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by Barry Rhys
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 627

Re: Unidentified Loco

I have a copy of the full Accident Report on file, if anyone requires further details, Names of the Crew and Fatalities, sadly. It could make an Interesting article for The True Line Magazine if the Photograph was included. David Blevins. A document 'Accident Returns: Extract for the Accident at Co...
by Barry Rhys
Tue May 12, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985

Hi Lindsay, I've included the Barnton and Davidson's Mains reference in my post, although it wouldn't have appeared in the MRC guide as that only covered the 3 main magazines. Looking at the contents on one magazine sales website it lists Station Plans, so it may be station building drawings rather ...
by Barry Rhys
Sun May 10, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985

Thanks Jim, that's very kind. Several years ago I brutally culled my fairly weighty collection of model railway magazines, predominantly Railway Modellers it must be said, by extracting all the drawings and dumping very nearly everything else as, beyond nostalgia, I could only see the drawings havin...
by Barry Rhys
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985

Hi all, Continuing from yesterday's post containing the locomotive drawings listed in the Model Railway Constructor Special: 7 Model Drawings Reference Book, following are the listed Caledonian Railway coach and freight stock. I have also included the list of West Coast Joint Stock carriages. The gu...
by Barry Rhys
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Model railway magazine drawings 1959-1985

Alan K suggested I bring over a small post from the Members' Forum and expand it somewhat. Somewhat being a bit of an understatement! One of the most valuable model railway aids I have ever owned is a drawings guide entitled Model Railway Constructor Special: 7 Model Drawings Reference Book. It was ...
by Barry Rhys
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Sound for CR locos
Replies: 25
Views: 18568

Re: Sound for CR locos

Hmm........ you couldn't rewrite that last post in English by any chance could you? It is in English. Perfect English too. What can't you understand about it? If you can't understand it technically, then that has nothing to do with the English used. Even the technical content makes perfect sense in...
by Barry Rhys
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wartime 65' carriage photos
Replies: 8
Views: 9227

Re: Wartime 65' carriage photos

Now that really does sound a sensible suggestion - unexpected perhaps but the reasoning certainly matches the visibles!

Perhaps we should start looking for missing turfs on the grass bank next to the carriages?

Neil
by Barry Rhys
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wartime 65' carriage photos
Replies: 8
Views: 9227

Re: Wartime 65' carriage photos

As far as I know, this location hasn't been identified but I can confirm without a doubt that it isn't Rogart. I removed the frame from the North Box here - now on display at Kidderminster Museum - and the box/goods shed position just doesn't fit the Rogart layout. Have to answer this briefly. Sorr...
by Barry Rhys
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wartime 65' carriage photos
Replies: 8
Views: 9227

Re: Wartime 65' carriage photos

I've been prompted to bring this post back from the mists of time by Jim Summers's fascinating presentation about the Caley in Wartime at the recent CRA AGM in Carlisle. I remembered my post with the photos of the soldiers and the Grampian carriages above and enquired of Jim and the rest of the audi...
by Barry Rhys
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 55 drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 10917

Re: Class 55 drawings

Ah! It'll be the PM button on the side then...... Do I get the numpty of the week award? Sorry Angus, you don't. Members can only use PMs after their first 5 posts. Since this one is your 6th (as of now - but not when you post another - so if you post any more this will look confusing...), the "I'm...
by Barry Rhys
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery wagon (Not CR?)
Replies: 12
Views: 10646

Re: Mystery wagon (Not CR?)

from Donald Peddie at [email protected].com Colleagues, A CRA member has asked if I can identify the source of the FR wagon depicted in the image of the accident at Thankerton on 10th August 1913. The related post was made by JimWatt2mm on 3rd October 1913. Donald Wow, only 2 months after the...
by Barry Rhys
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items
Replies: 15
Views: 11359

Re: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items

I do not remember seeing any clear photos of connected safety chains, or at least ones when I have been specifically looking for them, and have never seen any information in an article or anything as to how they would be connected. Just as with my lengthy forum threads on emergency passenger communi...
by Barry Rhys
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Front couplings on locomotives
Replies: 41
Views: 24215

Re: Front couplings on locomotives

Is there a reason that an upper link may be fitted for a purpose unrelated to coupling? For example if it were decided that front couplings were not required for passenger tender locos of a certain type, would the upper link in itself serve another important requirement - for example to prevent the ...
by Barry Rhys
Sat May 21, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Water Heating, Braziers and Yard Lighting
Replies: 6
Views: 6259

Re: Water Heating, Braziers and Yard Lighting

Does anyone have any information on the Caley and subsequent LMS practice in Scotland, with regard to Water Heating/Braziers and the external lighting of Engine and Goods Yards. Douglas, here once again (already extant in 2 long outdated threads on Mansell/Disc Wheels and Passenger Cord Communicati...
by Barry Rhys
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 24
Views: 43139

Re: Covered Carriage Truck

My advice is to order two. That way you will be able to see both sides at once and point out any inconsistencies in the bolt head positions. Mike, my advice is to write another CR Wagons and NPCS book with photos of the other sides of all the wagons, then we can also point out whether the inconsist...
by Barry Rhys
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Hurst Nelson shunter
Replies: 3
Views: 4195

Re: Hurst Nelson shunter

Orbiston wrote:Wonderful picture n the new carriage book. Any ideas on what colour it was?
What, aren't all of the pictures in full colour? How disappointing. I shall be returning my copy forthwith. (When I get it)

Neil
by Barry Rhys
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Ex LSWR/ROD Dia 1459 road vans
Replies: 7
Views: 6386

Re: Ex LSWR/ROD Dia 1459 road vans

Hi Jim, sorry no time to explain this (it's not something you did wrong) but this is the clickable text:

http://www.smallbrookstudio.co.uk/produ ... 49/3738664

Neil
by Barry Rhys
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mystery Photograph
Replies: 8
Views: 12220

Re: Mystery Photograph

There are only 6 Close Streets in Britain, according to Google Maps, and none of them are in Scotland. The photo appears to be the 2nd version of Millfield Station, Sunderland, Grid ref NZ384570. It was built after Hylton Road bridge was built over the railway which left the 1st station isolated on...
by Barry Rhys
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wartime 65' carriage photos
Replies: 8
Views: 9227

Wartime 65' carriage photos

Here I am, trying to do everything by memory again as I still haven't unpacked my Caley reading materials since arriving back in the UK 18 months ago! Unfortunately I have forgotten the source of the following two photos that I saved on my drive some years ago. CR 65' corridor stock during !st World...
by Barry Rhys
Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 45ft Coach Evolution
Replies: 10
Views: 7118

Re: 45ft Coach Evolution

David Elvy wrote:...the others are of the Lambeth type?
Those would be the ones transferred from the North London Railway then, right? ;)

Neil
by Barry Rhys
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriages at Perth pre-1877
Replies: 35
Views: 23357

Re: Carriages at Perth pre-1877

The bridge walkway isn't the sole access to the island, nor I suspect was it the original. I did see a photo of a causeway on the web, but was unsure of it being Moncreiffe Island. This video confirms both that it does still exist... I was amazed to see the video - the only thing I had identified o...
by Barry Rhys
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriages at Perth pre-1877
Replies: 35
Views: 23357

Re: Carriages at Perth pre-1877

Look in the wagon book Neil pp. 193 - 4 Thanks Mike. I think I've even got that drawing separately from an old model railway mag. I had in fact searched fastidiously in the wagons book, but under Brake Vans after Steve's post. So it's not my fault. The arched section of the bridge carries the line ...
by Barry Rhys
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriages at Perth pre-1877
Replies: 35
Views: 23357

Re: Carriages at Perth pre-1877

Since I had already enlarged the photo after Steve's post but before Allan's response I might as well post it here for easy comparison by the general viewership: Perth bridge pre-1877.jpg Do you know anything of these horseboxes Allan? For example, until when did they last in service? That must be o...
by Barry Rhys
Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriages at Perth pre-1877
Replies: 35
Views: 23357

Carriages at Perth pre-1877

More than a year ago while searching for Perth harbour photos for Dave Lochrie's Perth Harbour Branch topic I found this George Washington Wilson photo in the online Aberdeen University GWW archive, entitled Perth From Barnhill (photo webpage here with zoom facility). The pre-1877 date is known simp...
by Barry Rhys
Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Branch Goods at Brechin
Replies: 12
Views: 8660

Re: Branch Goods at Brechin

Here are a few more details culled from another George Washington Wilson photo, this one here in the Aberdeen University GWW archive, along with some further speculation and items of interest - sadly of little help to identification of the van, unless they can help pin a date down. Firstly though, D...