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by NickTindall
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Lever Frame colours
Replies: 4
Views: 5766

Re: Lever Frame colours

Jim, very many thanks. This looks a most useful website.

Regards

Nick
by NickTindall
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Lever Frame colours
Replies: 4
Views: 5766

Lever Frame colours

Good afternoon all. Another memory lapse has unaccountably occurred on the subject of colours of levers in signal boxes, specifically levers for releasing ground frames. They are recorded as half blue, half brown but was the blue colour at the top or the brown? Regards and thanks, Nick
by NickTindall
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Arm preserved
Replies: 2
Views: 4180

Re: Signal Arm preserved

Thanks to Jim for that very nice picture. Just to complete the record, the signal arm is a goods line one, not a main line one, so is shorter (there is a good comparison of the two sizes in Jim's magnificent book on p 164 - also coincidentally at Coupar Angus but not the same signal). The arm was pr...
by NickTindall
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signalbox interior colour scheme
Replies: 5
Views: 6038

Re: Signalbox interior colour scheme

Graham, that's perfect, many thanks. It's taken me until yesterday evening to twig that the answer to this query might lie within the pages of Jim Summers' wonderful new book, and lo, on page 207, 'brown below' and 'cream above' the window ledges is mentioned. Simples!

Nick
by NickTindall
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signalbox interior colour scheme
Replies: 5
Views: 6038

Signalbox interior colour scheme

Not sure that this should be here, as the information sought is for BR days (1959-60 time)m but does anyone recollect how the interiors of timber signal boxes on former CR metals were painted in those days? I remember the walls as cream, same as the exterior, but was this all the way to floor level?...
by NickTindall
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Level Crossing Gate Controls
Replies: 35
Views: 21011

Re: Level Crossing Gate Controls

Had no idea there were ever two boxes at Broomfield Jns, so close to each other as well. The Register of Scottish Signal Boxes records closure of the aircraft-damaged CR box as 5.9.67, whilst the Signalling Record Society's Register for Scotland shows an NB type 1 box here closing in 1941. Back to t...
by NickTindall
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Level Crossing Gate Controls
Replies: 35
Views: 21011

Re: Level Crossing Gate Controls

Thanks Jim S - there is a structure on the up platform at B/F now that allegedly contains portions of the former box. Am I right in recollecting that the gate lock lever stood out in the frame (i.e.'pulled' position) when the locks were on, and that putting it back in the frame released the locks? L...
by NickTindall
Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Level Crossing Gate Controls
Replies: 35
Views: 21011

Re: Level Crossing Gate Controls

Thanks to all - Dave L, I thought I was fine with details like gate locking until realising that memory was lacking... however, Jim W explaining Greenfoot has triggered the recollection - thank you, Jim - that this was the same procedure that applied at Broughty Ferry, where I learnt my Absolute Blo...
by NickTindall
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Level Crossing Gate Controls
Replies: 35
Views: 21011

Level Crossing Gate Controls

Not specifically CR, I know, but can anyone help with what levers would there be in a traditional signal box for controlling a set of level crossing gates across a single line, the gates themselves being wheel-operated from the box? Not sure about levers for gate bolts, gate stops, etc. No wicket ga...
by NickTindall
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 123
Replies: 6
Views: 5290

Re: CR 123

Thanks to respondents. I'm sure I read somewhere that 123 was forbidden to be the train (inner) loco on a double-header in order to preserve the thistles from damage - as Jim Mac suggests. Any ideas why the etched buffers seem to have been replaced by plain ones again in preservation?. Nick.
by NickTindall
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 123
Replies: 6
Views: 5290

CR 123

CR 123 just arrived - the magazine, that is. Excellent issue - congratulations to all involved. Regarding CR 123 - the loco, that is - does anyone know anything about the front buffers with thistles etched in them, which rhe loco wore at times (see photos in The True Line) but not at all times, and ...
by NickTindall
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: The Quintinshill Conspiracy
Replies: 48
Views: 70159

Re: The Quintinshill Conspiracy

Not sure whether this isn't turning into a Rules & Regs discussion, but the 1960 BR General Appendix says - ' Loaded Passenger trains or vehicles conveying passengers must not be shunted in a facing direction over points not locked by plungers and by either lockbars or track circuits unless they are...
by NickTindall
Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: The Quintinshill Conspiracy
Replies: 48
Views: 70159

Re: The Quintinshill Conspiracy

Yes, fair point about a front frame always leaving room to walk round the ends. Interesting the subject of signalmen conversing with trainmen and then a mention of Fullwood Jn as a very high box; presumably if signalman and train crew needed to talk there, either the signalman ran down the steps to ...
by NickTindall
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: The Quintinshill Conspiracy
Replies: 48
Views: 70159

Re: The Quintinshill Conspiracy

The Amazon review is excellent, thanks to Jim for finding this and pointing it out. On a detail of the accident, the box diagram indicates that the trailing main-to-main crossover, unsurprisingly, had no facing point locks. This didn't stop Meakin from putting the local - a loaded passenger train - ...
by NickTindall
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: The Quintinshill Conspiracy
Replies: 48
Views: 70159

Re: The Quintinshill Conspiracy

Have just managed to read this through. Good new info, but irritating in the way that in several places, what are initially presented as suppositions are described as though they were proven facts just a few pages later without any intermediate evidence being given. Plus of course, a tendency to dea...
by NickTindall
Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: The Quintinshill Conspiracy
Replies: 48
Views: 70159

Re: The Quintinshill Conspiracy

Have not read this, but one thing from the two main previous books (Hamilton & John Thomas) on the accident has always seemed a bit odd. That is, the story that the early turn signalman at Quintinshill was only late on duty when he got a lift on the local, and the local was recessed at Quintinshill ...
by NickTindall
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Gradient Diagrams
Replies: 11
Views: 6043

Re: Gradient Diagrams

I have a feeling that each box, certainly in BR days and presumably before, had to have a gradient diagram for the relevant part of the route in order that the signalman could understand what was likely to happen to unbraked vehicles in the case of any breakaway, also that provision of such a diagra...
by NickTindall
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Nameboards and nameplates on C. R. signal boxes.
Replies: 23
Views: 13371

Re: Nameboards and nameplates on C. R. signal boxes.

Add Barnhill box/cabin to the list of Patent Enamel nameplates - the plate lives on our piano at home. That's the replacement box/cabin, not the one in the picture - see the recent TL article on the station. Regards to all. Nick
by NickTindall
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Weekly Notices
Replies: 8
Views: 9608

Re: Weekly Notices

Keith, Graham Todd in Greenock had some, or at least access to some - he did work on 'foreign' locos and men working excursion traffic over CR metals a few years ago.

Nick
by NickTindall
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Lattice post signals in 4mm
Replies: 9
Views: 9261

Lattice post signals in 4mm

The time is getting awfully near when some lattice post signals need to put in an appearance on my Galloway P4 layout. All advice on what to buy / how to put it together / how to make it work / etc warmly welcomed. PS Technically these should be GSW signals (hiss!) since the GSW provided the signall...
by NickTindall
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signalboxes - signal levers - colours
Replies: 4
Views: 5577

Re: Signalboxes - signal levers - colours

Distant signal lever colours. Not the lever, but I do remember visiting a signalbox on the former GWR Stratford-Cheltenham line in 1973 (Milcote), where the signal repeater arm in its little polished box was painted green to reflect the colour that distant arms were long long ago. As to lever positi...