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by Jim Summers
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 812 Class from Rails
Replies: 8
Views: 2047

Re: CR 812 Class from Rails

I don't know the origin of these sound files, but Carina Maccall of our Association was instrumental in getting the Caledonian decoder from SW Digital to market. That used recordings, specially made, of 828. I would imagine that RAILS also used that prototype and that a lot depends on whether is was...
by Jim Summers
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Re: 4 and 6 wheel coaches

Nice work and thanks for the report, Ross.
Hornby seems to have made an effort with the oil lamps and their covers.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Dundee & Arbroath Carriage Marshalling
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Dundee & Arbroath Carriage Marshalling

I had hoped I might be able to find something, Niall, but I fear I found nothing in that line. In the CRA we have been making an effort to build up the D&A material in the Archives via some auction purchases in the last year or two, but no diagrams among them. Incidentally, we now have WTTs 1880, 18...
by Jim Summers
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Water Crane
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Water Crane - and Greenloaning

Since Douglas mentions Greenloaning, maybe I should point out that the frame in the signalbox is the last Caledonian Stevens one. Network Rail, which is not staffed by vandals, understands that and steps have been taken to ensure that the re-signalling is connected to the box with minimal consequenc...
by Jim Summers
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The Caley in Edinburgh and Leith
Replies: 0
Views: 120

The Caley in Edinburgh and Leith

A wee reminder of a virtual trip out on March 30th at 1500 by our member, Kenneth Williamson.

“The Caledonian Railway in Edinburgh & Leith”

It's a free Online talk.

To register email:

[email protected]


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by Jim Summers
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Water Crane
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Water Crane

Douglas, I can't help with platform mounted water cranes, but it gives me an excuse to attach original sketches and the final drawing of Lockerbie. These were by the late Richard Chown and are in the Association archives. JimS Water Column by RChown compressed .jpg Lockerbie Up #1 reduced .jpg Locke...
by Jim Summers
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: 2pm Down Corridor. AND Milk Traffic

And the complexities of milk traffic in 1891 in Lanarkshire are in Operating the Caledonian Railway Vol.Two. at Appendix IV, with a map to help.
I suspect there is a good deal more to be researched on that traffic, and thank you for these links.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: The Caley in Edinburgh and Leith
Replies: 0
Views: 144

The Caley in Edinburgh and Leith

We have enjoyed walks and talks with Kenneth Williamson in recent years, as well as his photos in The True Line.

Attached are details of a Zoom talk on the Caley by Kenneth in aid of a good cause.

JimS
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by Jim Summers
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mount Florida on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Mount Florida on Ebay

With all the discussion at the moment about Ebay, I have been told that it is offering a slide of Mount Florida station from an unusually high perspective, with good details of the roof which might make it of interest to someone. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Sli ... SwCHVgRNct Usual disclaime...
by Jim Summers
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Ebay warning
Replies: 12
Views: 667

Re: Ebay warning

I think we are all indebted to Paul for alerting us to this.
Sad that our leisure interests have to be sullied by these commercial aspects of day-to-day life, but we cannot always keep them separate.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 73
Views: 10720

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

True or not, I seem to remember Andrew Hartshorne of Wizard/51L telling me that he added orange peel when making Di-Limonene to get the more agreeable smell. He was originally a chemist.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Where is it?

So, would I be right in thinking the train is signalled for the Carlisle Goods lines, the distant off suggesting they are not too congested at this time, and is headed for the Lanky Yard with through LNWR traffic?


JimS
by Jim Summers
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Head-end traffic
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Head-end traffic

A question arose after John Paton's stimulating talk on the L&A at yesterday's webinar. It related to the attached photo. CR 125 at Busby Jn on Ardrossan train 440016 - CRA____ collection.jpg There was some discussion on the fact that a wagon was coupled inside the engine, and I made the comment tha...
by Jim Summers
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Bachmann porthole stock blue/grey
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Bachmann porthole stock blue/grey

We have just restored a Gresley teak-sided sleeper at Bo'ness SRPS, and given it the blue and grey scheme, which it wore at the end.
It was incidentally the first sleeper to have showers, despite what you might think from the present Caledonian Sleepers outfit's comments on their new stock.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A station to identify
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: A station to identify

Glad to have some support, Graham.
Here is one from the Alsop collection which had made my mind more or less up.
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by Jim Summers
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A station to identify
Replies: 12
Views: 851

A station to identify

Is there support for my view that this station is Law Junction, or are other ideas, please>

JimS
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by Jim Summers
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: LNWR Carriages
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: LNWR Carriages

Dare I mention that the evolution of excursion traffic and the operating issues involved were the subject of a chapter in "Operating the Caledonian Railway Vol, One", and braking of engines and/or train sets were are covered in Vol. Two.

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by Jim Summers
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: CR Permanent Way
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: CR Permanent Way

Thanks, Tony, It is true we haven't had much on this side of things recently, but we were discussing ballast back in 2011 on this Forum. One of the topics getting (some of) us excited then was ballast, and I offered this piece from Donald Matheson's visit to the USA, which might be worth giving an a...
by Jim Summers
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriages at Perth pre-1877
Replies: 35
Views: 24499

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: 24499

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?


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by Jim Summers
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Plus ça change
Replies: 1
Views: 329

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: 1468

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: 73
Views: 10720

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: 696

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: 696

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