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by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Unidentified Locomotive
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Another Unidentified Locomotive

This photo appears multiple times on the SLS site, in an uncropped version with a signal to the right. Quick find on 7684 will show you the LPC version, which incidentally can be seen at the left hand side of the print shown above. Another version bears the following caption: "2-4-0 locomotive CR122...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: Unidentified Loco

There's a matching picture of the express train locomotive (Lambie No.13) after the accident in the Wagon Book, p. 214. No.13 fared better than No.431, being rebuilt and lasting long enough to receive LMS No.14308.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: White Van
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: White Van

In the June 1963 MRN Kenneth Werrett produced a drawing of the LNWR gunpowder van and stated it was painted "invisible grey." This was his usual descripition of the standard LNWR freight stock livery. In December 1963 a photograph was published querying the colour (red or grey?), with the comment "B...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: White Van
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: White Van

Sorry Allan, I didn't make myself clear. The two vans to the right of the white van are the probable WCJS grey ones.

For interest, here's the picture from LNWR liveries
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. This example isn't dual fitted.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: White Van
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: White Van

Hello Allan I assume that you were looking at A32 among the wagon scans, which is an SRX official from the wagon album of 1901. This is the catalogue entry for that photo. 8-wheel bogie 25-ton trolly wagon CR4, Diagram 20. Long rake of mainly 4-wheel 8-ton CR open goods wagons in background. One 4-w...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model Wagon Company
Replies: 15
Views: 827

Re: Model Wagon Company

Here's List 10, direct from Ian Middleditch himself. It adds kits 4 and 18 to list number 9.
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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Railway Engineer Magazine Archive

You're correct about the RCH requirement for an either-side brake to be applied by a lever at the right hand end of the wagon, JIm. All we know is that when the standard D59 mineral wagon and its counterpart D67 covered van were introduced in 1903, the Morton brake was specified. There is no mention...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wanlockhead and Knott End Sock
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Wanlockhead and Knott End Sock

According to Alan Earnshaw's article on the line in British Railway Journal (issue 30), the carriage transferred to Wanlockhead in 1930 was G&KER No.5, one of eight built by Birmingham RC&W in 1908. It was "painted in the original red livery of the G&KER, lined out in yellow. The LMS did little to a...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 1839

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

I've just got round to looking at the three carriages. In order they are a full brake, a Composite and a brake 3rd. I can correlate them with designs described in the Carriage Book (p.133 full brake and p.135 the others), all of which date from 1873/4. Sorry of this adds to the confusion! There are ...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A customer (or supplier?) of R Y Pickering
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: A customer (or supplier?) of R Y Pickering

Thanks Howard

I have now found out that Pickering supplied Melville B and not the other way round. The story is interesting in its own way and I'll put a short piece in True Line.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A customer (or supplier?) of R Y Pickering
Replies: 3
Views: 344

A customer (or supplier?) of R Y Pickering

Can anyone tell me anything about the firm of Melville B Craig of Wishaw, later Melville B Craig & Shanks of Glasgow? There doesn't seem to be a PO directory for Wishaw in NLS and the Glasgow directories seem to finish at 1912.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Another mystery

Thanks both - sorry it was so easy!

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Another mystery

My turn for a mystery location, from Ronnie Cockburn's collection. Are the lamp posts Scottish Central?

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Mike
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by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Not a Christmas quiz
Replies: 23
Views: 1481

Re: Not a Christmas quiz

60527 was Sun Chariot, Jim

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ulysses S Grant's trip around Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 625

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: 625

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: 1559

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: 1559

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: 1559

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: 649

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: 1201

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: 649

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: 1723

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..........

http://www.carlukehistory.co.uk/stories ... nstaff.jpg
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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Drummond 4wh Coach Gas Tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 695

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: 1449

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...