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  1. I've made a start on some LMS subjects for rendition in 4mm scale initially. All CAD stage at the moment and 1 : 1 at that but readily scaled down and modeling standards applied they can be printed or etched, or combination. Working through the 1939/40 Coronation Scot artic and singles coaches which were predominately finished post war. Only general arrangement drawings exist in archives so a lot of work has gone in to working out materials and practice to complete fully detailed drawings and CAD models of the prototypes. It's not something any of the rtr manufactures are likely to produce due to expense v's profits. I want a couple of sets so it is something that can be offered as a by product of my desire to model them to anyone interested. Iain Mac.
  2. Yep, I use that resource a lot. It is 1:1 in CAD though and I can do all sorts with it, scale, add gradient profile, curvature, multiple date coverage for site development and ultimately build it in 3D creating landscapes. I do find nls a great review point for starting, but its still just a map on an aerial view.
  3. Not sure how readable this will be, screen capture from CAD. 52.75mp-53mp route map, ongoing project. Aerial photos copyright Bing although suitably altered, to give credit to origin. Plenty of room......
  4. I'd understood it to be that the type 4 had failed and come to a stand just in rear of the up distant and the type 3, slightly underpowered for consist, was sent to rescue. Cant mind what Bruce told me when he sent me it years ago. Either way, the duff is DIT and not tandem working the consist.
  5. Permissible speed Hawick to Riccarton culvert was only 45mph and climbing at 1:92 would factor in stopping distance. Anything of length or weight would of had the speed scrub by the constant curvature from the north anyway.
  6. Campbell Richardson and the electric cooker chariot......
  7. Hi all. From memory the up sidings were lifted circa 62, which I have photos of in my archive. A single long lie ran back from the Counties Junction end to the co-op stores progressively weaving across the former siding crossovers on an eased alignment. This had a link round to the Counties ballast hole siding. The down yard lost much of its prominence when the smiting and concretes plants moved to Loch Park Hawick in the 50's (53 or 55 I seem to recall). A fan of 4 sidings and a kick back for ash disposal were retained with No 1 siding housing the weigh bridge. North box closed in the early 60's and the crossovers, siding entrance for the up and the head shunt and exit for the down sidings were removed and cut back. The shed burnt down varying between 1903, 1911 or 1922 depending on which source you use. The shed roads were retained as open storage and the new lean to and coal road affair constructed shortly after the shed burnt down. The gas plant suffered an explosion early in the 20th century and this date I think adds to the confusion for the shed fire. That's all just 'of the top of my head', I'd need to dig out the books and references to double check in detail. I am slowly putting much of the route, Bridges and Structures through CAD. Keep up the great work and let me know if you need any info. Mac. 2. .Riccarton Junction_scale.pdf 3. Riccarton Junction_xref.pdf 4. Riccarton Footbridge 205b-Layout5.pdf
  8. Doors off but this is how the beds were built up for panel recovery on the Sturgeons to clear the head stocks. A snip from a Gordon Hall photo of the last day 1969 for detail. (D1974 Special heading south). I don't have permission to share the whole image so included purely to answer this question. Mac.
  9. Teviot Viaduct has pulled the same trick on me. You've got to remember it's out of context until you've got the landscape around it. Tends to settle down visually then. Positive progress should not be underestimated. Great work Richard. It seems to be winning that game of Twister too!
  10. Found some I'd edited years back at Roy's bequest. All Roy G Perkins photos circa 1966. They prompt more questions than they answer I'm sure. Such is the way of these things........ Mac
  11. I have sourced a few images that may be of assistance for main building, outhouses and ancillary buildings and , what I've just realised to be, a Victorian cast iron carsey on the approach drive by the wooden garage. They're Tiff images unfortunately so let me have a play around and I'll get them to you shortly. Mac.
  12. Roy G Perkins photo from 1963. There is a full sequence of images of a 26 and consist running round using the BCR stub and Riccarton platforms. Something about Hawick North box not being able to accommodate the move (locked out certain days? Pre its closure anyway), so long(er) trains were sent down to Riccarton Junction to run round and recess on the BCR stub out of the way. Roys collection was potentially going to the Armstrong trust, not sure where that ended up in the end. Nice to see Bruce releasing them in the best location for them, RailScot. Mac.
  13. Weird what you find on a family day out. National Museum of Rural Life, Wester Kittochside farm East Kilbride. Looked an original.
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