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by lms14509
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Basket on turntable
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Basket on turntable

Looks more like a Firedevil loded with coal?
by lms14509
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 18950

Re: Where is this, please?

Tom,

You are absolutely correct-how did I miss that ?!!!!

Thank you!
by lms14509
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 18950

Re: Where is this, please?

Gents,

Are we sure it is Beattock? No.60 was a Balornock Loco (Glasgow-Perth) in Pre-Grouping days. Not to say she could not travel further afield- but is it possible it is closer to home?
by lms14509
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: CR 72 Class Replica New-build project
Replies: 5
Views: 6326

Re: CR 72 Class Replica New-build project

Chris, The 72/113 were the final flowering of Caley Express Passenger 4-4-0 development.Despite some serious issues- they were the most numerous, long lived-and one missed preservation by the slightest margin. I would happily contribute to such a venture.However; I would also happily support a Super...
by lms14509
Mon May 07, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: The Caledonian at the movies.
Replies: 14
Views: 10191

Re: The Caledonian at the movies.

The name of the firm with footage of Cardean (and River 4-6-0s etc) in LMS days is the Hillside Publishing Company. I believe these are the actual Royal Train vehicles- not regular W.C.J.S .
by lms14509
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian 123 reboilered
Replies: 4
Views: 6173

Re: Caledonian 123 reboilered

Jim,

To my knowledge it was a spare "Jumbo " boiler that was fitted? There were suggestions made in the Railway Magazine that MacIntosh had earlier considered fitting a larger Dunalastair 1 boiler in Caley days.

Allan Mearns
by lms14509
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: smokebox front wings
Replies: 4
Views: 3556

Re: smokebox front wings

What about adding stability to the front end of the loco? (Given expansion with heating /cooling ?)
by lms14509
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Claughtons in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 7290

Re: Claughtons in Scotland

Brian, Thank you for your kind words- only too glad to help. The actual research itself was done several years ago in conjunction with Stuart Rankin, as part of a joint contirbution to the Journal of the Glasgow and South Western Railway Association (!) The Large boilered CLaughton has always been a...
by lms14509
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Claughtons in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 7290

Re: Claughtons in Scotland

There is reference in the contemporary R.C.T.S. Railway Observer's of Large Claughton workings. From December 1930 5906,5910,5953,5970 and 5993 of Preston were noted on the 10:52 A.M. Preston-Carlisle, then light engine Carlisle to Dumfries to work the 2:10 Dumfries Carlisle slow,followed by the 4:2...
by lms14509
Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Front couplings on locomotives
Replies: 41
Views: 25563

Re: Front couplings on locomotives

Dave,

is there any chance you could post a full length copy of that photo on No 169? I tis a brilliant shot

Thank you,

Allan
by lms14509
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Cardean's whistle
Replies: 2
Views: 3488

Re: Cardean's whistle

Although I could not comment on the "sound" of Cardean's whistle, as luck would have it, I was thumbing thru' a copy of the January 1932 edition of Railway Magazine. There was a contribution by our late President, Alan Dunbar on the subject of 903's whistle and that of No.147 also. "Mr A.G. Dunbar p...