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by crabapple
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 2097

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

Given a double track bridge with only one track present might this be between Doune and Callander ?
by crabapple
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Rockcliffe Signal Box.
Replies: 5
Views: 6411

Re: Rockcliffe Signal Box.

Two suggestions:

The Cumbrian Railway Association who have a large photo collection and

The CRA former chairman George Russell, a local resident. May be he will be at the AGM?

Best, Crabapple
by crabapple
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Lanarkshire PO Wagons
Replies: 11
Views: 8935

Re: Lanarkshire PO Wagons

To exiled in N Wales from held up in Hertfordshire. Look at the CR Mineral TT No 41,1 November 1904. Republished by CRA Pages 47 to 49 list one hundred and four traders who have private wagons working on the Caledonian Line and names of places where they are repaired Pages 51 ,52 & part of 53 lists ...
by crabapple
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: The Caledonian and the East Coast Joint Stock
Replies: 4
Views: 4810

Re: The Caledonian and the East Coast Joint Stock


next issue of TTL will, I believe, carry an article on Caledonian ECJS.

It answers some question but not the ID of the vehicles transferred to CR.

Further debate at the bar in Perth, perhaps ?
by crabapple
Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Diagram 22 Private Traders Wagons
Replies: 21
Views: 38180

Re: CR Diagram 22 Private Traders Wagons

Have a look at Virtual Mitchell under the subject of Smoke.
Various PO and CR goods stock 1910-12.
Hope to be a Glasgow.
by crabapple
Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wartime 65' carriage photos
Replies: 8
Views: 9238

Re: Wartime 65' carriage photos

The soldier on the LH side and the one seated are both US troops. I think the one seated is a master sargeant. The US entered WW1 on 6 April 1917 but it took most of 1917 to mobilise and get troops across the ocean. So I speculate that the photos were taken in the spring or summer of 1918 by which t...
by crabapple
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Notalgia and Inspiration
Replies: 4
Views: 4762

Re: Notalgia and Inspiration

The secret air base was very likely RAF Bentley Prior which had an annex in Hive Road, Bushey. This was visited by both Churchill and President Roosevelt pre D Day. And use for operational planning. Its now a care home; my mother lived there for 6 years. Crabapple PS Tony thanks for the lift on Sunday
by crabapple
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Running Powers
Replies: 1
Views: 4036

Re: Running Powers

Jim, Half an answer since the other half will be in the enabling acts . Smith Barlow Report March 1841 Meeting in Carlisle October 1841; Provisional Ctte formed for route from Lancaster to Glasgow and E'Boro Second meeting December 1841, GJR to undertake survey of the route Locke and Errington surve...
by crabapple
Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Train Formation
Replies: 30
Views: 41076

Re: Train Formation

What taxs me is when did the Glaosgow-Taunton thro coach start to operate ? I feel before the GW converted to standard gauge since the broad gauge was beyond Taunton. And what type of GW coach was used to run into the Central 3 times a week ? I'm guessing a GW tri compo + Luggage compartment . And t...
by crabapple
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O
Replies: 2
Views: 3827

Re: LNWR/WCJS Coaches on the C&O

WC stock did run on the CR . Not sure if ex WC stock ran but there is no reason why not . The bigger question is what were the ex ECJS which came to the CR due to the amalgamations in 1865 and 66. There are records of the disposl to the companies which jointly ownerd the CR but not what vehicles wer...
by crabapple
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Modelling Paints
Replies: 23
Views: 20883

Re: Modelling Paints

Marcel Guest of Manchester make the Railmatch paints. They will also do small batch runs of these colours in spray cans: enamel or acrylic. If yu can match your re quired colour to the Railmatch series it is a useful way of getting paint on models. They or Howes also supply eched primer and under co...