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by Jim Summers
Wed Apr 24, 2024 5:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New 3D printed models from Lothian Railway Models
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: New 3D printed models from Lothian Railway Models

Great stuff, Ross.
And anyone who has seen the quality of your other models will be excited by these.
And that Edinburgh tram should be a real winner.
Best of luck,

Jim
by Jim Summers
Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:46 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: ModelRail Glasgow this past weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: ModelRail Glasgow this past weekend

I do have a few, Jim, which I got from the late Harry Knox. Copyright is obscure, but after the AGM I will see just how many is in the collection.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:10 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: ModelRail Glasgow this past weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: ModelRail Glasgow this past weekend (2024)

Once again, many thanks to all who helped with our stand over the weekend. All of us involved will know just how much work Ross puts into organising the presentation and the documentation for these events not to mention the transport of it all. He also worked hard to have a number of his ancient but...
by Jim Summers
Tue Feb 13, 2024 2:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 29 Milk Truck
Replies: 38
Views: 7391

Re: Diagram 29 Milk Truck

And thank you for posting, Alan.
And of course for tackling a tricky prototype.

JimS
by Jim Summers
Tue Jan 02, 2024 1:27 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Caledonian Railway Staff List
Replies: 36
Views: 13228

Re: Caledonian Railway Staff List

Congratulations, David.
Some achievement.

Jim S
by Jim Summers
Wed Dec 13, 2023 8:10 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 29 Milk Truck
Replies: 38
Views: 7391

Re: Diagram 29 Milk Truck

I do like that strapping, Alan. Worth the effort you have gone to with that set-up.
All done by Hogmanay?

Jim
by Jim Summers
Thu Dec 07, 2023 6:35 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Aberdeen Ferryhill - coal stage roof
Replies: 0
Views: 1453

Aberdeen Ferryhill - coal stage roof

Mike Yeoman, whose modelling work on Ferryhill has been shown before (and there is more to come in TTL) is puzzled about the evolution of the coal stage roof. You will note in the first (aerial) shot that the original Caley coaling stage at Ferryhill had 5 roof lights, but the later 1960’s shot show...
by Jim Summers
Wed Nov 15, 2023 1:28 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Connel Ferry Motorail
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: Connel Ferry Motorail

Just to confirm that a substantial article has indeed appeared in the Steam Days for December, which should now be on sale.

Jim
by Jim Summers
Mon Nov 06, 2023 1:34 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Connel Ferry Motorail
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Connel Ferry Motorail

Folks interested in the Ballachulish line will be interested to know that the Steam Days magazine now at the printers will be dealing with the road-rail operation across the Connel Ferry bridge and the line generally. The Association has supplied much material, indeed the editor said he had required...
by Jim Summers
Sun Sep 24, 2023 8:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 29 Milk Truck
Replies: 38
Views: 7391

Re: Diagram 29 Milk Truck

Just seconding Dave John's comment.
The modelmaking is always first class, but taking the time to record it so thoroughly in word and text takes the modelmaking to a higher level.

Jim
by Jim Summers
Thu Sep 21, 2023 7:28 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Line Diagrams
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Line Diagrams

My attention has been drawn to the sale of Line Diagrams for certain sections of the Caledonian network, which are being offered on Ebay. The starting price is £24.95. Be aware that this appears to be an unscrupulous attempt to exploit buyers by selling material which is in fact from our own True Li...
by Jim Summers
Fri Sep 01, 2023 2:27 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Winter programme 2023-24
Replies: 0
Views: 1315

Winter programme 2023-24

Here is our programme of meetings for the coming winter. We will be meeting once again in the Renfield Street Centre in Bath Street, Glasgow. Do try to get to Glasgow in person, as the social side is an important part of our activities; but If you can't get to Glasgow, then you can still participate...
by Jim Summers
Sun Aug 13, 2023 2:39 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".
Replies: 24
Views: 8091

Re: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".

Since Alisdair has dragged me into this, all I can say is that I am not aware of any action planned for this vehicle at the moment. The last Caley wagon dealt with (cosmetically) at the SRPS was no.40. It highlights how the Caley did not use the common "Empty to . . . " inscription for the...
by Jim Summers
Fri Jul 28, 2023 1:31 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".
Replies: 24
Views: 8091

Re: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".

Manage to get any holiday modelling done, though, Jim?

JimS
by Jim Summers
Thu Jul 27, 2023 8:35 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 29 Milk Truck
Replies: 38
Views: 7391

Re: Diagram 29 Milk Truck

Great to see you at the workbench again, Alan.

Six-wheel vehicles are difficult, in my experience, and I am looking forward to your account. I suspect many of us will have experiences, good and bad, to contribute.

Jim
by Jim Summers
Sun Jul 16, 2023 9:21 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pig iron loads
Replies: 18
Views: 7849

Re: Pig iron loads

Thanks, Graham.
Plenty of advice for the lads from the old hands in the background no doubt. But can anyone explain why the building in the background is round and indeed what it is for?

Jim
by Jim Summers
Sun Jul 16, 2023 9:09 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Crear McCartney
Replies: 4
Views: 2468

Crear McCartney

In the recent thread on identifying signalboxes, the name of Crear McCartney came up, and Graham drew our attention to the obituary in the Herald some time ago : https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/14481275.obituary---crear-mccartney-one-scotlands-finest-stained-glass-artists/ It is well worth re...
by Jim Summers
Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:51 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A job description puzzle
Replies: 9
Views: 4862

Re: A job description puzzle

Dear knows where the attachment went. Trying again.

Jim
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by Jim Summers
Mon Jul 10, 2023 7:48 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A job description puzzle
Replies: 9
Views: 4862

Re: A job description puzzle

Thank you all. Our friend in Australia has written: "The winner is Mike (thank you Mike), his suggestion of a misreading of the text is correct. A rookie mistake by myself. Upon review of the attached, I am sure you will all concur that Thomas Huggon was a "Retired Pumping Engine Man"...
by Jim Summers
Mon Jun 26, 2023 10:43 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: A job description puzzle
Replies: 9
Views: 4862

A job description puzzle

This makes a change from puzzle images. A correspondent in Australia, who has previously given us useful information on his ancestor who worked on the Caledonian, has now established a little more, which in turn gives a puzzle. In 1921 Thomas Huggon was residing at "Main Door 50, Caledonian Blo...
by Jim Summers
Sat Jun 03, 2023 9:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: G&SWR Austrian Goods
Replies: 1
Views: 1783

G&SWR Austrian Goods

Our sister organisation for the Sou'West has asked me publicise an intended kit for the 2-6-0 class known as the Austrian Goods. Details are below. Jim "The Glasgow and South Western Railway Association in conjunction with Taff Vale Models is working to introduce a 7mm brass kit of the G&SW...
by Jim Summers
Thu Apr 27, 2023 9:22 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Use of Water Tower Bases
Replies: 5
Views: 1876

Re: Use of Water Tower Bases

Not really relevant, I concede, but I have attended meetings in the office below the water tank at Drogheda on the Iarnrod Eireann line from Dublin to Belfast.

Jim S
by Jim Summers
Fri Apr 21, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 8129

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Well, I for one have immensely enjoyed it, David.
You have put your researches into an absorbing form, and I hope we see more examples of this.
Thank you.

Jim S
by Jim Summers
Wed Apr 19, 2023 8:06 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s
Replies: 51
Views: 8129

Re: Mid Lanark Lines in the 1960s

Thanks for persisting with getting these map extracts on to the Forum, David.

This has been a fascinating exchange, and my congratulations to all of you for the enlightenment, instruction, and sheer entertainment.

Jim S
by Jim Summers
Fri Apr 14, 2023 8:54 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: CR419 as BR55189
Replies: 2
Views: 1552

CR419 as BR55189

Here is the first photo of 419 in her new guise of BR black. She will be black only for the next 12 months for some photo charters. A handsome engine whatever the livery. If you haven't been at Bo'ness for a while, it is time to pay another visit, as there are a number of changes particularly in the...