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Publishers

Lightmoor Press - The Lightmoor Press in conjunction with the Caledonian Railway Association are publishing an important series of books on various aspects of the Caledonian. To date these include:

Stenlake Publishing - Stenlake Publishing have recently released the first full history of the Caledonian Railway ever to be published. It is already certain to become the definitive book about the railway and its history.

Prototype and Model Societies

Caledonian Railway Association - CRA - A must for anyone interested in the Caledonian Railway.

The LMS Society - LMSS - The original line society set up over 45 years ago to research and disseminate information on the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

London & North Western Railway Society - LNWR Society - All there is to know about the 'Premier Line', the Caley's English partner in the West Coast Main Line to London.

Historical Model Railway Society - HMRS - "The Senior Society in Britain for the collection and exchange of information for historians and modellers of the railways of the British Isles." The Oxford Companion to British Railway History, Pub O.U.P.

Scalefour Society - The Scalefour Society caters for railway modellers working in the scale of 4mm to 1ft (1:76.2) who want to achieve the most accurate and realistic models they can.

EM Gauge Society - The EMGS is the largest of the Model Railway Societies catering for the needs of modellers in 4mm fine scale railway modelling.

Gauge O Guild - An organisation, run by, and for, members to encourage and assist the development of 0 Gauge railway modelling.

Museums, Preserved Railways etc.

Scottish Railway Preservation Society - SRPS, Bo'ness - home to the two Caley preserved 57' coaches as featured in the Caley Coaches range and No 419, an 0-4-4T of the 439 Class, one of only 3 Caley engines in preservation.

The Strathspey Railway - a Highland Railway site but home to one of the other preserved Caley engines, No 828, an 0-6-0 of the 812 class .

Riverside Museum: Scotland's Museum of Transport and Travel - a fine general transport museum and the resting place of the third preserved Caley engine, the famous 4-2-2 racer No. 123.

The Caledonian Railway at Brechin - A preserved railway sporting a fine Caledonian station building among other delights.

Springburn Virtual Museum - Some social history, some railway history but Springburn was, of course, the home to the Caley's locomotive and carriage works at St Rollox.

Other Caley Related Sites

Glasgow Railways: A chronology - As it says, a time line of railways in and around Glasgow

The St. Rollox Locomotive and Carriage Works of the Caledonian Railway. (Including Appendix and Plate at Back of Volume) - a fascinating contemporary account of St Rollox works by P.L. Dunn from the Minutes of the Proceedings of The Institution of Civil Engineers Vol. 129 (1897)

Useful Suppliers for Modellers

London Road Models - a large range of kits which includes CR 123, the famous race engine now preserved in the Riverside Museum in Glasgow.

Worsley Works - Worsley Works specialise in producing the etched parts of model railway kits. They use the term 'Scratch Aid' to help denote that they are not complete kits as they do not include any castings, wire, glazing etc. and no instructions are provided. The range includes a couple of interesting CR prototypes.

Alan Gibson (Workshop) - Supplier of wheels for several Caley Coaches kits (including the 4 hole disc wheels originally used under many Caledonian coaches) among many other components.

Branchlines - Motors and gears.

Fox Transfers - Supplier of CR and LMS insigna for models (and full size!).

High Level - Supplier of many interesting gearboxes.

Phoenix Precision Paints - Supplier of model paints.

Ultrascale - More wheels (especially for CL5) and gears.

Lochgorm Kits - Kits for Highland stock by the designer of many Caley Coaches kits, Alastair Wright now marketed by Andrew Copp.

NBR 4mm Developments - Kits for North British Railway items previously sold by Eastfield Models which include wagon kits, chassis and detailing etches. Now in the safe hands of Ian Terrell.

SideLines - Parts useful to complete the 7mm range of 57' coaching packs.

Border Miniatures - A small but growing range of finely cast 7mm scale railway figures and accessories including the 'nobbly' bits required to complete 7/CC20 and two rather fine figures of goods guards.
Border Miniatures' Guard posed in 7/CC20 Border Miniatures' Guard posed in 7/CC20

General

Understanding Model Train Maintenance - Special thanks to Abbie for bringing this useful site to my attention. Basically stuff we all need to know about keeping everything moving.


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All photographs on this site unless otherwise credited are from the collection of Jim Smellie

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Caledonian Railway Coat of Arms

"Wha dare meddle wi' me" - a loose translation of the Scottish motto (nemo me impune lacessit, litterly meaning "no-one provokes me with impunity") which was appropriated along with the Scottish coat of arms (without any sanction from the Lord Lyon, King of Arms) by the Caledonian Railway Co.


Contact details

Caley Coaches Ltd,
15 Tay Crescent
Bishopbriggs
GLASGOW
Scotland
G64 1EU

+44(0)141 772 5537

Please e-mail us with any questions, to check stock or should you find any broken links on the site.

All photographs on this site unless otherwise credited are from the collection of Jim Smellie.

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