'It was a serendipitous discovery for me,, though someone in the group has perhaps already made the connection
I mentioned Walter MacFarlane, whom I pictured standing beneath his imperial lamppost, since he collaborated with Thomson on many of his projects; Thomson also designed for him.
The catalogue images come from Historic Scotland’s Facsimile 2 volume version of the firm's 6th Catalogue of Castings - about 1860. It’s in their Technical Reference Series and edited by David S Mitchell in 2009. '
Page 563, extract from, showing bracket shaft (dimpled)
Catalogue page 507- extract from, showing spandrel or bracket pair:
And what is at the station .....
Kilmarnock Station, column base, showing anthemion pattern (not found in this catalogue but doubtless made by MacFarlane)
Full column , closest with the Glasgow and South Western Railway in spandrel, other spandrels showing Macfarlanes design, together with his dimpled casting.