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by Angus McIntosh
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Dished Driving wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: Dished Driving wheels

Allan, G.A. 13869 for 20" x 26" x 6' 6" Six Coupled Passenger Engine show the centre and trailing driving wheels with 1" long shoulders machined on the crank pins. This is in addition to higher raised circular cast bosses on the centre and trailing wheels into which the crank pins mate. These are no...
by Angus McIntosh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Dunalastair model.
Replies: 18
Views: 8706

Re: Another Dunalastair model.

Michael, The 'Model Engineer and Amateur Electrician' in 1901 ran a constructional series by E.L.Pearce on building a Dunalastair III . The series ran in issues 42,44,46,48 & 50 from Vol 4, and 54,56 & 58 from Vol 5. It was designed with a prototypical fire tube boiler suitable for spirit, paraffin ...
by Angus McIntosh
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Engine shed query
Replies: 6
Views: 3989

Re: Engine shed query

Not convinced about Carstairs.
Looking from the turntable roads to the goods shed over the end of the platform there were no houses to the right of the goods shed.
The nearest house is the station master's house adjacent to the station hotel opposite the station entrance.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where, What, When
Replies: 65
Views: 47909

Re: Where, What, When

Jim
From your latest 3 photographs I suggest No 3 is Ferryhill.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Mon May 07, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: "Caley" in Cumbria
Replies: 5
Views: 3975

Re: "Caley" in Cumbria

Thanks Jim, a very handsome locomotive.
A 'Caley' whistle would add to her and make her sound Caley.........although I think all the Ratty locos have the same whistles, maybe a company standard.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: BRIDGE LOCATION
Replies: 4
Views: 3868

Re: BRIDGE LOCATION

Tom and Jim,
Thanks for your suggestion of Wolfclyde.
The Peebles Railway book (P 223) has a good photograph of Wolfclyde that highlights that the piers had radius ends and the girder sections were parallel rather than arched as in my photograph.

Thanks

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: BRIDGE LOCATION
Replies: 4
Views: 3868

BRIDGE LOCATION

Bridge over the River ......pdf
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Can anyone help with identifying the location of the bridge in the attached.
The squad of workmen are reported to belong to Carstairs Junction.

Thanks
Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 50t bogie ore wagon
Replies: 21
Views: 12350

Re: 50t bogie ore wagon

Jim,

The 'building' in the background is the water tank which supplied all the railway's needs, and which spectacularly burst during the winter of 1963.
The chimneys belong to a row of houses behind the tank on the road to Carstairs Village.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 50t bogie ore wagon
Replies: 21
Views: 12350

Re: 50t bogie ore wagon

Jim,

The 'building' in the background is the water tank which supplied all the railway's needs, and which spectacularly burst during the winter of 1963.
The chimneys belong to a row of houses behind the tank on the road to Carstairs Village.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 50t bogie ore wagon
Replies: 21
Views: 12350

Re: 50t bogie ore wagon

Carstairs Demolition 2.pdf The two views of Carstairs Station Demolition which might go to answering some of the questions raised by Tom earlier. The left view highlights the white coated interior walls and the light colour of the brickwork mortar. The right view shows one of the 30T wagons reposit...
by Angus McIntosh
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 50t bogie ore wagon
Replies: 21
Views: 12350

Re: 50t bogie ore wagon

Carstairs Station Demolition 1913.pdf
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Could the two wagons in the right background of this shot of Carstairs Station Demolition in 1913 be 50 or 30 tonners ?

Whether their load has any connection with the demolition is another question ?

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caley Bricks
Replies: 13
Views: 14353

Re: Caley Bricks

I have started on some of my reading material received at Christmas. In "Historic Clydesdale, Parish by Parish" the section on Braidwood Parish refers to the Brickworks at Nellfield specialising in Engineering and Facing Bricks, famed for their hard and durable properties leading to them being used ...
by Angus McIntosh
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ash disposal
Replies: 31
Views: 43580

Re: Ash disposal

If my memory is correct, Carstairs MPD used an abandoned quarry on the Harburn Lime Works Branch as a tip for ash in BR days, not sure about earlier.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steam rail motor
Replies: 98
Views: 88429

Re: Steam rail motor

Casserley and Asher's book 'Locomotives of British Railways' contains a good photograph of L.N.W.R. rail motor, L.M.S. No 29988 taking water from a water tower. The photograph (maybe taken at Moffat, as 29988 was stationed at Beattock for sometime) shows the water bag entering the loco on the firema...
by Angus McIntosh
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Fairburn Pilot & Vehicle Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 15099

Re: Fairburn Pilot & Vehicle Identification

Tom, Yes, interesting subject and maybe with the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway having a Fairburn in "Caley" blue livery some years back, this might keep us closer to the topic. I agree that proving that Fairburns were fitted with water pick-up is tricky, but here are my observations:- Regarding ...
by Angus McIntosh
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Fairburn Pilot & Vehicle Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 15099

Re: Fairburn Pilot & Vehicle Identification

I understood the Water Pick-up feature had been carried onto the Fairburn design from the Stanier 2 cylinder 2-6-4 tanks.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Fairburn Pilot & Vehicle Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 15099

Re: Fairburn Pilot & Vehicle Identification

During my "Spotting Days" at Strawfrank up to the end of steam in the mid 60's this Birmingham train was a regular 5X turn piloted by a Fairburn Tank. These summer workings ran as a direct Princes Street to Birmingham train and avoided combining with the Glasgow portion at Carstairs. A friend who di...
by Angus McIntosh
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 492 class in 2 1/2" gauge
Replies: 0
Views: 2813

492 class in 2 1/2" gauge

Whilst the class 492 was the recent topic, I thought I would enquire if anyone could shed light on the background to the model 492 (loco No 16504) as shown in the staff photograph at Dundee West contained in the Angus Railway Group Steam Album - Angus. I also owned back in the early 1960's a similar...
by Angus McIntosh
Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 30ft 6-Wheel Coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 5087

Re: 30ft 6-Wheel Coaches

David,
I have the last 3 on your list in stock and will bring along on Saturday.

The 3rd is out of print, but a new run might be available on Saturday.

Angus McIntosh
by Angus McIntosh
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs, Strawfank
Replies: 25
Views: 12091

Re: Carstairs, Strawfank

For anyone with a copy of Derek Cross's 'Roaming the Scottish Rails' there is a good 1962 photograph on page 54 of the exact area with a Princess Royal instead of the Dunalastair, showing catch points in the same position and layout as I believe IBrown has explained.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 14049

Re: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?

Network Rail's Carstairs overhead line depot is presently being relocated to the east of it's current site (close to the North - East through line).

Is this preparatory work for something ??

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Slip Couplings
Replies: 8
Views: 11662

Re: Mystery location

Is that a strengthened front buffer beam 444 is sporting along with a slip coupling wire ?

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 14049

Re: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?

An early photograph (after closure) of a structure on the Queen's Branch can be viewed in Stenlake's "Old Carnwath". The photograph on page 19 shows the partially dismantled cast iron beamed bridge over the road into Lampits Farm with Cockiesyett Cottage in the background, and is wrongly described a...
by Angus McIntosh
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 14049

Re: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?

"The Caledonian WTT Apendices always refer to the sidings as The Queen's Branch, does anyone know when this changed to Float Sidings?"

The LMS General Appendix was using Float Siding in 1937.

Angus
by Angus McIntosh
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?
Replies: 23
Views: 14049

Re: Carstairs - a Suitable Case for Treatment?

I Brown wrote; "continued as a goods siding worked from Float Jn. There is industry at Lampits to support a siding." I am unaware of any use as a siding for Lampits, but it certainly did see use as a siding up until B.R. ceased to move livestock. As Jim mentions, the photograph in Ross's book dated ...