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by Jim Summers
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Perth General Station
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Perth General Station

Two grand photos these, John.
One fairly shows how objectionably the walls of stations were festooned with adverts, justifying complaints about information overload and confusion.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Water Crane
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Re: Water Crane

Impressive, Mike.
The achievements of some skilled people with 3D printing continue to leave me open-mouthed.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Jumbo Underhung Spring Castings
Replies: 12
Views: 10415

Re: Jumbo Underhung Spring Castings

Some neat work there, John.
Always nice to see the cab doors modelled, and the lining around the cutouts is a tricky thing but well worth tackling.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Perth General Station
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Perth General Station

I much doubt if the train indicator was purely for the NB trains and suspect that the indications shown were just what was appropriate to that part of the station at that time. Funnily enough, wayfinding at Perth was one of the aspects I discussed in my talk at Perth this very Tuesday for the Museum...
by Jim Summers
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Perth Museum and Art Gallery exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Perth Museum and Art Gallery exhibition

There has been a number of references to this exhibition in the past few months, to which various members of our Association have contributed items and information. The displays deal with Perthshire's railways, under the title of "All Aboard". It is now open to visitors, but note that Muse...
by Jim Summers
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Dundee & Arbroath Signalbox and location.
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Dundee & Arbroath Signalbox and location.

I had occasion in another place recently to muse that a Caley semaphore indication in a picture was nonsense because the fireman had set it the opposite way round. An inexperienced man might. Could something similar be the case with the destination on this loco? We have all seen nonsense with modern...
by Jim Summers
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Pullman Car: Maid of Morven
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Pullman Car: Maid of Morven

Getting off the main topic, but perhaps amusing anent liberation.

The late Sandy Maclean claimed he once saw in The Barras, a three-piece lounge set for sale, all done in the tiger-stripe upholstery of the initial Blue Trains seats.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Glasgow City Archives
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Glasgow City Archives

Indeed. And I was pleased to see again a picture which I had used in my Signalling book, being the only known picture of the Stevens signalling works (albeit in the distance). It is indeed a wonderful archive and highly distracting.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Caledonian transfers for 4mm
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Caledonian transfers for 4mm

Just a wee note to alert modellers to the advert in The True Line for the new line of transfers. I have now received mine, so they do now exist, folks, and represent great devotion to the cause by Lindsay and Tony. I think the thought which has gone into the items, the relationship with the kits on ...
by Jim Summers
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 29
Views: 16774

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Indeed great and interesting progress, Ross.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Pullman Car: Maid of Morven
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Pullman Car: Maid of Morven

That is a very comprehensive response to Mr Buchan's query, Jim. Coincidentally, he was in contact with me the other day, seeking copies of the drawings in our archive, but didn't reveal the full scale of his ambition. Quite an ambitious project, to say the least, but what a contribution to our 'fee...
by Jim Summers
Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: General Terminus crane
Replies: 1
Views: 173

General Terminus crane

In sorting out Jim Mac's papers, I came across an exchange of correspondence with a modelmaker, Edward Tiller. Back in 2012, Mr Tiller was seeking information from Jim on a wagon suitable for slinging on his model of the crane used at General Terminus, which of course Jim supplied comprehensively. I...
by Jim Summers
Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pug Tender
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Pug Tender

This gets better and better, Alan.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pug Tender
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Pug Tender

Interesting work, as always, Alan.
There do seem to be endless detail variations on these vehicles, leaving the modeller a fairly free hand.

I look forward to the next stages.


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by Jim Summers
Fri May 21, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company
Replies: 31
Views: 2136

Re: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company

All this about Guthrie Jn. gives me the opportunity to share this picture from 1907 which came my way recently.

JimS
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by Jim Summers
Tue May 11, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment
Replies: 13
Views: 828

Re: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment

Thank you, everyone. I suspect we are not going to nail this one, but I do like the scene of a distant train going about its business. Just as you used to glimpse them in the country.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon May 10, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And could this really be Perth?
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: And could this really be Perth?

You have done remarkable work on that, John, and it does seem convincing. Your artwork is particularly useful.

I just wonder if there would be enough custom at the station, but perhaps in the season there would be.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon May 10, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment
Replies: 13
Views: 828

Re: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment

Jim, I can't tell you the loco number from my own version of this. This is how I received it from Perth Museum, but I will inquire if they have a higher res. - I suspect not. Bill's thinking of the location is reasonable. I wonder in particular about Carsebreck where there was the curling pond and a...
by Jim Summers
Sun May 09, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment
Replies: 13
Views: 828

And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment

Thank you to those who have been offering ideas for my recent puzzle pictures.
Any suggestions for this one, please?

The only clue, if it is one, is that it has been passed to me by Perth Museum.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Sun May 09, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And could this really be Perth?
Replies: 5
Views: 496

And could this really be Perth?

Another from the Perth Museum.
Not a lot to go on in this case, and I wondered about Perth Princes Street, though would it warrant a shop like this?

Any help welcome.

JimS
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by Jim Summers
Sun May 09, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another picture to clarify - Perth?
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Another picture to clarify - Perth?

We have been asked by the Perth Museum to identify this picture. It may appear in their forthcoming exhibition.

It looks like Perth all right to me, but I cannot quite reconcile the siding to the dyeworks on the attached NLS map.

Can any sleuth offer a definite identification, please?

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon May 03, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 21
Views: 1588

Re: Caledonia Models?

Yes, Allan. I have several transfers from those days, thank you.
Jim Grindlay indeed had a shop in St Enoch Square, upstairs as I recall. I was only ever in it once.

Jim S
by Jim Summers
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Basket on turntable
Replies: 10
Views: 929

Re: Basket on turntable

The bracket was obviously designed to be there for a reason.
If not for a basket of coal, I wonder for what?

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 14565

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

I do like these evening shots, though I can't see the detail now!

Haven't made it to the Central Hotel myself yet, but the Glasgow Herald did feature it. They seem to be projecting on the west side of the hotel entrance corner.

Jim
by Jim Summers
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 14565

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Well, if you are trying some illuminated shots this evening, see if you can emulate the Central Hotel this evening, by projecting old images on to the walls!

JimS