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by tony brenchley
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: CR Permanent Way
Replies: 0
Views: 45

CR Permanent Way

Its not often we have a post on this subject but now I can offer something from a man who should know. I am working on transcribing the articles in the September 1907 issue of the Railway Magazine which celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of the Caledonian Railway. These will be published in The True Lin...
by tony brenchley
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Wagon Brakes
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Wagon Brakes

There have been several discussions on the Forum about wagon brakes, the McIntosh Patent Brake and why the latter did not persist. The answers is simply that it did not comply with the recommendations of a committee set up in 1906 by the Board of Trade to consider the question of wagon brakes. The c...
by tony brenchley
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 613

Re: Unidentified Loco

Oopps. Here is the third photo from 1900.

Tony B
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by tony brenchley
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 613

Re: Unidentified Loco

The photo from 1901.The engine is identified as No 1228.

Tony B
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by tony brenchley
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 613

Re: Unidentified Loco

The Railway Magazine of 1900 included an article titled "The End of a Locomotive" that included pictures of the breakers yard at St Rollox. I have attached these. 1901 also had a photo of a Conner single being broken up. These may be related to the photo that Niall has posted. Tony B Stripping the l...
by tony brenchley
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM and 7mm
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: TLM and 7mm

My turn to chip in again. By pattern or master I mean the item you wish to produce in quantity. For resin moulding the mould is cold poured silicon rubber. The pattern can therefore be made entirely of plastikard with strapping and bolt heads from the same material. All our 4mm patterns are made thi...
by tony brenchley
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM and 7mm
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: TLM and 7mm

I am the person nominated by the CRA to coordinate TLM and it is time to get involved in this discussion. I have been asked many times over the years why we haven't extended the range to 7mm wagons. The answer is simple. Nobody has provided patterns for 7mm wagon bodies that can be used for resin ca...
by tony brenchley
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Roofs for Carriages
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Roofs for Carriages

This continues a discussion that started on the webinar on Saturday. Jim summers referred to my method of making removable plastikard roofs for the TLM D3 vans. This uses a 60 thou plastikard base that is a tight fit inside the body upon which is a longitudinal support for the roof. I have been usin...
by tony brenchley
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Alba Models 4mm Etches
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Alba Models 4mm Etches

I have been talking to David Elvy of Alba Models about reintroducing the ex-Decent Models carriage kits in 4mm scale. As a first step he has recently received a large order of 4mm etches. He has no castings for these at present but is willing to sell the etches. He has: 4 wheel Drummond - Underframe...
by tony brenchley
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Orders
Replies: 0
Views: 392

TLM Orders

I have had a couple of orders for TLM recently when people paid by Paypal as recommended but did not specify that the payment was for TLM. Notice of the payment was sent to the wrong person and only latterly to me causing a delay in despatch of the orders. When paying by Paypal could I ask you to pu...
by tony brenchley
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Cattle Dock/Pens
Replies: 8
Views: 1234

Re: CR Cattle Dock/Pens

Thanks Jim I think the level of interest would certainly justify us investing in a resin mould for the cattle pens. I guess 3D printing would be too expensive as a manufacturing method. The price for a resin mould and castings will depend on how big the pattern is. If it is about the size of the set...
by tony brenchley
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: A pleasant scene
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: A pleasant scene

Lovely photo Jim. Keep them coming.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Building Ideas Requested
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: Building Ideas Requested

Hi A few years ago Bachmann produced a very nice cast resin model of a Caledonian Northern Division signal box. I think it was based on Kirriemuir Junction. It is very close in size and style to the box at Blairgowrie and mine has graced my Blairgowrie ever since. It is so good that I would not cons...
by tony brenchley
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Boyle Decent Models 4mm Carriage Etches
Replies: 0
Views: 233

John Boyle Decent Models 4mm Carriage Etches

I have acquired a number of John Boyle's etches in 4mm scale passed to me by Roger Pidgeon who found them when clearing John's house. All these are bodies only, although there are roofs with some of the bogie stock, but no castings. My first task is to try to acquire some of the missing bits to make...
by tony brenchley
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Stocks
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Price of TLM Cattle wagons and RYP wagons

I was obviously not having a good yesterday! Thanks to Allan Fergusson for spotting that these should be £13.50 each.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Stocks
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Tony B Email

My email link is [email protected] and not as in the recent post post. Thanks to Mike Williams for spotting this.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Stocks
Replies: 3
Views: 556

TLM Stocks

T rue Line Models For those new to the CRA Forum True Line Models kits are produced by members of the Association primarily for other members and this is extended to members of the NBRSG. For this reason we sell them at near cost price for members after applying the discount. I should have mentioned...
by tony brenchley
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Cattle Dock/Pens
Replies: 8
Views: 1234

Re: CR Cattle Dock/Pens

Thanks for the prompt Jim I am not sure if an etch would work in 4mm scale to obtain the correct thickness for the wooden posts and planks. This looks to be ideal for a set of parts cast in resin. If we can sell 30 or more sets that should cover the cost of mould making. Most people will want at lea...
by tony brenchley
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cattle docks
Replies: 25
Views: 20126

Re: Cattle docks

Thanks for the prompt Jim I am not sure if an etch would work in 4mm scale to obtain the correct thickness for the wooden posts and planks. This looks to be ideal for a set of parts cast in resin. If we can sell 30 or more sets that should cover the cost of mould making. Most people will want at lea...
by tony brenchley
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: D46 Mineral Wagons
Replies: 0
Views: 441

D46 Mineral Wagons

I am pleased to confirm I now have the latest of our rerun of TLM kits. This is for the Diagram 46 8-ton mineral wagon. Over 5,000 were built and they were the most numerous of the earlier mineral wagons. I have attached a photo of Jim Pairman's model made from the first batch. Full details of the p...
by tony brenchley
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Early coach axleboxes/springs
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Early coach axleboxes/springs

Thanks John. These look potentially useful. The axleboxes and axleguards mounted on the outside of the solebars of most early CR carriages were very similar to the LNWR pattern and , of course, the ex-WCJS carriages had them. I got some got some spare axlebox castings from D&S models a long time ago...
by tony brenchley
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Drawing instruments
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Drawing instruments

These are lovely instruments Jim. What did you use yourself for lining?
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 4195

Re: Class 670 kit

Can I add my congratulations John. That is a wonderful model. Do you have time to build another for me?

Two questions. What blue paint did you use and did you line it yourself.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Worsley Works Carriage Etches
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

Re: Worsley Works Carriage Etches

Thanks for that Graham. Dave Lochrie managed to find a Worsley Works composite on the internet. You may have seen my post elsewhere expressing disappointment with the underframe that can best be described as basic. The kit as sent to me by Dave has no solebar overplays and other parts such as lower ...
by tony brenchley
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Update May 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

Re: TLM Update May 2020

I regret to advise that I now have just one open wagon kit left.

It goes to the first person to email me at [email protected]. Members price £11.25 plus £2.50 p&p.