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by Jim Summers
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriages at Perth pre-1877
Replies: 35
Views: 23257

Re: Carriages at Perth pre-1877

Thank you, Neil.
They had a funny way of doing business indeed.

How do we set about resurrecting the article? Obviously I don't have a copy of my own which I could OCR.

I or the TTL editor can handle a pdf of the article, though the original files would be better, if possible.

Best wishes,

Jim
by Jim Summers
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriages at Perth pre-1877
Replies: 35
Views: 23257

Re: Carriages at Perth pre-1877

Thank you for that picture, Niall.
I for one missed it in the BRJ and would be delighted if your article could be resurrected, please.

Perhaps it could be reprinted, with suitable permission, in The True line?


JImS
by Jim Summers
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Plus ça change
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Plus ça change

A splendid illustration, Sinclair. As an aside, I worked on the Harwich - Zeebrugge train ferry service around 1965, and can recall that azalea and azalea indica brands of flowers were imported. The British customs would nod one type through, but in the case of the other, every box of flowers had to...
by Jim Summers
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 613

Re: Unidentified Loco

A sad locomotive, but it's at a useful angle, as I spent the last day of the year that's awa' wrestling with the cylinder and slide bars on '615' Class no. 449.

I've only been working on that model for 27 years now. Guess what my New Year's Resolution is.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 57
Views: 8165

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Great to see the progress and the coming to life.
Have you made a New Year Resolution?

Best wishes for Christmas and a better 2021.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Arrival and Departure process
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Arrival and Departure process

Mike, The inbound train engine would round and dispose of its train, which would be put away in the yard for a while, to allow the service train in, round, and return. That's my guess, but much would depend on the actual timetable on the day. The point is that the two platforms gave some flexibility...
by Jim Summers
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Arrival and Departure process
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Arrival and Departure process

Duncan,
I have done any platform occupation chart for Oban, but I would suggest they did need the two platforms and I think there are photos showing that. Otherwise, why build the extra ones for the Ballachulish service?

Jim
by Jim Summers
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Arrival and Departure process
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Arrival and Departure process

Mike, A relevant aspect is whether the two platforms were at the end of a single or of a double line. Ballachulish is a good example of double platform off a single line. As far as I am aware, the passenger train carriages were not transferred from the inbound platform to the other one for departure...
by Jim Summers
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 1950

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Thank you for these pictures, John. I mentioned the station in the piece on excursion traffic stations in Vol. One of my Operating book, but did not expect any photos to exist, so these are very welcome.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 1950

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Earlier on in this discussion the possibility of Hunthill Jn. - East Kilbride was mentioned, and it was verified that there was indeed a passenger service (of sorts) in 1907. The May 1907 Railway Magazine states that in that year Calderwood Glen was opened in that section. It served an estate owned ...
by Jim Summers
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 1950

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Earlier on in this discussion the possibility of Hunthill Jn. - East Kilbride was mentioned, and it was verified that there was indeed a passenger service (of sorts) in 1907. The May 1907 Railway Magazine states that in that year Calderwood Glen was opened in that section. It served an estate owned ...
by Jim Summers
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Dundee (East) Station Facade
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Dundee (East) Station Facade

I can't help with that query, Niall, but just thought I would thank you for the good news that a book on the D&A is under way.
Much needed, as it was a fascinating enterprise.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Walking the closed Callander & Oban section
Replies: 0
Views: 159

Walking the closed Callander & Oban section

Walking Disused Railways
with Rob Bell on Channel 5 starts a new four-part series from 2000 on Friday 27th November, with the Callander & Oban and the Killin branch due to be shown on 4th December.

Our Association has assisted the producers with photographs from our Archives.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model Wagon Company
Replies: 15
Views: 860

Re: Model Wagon Company

Yes, Ian Middleditch was the principal one behind the MWC. As I understand it, the range went to 51L, as did many of the castings of fittings mastered by Mike Gilgannon, who was closely associated with Ian. Not sure I could put my hands on a list of the wagons by MWC, but I will be surprised if the ...
by Jim Summers
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 1950

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Fascinating, folks.

But John, did you actually attach that Google Earth shot?

JimS
by Jim Summers
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Lockdown
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Lockdown

I just have to brag that I knew Gerry Fiennes. When I was an AYM at Whitemoor, it was not unknown for him to turn up on a train of coal empties, from, say, Angel Road. He would then wander round the yard with me and meet old friends and just enjoy the railway and its people. I remember him once rema...
by Jim Summers
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 4309

Re: Where is this?

Yes, we should certainly try to link these between the two archives. Not only that but some of the descriptive material as well. The photos you have been looking at are, technically, not yet in the CRA archives but will be when access to Thurso St and indeed to the other archives becomes possible ag...
by Jim Summers
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 4309

Re: Where is this?

Well, that was quicker and more comprehensive than I ever imagined. Thank you for joining the Forum and making such a contribution. I will fire off some of these photos from Richard Chown at intervals to keep us amused. Here are two. JimS Corroded girders from bridge loaded on CR wagon - RChown coll...
by Jim Summers
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 4309

Re: Where is this?

I am delighted to know that the bridgeworks are now safely located as Fauldhouse. I have a high quality copy of that photograph from the late Richard Chown, who was of course a bridge engineer at one time in his railway career. Unfortunately it was not identified. Nor were the rest in the little col...
by Jim Summers
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: A pleasant scene
Replies: 3
Views: 360

A pleasant scene

As many of you will know, as best we can in the pandemic situation, some of us are dealing with Jim MacIntosh's collection to make it available in the archives in due course. This picture appeared without any hints as to its origin. I thought it was such a pleasant old scene that it was worth puttin...
by Jim Summers
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A mystery bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: A mystery bridge

Yes, correctly identified and in in record speed. The description on the photo which emanated from the BRB (don't ask) has no date, but says: "Removal of 'Spion Kop' Bridge (CR Rutherglen to Blochairn Line, Closed 1964) between Camlachie and Parkhead". I never saw it in real life. It must have shake...
by Jim Summers
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A mystery bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 670

A mystery bridge

This might be a challenge to pass some time. It shows a bridge being demolished, and we can assume it is related to the days of the Glasgow suburban electrifications. But where? Having decided to offer it for comment, I then discovered the official description, so the answer is known. However I thou...
by Jim Summers
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Modelling season again
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Modelling season again

Thanks, Paul. I knew that certain moulds changed hands, but the amount of changing was revealing. Indeed the moulds for the Model Wagon Company and the various fittings of Caledonian wagons have been through a few hands. Your comment on preparing for a winter's modelling is beginning to look ever mo...
by Jim Summers
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 7721

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Lovely work, Alan.
You might like this photo of one at work in the days of my youth.

Many thanks for recording all your stages of work.

JimS
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by Jim Summers
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And yet another mystery photograph
Replies: 29
Views: 2886

Re: And yet another mystery photograph

Now there is a suggestion which the Committee will consider. This may be an opportunity to say that of course the Committee has been evaluating how we should go forward in these trying times, and I have written a piece thereon in the forthcoming TTL. It is at the printers now, and incorporates a tre...