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by Dave Lochrie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company
Replies: 31
Views: 3622

Re: Unidentified Location and Carriages and Possibly Company

Yes, it is strange what the eye picks out. I also instantly saw Pears and Epps's Cocoa, but that may be because a few years ago I conducted a survey of visible advertising by looking at every Pre-1923 photo of Caledonian stations I could find and them grading them by order of frequency into a Top 30...
by Dave Lochrie
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Water Crane
Replies: 12
Views: 1779

Re: Water Crane

Hi Douglas, I originally drafted this on Sunday morning but ran into problems uploading the supporting pics, and Alan beat me to the big relaxation. I thought that your mention of platform mounted must be wrong and had to go back and check the Mike's Models description and sure enough it is labled a...
by Dave Lochrie
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 13
Views: 4285

Re: 4 and 6 wheel coaches

Steve, I thought exactly the same thing when I saw them and although the 3rd layer panelling is not present, the upper panelling is closer to Caledonian than anything that came out of Wolverton. They will make a change from the Ratio GWR 4 wheelers (long time ago I added the Drummond 3rd layer to 2 ...
by Dave Lochrie
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 812 Class from Rails
Replies: 16
Views: 4450

Re: CR 812 Class from Rails

Tony, I am sure you will be proved right re difficulty in conversion. The tendency being to cast the footplate and some lower body parts in metal for the weight. I was puzzled as to how it could help OO workings to only change one after scanning the prototype. So one thing that will surprise you (be...
by Dave Lochrie
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 8560

Re: Class 670 kit

The picture, for obvious reasons, was earmarked for inclusion on a post on Caledonian staff uniforms but there is lots of useful detail here. I have never seen the extra toolbox in front of the cab on other 670 Class members, and it does appear to be painted and lined. The opposite side will have th...
by Dave Lochrie
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck
Replies: 9
Views: 2898

Re: Milk Truck or Fish & Foul Truck

This was Port Wynstay's publicity shot of their kit.
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Rather co-incidentally a complete set of transfers for this van pre-existed the kit on the PC Models, later HMRS, sheets in both 7mm and 4mm.
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by Dave Lochrie
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 8560

Re: Class 670 kit

A few more of the most conclusive cab front/ roof photos I meant to attach to the original post. CR No185.jpg CR No1182.jpg CR No480.jpg And to un-hijack this back to the 670 Class, I offer this photo of CR No677 (I think at Lothian Road?) showing the rear of the cab for a change). CR No677 LR.jpg I...
by Dave Lochrie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 8560

Re: Class 670 kit

Cab Front Lining This is one of those issues that are surprisingly tricky to confirm. Moost three-quarter front views of locomotives with Conner/ Britain cabs are inconclusive due to the natural highlight that occurs exactly where the cab front to roof takes place. Two well known views looking down...
by Dave Lochrie
Thu May 14, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Strathyre Station gardens.
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

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: 7081

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: 7081

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: 5613

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 an...
by Dave Lochrie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 10269

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: 7
Views: 2906

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: 9762

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: 9762

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: 33948

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: 33948

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: 52988

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 t...
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: 11634

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 sidi...
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: 11634

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: 8948

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...
by Dave Lochrie
Fri May 04, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: The Caledonian at the movies.
Replies: 14
Views: 11493

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.1...
by Dave Lochrie
Thu May 03, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Muchalls Viaduct
Replies: 7
Views: 6177

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: 5613

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...