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by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Jun 21, 2024 11:53 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery Carriage
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Mystery Carriage

Thanks Mike

That's what I couldn't get my head around - not enough windows for 65ft 6in stock!

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Thu Jun 20, 2024 6:20 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery Carriage
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Mystery Carriage

Neil Parkhouse asked me about this one, photographed at Carlisle 22/8/1964.

Apart from the fact that it's Wolverton built, so LNWR or WCJS, I can't match it to anything in the reference books.

Any ideas?

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Mike
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by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sun May 12, 2024 7:13 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 55
Views: 88440

Re: TLM Diagram 11A Covered Carriage Truck

Blow-up of W80 as requested.

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Mike
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by MIKEWILLIAMS
Wed Apr 24, 2024 8:08 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: MacIntosh 45’ Coach Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: MacIntosh 45’ Coach Questions

The street peters out to a cul de sac, Lindsay. Easy bits first. Diagram 4 is small diagram book speak for large book 33 (see app. 2 of Carriage Book). The pipe was 1.25 in diameter and the cross section of the queen posts was oval (from Figure 8.12) I haven't been able to find an image and St. Roll...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sat Mar 23, 2024 11:48 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Identify a Colliery
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Identify a Colliery

Hello Mike 1 The books - three of them, confine themselves to wagons used by Scottish traders. A fair number of wagons were registered by the Caley but were operated by English traders, the biggest being Albert Usher (572 wagons reported in 1910 as part of evidence to a Railway & Canal Commissio...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Mar 22, 2024 5:15 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Identify a Colliery
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Identify a Colliery

Glad to help Duncan. There were two Co-ops in Brechin - the Brechin Equitable and the United Co-operative Association, Brechin which merged in 1913 to form the Brechin United Cooperative Society Ltd. Eddlewood Colliery was purchased in 1896 by John Watson, by the way. All this and a whole lot more w...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:32 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Identify a Colliery
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Identify a Colliery

It's Eddlewood Colliery according to the RY Pickering order book.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sun Mar 17, 2024 2:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Van and wagon drawings
Replies: 14
Views: 2241

Re: Van and wagon drawings

There's no firm information about which if the D67 vans were selected for conversion to carry meat, Alan, and they weren't designated as NPCS. We know the running numbers for the dual brake fitted vans built to orders G325 and 360 from the 1915 Working Timetable Appendix. Why not build D3 van 3046 (...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Thu Mar 14, 2024 12:01 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Van and wagon drawings
Replies: 14
Views: 2241

Re: Van and wagon drawings

The explosives vans weren't mentioned as NPCS in the 1921 coaching stock list (Carriages book p. 336 onwards). Both RYP and Clayton versions were recorded on the C&O in normal goods traffic in 1920.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:19 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR Diagram 8 Horsebox Querstions
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: CR Diagram 8 Horsebox Querstions

Lindsay, there are two pictures in the NRM St. Rollox collection. I'll PM them to you - for personal research only, don't want to get busted for copyright infringement! Drawing 6100 hasn't survived to my knowledge.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Mon Feb 05, 2024 11:03 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mineral Interiors
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Mineral Interiors

Hello John

PM me and I'll send you some info.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Feb 02, 2024 4:13 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mystery Caledonian carriage
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Re: Mystery Caledonian carriage

As you say, Mike, it looks like a WCJS P29 (Diagram 34A in Caleyspeak). And yes, as far as I know, through carriages were always Composites. Is it an empty coaching stock train? The carriages are a terribly mixed lot, even by LNWR standards!

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Feb 02, 2024 4:01 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: an interesting ex-WCJS 42ft carriage
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: an interesting ex-WCJS 42ft carriage

I haven't seen any 45ft, 48ft or WCJS absorbed carriages in CR livery without lower footboards, Mike. The last ones built with footboards were the 50ft stock of 1902.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:52 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Traders wagons
Replies: 0
Views: 470

Traders wagons

Thanks for putting up the link to the traders' wagons talk, Sinclair. I viewed it yesterday and it wasn't too cringe-making. However, I misidentified the CR's answer to the 1887 standard specification wagon as Diagram 21 - it should be Diagram 22. And on the last slide about the Rio cimema, the fitt...
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:47 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Iron Ore Workings
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Iron Ore Workings

As well as the Diagram 59 wagons mentioined by Jim, the Diagram 51 mineral wagons, built in 1900, were designated iron ore wagons and at least the first one of the order was lettered to that effect.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:34 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Callander - what is going on here?
Replies: 21
Views: 2728

Re: Callander - what is going on here?

The second vehicle is a WCJS fish van (elliptical roof, sliding doors end ventilators). Sorry to add to the confusion.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sat Dec 23, 2023 1:58 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Dummy van
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

Re: Dummy van

Carriage Book, p. 321 Jim - and our chairman wrote an article in TTL.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Thu Dec 21, 2023 12:29 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Van and wagon drawings
Replies: 14
Views: 2241

Re: D3 covered van

The photo is SLS entry 18344, taken in Dolgellau goods yard. I used it in the wagon Book, p.100 - it's a Diagram 22 wagon converted with self-contained buffers.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Wed Dec 13, 2023 12:15 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Van and wagon drawings
Replies: 14
Views: 2241

Re: D3 covered van

And there's a photograph of this van in the CRA Archive, ref G22, SLS entry 18279, photographed by JP Richards in Vulcan Foundry yard in 1924. The GA is in the Wagon Book, p.158.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Dec 08, 2023 12:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Carriages
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Re: Carriages

All this information is in the Local Working of Carriages documents. You can download a pdf of the July 1906 issue for the Southern, Eastern & Western sectuions from the shop on the CRA website for £1.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Fri Dec 08, 2023 11:50 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Arniston coal company wagon livery
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Re: Arniston coal company wagon livery

No, Graham, but it was frequent according to the RYP order books. Another options was lead colour. This was applied to the CR Diagram 59 wagons as a base coat outside, plus one coat inside.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Tue Dec 05, 2023 10:10 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Callander - what is going on here?
Replies: 21
Views: 2728

Re: Callander - what is going on here?

The vehicle behind the tender is an open carriage truck similar to the one that was used on the Connel Ferry motor bus service, so it's NPCS and this is a passenger train.

I can't help you with the question, though

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Mike.
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sun Dec 03, 2023 12:28 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Arniston coal company wagon livery
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Re: Arniston coal company wagon livery

Ed McKenna and I have nothing to add to David's information

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Mike Williams
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Wed Nov 29, 2023 9:38 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Rapido RTR Wagons in 4mm
Replies: 14
Views: 4499

Re: Rapido RTR Wagons in 4mm

Two liveries were mentioned in the RYP archives - brown oxide and prussian blue. The latter were probably a batch of 25 Nos. 376 - 400 built by Hurst Nelson in 1897. The model is based on the works photograph.

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Mike
by MIKEWILLIAMS
Sun Nov 26, 2023 5:59 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

Re: Mystery Photo

You're right Tom, apologies

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Mike