Maryhill Station

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D. Healy
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Maryhill Station

Post by D. Healy »

Hello all,

new member looking for information on Maryhill Station, Garrioch Road, Glasgow.

I'm new to modelling 00 gauge and this station is giving me a real headache.

I can construct main building, platforms and footbridge but the footbridge to main building and to the platforms are my problem.

The building is at 20 degrees approx to the platform and the footbridge 90 degree square from main building.. The towers have pyramid roofs which appear to have a rectangular footprint. The tower on the up platform appears to be incorporated into the main building.

Would this mean that the tower bases are at the same angle as the main building? (just doesn't look right to me)
What are the towers constructed with i.e. brick or wood over a steel structure?
Are the towers on posts/stilts.
Are the stairwells open beneath or on a brick/wooden ramp?
Is the footbridge constructed with wood over a steel structure?
What is the usage of the towers? (lift?)
Would there be any architect drawings in any archive anywhere?

I'm losing the will to live trying to figure out what is what.

I'm familiar with the station. Grew up in Maryhill and remember the station but cannot for the life of me remember any detail even though I spent most days just watching the trains and playing (well trespassing :oops: ) on the line.

If this post is in the wrong section feel free to move (mos/adm)

Any help would be appreciated.

Dave
John Paton
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Re: Maryhill Station

Post by John Paton »

Hi Dave,

I upload images from two drawing sheets that I have of the station. Unfortunately they are B+W photocopies of coloured drawings so are poor condition. Forum image size restrictions required me to compress them, so if you want them at larger resolution send me a PM and I can email them to you.

I have hit the attachment limit so attach five drawings here. I'll post the other drawing and two photos which might help understanding this complex part of the building in a second post.

Best wishes,

John
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Maryhill Central plan at street level.jpg
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Maryhill Central elevation of gangway hoists etc.jpg
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John Paton
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Re: Maryhill Station

Post by John Paton »

Ian,

I just can't get the other drawings to upload. They are either too large or too small. Send me a PM and I'll email the whole package.
Here are the photos.

John
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Maryhill Central Old Pway staff John Armstrong and Willie McKenzie  BR-Sc photo.jpg
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John Paton
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Re: Maryhill Station

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Dave - more photos.

John
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D. Healy
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Re: Maryhill Station

Post by D. Healy »

Hi John,

don't know what to say other than, brilliant!!!

The photo's too. I've made the main building and the footbridge, only in the rough. This all help a great deal. I can get on with it now.

The site won't allow me to send a pm.

cheers, Dave.
jimwatt2mm
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Re: Maryhill Station

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Hi Dave. You have to make a certain number of posts before you can send a PM, 5, I think.

Jim W
John Paton
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Re: Maryhill Station

Post by John Paton »

Dave,
Send me an email at john@pp-d.co.uk
I'll then send you all the drawings.
John
D. Healy
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Re: Maryhill Station

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jimwatt2mm wrote: Tue Jun 20, 2023 8:59 pm Hi Dave. You have to make a certain number of posts before you can send a PM, 5, I think.

Jim W
figured that out eventually. Not used a forum for some time :oops: . Cheers Jim.

all the best, Dave
D. Healy
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Re: Maryhill Station

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John Paton wrote: Tue Jun 20, 2023 9:28 pm Dave,
Send me an email at john@pp-d.co.uk
I'll then send you all the drawings.
John
Hello John,

thanks once again for the help. Email sent.

all the best, Dave
Graham R
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Re: Maryhill Station

Post by Graham R »

Hi Dave,

As it happens I have just added a couple of shots of Maryhill to the FSLS online archive, courtesy of Keith Fenwick. Here they are in case you have not yet arranged access to it. There are several other views in the archive both in the CR period and after.
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regards
Graham Roberts
D. Healy
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Re: Maryhill Station

Post by D. Healy »

Thanks Graham.

Have seen them or very similar.

Dave.
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