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by John Paton
Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Structure drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Structure drawings

John, There are quite a number of good photos of Justinhaugh and Careston stations, and quite a few years ago I started attempting to do a drawing of this station type. Other projects got in the way and I never finished the drawing - and at the moment I cant even find the drawing. I think that Tanna...
by John Paton
Wed May 18, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model "Blue Train" Class 303 EMU
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Model "Blue Train" Class 303 EMU

I also see that the windows did have ventilators - my memory is even worse than what it used to be. I remember a family trip to Gourock for a sun-drenched Clyde Steamer cruise (QMII if I remember correctly) in 1969, sitting behind the driver. It was a semi-fast train which the driver took up to the ...
by John Paton
Wed May 18, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Structure drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Structure drawings

Hello John, The Associations drawing collection contains building drawings, and a list of the available drawings can be viewed using the 'Archive' tab on the website. When you click on that tab you can see an index on the left - click on CRA6 "Drawings and plans". That takes you to a furth...
by John Paton
Mon May 16, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model "Blue Train" Class 303 EMU
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Model "Blue Train" Class 303 EMU

Very nice nostalgic images Martin. My memory of the Cravens 311s was as WCML says, on one side of the centre coach there was a grille between the last passenger window and the guards compartment, and that last passenger window was half-length and did not have a sliding ventilator. Internally they ha...
by John Paton
Tue May 03, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: PopUp model CR Signal Box (southern division type S4) kit, and model kits of Brechin Station
Replies: 11
Views: 599

PopUp model CR Signal Box (southern division type S4) kit, and model kits of Brechin Station

Iain Ross has contacted me because I provided drawings and photos for the signal box and previous CR station kits. PopUp have now produced a model kit of the CR Southern Division type S4 signal box (possibly the most numerous of CR signal box types), and a two-part kit of Brechin station. These can ...
by John Paton
Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Anbrico Models class 303
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Anbrico Models class 303

I remember way back in the late 60s and early 70s when the Glasgow Model Rail exhibitions were held in the McLellan Galleries, that BR had a stall which comprised a 303 on a short length of track - just like the one being present to the Queen. I remember it being in 1960 lined blue livery which was ...
by John Paton
Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mystery building (2)
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Mystery building (2)

Jane - I agree with you that this is Caldwell.
by John Paton
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mystery building
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: Mystery building

I did actually think about the L&C, but its stations were designed (or in the case of the smaller stations their design supervised) by Sir William Tite. Tite performed the same role on the Caledonian and Scottish Central railways, so there is a strong design correlation. For example Shap station...
by John Paton
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mystery building
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: Mystery building

Sorry Jane, I cant identify this as a Caley station. I've also thought about G&SWR stations - such as Castle Douglas, but it doesn't fit. Unusual pair of gables mis-matched in size and each with bay window.
John
by John Paton
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.
Replies: 38
Views: 7155

Re: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.

John, you would be an ideal person to write a brief review for the True Line - with your photo.
John Paton (wearing my "Editorial Team" hat).
by John Paton
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.
Replies: 38
Views: 7155

Re: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.

Could anyone do a review of the model (ideally with photo) for the next True Line?
John
by John Paton
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Height of Letters on Running-In Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 1831

Re: Height of Letters on Running-In Boards

I saw the Duror letters at auction but didn't bid for them (I have enough junk lying about here already!). However I saved the image from the auction catalogue and attach it here. The font looks like the 'Art Nouveau" style shown in the L&A Type B station boards (the type B stations were on...
by John Paton
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Height of Letters on Running-In Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 1831

Re: Height of Letters on Running-In Boards

Linsay - I see that the order in which I attached the drawings was disrupted. Whitecraigs appears as the last drawing.
John
by John Paton
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Height of Letters on Running-In Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 1831

Re: Height of Letters on Running-In Boards

Lindsay, here is a drawing of the nameboard at Whitecraigs with 12" dimension. This is the only drawing I have that shows the letter dimensions. The others (which I attach for interest) you'd need to use the scale bar.

John
by John Paton
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Station classification
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Station classification

A question has arisen during the preparation of Jessie McKenzie's next article for the True Line. Jessie thought that Ballachulish was a 'class 5' station and Connel Ferry a 'class 2' in the 1950s, but she now is unsure of this - thinking that there is too big a gap between these stations. These cla...
by John Paton
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Goods yard weighbridges
Replies: 2
Views: 1209

Re: Goods yard weighbridges

Hi Jim, I can't offer much in response except a drawing of Pooley's weighbridge from the CR Lanarkshire & Ayrshire album, a photo of a weighbridge in Scotstoun West goods yard at the time of construction, and a 1960s photo of the weighbridge at Auchterarder. Only the latter has the old rail you ...
by John Paton
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Beattock Station
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

Re: Beattock Station

The drawings of the main stone building at Beattock are in "The True Line" Number 51, Autumn 1995.

John
by John Paton
Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And where might this be?
Replies: 12
Views: 2397

Re: And where might this be?

Niall, Are you sure that it isn't Gagie? The platform building is different to those featured in the photos in your A&FR book, but these photos were taken in the 1950s rather that CR days in the case of the mystery photo. The old coach body could have been replaced by the two small shelters in t...
by John Paton
Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Signal Tower Museum Images Appeal
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Signal Tower Museum Images Appeal

Niall, The only one I can help you with is the train at Elliot Junction, which is in fact from the August 1928 Railway Magazine. Looking at the poor quality of your version I suspect that it is a 'copy of a copy' from the RM. Here is a photo I took of that page in the RM some years ago. This isn't h...
by John Paton
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another Unidentified D&A Location
Replies: 9
Views: 1704

Re: Another Unidentified D&A Location

Niall,

Here is an extract from the 1964 1:2500 OS, on which I have added a red arrow to indicate the possible photo direction. The photo might have been taken from the gas holder!

John
by John Paton
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Perth General Station
Replies: 8
Views: 1489

Re: Perth General Station

I agree that my suggestion that the boards were NB was a moment of madness!
Here are photos showing departures of CR and HR trains.

John
by John Paton
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: Where is it?

Niall,

Sorry I didn't comment on your question on the roof in my previous response.
As I mentioned in my article on Moffat station in True Line 99, the glass roof was cut back by the LMS. That article includes 'before and after' photos.

John
by John Paton
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Perth General Station
Replies: 8
Views: 1489

Re: Perth General Station

Looking at the photos more closely, the destinations seem mostly to be NB. Could this device be the NB departure indicator?

John
by John Paton
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Perth General Station
Replies: 8
Views: 1489

Re: Perth General Station

Jim,

Here are photos which show the departure clocks in greater detail.

John
by John Paton
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: Where is it?

Definitely Moffat Niall. I have heard it said that the coaches on the right were the Moffat portion of the "Upper Ward Express", though if so what were doing there during the day when that train was in Glasgow? (1908 dep Moffat 7.48am, arr back 3.15pm SAT, 6.54pm NOT SAT). The 1908 TT is t...