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by BrianSmith
Mon Apr 15, 2024 5:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Rapido RTR Wagons in 4mm
Replies: 14
Views: 3829

Re: Rapido RTR Wagons in 4mm

These wagons are now in stock at all good retailers, although the ‘Callendar Coal Company’ wagon is exclusively available from Harburn Hobbies, only 200 produced.

Brian Smith.
by BrianSmith
Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:48 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Callander - what is going on here?
Replies: 21
Views: 1739

Re: Callander - what is going on here?

Also why so many people on the up platform have their backs to the line, have not spread out more evenly and why would ladies with babies carry them all the way to the furthest away point from the entrance?

Brian.
by BrianSmith
Thu Apr 04, 2024 7:32 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Callander - what is going on here?
Replies: 21
Views: 1739

Re: Callander - what is going on here?

What doesn’t make sense to me is having a crowd of people being forced to stand at the end of a platform that the dignitaries are not going to arrive on and the gathered crowd are then not going to see. If you couldn’t get on the arrival platform you’d stand outside or along the route that they’re g...
by BrianSmith
Thu Apr 04, 2024 5:53 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Callander - what is going on here?
Replies: 21
Views: 1739

Re: Callander - what is going on here?

Where Keith’s suggestion falls down is the large crowd on the East end of the Up platform, this is not where a welcoming crowd would be for a train that was more than likely going to arrive in the middle of the Down platform. Also neither crowd appears to be looking out for an arrival. The crowds on...
by BrianSmith
Thu Apr 04, 2024 12:05 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Callander - what is going on here?
Replies: 21
Views: 1739

Re: Callander - what is going on here?

Like many of you I have studied this photo countless times trying to interpret what’s going on, I may have the answer! The crowd density and interest appears to be around the leading passenger coach. The obvious difference between this coach and all the others is the lack of gas lamp chimneys, makin...
by BrianSmith
Tue Nov 28, 2023 11:45 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Rapido RTR Wagons in 4mm
Replies: 14
Views: 3829

Re: Rapido RTR Wagons in 4mm

Harburn Hobbies have commissioned a Rapido wagon.
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by BrianSmith
Fri Sep 29, 2023 5:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Rapido RTR Wagons in 4mm
Replies: 14
Views: 3829

Re: Rapido RTR Wagons in 4mm

The decorated sample of the CR Gunpowder Van is now with Rapido, both Rapido and Hattons are showing this wagon as sold out on pre-orders! I doubt there’ll be any being sold below RRP.

https://www.hattons.co.uk/directory/ve ... le?id=1175

Brian Smith.
by BrianSmith
Fri Aug 11, 2023 1:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Modelmaster Pickersgill 4-4-0
Replies: 9
Views: 2653

Re: Modelmaster Pickersgill 4-4-0

caleyJim wrote: Fri Aug 11, 2023 11:35 am Anyone had any recent contact with Modelmaster? I've had a couple of emails go unanswered, the phone doesn't answer and the voice mailbox is full! Doesn't seem promising.

Jim :D
That all sounds quite normal for Modelmaster, there’s a large thread on RMWeb full of similar posts.

Brian Smith.
by BrianSmith
Thu Jul 20, 2023 9:54 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".
Replies: 24
Views: 6924

Re: Mistakes in "Caledonian Railway Miscellany".

‘Caledonian Railway Miscellany’ is a great book that brings together photos that might not of always made it to publication, but it does have some mistakes. The mistake I noticed was Plate 236 on page 204, the leading coach is an ex WCJS in Caledonian Railway livery with vermilion end, cascaded in 1...
by BrianSmith
Sat May 20, 2023 3:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Modelmaster Pickersgill 4-4-0
Replies: 9
Views: 2653

Modelmaster Pickersgill 4-4-0

Modelmaster of Ayr are now a showing on their website: NEW! 4LK21 ex L.M.S. (C.R.) Class 3P 4-4-0 Resin Loco & Tender Bodies. £120.00 (£35.00 deposit *£85 at delivery). More info Fine scale, detailed Resin Bodies & Tender chassis frames, with Metal Fittings, professionally CAD Designed and m...
by BrianSmith
Fri May 12, 2023 3:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 439 body
Replies: 28
Views: 5664

Re: 439 body

I think there is currently a justification for an etched 419 Class kit as the DJH kit is quite old and expensive and requires a high standard of skill to complete to an acceptable standard. The alternatives are to hack to pieces a Hornby M7 and reassemble into something that hopefully looks like a 4...
by BrianSmith
Fri Jan 27, 2023 3:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CRA Depot - PopUp
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: CRA Depot - PopUp

That looks good. Here is a link to Falkirk MRC ‘Grangemouth’ exhibition layout. https://falkirkmrc.com/our-layouts/grangemouth/

Brian Smith.
by BrianSmith
Sun Jan 15, 2023 2:40 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Colour film of Jamaica Street in Glasgow 1901
Replies: 1
Views: 1656

Colour film of Jamaica Street in Glasgow 1901

Jamaica Street runs along the east side of Central Station part of the film does appear to have an overbridge in the background as it appears to be filmed near the junction with Argyle St.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bFEV3PsiAXg

Brian Smith.
by BrianSmith
Mon Jan 02, 2023 11:02 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 00 Gauge Wishlist Poll 2022 Results
Replies: 0
Views: 6057

00 Gauge Wishlist Poll 2022 Results

Happy New Year! The 00 Gauge Wishlist Poll 2022 results are now published. First link is the votes each item received and laid out the same as the poll. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=1824828&key=871a44498f872f6aeaccd3646f63ff87 Second link is the resu...
by BrianSmith
Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 00 Gauge Wish List Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

00 Gauge Wish List Poll

The Bi-Annual 00 Gauge Wish List Poll is currently open, this time it has a separate section for the first time for Scottish Pre-Grouping. The poll is only open from 12/12/22 - 30/12/22. Only vote for items that you would actually buy. Hi ranking items do often get made, such as the CR 812 Class, th...
by BrianSmith
Sat Dec 03, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: D6 Brake Van in 4mm
Replies: 20
Views: 5192

Re: New Kit - D6 Brake Van in 4mm

Hi Ross,

I would like a wide panelled one please.

Brian Smith.
by BrianSmith
Fri Oct 28, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 25
Views: 11572

Re: 4 and 6 wheel coaches

Picture of the Hornby LNWR coach that I ‘Caley’ised.
‘Caley’ised Hornby brake coach.
‘Caley’ised Hornby brake coach.
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by BrianSmith
Fri Oct 28, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 25
Views: 11572

Re: 4 and 6 wheel coaches

I expect Hattons will make the CR liveried version available for pre-order once Batch 1 is completed. The Hornby 4 and 6 wheel coaches are currently much more available and cheaper and the LNWR ones colour wise do appear to be nearer to CR than LNWR colours. The Hornby decals come off fairly easily,...
by BrianSmith
Tue Oct 25, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 25
Views: 11572

Re: 4 and 6 wheel coaches

CliveP wrote: Sun Oct 23, 2022 2:45 pm Hi all, I wondered if anyone has had delivery of Hattons Genesis LNWR coaches and has been able to compare the livery against the Hornby ones with a view to adapting to generic CR coaches?
Is it worth the effort as Hattons have CR livery listed in their Batch 3 Genesis Coaches?

Brian.
by BrianSmith
Wed Apr 13, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Glasgow to Aberdeen
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: Glasgow to Aberdeen

Up direction is Aberdeen to Glasgow (southbound).
by BrianSmith
Sun Mar 13, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Grampian coach at Bolton
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Re: Grampian coach at Bolton

I agree that it looks like a Dia.95 BCK, at such a late time in it’s career and long gone from top link work, I’m sure it was almost normal too find pre-grouping vehicles far from they’re original territory but still in the former LMS areas. I did find this information about the tour on Six Bells Ju...
by BrianSmith
Sun Feb 20, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 16
Views: 6849

Re: Livery for former WCJS stock

On p194 of the Carriage Book at the bottom of the page is a photo (plate 8.14) at Perth of an ex-WCJS CR Diagram 29B Lavatory Brake Composite modified from a WCJS P21B Lavatory Luggage Composite. The end of the carriage is quite clearly a different colour from the lower side, the end colour (presuma...