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by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ulysses S Grant's trip around Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Ulysses S Grant's trip around Scotland

The Scottish Local History Forum published a four page article on Grant's visit to Scotland - issue 87, pp. 41-4. It's available on the website as a back number for £6.00

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ulysses S Grant's trip around Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Ulysses S Grant's trip around Scotland

The only thing I know about this, Howard, was that Grant inspected the first Tay Bridge just before its opening and made the perceptive remark that it was a big bridge. I'm sure that the details of his trip were well documented at the time.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: Modelling a Breakdown Train

Ross, I've just looked at the photo of your runner wagon again. You need to reduce the depth of the axleboxes. Part of the journal was inside the w-iron - see the end elevation and photos of the 7-ton bogie on pp. 86-7 of the wagon book. Your arrangement probably does funny things to the footboards ...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: Modelling a Breakdown Train

It would take the identity of the crane, Ross. The number of the wagon in the photo is single digit, so in this case it would be 3 or 4 since both cranes were on the scene.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling a Breakdown Train
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: Modelling a Breakdown Train

Great stuff Ross. In the enlargement of the St. Rollox picture on p. 279, the packing wagon is almost certainly lettered MOTHERWELL STEAM CRANE No. X. Crucially, the exhaust from crane No.4 just fogs it slightly.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 16 foot fish vans to diagram 71
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: 16 foot fish vans to diagram 71

Can't be done I'm afraid Graham. Theyre 1 1/2 inch to the foot!

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Re: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings

According to the SRX register drawing 8670 was dated 01/11/1897

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 16 foot fish vans to diagram 71
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: 16 foot fish vans to diagram 71

I have GAs for the Diagram 71 and 72 vans, Peter. Sir Eric did a drawing in the Railway Modeller of the Diagram 71 van and as is often the case, got it wrong.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Colour of CR Uniforms
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: Colour of CR Uniforms

Don't know if you've seen this - from the Carluke History website. I feel a diversionary thread on bunnets coming on..........

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by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Drummond 4wh Coach Gas Tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Drummond 4wh Coach Gas Tanks

I've just been looking at the original scan of the 4-wheel carriage that Jim showed earlier. There's a line of script just below the line of the metal strip tying the two axle guards together which reads "gas cylinders, fittings &c shown in blue." These are the feint lines referred to and is only a ...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck

I've never heard of them being used for empty casks, Allan. Are you confusing them with the Diagram 12 barrel trucks that were built between 1885 and 1893? They too were built on old carriage underframes. The 4-wheeled milk vans were Westinghouse fitted to run on passenger trains according to the 19...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck

Hello David The register of carriages and non-passenger rolling stock describes them as "milk truck covered." The 1921 list of coaching vehciles (appendix 1 in the carriage book) descibers them as "milk vans." There is a discrepancy between the two records. The Register says that there were 3 4-whee...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sun May 10, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 2487

Re: Barrow crossings

I downloaded Microsoft Office 2010 as a separate file a few years back and it works fine.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri May 08, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 2487

Re: Barrow crossings

Thanks John I agree with Jim, it's ballast. I hadn't seen this picture before and it's fascinating. It looks to have been taken in the immediate pre-WW1 period. Have you any clue as to its origin or date? the fountain is playing, either because a train is expected, or for the photographer's benefit ...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Thu May 07, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 2487

Re: Barrow crossings

As a sort of answer to David's question about the date that the foot crossing was introduced at Strathyre, the furthest back I can take it is the Lens of Sutton photo in Fryer's book, which was taken in "The Thirties." Perhaps it was one of the wondrous innovations introduced at the Grouping by the ...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Wed May 06, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 2487

Re: Barrow crossings

Why isn't it there, Michael? Did you buy it?

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Tue May 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 2487

Re: Barrow crossings

Aha!

South end of Balquhidder from Fryer's book. I reckon the J Watt calculation is right.

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by MIKEWILLIAMS
Mon May 04, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 2487

Re: Barrow crossings

Which begs the obvious question, Jim, "how wide is a barrow?" There seems to be a quite inexplicable lack of photographs of crossings taken from directly above. The nearest I've found is this scan from a MRN front cover of the north end of Strathyre, which looks to be about 6ft. There are several ob...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Odd Horsebox
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: Odd Horsebox

Yes, it certainly does match the sketch in Hunter's book where it's described as type A. There doesn't appear to be a photograph, but the later, larger HR van has the same sort of panelling. A further question: who produced the etch in the first place?

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Odd Horsebox
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: Odd Horsebox

I'm baffled by this one. It's not Caley Diagram 8 or 9, and I've looked through Peter Tatlow's NPCS book and it isn't there.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: INTRODUCTION OF WAGONS FOR PERISHABLE TRAFFIC
Replies: 0
Views: 716

INTRODUCTION OF WAGONS FOR PERISHABLE TRAFFIC

Hello all As I can't get to the Archive, has anyone copies of the Working Timetables for 1896 and 1900 to hand? I know that, by the 1907 WTT, the modified Diagram 15 wagons were in traffic, but I'm trying to nail down when they were put in service. The place to look is in the Supplementary Appendix ...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 3037

Re: Class 670 kit

There are a couple of pictures of one built by Jim Summers on the Caley Coaches website, Mike, plus a link to download the kit instructions.

https://caley.com/class670.php

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Robert Addie & Co Wagon Numbering
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Robert Addie & Co Wagon Numbering

The Caley used this style too, Scott - see Wagon Book p.51, Plate 3.10

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 3881

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Len should be credited for the basic bodywork of the Diagram 22 and 46 mineral wagons, which he sent me at Tony's request, complete with sketches of how it all fitted together. The texture he achieved to represent wood is excellent. All I did was add the ironwork and the bolt heads.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 1847

Re: TLM Open Wagon

Tony, it's the longer wheelbase version to drawing 1659, photo on p.145. The standard single lever brake etching won't be long enough. If anyone wants t ouse the original style buffer they cost £7.50 for four at https://emardee.org.uk/product/wagon-buffers-2/

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Mike