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by lindsay_g
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Height of Letters on Running-In Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Height of Letters on Running-In Boards

Many thanks to the responders for providing this information. Even better, getting plans and dimensions of the whole boards.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Height of Letters on Running-In Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Height of Letters on Running-In Boards

Ah, long before my membership and I've still to buy the CD's. Will add them to my Xmas list.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Height of Letters on Running-In Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Height of Letters on Running-In Boards

I'm sure I should be able to lay my hands on this info, but I'm damned if I can. What was the normal height of the station name on running in boards? I suppose there may have been variations but the most common will do.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Sheep Wagon - 1874 Drawing
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Sheep Wagon - 1874 Drawing

Cheers Mike, I came across that image after my initial posting. It's very light inside suggesting that it has been doused in lime. Just a pity that it appears to be a cut down cattle wagon rather than the subject of the the 1874 drawing. The cattle wagon on the same page has metal rods strengthening...
by lindsay_g
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Sheep Wagon - 1874 Drawing
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Sheep Wagon - 1874 Drawing

I've been having a few passing thoughts about the transport of sheep and, looking beyond the converted 8 ton wagons used (both pre diagram and diagram 24's), I've been mulling over the 1874 drawing of a Sheep and Coke wagon. Looking at it closely it very much resembles a cut-down cattle wagon being ...
by lindsay_g
Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian Railway Staff List
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: Caledonian Railway Staff List

Thanks for that info, David. The term Brakesman is new to me (or my memory might just be letting me down again). Unless I missed some entries (having scanned thru' looking for staff working from Edinburgh) I didn't come across any recorded Brakesmen located in Edinburgh - but having just done a brie...
by lindsay_g
Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian Railway Staff List
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: Caledonian Railway Staff List

Is there any way of ascertaining whether anyone designated as a Guard was a passenger or goods guard? Some entries mention the word passenger, others are from way bills (but can these be goods carried by either?), some from Edinburgh mention west or north runs. I tried to look up 2 guards that appea...
by lindsay_g
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: External w-irons
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: External w-irons

Ian, If you feel you've bitten off more than you can chew then come to the Forum for help and guidance. I've no idea what your experience is, but we all started at the very bottom rung of that ladder, and I can say that when I joined a local P4 group I was an absolute sponge soaking up from the expe...
by lindsay_g
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: External w-irons
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: External w-irons

I'm afraid that I don't think there are any straight legged outside W irons available commercially. However, there is talk of the previous Society etch being redone, but that's no good if your need is in the short term. Cranked versions are available from Eileens (Bill Bedford etch) but they're some...
by lindsay_g
Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wheelbase Size
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Wheelbase Size

The length over the headstocks doesn't seem to dictate the wheelbase as far as all Caley stock goes. The post-bogie minerals were 8' 6" wheelbase and 15' over the body and carried 8T. As things progressed the wheelbase remained popular at 8' 6" but the length extended to 16' and then 16' 6...
by lindsay_g
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pug Tender
Replies: 18
Views: 1280

Re: Pug Tender

Agreed, looks very nice indeed.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4mm Diagram 6 Brake Vans
Replies: 3
Views: 480

4mm Diagram 6 Brake Vans

As the old saying goes, you wait ages for a bus and then two come along at once. 4mm etches or kits for the Diagram 6 Brake Van certainly bring this adage to mind. Many years ago one was available within the late John Boyle’s Decent Models range of kits. Sadly, it doesn’t appear that many of these k...
by lindsay_g
Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Offloading Coal Locally
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: Offloading Coal Locally

By coincidence just yesterday I decided to go searching for aerial photographs of Barnton and D’mains available on line but without subscribing I couldn’t zoom in. However the images seemed to date from around 1940 so no telling whether things changed after grouping.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 6 Stove Chimney
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Diagram 6 Stove Chimney

Mmmm, your model looks closer to the image than the drawing (and was intended as complimentary). So far I'm doubting the drawing.

Lindsay

(P.S. Jim, there may be a name check in a forthcoming mag. ?!?)
by lindsay_g
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 6 Stove Chimney
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Diagram 6 Stove Chimney

Might anyone have any images that clearly show the shape and better still location of the Diagram 6 stove chimney? (I realise that this may have been altered whilst in service) The image in the Wagons book suggests a squat but fairly wide chimney - modelled by Jim Watt and pictured in a 2013 thread....
by lindsay_g
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: DJH 812 class
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: DJH 812 class

If you Google, you'll find it somewhere as I did some time ago.

Best of luck with turning that pig's ear into a silk purse. Sell it on eBay and get another etch from Jim! Mmm, maybe that's why you want the instructions.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Thu May 27, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Offloading Coal Locally
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Offloading Coal Locally

Something has intrigued me for a good while, it's about time I got an answer. Barnton had a coal area as can be seen top right in this image (traced from a drawing in the NRS - supposedly dated 1923 but nothing on the drawing to substantiate that. And please ignore my suppositions and questions adde...
by lindsay_g
Thu May 27, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ayrshire Potato Traffic
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: Ayrshire Potato Traffic

I've been studying pictures of wagons recently (mainly to establish how some items might have been loaded) and was surprised just how many open goods wagons were covered with tarpaulins, a far greater percentage (in the images accessed at least) than I had assumed. However, perhaps against CR rules,...
by lindsay_g
Thu May 20, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wheelbase Size
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Wheelbase Size

A rather short question : Why was it that the CR standardised on a 9' wheelbase for a good number of goods vehicles, but an 8' 6" wheelbase for minerals?

There's probably going to be a rather blatant answer that will make me look silly!

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Mon May 17, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Allocation of Brake Vans
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: Allocation of Brake Vans

Agree with the observations above, but what I'm really trying to establish is if there might be any sort of records that would indicate that vans were designated to Edinburgh Mineral. Looking back now, I'm surprised that the Gartness van didn't make me rethink yet the Carstairs one did. If I draw a ...
by lindsay_g
Mon May 17, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Allocation of Brake Vans
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Allocation of Brake Vans

A few years ago I picked up from the Wagons book that a particular brake van was allocated to Edinburgh Goods . At the time I didn't think much about it being Edinburgh Goods and not just Edinburgh . However, when amassing information in pursuit of making waterslide decals available for goods stock ...
by lindsay_g
Wed May 05, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 62 Brake Van
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: Diagram 62 Brake Van

If it's the 20t 6 wheeler that you're referring to at Bo'ness, I can only see one standard on the images I have of that van. The drawings in the wagon book show a standard at one end only as well. I fear the membership is stumped with this query.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Mon May 03, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 62 Brake Van
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Diagram 62 Brake Van

The Caledonian Coaches kit for this brake van has a brake standard at both ends. That is in line with the drawing on p250 of the wagon book - however, that drawing doesn't show any of the brake linkages. I'm rather intrigued as to how 2 standards could co-exist operating on all eight brake shoes, an...
by lindsay_g
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company
Replies: 31
Views: 3531

Re: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company

Yup, I noticed what appears to be a signal box in the distance.

I don’t think the top word is panto but can’t think what it can be. The first characters on each line are hidden by the lamppost.

Lindsay
by lindsay_g
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 4-wheel Drummond Passenger Brake Van 1883 Dia 4 - Decent Models instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: 4-wheel Drummond Passenger Brake Van 1883 Dia 4 - Decent Models instructions

I'm afraid I cannot remember what the problem was with the etched kit but it wasn't isolated to the passenger brake and affected the 4 wheel brake third as well. I'm pretty sure it had something to do with the rear of the ducket where it joins with the coach body. If it helps, attached below is the ...