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by tony brenchley
Sun May 24, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit

I know from my own research that these NBR wagons are not like any of the CR bogies I have seen in photos. I am passing them off as NBR wagons only!

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sat May 23, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Update May 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 54

TLM Update May 2020

I have now have all the TLM stock and can resume sending out orders. I will give preference to those who have already placed provisional orders. There are plenty of cattle wagons and RYP traders wagons but the stocks of the new open wagon are going fast. The prices are £15 for the cattle and RYP wag...
by tony brenchley
Sat May 23, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit

Our colleagues in the North British Railway Study Group are planning a kit for an NBR 7-ton mineral wagon in 4mm scale. This is similar to the familiar CR mineral bogies and contemporary with them. The format will be as for to our TLM kits with a moulded resin body and white metal and etched brass u...
by tony brenchley
Fri May 22, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Smith’s loft layout
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: John Smith’s loft layout

Wonderful. I did not know about this model and obviously missed a treat.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Mon May 18, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Worsley Works Carriage Etches
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Worsley Works Carriage Etches

Thanks for your replies. These kits are obviously more complete than I thought and I may well be tempted. My Red Rose composite now has a completed body, courtesy of spare cast ends, droplights and ventilator bonnets from John Boyle's kits. Soldering the cast ends to the thick zinc bodies tested my ...
by tony brenchley
Sat May 16, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Worsley Works Carriage Etches
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Worsley Works Carriage Etches

Has any body bought and made up CR 45' stock from these etches? I understand they have their origin in the Red Rose Models etches from the 1980s produced by Philip Millard. Worsley Works apparently acquired the artwork for these etches. The Red Rose etches were single sided on quite thick zinc sheet...
by tony brenchley
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1644

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Looks like I just snaffled the last pack. If anybody is desperate to share please contact me.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1644

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

A couple of follow up thoughts. I think Len Folkard developed the first method of forming bolt heads back in the early 1970s by using a punch to form tiny domes in 10 thou plastikard and then slicing these off with a single edged razor blade. I used this method myself for many years and I guess Mike...
by tony brenchley
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1644

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Hi Scott Bolt Head Machine I originally developed this idea after Jim Pairman had an article in the S4 News about making cube rivets, I thought the bolt heads on the outside of the wagon body had washers and nuts and in our scales these should be circular. The punch is a bit of 0.33 steel wire and y...
by tony brenchley
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1644

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Thanks everyone for your tips., I am using a SM blade to pick up but my dexterity is not so good these days. I will try the limolene, that might be the answer.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1644

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

As an after thought we should mention the real master of plastikard and one time CR modeller Len Folkard. Len is still around but doesn't have good health these days. In the early 1970s I challenged Len to build me an engine in plastikard. He made me a beautiful Drummond Jumbo that John Boyle painte...
by tony brenchley
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1644

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Very kind of Dave Lochrie to include me in his list. I am not sure if this is justified although I did build some quite nice wagons and carriages from scratch in the 70s and 80s that still look good today. I wish I could match those standards now and of course the work Scott and others are doing. I ...
by tony brenchley
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1644

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Scott's work is wonderful. Thanks for posting these Jim.
by tony brenchley
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1644

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Jim Not guilty! I didn't miss the point but perhaps didn't explain myself well enough. The etch has two pairs of Vs. Two of these are obviously meant to be attached to the inside of the solebars and the other two with legs and rivet detail to the outside. You only need to use both pairs if you have ...
by tony brenchley
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1644

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Thanks Jim. Neither of us pointed out that the purpose of the second V was to support the brake rod transferring the action of the brake lever from one side of the wagon to the other. The rod is not included on the etch!
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1644

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Graham I think you question about the brakes is answered in the instruction sheet. As built these wagons had brakes on one side only. Later BoT regulations required wagons to be fitted with brakes that could be operated from both sides of the wagon. Many of these wagons were retro fitted with Morton...
by tony brenchley
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Current Situation with TLM
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Current Situation with TLM

Good morning everyone Some complications have arisen that will interrupt the postal sales of TLM in addition to the one that everybody is suffering. I have run out of bodies and castings for the open and cattle wagons. There are plenty of bodies for these in Scotland but there is some difficulty wit...
by tony brenchley
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 22
Views: 11733

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Brilliant Ross. I love your carriages and NPCS. You must give us some tips on how you get such a good finish on your models.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 753

Re: TLM Open Wagon

Thanks Dave
Great pictures and good publicity for the new kit. I think you have successfully maintained your enviable status of being the first person to finish any new TLM kits.

Can I use these pictures in any further advertising for the kits?

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 753

Re: TLM Open Wagon

Brake Levers

I have now had a chance to match the brake levers type H that I am supplying with the kits to a wagon body. These appear to be long enough and extend beyond the head stock which suggests there is enough length to bend a handle into the end of the lever.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 753

Re: TLM Open Wagon

Mike

I have checked the 51L website and the brake levers I am sending out with the kits are their longest length - type H.

I haven't had chance to investigate and use the components myself but if anybody finds a solution to this before I do please let us all know.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 1644

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Brake Push Rod Safety Loops Contrary to what I suggested in my post and the instruction sheet the brass etch supplied with the kits does include the brake push rod safety loops. I have only just received the etches and realised my mistake. A corrected version of page 2 of the instructions is attach...
by tony brenchley
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 753

Re: TLM Open Wagon

Sorry for the confusion Mike. I hope the information is now clear for everyone.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Postage and Packing for TLM
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Postage and Packing for TLM

Further to my post on the RY Pickering wagon kit I regret I will have to increase the postage and packing on all orders to £4.15. I have just learned this afternoon the Post Office are increasing their prices from 23 March and the cost of signed for delivery for most of your orders will rise to £4.1...
by tony brenchley
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Diagram 10 Cattle Wagon KIt
Replies: 0
Views: 250

CR Diagram 10 Cattle Wagon KIt

I am posting this to complete the triumvirate describing our new kits. We do have photos of models from the first batch and I am grateful to Dave John for the photo on the instruction sheet. The kit is based on a 5-part resin moulding of 2 sides, 2 ends and a floor unit incorporatating the solebars ...