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by Mike 1
Sat Jun 29, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Gauge 3 Cardean
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Gauge 3 Cardean

A vintage Gauge 3 Cardean was sold at auction last week and I'd love to know more about it. Does the lucky new owner happen to be a member please?

Mike
by Mike 1
Thu Jun 20, 2024 10:48 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery Carriage
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Mystery Carriage

Although it has the Wolverton 12-wheeled style of panelling I think its actually an 8-wheeler, a 57ft Semi-Royal Saloon to D1. Same as one that was on the Bluebell until a couple of years ago and now back at Tyseley. There were six built in 1903/04 and they were often used to strengthen the Royal Tr...
by Mike 1
Wed May 01, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Caley 7mm Group
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Caley 7mm Group

Alex, I echo some of the comments above. I model, though not yet actually produced anything Caledonian, I don't model in 7mm any more but, as your first post said, that's not important as many things cut across scale. However, I don't have a smartphone and, so far as I am aware, cannot therefore use...
by Mike 1
Sun Apr 28, 2024 12:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New Model Wagon Range
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: New Model Wagon Range

I'm surprised there has been no comment at all about this new range of model kits which are mainly Scottish and include Caledonian. I am not aware of any politcal issues with potential competitors, so a surprised at the silence.

Mike
(no connection with these or any other Scottish manufacturers)
by Mike 1
Sun Apr 28, 2024 12:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New 3D printed models from Lothian Railway Models
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: New 3D printed models from Lothian Railway Models

I assume these are just 4mm?

Mike
by Mike 1
Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:32 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Gradient Board
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Gradient Board

Thank you. The plan is to give to to a museum but I just wanted to know what it was first. Must say I'm surprised because he was mainly active taking photos in the 1950s and 1960s. Thank you very much.

Mike
by Mike 1
Mon Apr 08, 2024 6:33 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Gradient Board
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Gradient Board

A friend who died last year, lived in Edinburgh and was a Caledonian enthusiast. He had very few relics, but this gradient board arm was one of them. It is huge - about 6ft 6in long and doesn't say "I in xxx". His family need to find a home for it and that would be easier if we knew what i...
by Mike 1
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:49 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Callander - what is going on here?
Replies: 21
Views: 2789

Re: Callander - what is going on here?

I think that's the best suggestion yet. It explains the number of people and why the train, complete with fish vans, possibly shunted out of the way. Only thing it doesn't explain is the large amount of litter.

Mike
by Mike 1
Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:04 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Callander - what is going on here?
Replies: 21
Views: 2789

Re: Callander - what is going on here?

Keith Fenwick wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2024 4:03 pm Mike
Did you mean 'rain we see' or 'train we see'?
Keith
Thank you - corrected!
by Mike 1
Thu Apr 04, 2024 2:47 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Callander - what is going on here?
Replies: 21
Views: 2789

Re: Callander - what is going on here?

Keith's suggestion seems plausible, or something similar. There is a very large amount of litter everywhere, suggesting there has been a large event of some sort which is drawing to a close and people are going home by train, in both directions? I'm not convinced that the train we see is significant...
by Mike 1
Mon Mar 25, 2024 9:52 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 4mm locomotive lining - transfers?
Replies: 11
Views: 8960

Re: 4mm locomotive lining - transfers?

More than one friend of mine has had one-off transfers made by Endon Valley Custom Decals. In spite of the word "Decal" they are in the UK and everyone seems very happy with them.

Mike
by Mike 1
Sun Mar 24, 2024 10:45 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Identify a Colliery
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Identify a Colliery

Thanks Mike. Seems I went down a rabbit hole because Stephen Lea has posted online that “Staveley and Sheepbridge with cupboard doors. The Midland PO registers reveal that both companies built their own wagons and several batches are recorded as having cupboard doors.” So not Scottish at all! I neve...
by Mike 1
Fri Mar 22, 2024 8:07 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Identify a Colliery
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Identify a Colliery

I greatly look forward to your book Mike. Having looked only today at a picture taken in Yorkhire of what looks like a Scottish-style wagon (cupboard doors) being used by Stavely, based in England, I'm curious as to whether the book covers wagons built in Scotland, registered by Scottish railways, o...
by Mike 1
Sat Feb 17, 2024 7:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RTR Caledonian D67 Van from Rapido
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: RTR Caledonian D67 Van from Rapido

Rapido seem to have a "thing" about pre-Grouping vans at the moment and if these are anywhere near the standard of their other recemt vans they will be absolutely superb.

Mike
by Mike 1
Sat Feb 03, 2024 3:07 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: an interesting ex-WCJS 42ft carriage
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Re: an interesting ex-WCJS 42ft carriage

Thank you Mike.
by Mike 1
Tue Jan 23, 2024 3:07 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery Caledonian carriage
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Mystery Caledonian carriage

This is from the LNWR Society's archives and the caption says Improved Precedent No.1518 COUNTESS Piloting Whale Experiment No.565 CITY OF CARLISLE on a Scotch Express north of Penrith. Its the first carriage for which we need help, please. I think its a WCJS P29, four of which went to the Caledonia...
by Mike 1
Mon Jan 15, 2024 6:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: an interesting ex-WCJS 42ft carriage
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Re: an interesting ex-WCJS 42ft carriage

If anyone can date the picture I'd be most grateful. For a start, when did the Caledonian remove lower footboards from their carriages?

Mike
by Mike 1
Sat Jan 06, 2024 8:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: an interesting ex-WCJS 42ft carriage
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

an interesting ex-WCJS 42ft carriage

I understand this is a Caledonian Railway Association image, although it appeared on a Cumbrian Railways forum. It is the carriage that interests me and I hope others too. The first vehicle is an ex-WCJS D22, being the only diagram with a matching compartment layout. Millard points out in his book t...
by Mike 1
Tue Jan 02, 2024 4:36 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian Railway Staff List
Replies: 36
Views: 13584

Re: Caledonian Railway Staff List

David, Please don't tell me that you've keyed in 38 thousand names by yourself! Even if you have a small team that's quite an achievement. I suspect many members will think that they are not interested because they just want to model locos and rolling stock, or maybe collect pictures. BUT this type ...
by Mike 1
Thu Dec 21, 2023 1:46 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Van and wagon drawings
Replies: 14
Views: 2263

Re: D3 covered van

Thanks Mike. Any idea about the sources for the variants: 59122, 23541, 7936? The note suggests that the last was taken from an F.Moore photograph, which suggests that having made his own dimensioned sketches from life (and in this case presumably his own photograph also) he did use information from...
by Mike 1
Wed Dec 20, 2023 9:59 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Van and wagon drawings
Replies: 14
Views: 2263

Re: D3 covered van

Another from the same source. Looks like he either saw in real life, or saw photographs of, wagons with slightly different details.

Mike
by Mike 1
Thu Dec 14, 2023 9:51 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Van and wagon drawings
Replies: 14
Views: 2263

Re: D3 covered van

I think you are right and that is the vacuum cylinder. In Mike's superb book on Caledonian wagons there is just one picture and he says they were dual fitted. Strangely, I can't see the vacuum pipe on that van either. As Mike says, Jim took a picture of the D3 van, but not of this one. His notes ind...
by Mike 1
Wed Dec 13, 2023 8:53 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Van and wagon drawings
Replies: 14
Views: 2263

Re: D67 covered van

Here's another. Same source and same approximate date.

Mike
by Mike 1
Wed Dec 13, 2023 7:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Van and wagon drawings
Replies: 14
Views: 2263

Re: D3 covered van

It was indeed Jim Richards who photographed and drew the van. He worked in the Drawing Office at Vulcan Foundry, where his father was the General Manager. He drew it in 7mm scale in anticipation of his own model, which he made a few decades later. He loaned his photographic prints to the HMRS, who t...
by Mike 1
Tue Dec 12, 2023 7:28 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Van and wagon drawings
Replies: 14
Views: 2263

Van and wagon drawings

Thought this might be of interest. Its a D3 covered van which an old friend measured and drew in the 1920s. I expect the information is already known but to me the interest is that he actually saw it like that, rather than official drawings which can show what they intended it to look like. Sorry it...