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by Dave Lochrie
Thu May 14, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Strathyre Station gardens.
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Strathyre Station gardens.

Michael beat me to opening a specific Strathyre topic, but I was planning on opening it up to some questions regarding the station following on from Mike Williams' article in TTL No108, but been a bit too busy. I have started this as a draft but as a clever link I offer this close-up of the gardens ...
by Dave Lochrie
Sat May 09, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 853

Re: Barrow crossings

Looking at several of the pictures of Strathyre, I am sure that the plant pots are probably terracotta plant pots sporting various paint finishes. There is a definite top to bottom taper you would not get on drainage pipes. Those on the platform at Callander, do, however appear to be drainage pipes....
by Dave Lochrie
Tue May 05, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 853

Re: Barrow crossings

At first reading I thought they must be 9 foot maximum, being cut from re-purposed sleepers, but the Strathyre and Kentallen show that some are half round profile, at least in the 6 foot long, so probably not ex-sleepers after all. Jim's calculation would appear correct, and note the angled chamfer ...
by Dave Lochrie
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bowness on solway Station Building.
Replies: 4
Views: 4009

Re: Bowness on solway Station Building.

The most likely candidate is CR No127 though CR No427 is also a possibility. By a quirk of the totally irrational Caledonian locomotive re-numbering both these engines are adjacent members, Nos 586 & 587, of the 236 Class of 1872. CR No127 started as No586, was renumbered in 1896, 1899, 1900 and ag...
by Dave Lochrie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1790

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Thanks for sharing the links Jim. I was trying to convince myself that because Scott is working in S, the detail would be so much easier to achieve, but that comes nowhere close to explaining the difference in quality! I am old enough to have been inspired by seeing George Slater doing demonstration...
by Dave Lochrie
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Colour of CR Uniforms
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: Colour of CR Uniforms

I will try to draft a response to this over the coming days. Unlike for some companies, there are no surviving uniform guides by grade of staff, for the Caledonian. There is a certain amount of circumstantial evidence and using the same approach as Jim's Caledonian Railway Livery book the analysis o...
by Dave Lochrie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 7126

Re: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings

Lindsay,

The plans are printed at A3 so big enough to work from. I'll pass them to Sinclair on Saturday, sorry you can't make it.

Dave L
by Dave Lochrie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 7126

Re: Diagram 6 Brake Van Drawings

Hi Lindsay, I have checked and have a copy of both types, Narrow Panel- Drawing No 8058(NRM) and Wide Panel No 8058, both are lited on Page 306 of Mike's Big Book of Wagons. What I don't have is Drawing 11944 listed as Diagram of Brake Arrangement, 10 Ton Brake Van (but doesn't say which). They appe...
by Dave Lochrie
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 26509

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

Rather surprisingly my memory was correct regarding the originator of the artwork for the 171 Class. I found correspondence from 1981 with a David Matthews, who was at that time a Caledonian Consortium member (a sort of precursor to the CRA) living in Cheadle in Cheshire. I don't recall ever meeting...
by Dave Lochrie
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 26509

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

I would also be interested in a set of etchings to build as the later full bunker variant, to match the toolbox version I have part built, the etchings include both. My records of John's film list dated 2009 (which David E may have amended) shows the 171 on CR4022 which also included the Drummond CC...
by Dave Lochrie
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 36965

Re: True Line Models up-date

Hi Tony, Sorry for not replying sooner. I had spent some time wondering what the best subjects wood be for new products (basically using Mike's book as awish list). All of the options fit my " High Caledonian" modelling period so - Coal wagon 4 - I know the intention is to produce one of the pre-Dru...
by Dave Lochrie
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Is this Wilsontown and if not where is it?
Replies: 11
Views: 8910

Re: Is this Wilsontown and if not where is it?

John, Just searched out the 25" OS map of Stonehouse, and here it is. A good match! -a perfect match, in fact. We have become so familiar with the later station that its easy to ignore the fact that it wasn't always like that. If you recall I had asked Fred why the branch terminated with a siding ac...
by Dave Lochrie
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Is this Wilsontown and if not where is it?
Replies: 11
Views: 8910

Re: Is this Wilsontown and if not where is it?

Hi John, It's not Wilsontown and if I had forwarded the photos I promised you on the train back from the AGM, you would know the answer to this question, sorry! railway-station11-2 copy.jpg So with an appropriate air of mystery here is another picture of the same station looking as if it's before th...
by Dave Lochrie
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: St. Rollox Works drawings
Replies: 9
Views: 6805

Re: St. Rollox Works drawings

Hi Kris, Sorry for not picking this up earlier. There are 2 accounts of St Rollox written in Caledonian days and I'm sure both are available as free books. Give me a day and I can probably post the links, one is an illustrated article in the New York published "Locomotive Engineering", and the other...
by Dave Lochrie
Fri May 04, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: The Caledonian at the movies.
Replies: 14
Views: 8267

Re: The Caledonian at the movies.

Hi Michael, Is it this one produced as a promo by the LNWR- http://movingimage.nls.uk/film/0044 It also includes footage of Glasgow Central, Glasgow and Wemyss Bay "the prettiest station in Britain" and via CSPCo to Rothesay. As well as the transport it is a great reference for fashion c.1912. Look ...
by Dave Lochrie
Thu May 03, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Muchalls Viaduct
Replies: 7
Views: 4341

Re: Muchalls Viaduct

Yes Jim,
I was going to post the same thing, it formed the main feature of the non-station side of Tannochbrae.
It was Railway of the Month in one of the March Railway Modellers 1970 or 1971, probably around the same time as someone's article on Caledonian wagons in 2mm!

Dave L
by Dave Lochrie
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bowness on solway Station Building.
Replies: 4
Views: 4009

Re: Bowness on solway Station Building.

Earlier on this post I expressed frustration identifying the rebuilt 2-4-0 locomotive that had just ventured over the border. In the article in TTL140 Page 18 it has been noted as possibly 0-6-0, CR No327. I'm sure it's not that rebuilt! I've gone back to Baxter, the McEwan articles and Gearge Russe...
by Dave Lochrie
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed wagon transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 24585

Re: Proposed wagon transfers

Dave, Looking better and better, thanks for persevering. Although Lindsay said you would probably never satisfy everyone's needs, I think the big (A5) sheet approach is more likely to deliver. If I look at your latest layout against wagons on the workbench, drawer or even still in my head, this deli...
by Dave Lochrie
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Old Buffers and Oil Lamp Housings
Replies: 9
Views: 10530

Re: Old Buffers and Oil Lamp Housings

Linsay, Took me a little while to locate these -I've cheated and bought the London Road Models kit for the almost identical LNWR 24 foot 5 comp third, the main difference seems to be in the absence of dog boxes, the parts for these would give you good lamp tops but have a simplified buffer design, e...
by Dave Lochrie
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Excursion location?
Replies: 11
Views: 11166

Excursion location?

CR Excursion c.1907.jpg This image from a private, non-railway collection, is noted as taken in 1907 at Kendal station, so assumed to be LNWR, which it plainly isn't, nor I am informed, is it Kendal, which had initially excited me in suggesting CR Excursion traffic abroad. The family concerned obvi...
by Dave Lochrie
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Bowness on solway Station Building.
Replies: 4
Views: 4009

Re: Bowness on solway Station Building.

Jane, No definitive answer, but there must have been public access to the platform via the main building, and this must have been where the booking office was located.I just can't establish whether access to the platform was through the building or around it. Bowness 4.JPG Picture 1 shows a rebuilt ...
by Dave Lochrie
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Station accessories
Replies: 26
Views: 25790

Re: Station accessories

David, Going back to your original question about your how to make your Metcalfe Station building look more Caledonian. If you can measure about 5 stone courses on the gables and print a couple of the carved masonry scrolls to that measurement, it should do the job. CR Stonework 2.jpg You may need t...
by Dave Lochrie
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Station accessories
Replies: 26
Views: 25790

Re: Station accessories

Lyndsay, Sadly there is no commercial equivelant to the Standard Caledonian or C&O platform barrow. If you are modelling in LMS or BR days the Southwark Bridge range produces the standard Midland Railway barrow which was also built in large numbers at St Rollox (LMS ST210), but instead of the end pl...
by Dave Lochrie
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Plates
Replies: 7
Views: 4673

Re: Plates

David, The existing list for 247 can be found here http://www.247developments.co.uk/PRE_GROUPING_1.html If it seems a rather random selection, its because the initial list, that supported the tooling was compilled by Tony Brenchley, based on nothing more scientific than asking CRA members what numbe...
by Dave Lochrie
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Station accessories
Replies: 26
Views: 25790

Re: Station accessories

Hi Dave, Building the minories design in OO probably simplifies the project, and whilst it would be nice to see it recreated with the new Peco bullhead track, the initial range may be too limited. Jumping forward in my ramble, you did specify you had aquired a Bachman Signal box and were planning to...