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by Mike 1
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Gunpowder Van Livery
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Gunpowder Van Livery

Of questionable relevance to this Caledonian forum, but for the record, the "dear Mike" at the start is me! I edited the LNWRS magazine at the time.

And I still agree with the writer 100%.

Mike
by Mike 1
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 584

Re: Unidentified Loco

If you made a model of that people would say they were never loaded upside down!

Mike
by Mike 1
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM and 7mm
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: TLM and 7mm

I echo everything Tony.B has written. I am a manufacturer in Gauge 3, but don't have anything Caledonian yet. www.williamsmodels.co.uk All I would add is that somebody should co-ordinate this at the start to set certain standards. For instance, you will probably need a standard width between inner f...
by Mike 1
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: White Van
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: White Van

However, the colour of LNWR Gunpowder vans is straying somewhat off the subject of WCJS refrigerator vans!

Mike
by Mike 1
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: White Van
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: White Van

One of the MRN correspondents said something like "anyone who remembers them will be in no doubt that they were red" and that would have presumably been at a late date Apart from unreliable Werrett I've seen no evidence at all that they were ever grey and Philip Millard couldn't find his reference f...
by Mike 1
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: White Van
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: White Van

Liverpool

Mike
by Mike 1
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: White Van
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: White Van

Don't believe everything you read in modern books. The HMRS LNWR Livery Register implies that LNWR Gunpowder vans were grey. In reality they might have been grey at one time but there is no evidence of that, and lots of evidence that they were red!

Mike
by Mike 1
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model Wagon Company
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Model Wagon Company

I bought the 7mm MWC cattle wagon when it first came out. Think it was at the limits of their small casting machine because the sides were shorter at the top than at the bottom, by a good 2mm or so. I never finished it and did wonder whether they ever solved that on later kits as the patterns were f...
by Mike 1
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive

Sorry, I don't have 1901. Do have 1902 if there may have been some follow up?

Mike
by Mike 1
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive

Do you know which issue(s) of the Railway Engineer they might be in? I have quite a few volumes.

Mike
by Mike 1
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Early coach axleboxes/springs
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Early coach axleboxes/springs

Vert nice indeed Steve. I'm impressed.

Mike
by Mike 1
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Early coach axleboxes/springs
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Early coach axleboxes/springs

In 7mm there used to be an LNWR version available with hornguides fitting outside the solebars and grease or oil boxes. They may well suit some CR stock. The patterns were made (in the 80's>) by Peter Davis, cast by Gordon Heywood, then sold to John Petcher who passed them to Adrian Swain. I assume ...
by Mike 1
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 4147

Re: Class 670 kit

any pictures?
by Mike 1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 3 1/2" gauge track.
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

Re: 3 1/2" gauge track.

Michael,

I note elsewhere that you were researching the builder of the model colliery. You may be interested that three of the wagons are currently on ebay. Drop me a note if you are interested as you'll never find them on ebay otherwise!

Mike
by Mike 1
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Colour of CR Uniforms
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: Colour of CR Uniforms

The standard work on railway uniforms is "Railway Buttons, Badges & Uniforms" by David J. Froggatt. My copy is not accessible just now but somebody here will have one ....

Mike
by Mike 1
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Coach Roofs
Replies: 6
Views: 4007

Re: Coach Roofs

Thanks Mike. Sorry I missed that in the book.

Mike
by Mike 1
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Coach Roofs
Replies: 6
Views: 4007

Re: Coach Roofs

Picking up this old thread about carriage roofs and gas lamps, the photograph seems to show a single gas pipe to the lamps. I have seen other (non CR) carriages with two pipes, one being for the pilot light. Does anyone know please when this came in and when (or if) the Caledonian adopted the pilot?...
by Mike 1
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 33
Views: 5478

Re: The burning question

Well, Aylesbury was taken out of the loft of the family house when that was sold, and stored all over my house, loft and outbuildings for a few years. Eventually I gave it to the Princes Risborough MRC whose catchment area includes Aylesbury. They did a lot of work to make what is essentially a very...
by Mike 1
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 33
Views: 5478

Re: The burning question

Yes Tony. It was in that curiously numbered issue No.0.

My inspiration came indeed from him and because I decided I couldn't met his standards I modelled in 7mm when it was out of fashion, and later Gauge 3. I think we draw on all sorts of places for motivation and ideas.

Mike
by Mike 1
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 33
Views: 5478

Re: The burning question

One problem is that a good model is assumed to be correct. Many years ago my father was modelling Aylesbury LNWR. The loco shed had been cut down in length in LMS days to seven bays with a roof tank on the end bay but one. An old Driver said that the water tank on the roof was originally in the cent...
by Mike 1
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 29827

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

Very nice Jim. Very nice indeed.

Mike
by Mike 1
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 29827

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

Yes please Tony. In due course.

Mike
by Mike 1
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Banking in the Caledonian c1900
Replies: 7
Views: 2846

Re: Banking in the Caledonian c1900

My apologies. Just realised this was discussed here.

https://www.crassoc.org.uk/forum/viewto ... king#p7793

Mike
by Mike 1
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Banking in the Caledonian c1900
Replies: 7
Views: 2846

Banking in the Caledonian c1900

A link to this film was posted on the LNWRS facebook page. At the end of the sequence is a Caledonian engine with what appears to be a banking engine running backwards? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVUqVqNIJsc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1gs8ZTMGoai-HFT_3FY8yB1qT7bP-URxRAlr_q9Q2muGpqP-pAWlQltxc M...
by Mike 1
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 29827

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

If anyone has made these improvements and finished it as a Caledonian wagon, could we see a picture please? And did you change the planing on the doors, or other changes too?

Mike