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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: 11
Views: 283

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: 257

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: 11
Views: 283

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: 11
Views: 283

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: 257

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: 199

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: 20
Views: 760

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: 9
Views: 442

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: 12064

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: 12064

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
by Jim Summers
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Central Hotel re-opening
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Central Hotel re-opening

I have just received our invitation to the Central Hotel lightshow featuring some of our images. The invitation, which is to all of us, is attached, and contains all you need to know. If anyone takes a photograph or two of the affair, please post them on the Forum. JimS voco Grand Central lightshow ...
by Jim Summers
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Central Hotel re-opening
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Central Hotel re-opening

The Central Hotel in Glasgow is now under new management, which is re-launching the refurbished premises on Friday 23rd April. The celebration is to include projecting images on the walls of the building somewhere. The main significance for us is that the Association has supplied the photographs whi...
by Jim Summers
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 812 Class from Rails
Replies: 11
Views: 2489

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: 12
Views: 2637

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: 378

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: 581

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: 192

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]


JimS
by Jim Summers
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Water Crane
Replies: 9
Views: 581

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: 741

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: 216

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: 210

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: 14
Views: 985

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: 80
Views: 12064

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: 446

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: 352

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...