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Work on the goods yard has now started.  First the basic contours of the scenery opposite the street had to be established along with a retaining wall.1061075639_goodsyard1.JPG.45138f0dbb3b3d52c37154cb645a6339.JPG

The latter was fixed in place and any gaps and hollows filled out with card .

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This was then given a covering a strips of newspaper attached with dilute PVA.

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The board was then returned to the layout and the contours matched up to that on the adjacent board using some papier maché made from shredded egg boxes.  This was some old stuff I had which had dried out and didn't soften as well as it had been.

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Some softened DAS was applied as a final surface and a scalpel run through the joint.

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that let me bring the board back into the study, complete the rest of the contouring with some new papier maché.  While I was waiting on the first applications drying out the etches for the hand point levers (McNee pattern) had been assembled and they have now been set in place along with bedding in the base of the retaining wall.

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The goods shed has been drawn up (an amalgam of various drawing and photos I have) and a mock up is under construction.  Work has also started on the loading bank.

 

Jim

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As always, thanks for all the kind comments.

 

Paper mock up of the goods shed in situ with the embryonic loading bank in the background.  The side walls for this are currently waiting on the solvent laminating the stone surface layer hardening.

 

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The roof of the goods shed will extend over the whole of this side to form a canopy over the doors.

 

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More progress on the loading bank.  The walls have all been made up and fitted in place around the foamboard infill.  The sloping sections are card from the usual source.

 

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Painting the walls is next followed by covering the surface with softened DAS.

 

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I know the Highland had double-deck sheep wagons. Did the Caley also, or was this for easier access to high-sided opens?

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11 hours ago, richard i said:

Different height docks, not seen that modeled before.

makes sense though.

This was very common, in fact almost universal, in Scotland, particularly in country areas.  It allowed the loading of bulk loads, such as stone, spoil,  turnips or potatoes by tipping them straight out of a farm cart into open wagons.

 

This scan from a photo in British Railway Journal No.41 (spring 1992) shows it.  This part of the goods yard is loosely based on the  arrangement at Blairgowrie.

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Hi Jim,

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the last part of Kirkallanmuir still in raw plywood?

 

On an more serious note, where are you going to get your modelling card from in the future?

 

Kind Regards,

 

Chris.

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1 hour ago, MinerChris said:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the last part of Kirkallanmuir still in raw plywood?

You are correct, @MinerChris, though there will still be 'raw plywood' behind the backscene!:D

 

1 hour ago, MinerChris said:

On an more serious note, where are you going to get your modelling card from in the future?

I have a small stash laid by for future use, should I have a need for it!

 

Jim

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On 07/05/2021 at 23:25, Caley Jim said:

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Hi Jim,

 

Was the end dock the part of the arrangement at Blairgowrie? I can't but help feeling sorry for anyone trying to load a cart onto a flat wagon with it trying to run downhill from the higher level ramp.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Chris.

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4 hours ago, MinerChris said:

Was the end dock the part of the arrangement at Blairgowrie? I can't but help feeling sorry for anyone trying to load a cart onto a flat wagon with it trying to run downhill from the higher level ramp.

Yes it was, as you can see from the top corner of this map.

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(Unfortunately the station falls across the join between two sheets.)

 

I would imagine there would be a horse or two around to help in the operation in pre-motor vehicle days.

 

Jim

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The last couple of weeks have been spent drawing up some more buildings for the goods yard and making paper mock-ups of them.

Apart from the goods shed itself and a weighbridge office, I had no real idea of what this are would look like, other than having a collection of huts and perhaps a stable block.

 

I started by drawing up two huts based on a photo I have of a couple of brick built ones.  I cannot recall who gave me the photo or where it is.

 

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Some brick counting and estimation produced a reasonable likeness.  The further one, with the long window will serve as the weighbridge office and the other as a coal merchants.

 

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Beside the goods shed is a store from Beattock which I found in a photocopy of part of an article in Modellers Backtrack.  It appears to have been built of vertical sleepers with strapping on the joints.   Between it and the weighbridge office is a stable block which I confess is a complete figment of my imagination, but i think looks reasonable and will fit the bill until I find something better.  It has an open cart shed at the left hand end, two stables in the middle and an office at the right.  The latter needs a chimney.  A hay loft occupies the roof space with a door for loading in the hay.

 

I puzzled whether I would have enough room for a typical scotch derrick crane of the type which was so common in goods yard and in the foreground is a mock-up of that which I think I can just fit in without compromising the coal siding too much.  I have a model of one on Connerburn which is attached by screws, so can be taken off to see service here.

 

The parts for the goods shed and the two small huts have been drawn out ready to be printed and the necessary artwork for the etches for windows and doors etc. is in the process of being created.

 

Jim

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