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Author Topic: Gleneagles circa 1962  (Read 7869 times)

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Gleneagles circa 1962
« on: March 11, 2013, 02:07:39 pm »
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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 02:15:03 pm »
some more info would be valuable. firstly, what part of the country? Dx

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 02:16:42 pm »
It is Scotland as stated. Gleneagles Station

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 02:39:02 pm »
It is either a 21 or a 29.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 03:13:53 pm »
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 03:21:17 pm by Arrachogaidh »

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 03:37:25 pm »
If the date is right almost certainly class 21 as the re-engine work for class 29 had only just begun. The fact they are in pairs also suggests this (they were that unreliable!)

Not really good enough an image  to identify the coaches.

There are a couple of kits for the class 21/29 neither of them particularly great. The Langley one is a white metal kit that can be fitted the Farish 25 chassis with class 20 bogie frames. It's an old white metal kit, it's not particularly detailed or fine. It is however not that hard to build, and is heavy so runs well.Some of the detail can be improved quite painlessly - eg filing the window frames thinner.

The second is the etched kit from Worsley Works which has its own set of problems including flat grilles that should be raised and a roof that at least on the kit I have bears no major resemblance to reality. Roof aside (and that can be reworked although it isn't easy to fix the sand fillers) it's a nice clean set of etches.

It's a common problem - just about every drawing and model of these locos I've seen has the roof badly botched. I've even seen magazine articles with a drawing right next to a photo that it doesn't remotely agree with. Seems everyone keeps copying each others invented detail !

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 03:45:22 pm »
 :thankyousign:

Excellent commentary as always Alan.

Many thanks. I will file this now and await future developments. Maybe another 20 years and an RTR will turn up in n gauge.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2013, 04:21:14 pm »
Or you could just buy a 3 car 170 in Scotrail livery 8-)

I believe the Dapol 26 would also be correct for the location and period along with some steam (eg the V2) hanging on. And of course the Wickham Railbus on the Crieff branch (now long gone) which is why I happen to have photos of Gleneagles to hand!

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2013, 04:39:14 pm »
Or you could just buy a 3 car 170 in Scotrail livery 8-)

I believe the Dapol 26 would also be correct for the location and period along with some steam (eg the V2) hanging on. And of course the Wickham Railbus on the Crieff branch (now long gone) which is why I happen to have photos of Gleneagles to hand!

Alan


Saving for Saltire 158 and 170. And of course your Wickham SC79969
 
There is plenty of RTR stuff for running including 4MT, Jubilee, Scots, A2, A4, Cl 25/26/27/40/47/50/66/67 and anything that ran Perth to Euston and Aberdeen to Buchanan and Queen St respectively. Have quite a collection of Gleneagles photos.

So I have a good lot already in the stable.

From the Worsley website...... (it doesn't look too bad really and the sound of blu-tack appeals)

http://www.worsleyworks.co.uk/Image-Pages/Image_N_Class29-RH.htm

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2013, 04:54:39 pm »
Oddly enough my Worsley Works models are fitted to their chassis by bluetac as well !
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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2013, 07:11:42 pm »
Oddly enough my Worsley Works models are fitted to their chassis by bluetac as well !

That's encouraging. However...

I think I'd need someone to do the full job for me through, building to finishing and painting. Probably cost an arm and a leg!!

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2013, 07:27:28 pm »
The leading coaches look as though they are BR Mk1's in maroon livery.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2013, 01:10:45 am »
It is Scotland as stated. Gleneagles Station

?????? when i first posted my reply the link wasnt there!!!! ??? ;D

Edit; sussed it! i posted a matter of seconds after you last edited yr post...i thought i was going mad for a mo. Dx
« Last Edit: March 12, 2013, 05:52:31 am by dean thom »

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2013, 07:34:21 am »
It is Scotland as stated. Gleneagles Station

?????? when i first posted my reply the link wasnt there!!!! ??? ;D

Edit; sussed it! i posted a matter of seconds after you last edited yr post...i thought i was going mad for a mo. Dx

No worries, I had originally tried to upload a photograph. It didn't work so then edited to a link. Meanwhile you replied.

Sorry to have confused you.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2013, 01:48:10 pm »
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GLENEAGLES-STATION-11TH-MAY-1963-6X4-COPY-PRINT-/360610253743?pt=UK_Collectables_Railwayana_RL&hash=item53f60bcbaf&nma=true&si=lfsFoIgCVVeSAwJ0mNskK9%252Bg1Mc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Another guessing game I'm afraid. The coach, not the loco. This is the branch train for Crieff from Gleneagles in 1963 when the railbus had failed.

Anyone identify the type of coach please?

 

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