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by MIKEWILLIAMS
Thu May 06, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 62 Brake Van
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Diagram 62 Brake Van

Both D62 and 63 vans had two brake standards, as shown in the small diagram book and I expect the brake arrangements were similar. I have the drawing for the brake arrangement for the prototype 6 wheel van, which has the added complication of Westinghouse brake gear (2 double pistons no less!). The ...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: 2pm Down Corridor.

The details of all the loaded and empty milk wagon workings are in the 1913 train marshalling circular. Both the Stranraer and Carlisle vans were loaded and attached at Beattock. The Stranraer - Dundee vehicle arrived at Carlisle on the 3.40 pm departure from Stranrear. They both travelled north fro...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: 2pm Down Corridor.

In the July 1913 carriage marshalling circular (in other words height of season/maximum load time) the 8.13 pm from Carlisle comprised the Edinburgh and Glasgow portions of the 2.00 pm from Euston. It was divided at Strawfrank Junction. At the front of the Glasgow portion were a brake Composite from...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery Wagon
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Mystery Wagon

Hello Alisdair. It's a Diagram 37 twin wagon, 200 of which were built on the capital account in 1892. It seems that the folding stanchion has been removed by the LMS, which allowed that mighty organisation to plant its number plate on the solebar. Both these wagons and the D47's had the same central...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another Unidentified Location
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Another Unidentified Location

The caption to another photograph of CR 4-4-0 146 at the same location confirms your supposition

Signal box in RHS background is thought to be Gretna Border Union S/B. Box closed on 10th October 1915 along with CR's G&SW Junction box.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another Unidentified Location
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Another Unidentified Location

Niall, this is another one that's in the SLS on-line archive. Caption below 4-4-0 locomotive CR902 Class 900. Heading 'Down' West Coast express, near Gretna Junction. WCML semaphore route indicator. Fitted with vacuum ejector, but no front vacuum connection. Consist: CR 45' coach leading; second veh...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Livery for former WCJS stock

Graham, all the WCJS carraiges transferred to the CR were re-numbered as described in the Carriage Book. See pp. 193 and 194 for examples in CR livery.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Stannergate Station
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Stannergate Station

Niall, there are 4 photos of the signal box in the Nick Tindall collection within the CRA archive and a picture in CRA Journal No.3 showing the removal of the down side station buildlngs "in the 1930s". This is credited to the John Page collection.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Unidentified Locomotive
Replies: 8
Views: 911

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: 1742

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: 1032

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: 1032

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: 1032

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: 1693

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: 1286

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: 6
Views: 860

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: 3572

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: 608

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: 608

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: 736

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: 736

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: 2372

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: 1043

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: 1043

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: 2332

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 ...