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  1. I must agree with Jamie’s final sentence. As one of the demonstrators, I reckon I spent less than 30minutes over the event not talking to people, and 90% of the information cards I’d printed were taken by (hopefully) enthused modellers. I know the other demonstrators were similarly busy. From my perspective, a thoroughly enjoyable and successful event. Ian
  2. I can only agree with the opinions of others. An excellent day out. Quality layouts. Thought provoking, inspiring demonstrations. Especially the “ski jump” to determine haulage capability! Nice venue. Ample parking. What appeared to be a good turnout to support the event. Friendly atmosphere. A superb credit to the organising team. Samples of the points and track being produced by PECO for the EMGS looks very good. Well worth the trundle down the M74 in Vitalspark’s next jalopy!
  3. And one of the other terminii... Some old and more recent photos. Still work in progress. Apologies for quality of images. Just out of interest, was the dairy mentioned above the one that was the final destination of the early morning milk train into Princes St? If so, does anyone have any information about the rail vehicles used in the late 50s? Thanks
  4. IanN

    Larbert

    Hi Jamie From the photos I have, the flat bottom rail appears to be restricted to four points and a panel or two of track to distance the change from Flatbottom to bullheads way from the point. The four points involved are the two at the Stirling end of the platform/centre roads, and the down facing point into the platform/centre road and the adjacent point from the down platform to the siding. All were flatbottom after the changes to the scissors. Afraid, I don't have any photos that clearly show the points before then. Ian
  5. IanN

    Larbert

    Thanks Gazman424. Much appreciated.
  6. IanN

    Larbert

    Within the research material already gathered was a copy of a photo of a green BRCW Type 2/ Class 27 standing in the Up platform with part of the Up scissors clearly visible. This challenges the 1959 date as the first of these locomotives was introduced in July 61. It doesn't rule out that the scissors weren't removed at separate times, but there's been no sensible obvious reason identified for doing so yet. Unfortunately the loco number isn't visible in the photo, preventing the possibly of more accurate dating. The quest for when the scissors were removed continues, concentrating on the p
  7. IanN

    Larbert

    Grumpy? Happy? I'm not sure being named after the dwarves is better than everyone being called Dave......
  8. IanN

    Larbert

    We know there was a 40 speed restriction through the platform road in '64-65, possibly earlier. 20 for the centre roads mentioned in the S.A. would be about right in anticipation the train would frequently be drawing to a stop. The centre roads being the diverging route from both Up and Down line. The original scissors crossings, being on a curves were probably 5mph when crossing from platform to centre or v.v. Photos indicate the replacement crossings took up the same length as the scissors they replaced, so speed limit probably remained, but somebody forgot to amend the description from sc
  9. IanN

    Larbert

    Hi Seahorse http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Larbert-Railway-Station-Photo-Bonnybridge-to-Airth-and-Plean-Lines-Caledonian-/261552929267?hash=item3ce5c4f9f3:g:62sAAOxywh1TFyC7 This link (hopefully) gives an indication of what the North end of Larbert station looked like much earlier than our period. Colour schemes, fashion, rolling stock, replacement ground signals and the two lower quadrant signals ( which were later replaced with upper quadrant arms) are the key changes for the beginning of our period until the removal of the scissors and the associated re-signalling work sometime during the p
  10. IanN

    Larbert

    Thanks for your suggestions guys. The NLS referees to a revised 1:1250 map in 1961 iirc. Old-maps has copies of both a 1960 map and the revised version. Both show the scissors. Photo evidence is preferred as OS didn't always revise the whole map, just the area of significant change . Cheers Ian
  11. IanN

    Larbert

    The photos on Jim's website I'm pretty sure are '67 onwards. They have contributed useful information regarding other facets for the model, especially if the club ever decided they had the ability to run the layout, once complete, as a diesel era. The station having few changes until the early'70s when the centre roads were removed. I suspect my own layout will be finished before that ever happens though :^) I'll check with the other members, just in case they've already approached Jim Cheers Ian
  12. IanN

    Larbert

    Hi Phil Quail maps website indicates the first edition for ScR was 1988, so still to late. From what I can recall from looking at one in the 90s, didn't they only show the lines that existed? Years ago I had a couple of books by Pryor for Southern England which showed new, modified, out of use and lifted track, along with the appropriate dates for the change. If that kind of book exists for ScR, that would be really useful. Ian
  13. IanN

    Larbert

    Afraid I can't speak for Chas's research, but since joining the group, mine has been from RCAHMS, National Library of Scotland, Flickr, Transport Treasury, Railphotoprints, Scotsman archive, Signalling Record Society, Signalbox Org, Caley Railway Assoc., Scottish railway themed books from major publishers over last 15 or so years, Internet searches using both Google and Yahoo ( and getting different results), Old Larbert & Stenhousemuir Facebook pages and eBay. I have also had the opportunity to view photos from Stuart Sellars collection. We know that both sci
  14. IanN

    Larbert

    "...no appetite for the revolutionary concentric DCC T gauge end to end model of Edinburgh Princes Street to Dundee West ..." Now you tell me. After eating two giant sized Toblerones to use the boxes for one of the signature bridges! Good job I didn't mishear it a 'G' scale. Better find a use for this them Ian
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