, Harthope

A tantalising glimpse of the cottages on this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kxiN5gBKrQ

at about 5:40

Regards

Ian
by Ian Smeeton
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Scuds
Replies: 10
Views: 6404

Re: Scuds

Sent Condional Upon Demand?

Otherwise, no idea.

Regards

Ian
by Ian Smeeton
Thu May 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: New (to me) Album on Flickr
Replies: 2
Views: 2197

New (to me) Album on Flickr

Browsing around as you do, I came across this album on Flickr.

Some nice photos. I don't know if they have been seen here, or linked.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/118273204 ... 6961/page1

Regards

Ian

Edit: Sp
by Ian Smeeton
Sat May 04, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Ferryhill Aberdeen, Caley Depot buildings 1908
Replies: 6
Views: 4192

Re: Ferryhill Aberdeen, Caley Depot buildings 1908

There are some photos on Britain from above taken 1948 which show Ferryhill in the background. Being aerial photos, the roofs/rooves show up quite well. I am not sure which building is the 1908 Caley shed, but here is the link: https://britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/SAW016823 There are a couple of...
by Ian Smeeton
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Ballest over turnout sleepers
Replies: 12
Views: 9911

Re: Ballest over turnout sleepers

Try the new Peco Bullhead ponts for a better representation, perhaps?

Regards

Ian
by Ian Smeeton
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Scottish Factory Buildings
Replies: 20
Views: 18127

Re: Scottish Factory Buildings

https://britainfromabove.org.uk could be of use, and is linked to the Canmore site.

Most photos would be insufficiently clear to 'count bricks', however, for overall style and detail, it may help.

Regards

Ian
by Ian Smeeton
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Paisley St James, Update
Replies: 27
Views: 26317

Re: Paisley St James, building continues

I was involved with a Young Enterprise thing at school which took place at Babcock & Wilcox as it was then at Renfrew in 1980/81 Although still with a rail connection, In was told that it had not been used for some years, so I do not know if the Renfrew Branch was still in use then. They still had a...
by Ian Smeeton
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Paisley St James, Update
Replies: 27
Views: 26317

Re: Paisley St James, building continues

I cannot believe that so many months have passed since I last updated this toopic. Underwood Yard has gradually been taking shape. Some rather labrorious wood cutting has been going on along with a bit of track laying. Being the clever sort, I had always planned on cutting back the sheets of ply top...
by Ian Smeeton
Sun May 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Paisley St James 'Shed'
Replies: 8
Views: 8652

Re: Paisley St James 'Shed'

Thanks for all the replies. I went through all the NLS maps, looking, and as has been mentioned above, there was no sign of the shed. It was just curiosity made me ask the question. That, and looking again at the trip notices for Polmadie that Bob Drummond kindly sent me, which has a note that engin...
by Ian Smeeton
Sun May 20, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Paisley St James 'Shed'
Replies: 8
Views: 8652

Re: Paisley St James 'Shed'

Thanks for the information, Jim.

Any idea as to the location?

Regards

Ian
by Ian Smeeton
Sun May 20, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Paisley St James 'Shed'
Replies: 8
Views: 8652

Paisley St James 'Shed'

I have seen refernces to Paisley St James being listed as a Sub Shed of Polmadie.
Looking through the NLS Maps, there doesn't apear to be a loco shed, as such.
Would it have been a signing-on point, only, or am I missing something?
Thanks in advance for any iformation.
Regards

Ian Smeeton
by Ian Smeeton
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Transport of Building Materials
Replies: 8
Views: 6362

Re: Transport of Building Materials

They would probably all be sheeted in transit.

Regards

Ian
by Ian Smeeton
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Paisley St James, Update
Replies: 27
Views: 26317

Re: Stop-start at Paisley St James

Well it has taken a while to post an update. My (very) basic carpentry skills were tested to destruction witn all that beautiful timber from Hunt & Swain. None was wasted, however, I have run short for the last board. Time and cash mean that there will be a slight delay, and as the final board is th...
by Ian Smeeton
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bankfoot
Replies: 55
Views: 57387

Re: Bankfoot

Hunting through the Transport Treasury lists for somethin else, the following Photos may be of use. 111/00 Bankfoot station & church 13/1/62 111/01 61246 at Bankfoot station 111/02 61246 at Bankfoot, church behind 111/03 Bankfoot station 111/04 61246 on freight near Bankfoot 111/05 61246 ready to le...
by Ian Smeeton
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Paisley St James, Update
Replies: 27
Views: 26317

Re: Stop-start at Paisley St James

Thanks Jim

I woill keep posting as progress continues.

Regards

Ian
by Ian Smeeton
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Paisley St James, Update
Replies: 27
Views: 26317

Re: Stop-start at Paisley St James

Paisley St James has been scrapped. Don't panic yet though, because a new and improved model will rise from the remains. As noted above in my last post, new maps have come to light, which, as they said about the Universal Remote, changes everything. I have settled on the 1949 map, as most closely ma...
by Ian Smeeton
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Paisley St James, Update
Replies: 27
Views: 26317

Re: Stop-start at Paisley St James

Work progresses in fits & starts. The Diamond at the centre of the formation at St James has been on the workbench. I started with it on the main board, but 1st & 2nd attempts were nbowhere near usable. New Templot template produced, a suitable piece of flat timber, some double sided tape and your F...
by Ian Smeeton
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Paisley St James, Update
Replies: 27
Views: 26317

Re: Stop-start at Paisley St James

Signal box currently stalled, awaiting further research on the innards, and the purchase of some paints. Attention turned to the Up station building. I have had two attempts at this, so far, and only had to scrap 1 and a half! The front wall was bothering me, as using 1mm mountboard, the reveals wou...
by Ian Smeeton
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Paisley St James, Update
Replies: 27
Views: 26317

Re: Stop-start at Paisley St James

Bullets have been bitten, and the resulting shards of gnashers suitably spat out. I had planned on waiting for production to re-start on PCB Crossing timbers from the 2mmFS Soc before continuing with track laying, but as time has dragged on, and there is no sign of new stock, I thought that I would ...
by Ian Smeeton
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Paisley St James, Update
Replies: 27
Views: 26317

Re: Stop-start at Paisley St James

Won't the signalling diagram indicate which side the frame was operated by (the dot and bar symbols within the box on the diagram? Wizard Models (amongst others) stock an etch of levers which should help cram in the numbers that you need. Will post an image later. Lindsay Many thanks for all the in...
by Ian Smeeton
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Paisley St James, Update
Replies: 27
Views: 26317

Re: Stop-start at Paisley St James

Jibbed out of the brackets above the windows, for now at least. Hipped roof now complete, except for finials (if any) and chimney/stovepipe. 2006_0101Workshop0015.JPG I was not planning to do an interior, but all that visible wide open space in there was crying out for something. 2006_0101Workshop00...
by Ian Smeeton
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Paisley St James, Update
Replies: 27
Views: 26317

Re: Paisley St James

Work paused on the station building before frustration set in and the Carpet Monster got a meal. The signal box is the next building on the horizon. 2mm mount board carcase, clear plastic packaging and white labels cut to represent windows, frames & glazing bars. Hipped roof still to do, along with ...
by Ian Smeeton
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR828 return to service
Replies: 12
Views: 8659

Re: CR828 return to service

Re: Steve, above,

If you are picking him up, I will hitch a lift from Lincolnshire.

Best,

Ian
by Ian Smeeton
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon transfers.
Replies: 14
Views: 11585

Re: Wagon transfers.

The lastb one looks great, couldn't open the others though.

Best Regards

Ian
by Ian Smeeton
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Glasgow, Gourock & Wemyss Bay Services
Replies: 11
Views: 16556

Re: Glasgow, Gourock & Wemyss Bay Services

Hi Ernie, Many thanks for the information. Looking at the timetables that Bob Drummond sent through to me, and those on Timetableworld.com, I was unsure. It looks as though there were some connections but not all Wemyss Bays had a 'Branch' Connection to Gourock. In a couple of cases a Gourock Servic...