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by Jim Summers
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Lattice type bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 7287

Re: Lattice type bridge

I know this isn't Caledonian, but it is a viaduct and I suggest this piece by Network Rail gives some interesting information about Luftwaffe attacks on the railway.

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.u ... ime-damage#

JimS
by Jim Summers
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Callander Old
Replies: 7
Views: 5862

Re: Callander Old

A lovely picture, John.
And here is mine of the tank at Denny, which is appropriate in view of the current series in TTL.

JimS
Denny 1960 - compressed - JMS .jpg
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by Jim Summers
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Lattice type bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 7287

Re: Lattice type bridge

Donald, I am sure folk will understand the use of the Forum in such circumstances. Most will not know what a helpful man Jim was and should be told what a huge part he played in developing the rail container trains under the WH Malcolm brand. I have taken, I guess, 18 or so parties of students to se...
by Jim Summers
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Lattice type bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 7287

Re: Lattice type bridge

Indeed that was the starting point, Jim. I was heavily involved in editing it and getting it published by the Scalefour Society. It was a bit pioneering to produce it as a CD, but we thought modellers would find that of particular benefit. For the price, it should be on every modeller's desk. Thanks...
by Jim Summers
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Callander Old
Replies: 7
Views: 5862

Re: Callander Old

Thank you for these, John. The aerial view is particularly interesting for another reason, what I think is the water tank, top right. If I am right, it looks like a small tank on a wooden frame, like that at Denny in the recent TTL (and which I did personally photograph years ago when it was in use)...
by Jim Summers
Tue May 29, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Callander Old
Replies: 7
Views: 5862

Re: Callander Old

Thank you, gentlemen. I think I was justified in being a bit suspicious. The reverse simply says Callander Old in pencil, with no further details. It came from the effects of well-respected modeller and photographer of all aspects of railway infrastructure, but the writing and size of picture do not...
by Jim Summers
Fri May 25, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Excursion location?
Replies: 11
Views: 12218

Re: Excursion location?

Well, I did offer the alleged photo of Callander Old recently!

I suspect it is probably not a photo of any ex-Caley buildings, but it may show the old site.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon May 21, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Callander Old
Replies: 7
Views: 5862

Callander Old

The attached picture has come my way, claiming to be Callander Old.
I thought it might be of interest and that someone might be able to tell us more about what it shows.

JimS
Callander Old - compressed.jpg
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by Jim Summers
Sat May 05, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: The Caledonian at the movies.
Replies: 14
Views: 9536

Re: The Caledonian at the movies.

Delightful stuff, thank you, but I feel short-changed on the Clyde steamers.
That ballast on Beattock Bank was impressive, though.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Wed May 02, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Muchalls Viaduct
Replies: 7
Views: 5021

Re: Muchalls Viaduct

In case anyone is lying awake worrying about this, David has succeeded in communicating with me, and my home email has not changed, nor the [email protected] business.
We agreed that it was a lovely engine on a fine model. I attach a close up of the viaduct.

JimS
Muchalls Viaduct #3 compressed.JPG
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by Jim Summers
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Muchalls Viaduct
Replies: 7
Views: 5021

Re: Muchalls Viaduct

Thin air, I fear.
JimS
by Jim Summers
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Next TLM Project
Replies: 11
Views: 14574

Re: Next TLM Project

Not often I would disagree with Alan K, but I fancy the pre-Drummond wagon, or two, or three.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Muchalls Viaduct
Replies: 7
Views: 5021

Muchalls Viaduct

Muchalls Viaduct with Caley train #1 compressed.jpg I have submitted the following item to our TTL editor, but thought that since this Forum has much fewer members than the Association at large, but has many active modellers then it would do no harm to publish it here first. It stems from the fact ...
by Jim Summers
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian Railway 812 Class
Replies: 12
Views: 8835

Re: Caledonian Railway 812 Class

Beaten you to it, Jim. Here is the drawing by the late lamented Richard Chown. Water Column by RChown compressed .jpg There is also a drawing in The True Line No.79 p31. I have poor photocopies of a three page article (or maybe an email discussion) on water columns, with some pictures of various sty...
by Jim Summers
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: black livery engines
Replies: 1
Views: 2438

Re: black livery engines

Graham,
I am a fan of satin varnish, which you can always weather down a bit if you wish, but it seems fine for black engines to me. And yes, you'll have to line and number the back of the bunker.

Mind you, this is the wrong Jim to be pronouncing on livery . . .

JImS
by Jim Summers
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: "Kirkallanmuir"
Replies: 8
Views: 9753

Re: "Kirkallanmuir"

More encouragement for the rest of us, Jim, thanks.
Delighted to know of at least one layout which will demonstrate the specialised point locking devised by the Caledonian Signal Engineer.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: CR 498 LMS transitional livery?
Replies: 2
Views: 3634

Re: CR 498 LMS transitional livery?

I don't know, to be honest, Kris. There is certainly very strong light, judging by the shadows. At the top of the tank, it may have emphasised some lining below a cheap LMS painting job, but on the other hand the line appears to run right to the edge of the tank, which lining would not have done. Th...
by Jim Summers
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barnton – Questions, Questions, and the Occasional Answer
Replies: 45
Views: 51602

Re: Barnton – Questions, Questions, and the Occasional Answe

Two not particularly relevant comments: Having looked at JimMac's drawings of the L&A tank, I recall that Mike Sharman did whitemetal castings of similar plates, and in fact I find that in my useful items box I have had two ancient packets thereof for years. Having noted Sinclair's comments on how t...
by Jim Summers
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian Railway 812 Class
Replies: 12
Views: 8835

Re: Caledonian Railway 812 Class

Great stuff, Kris. Other folk will notice that Chris mentions that he has given me the sounds of 812. Indeed he has, and his very kind gesture has enabled contact to be made with a firm dealing with sound decoders. It seems hopeful that Caledonian sounds can be added to your sound decoders, but watc...
by Jim Summers
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Argo Transacord "Caledonian Engines"
Replies: 20
Views: 24615

Re: Argo Transacord "Caledonian Engines"

At present, these recordings are not in our Archives.
A case could be made for rectifying that, if you are prepared to donate a copy of the EP.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items
Replies: 15
Views: 11293

Re: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items

This from the 1889 Appendix may help to understand what was hung on what. "In coupling up the Vehicles on Passenger Trains, the screw coupling must be made as tight as possible, so that the buffers of the Carriages may be kept close while the Train is running, or while the continuous brake is being ...
by Jim Summers
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items
Replies: 15
Views: 11293

Re: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items

We Jims stick together. I saw it as Jim Watt has described it.
Wait till you see my paragraphs on double-coupling!

JimS
by Jim Summers
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items
Replies: 15
Views: 11293

Re: Safety Chains & Other Headstock Items

I have resisted wading in on this topic until I had a fairly final draft of the relevant section of my book on operating the Caledonian. Here is what I have written, which I hope clarifies some aspects at least. Comments welcome of course, with references. JimS Here is what I have written: Caledonia...
by Jim Summers
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Dual Braking
Replies: 1
Views: 2230

Dual Braking

The following request for information appeared on the Forum of our Highland colleagues. The Caledonian is mentioned towards the end of the list of queries, but the other matters are interesting in themselves. You'll see that Peter Tatlow has answered many points, but leaves us in the Caley Associati...
by Jim Summers
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Sleeper built shed roof
Replies: 6
Views: 5684

Re: Sleeper built shed roof

Jim,

Doubtless your corrugated roof was the consequence of a fire!

Nice work, too, even if John has rather disproved my theory. Would that we had more pictures of everyday things, of course.

JS