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by jim mac
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Travelling Crane
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Travelling Crane

I copied the photo uploaded by Jim S many years ago from George Russell's collection and there was a second photo of the r/h wagon in close up, which I attach as it may assist in wagon identification.
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I have no other information regarding the crane's origin.
jim mac
by jim mac
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RTR Caley 812.
Replies: 26
Views: 17334

Re: RTR Caley 812.

Can I suggest that the "other loco " numbered 57565 is a misprint by Rails and the loco is another variation of 57566. In other words all the variations are based on CR828 at various stages of its careers.
Jim mac
by jim mac
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RTR Caley 812.
Replies: 26
Views: 17334

Re: RTR Caley 812.

This model was agreed between 'Rails' and 'Caledonian Locomotive 828 Trust', such was the secrecy that the first time the CRA was involved was when I was asked for permission to use photographs from the book "Caley 828" for publicity material, the day before the model was announced at Model Rail 201...
by jim mac
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Staff Query
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Staff Query

Mike Michael author of the Montrose & Bervie Railway has asked for assistance with the attached photograph and writes "It is of a Caledonian Railway member of staff, allegedly in the Montrose area. He looks like a crossing keeper to me, and has the insignia “CR 1092” on both lapels. Presumably that ...
by jim mac
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 18419

Re: Wagon Colours

Returning to the earlier point, at least some of the Mineral wagons were painted inside. RYP card order 6708 for 70 16ton in Aug 1903 states "Colour of Paint, Body outside one coat of lead colour, two coats Red Oxide, with varnish added for the last coat. Inside one coat of lead colour" Card Order 1...
by jim mac
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 37892

Re: True Line Models up-date

One wagon which might have an appeal as a future TML offering is the wooden "coal cart" or tender, which was attached to many 0-4-0 and 0-6-0 Pugs and is available as CRA drawing 051.
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by jim mac
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Scottish central shed in Perth.
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Scottish central shed in Perth.

Tony A search for "Perth Engine Shed" in the on-line catalogue of the National Records of Scotland produced the following list of drawings. I have not seen any of these so have no idea if they are what you require, but at least they might be a starting point. jim mac RHP16373 Architectural plan, sec...
by jim mac
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 'Jubilee Pug' queries
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: 'Jubilee Pug' queries

Unfortunately, I have only one very poor photo showing the rear of the engine, which doesn't answer either question on the lining or the positioning of the number on the rear panel. CR384.jpg My instinct is that when outshopped the rear bunker sheet would have been lined in the conventional manner f...
by jim mac
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery loco at Denny
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Mystery loco at Denny

4-4-0 tender locomotive.
jim mac
by jim mac
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery loco at Denny
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Mystery loco at Denny

The Locomotive is a Class 80, built in 1891 to Y28, with a larger boiler than had been used by Drummond for the original batch, the locomotive was rebuilt in 1907 and I suggest it is in the later light blue livery.

jim mac
by jim mac
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Ferryhill, modification to CR water column
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

Re: Ferryhill, modification to CR water column

Currently processing photographs taken by Templeton, which are held as a NRM collection. The attached clearly illustrates the need to have the addition height. There is now a supplementary question, which other sheds' water cranes were modified and were all the modifications to the same style. Ferry...
by jim mac
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Train Formation
Replies: 30
Views: 38777

Re: Train Formation

Since the illustrated catalogue of our photographic archive has been available on the website, there has been little evidence of how it is being used and how useful the members find it.
Any comments, suggestions, etc relating to this aspect of our Archive will be very welcome.

jim mac
by jim mac
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Alloa Coal Company wagons - what colour were they painted?
Replies: 8
Views: 3659

Re: Alloa Coal Company wagons - what colour were they painted?

If you are able to resize the photographs, using Photoshop or similar software, save the image (with a new name, so that you don't overwrite the original) at 800 pixels wide and 72 dpi and at that size they should load to the Forum without any difficulty.

jim mac
by jim mac
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Railway Workers, OnLine Course
Replies: 0
Views: 906

Railway Workers, OnLine Course

An online course studying the lives of railway workers is being offered by NRM and Strathclyde University. For details click the following https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/working-lives-on-the-railway?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=YKB%3AArchivesbulletin-28.8.19&utm_content=vers...
by jim mac
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 45FT Carriages
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

Re: 45FT Carriages

Henry
The 45ft carriages were discussed in detail in TTL38 and 39. The Journal back-numbers are available, as a searchable PDF on two CDs, which can be obtained from Mail Order Sales if you don't already have them.

jim mac
by jim mac
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Box Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 3609

Re: Signal Box Windows

The second set of 3 drawings:
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Hope this gives you the extra details you need.
Let me know if you need any further details
jim mac
by jim mac
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Box Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 3609

Re: Signal Box Windows

I have a plan of the standard box for Southern & Eastern Sections, it doesn't have a date or a drawing number.
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by jim mac
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 7mm Caley loco kits
Replies: 2
Views: 1615

Re: 7mm Caley loco kits

Topic moved as requested.
jim mac
by jim mac
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 920 Number plate background colour
Replies: 4
Views: 2480

Re: 920 Number plate background colour

Graham
The attached photograph clearly shows the numberplate background colour to be the same as the cab side sheet and I am sure CR920 would be the same.
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by jim mac
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Engine shed query
Replies: 6
Views: 3490

Re: Engine shed query

Thanks for all the replies, the book has now been completed with this picture captioned as Dalry Road.

jim mac
by jim mac
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Engine shed query
Replies: 6
Views: 3490

Engine shed query

A photograph planned for the forthcoming book on CR419 requires the location at which it was taken to be identified.
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Any suggestions?

jim mac
by jim mac
Sat May 11, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 16078

Re: Where is this, please?

Some additional information related to the photograph which started this topic and was identified as having appeared in the Railway Mag. The article "The Highland Section of the LMSR in 1927" by G.E. Lane was largely a summary of the then current passenger train services and was illustrated with a f...
by jim mac
Thu May 09, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 16078

Re: Where is this, please?

Jim
I have this filed as Dunkeld & Birnam, a photograph by HCS Everard which was published in Railway Mag. January 1928.

jim mac
by jim mac
Wed May 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Dunalastair model.
Replies: 18
Views: 7792

Re: Another Dunalastair model.

Michael
A fascinating piece of film.
The Dunalastair appears to be unpainted, judging by the shine. Why it is in a college in NW England is a mystery.

The following screenshots may be of interest in allowing further study.
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by jim mac
Sun May 05, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Unknown Location
Replies: 6
Views: 3987

Re: Unknown Location

Apologies that this photograph still appears in our Photograph Archive as Aberdeen.

I recall removing the print from the collection on at least two occasions and we will need to update the database accord
jim mac