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by Jim Summers
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Scuds
Replies: 10
Views: 6137

Scuds

I have come across the expression 'scuds' used in the Caley's Mineral Timetable of 1918, though not in earlier editions. The term is known to me in the context of US railways, but I have only a dim recollection of hearing it in terms of the Caley. Can anyone explain its meaning, please? I have some ...
by Jim Summers
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 124 Wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 10622

Re: Diagram 124 Wagons

I'm looking forward to your rendering of those chains and shackles, Alan.
Great stuff so far, of course.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Wed May 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Quintinshill anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 1889

Re: Quintinshill anniversary

Indeed, Steve.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu May 09, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 17019

Re: Where is this, please?

Thank you everyone. Just to add to the interest of the location and get shamelessly off the subject, the signalling at Dunkeld is now in a pretty strange situation. Since the Highland Main Line re-signalling, just completed, Stanley Junction controls to towards Dunkeld, but hands over there to the D...
by Jim Summers
Wed May 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 17019

Where is this, please? A new photo

Can anyone identify the location of this Oban Bogie, please?
The footbridge and the rather grand building on the hill should be clues, but have defeated me so far.

JimS
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by Jim Summers
Sat May 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 19520

Re: Wagon Colours

Douglas, In The True Line 53, page 33, Ronnie Cockburn, who has also studied a few builders' records in his time, wrote that for many years he had used Humbrol HR110. However this was withdrawn and he opened correspondence with Humbrol. The firm recommended as a replacement 133 Satin Brown, pointing...
by Jim Summers
Thu May 02, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Ferryhill Aberdeen, Caley Depot buildings 1908
Replies: 6
Views: 4019

Re: Ferryhill Aberdeen, Caley Depot buildings 1908

Mike, I took a number of photos of Grangemouth Fouldubs after closure, mainly the exterior of the buildings, so windows etc are clear. The roof vents had been altered over the years. The odd photo showing the original roof has been published in the usual books, but I may have one or two less well-kn...
by Jim Summers
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 124 Wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 10622

Re: Diagram 124 Wagons

Great stuff, Alan. Except that I had forgotten your earlier postings about the wonderfully neat corner plates and the associated jig. Forgotten that is until this very evening when, after going cross-eyed with the traditional method of wee bits of Plastikard rivets, I sought solace in seeing what wa...
by Jim Summers
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Good book
Replies: 4
Views: 3777

Re: Good book

Yes, it ain't perfect, but when I got it, just after publication, I was entranced by the quality and interest of the photos.
As far as I am aware the second volume never happened. That is a pity, but I am certainly grateful for the first one.
JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Operating The Caledonian Railway
Replies: 4
Views: 4605

Re: Operating The Caledonian Railway

Thanks for buying and also reading the book, folks. This Lanky business worried me a bit too, but I decided that the reference to picking up a train off the Lanky was misunderstood by Alan Dunbar. He should not have added in the remark "Lancashire & Yorkshire". My feeling is that Jock McLeish meant ...
by Jim Summers
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Ferryhill Shed layout
Replies: 1
Views: 2142

Ferryhill Shed layout

I have had a request about drawings relating to a change in the shed layout. Here is the issue: "I am having difficulty in establishing the exact track layout for 61B, as there seems to have been some significant changes between 1948 and 1956. There are two relevant pictures in the classic book on L...
by Jim Summers
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carluke Station
Replies: 3
Views: 3560

Re: Carluke Station

Paul,
I'll send you a Personal Message and we can come to some arrangement.

Thanks,

Jim
by Jim Summers
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Carluke Station
Replies: 3
Views: 3560

Re: Carluke Station

In my view, these pictures should go into the archive.
JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Ballest over turnout sleepers
Replies: 12
Views: 9628

Re: Ballest over turnout sleepers

Sadly, I don't think there is a case for ballasting over the sleepers, Steve, but doubtless someone will find a picture to prove me wrong. A lot of track was ballasted with ash, so with some with some judicious weathering of sleepers and ballast together, you might be able to disguise to a degree th...
by Jim Summers
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon tranfers Type 2
Replies: 25
Views: 24413

Re: Wagon tranfers Type 2

That selection appeals to me, Mike. Very good to include the pre-Drummond stuff.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 21426

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

I'd be interested in, say, three universals and a 66, 4mm please.
I guess I am on my own for the 2-4-0 classes.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Sound for CR locos
Replies: 25
Views: 17710

Re: Sound for CR locos

Those pursuing 419 for sound or other purposes might be interested in this news item from the SRPS: "Our Caley Tank has proved to be a very popular attraction since she returned to steam in October and is soon to visit the Churnet Valley Railway in February for their steam gala. There is an opportun...
by Jim Summers
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 13311

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Loved the latest clip, Ross.
Apart from the impressive range of stock, the occasional squeal of a wheelset on the rails and the clicking of a rail joint really added to the atmosphere.Don't engineer out these sounds!

JImS
by Jim Summers
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Sound for CR locos
Replies: 25
Views: 17710

Re: Sound for CR locos

Thanks for the update, Kris. Folk might be interested to know that the mechanical boss at Bo'ness, who of course is effectively the man who rebuilt her, says she is the smoothest running steam engine he has ever dealt with. Admittedly, he is less keen on the accessibility of some of the parts of the...
by Jim Summers
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 13311

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Thanks for those, Ross.
That train of goods stock was a wonderful collection, and the smooth running was also a pleasure to watch.
More power to your elbow.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Sound for CR locos
Replies: 25
Views: 17710

Re: Sound for CR locos

David, We have been involved with SouthWest Digital, who hoped that recordings made during the Caledonian weekend at Bo'ness would enhance what they had confirmed could be put on the chip. Victorian Lad, whose work is no stranger to this Forum, had arranged for such recordings to be made. We await t...
by Jim Summers
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 498 Class Wheel Details
Replies: 27
Views: 25581

Re: 498 Class Wheel Details

My opinion is that it is just decoration for reasons of sheer pride.
However, what about the white right angle above the coupling hook? That might have symbolism, but it is an odd place. I am sure it is not a route indicator.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 28159

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

My recollection - and my memory doesn't improve - is that John Boyle did the 4mm etch for the late Duncan Burton, and I actually got his example, as well as one of my own. It did not look as if it had been designed to fit on a larger etching tool. I don't think it was ever on sale as part of Decent ...
by Jim Summers
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 28159

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

Well, for the record, here is my model, which as you will see pre-dated Jim Mac's book on liveries. It was a long time ago, and I would like to think I could do a better chimney on my lathe now, but there is a story behind that one, but for another day. This picture shows it keeping questionable com...
by Jim Summers
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is this, please?
Replies: 24
Views: 17019

Re: Where is this, please?

That seems reasonable, Tom, but I have not so far run to earth any sort of formal instruction on these matters. Incidentally, the BOT inspectors at Caley accidents have been clear that the man on the leading engine is primarily in charge, with the man behind not absolved from checking signals and th...