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Hi everyone,

my local club is considering modelling Glasgow Queen Street (high level) - we need to locate a track plan of the prototype ideally a map version (i.e. with dimensions rather than just connectivity) -anyone know of any books or publications that can help - three hours of internet searching has not been much help....this being about the only (not very helpful) thing I have found...

http://www.hipkiss.org/data/maps/british-t...18_2234_300.jpg

Thanks in advance

TimP
 

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Line by Line: The Scottish Highland Lines ISBN-13: 978-0953754052 might be what you are looking for. Price: £17.95. See http://www.transportdiversions.com/publica....asp?pubid=5674 for more details.

Other books that may be of use are 'QUAIL RAILWAY TRACK DIAGRAMS - GREAT BRITAIN' Book 1: SCOTLAND & ISLE OF MAN. ISBN: 978-0-9549866-3-6 Price £11.95

Also "Rail Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland 11th Edition" ISBN-13: 978-0860936022 Price £9.74.
 

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I don't know if this is quite what you are after, but the National Library of Scotland has an on-line collection of large scale OS maps for certain key towns, dating around 1900. The best I can manage is this one for 1892, which may be a little early for you, but I suspect that the overall plan size will be the same. The link below is a direct one to the map you want, but I don't know if it will work like this, but you can always work your way through the library system to the same point.

http://www.nls.uk:8080/StyleServer/calcrgn...mp;plugin=false

Once you are in you can zoom in for the detail - if you save the picture at that zoom you get only what is on the screen, so it is possible to build up a complete detailed scale plan using the pan buttons. Remember to save a view of the scale bar, bottom right, at the same zoom factor, so that you can scale it all later. I reassemble the jpegs in PowerPoint, but other graphics packages will do the same thing.
 

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QUOTE (Nick Holliday @ 16 Oct 2008, 10:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I don't know if this is quite what you are after, but the National Library of Scotland has an on-line collection of large scale OS maps for certain key towns, dating around 1900. The best I can manage is this one for 1892, which may be a little early for you, but I suspect that the overall plan size will be the same. The link below is a direct one to the map you want, but I don't know if it will work like this, but you can always work your way through the library system to the same point.

http://www.nls.uk:8080/StyleServer/calcrgn...mp;plugin=false

Once you are in you can zoom in for the detail - if you save the picture at that zoom you get only what is on the screen, so it is possible to build up a complete detailed scale plan using the pan buttons. Remember to save a view of the scale bar, bottom right, at the same zoom factor, so that you can scale it all later. I reassemble the jpegs in PowerPoint, but other graphics packages will do the same thing.

Thanks to you both for suggestions - I will certainly follow up - the NLS was on my list to write to but looks like I may not have to....although at the moment the site does not seem to be serving map images - I imagine that will get sorted in the next couple of days.

Best Wishes and Thanks Again

TimP
 

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QUOTE As a satisfied customer,I can thoroughly recommend them.. thumbsup.gif

Me too. My dad was fascinated by the map of Leeds I got from these guys because he was able to find the street where his grandparents had lived and others nearby where various aunts and cousins resided. The whole area was levelled in the late 50s. I had bought it for the track layout of the GNR line into Leeds Central.

David
 
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