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by tony brenchley
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 24
Views: 783

Re: The burning question

Hi Mike What a wonder first offering - No 0 MRJ. In addition to your father's model it also featured John Watson's 'Laxfield' - a model railway well known to me as we used to visit John's house regularly for Norfolk and Suffolk Scalefour Society Area Group meetings. He was the inspiration behind 'Co...
by tony brenchley
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 24
Views: 783

Re: The burning question

Hi Mike Does that mean that your father was Geoff Williams? I remember the model of Aylesbury well and particularly the wonderful engines and rolling stock on it. This must have been a great inspiration for you. The model must have featured in the model press at some time. I have every issue of Mode...
by tony brenchley
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 24
Views: 783

Re: The burning question

I didn't have time to post this photo but it is the best one I have of the turntable at Blairgowrie and the only one of the water tower.
WAC Smith Blair Water Tower Forum.jpg
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Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 24
Views: 783

Re: The burning question

This happened to me. I always knew there was a water tower at Blairgowrie near to the turntable south of the engine shed erected in the 1870s. It is shown on both the track plans I have and some of the locals remembered it when I talked to them in the early 1970s. Unfortunately it was demolished bef...
by tony brenchley
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 25793

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

After tinkering around with trying to use the plastic components from the wagon I opted for replacement etched w-irons and 51L NBR axle box/spring castings. The Caley had the equivalent diagram 22 wagons we did as a TLM kit. The diagram 22 wagons may also have been called "jubilee" wagons as they al...
by tony brenchley
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 25793

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

Douglas I have fitted end hoops to the Oxford Models wagons and many other wagons mostly scratch built. I mass produce them by winding nickel silver or brass wire of appropriate size round a piece of 3mm brass rod. Get them as tight together on the rod as you can using fine pliers so you have spiral...
by tony brenchley
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 51
Views: 33758

Re: True Line Models up-date

The latest version is dated 2016 and this is what I sent to Mike Williams. Yes there are at least 2 of them!

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 51
Views: 33758

Re: True Line Models up-date

Mike-
Please email me on
[email protected]
I will send by return.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 51
Views: 33758

Re: True Line Models up-date

Mike
A number of wagon kits and their manufacturers are included in the CRA Modelling list. If you don't have a copy I can email it to you. It is quite a long time since the last update of the list so I can't vouch for its current accuracy.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 51
Views: 33758

Re: True Line Models up-date

TLM 7mm models We are aware of the significant group of 7mm scale modellers in the CRA who would like some wagons. To be fair the 7mm market was a lot better served in the past by various small manufacturers although a lot of these are no longer available. My earlier comment stands in that we need ...
by tony brenchley
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 19
Views: 10723

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Great work Ross. I love your carriages and NCPS and am very envious. Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812/652 Class 3D Prints in development
Replies: 5
Views: 1668

Re: 812/652 Class 3D Prints in development

Seeing these posts and with reference to the proposed Rails of Sheffield Class 812 model I have tried to open a dialogue with R o S to try to ensure they don't produce a ready to run model that is difficult to convert to P4 standards. The Hornby LSWR class 600 will just about accept P4 wheels but th...
by tony brenchley
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Footbridges
Replies: 6
Views: 3734

Re: Caledonian Railway Footbridges

Thanks John. That's great. Tony
by tony brenchley
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18223

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

Thanks for the good news Lindsay. Are you dealing with sales of the coupling rods? I could handle them through TLM if that is a help.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM
Replies: 36
Views: 18223

Re: CR COUPLING RODS IN 4MM

I am coming a bit late for this thread but Class 812 rods seem essential for the new model from Sheffield. Is anybody planning to offer a proper (P4/EM) underframe for this? I have a spare underframe etch from Jim Smellie when he was advertising some surplus etches a few years ago but there are no r...
by tony brenchley
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Re-run of Previous TLM Kits
Replies: 1
Views: 2140

Re: Re-run of Previous TLM Kits

I am not sure if I frightened off potential purchasers of TLM re-runs with my possible price forecast but I have had very few confirmations of orders that met my deadline. I cannot confirm any prices until I have a quotation from the manufacturer. The price I quoted of £18- £20 per wagon is a worst ...
by tony brenchley
Sun May 05, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 51
Views: 33758

Re: True Line Models up-date

I am happy to arrange the manufacture of anyone's favourite prototype but we need a pattern first and enough orders to justify manufacture, usually a minimum of 30.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu May 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Footbridges
Replies: 0
Views: 949

Caledonian Railway Footbridges

During a conversation with a fellow researcher the subject of footbridges came up. This is somet6hing I don't know a lot about myself. Can anybody help with the following: 1. Did the CR cast their own footbridge parts at St Rollox or buy them in from a foundry elsewhere? 2. Were they sent out as a k...
by tony brenchley
Thu May 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Footbridges
Replies: 6
Views: 3734

Caledonian Railway Footbridges

During a conversation with a fellow researcher the subject of footbridges came up. This is somet6hing I don't know a lot about myself. Can anybody help with the following: 1. Did the CR cast their own footbridge parts at St Rollox or buy them in from a foundry elsewhere? 2. Were they sent out as a k...
by tony brenchley
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Re-run of Previous TLM Kits
Replies: 1
Views: 2140

Re-run of Previous TLM Kits

At the AGM we discussed the feasibility of re-running one or more of the earlier TLM kits. This is now made possible as the CRA Committee has agreed to meet the cost of holding some stocks of un-sold wagon kits. There are significant fixed costs to meet so I need sufficient committed orders to ensur...
by tony brenchley
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 51
Views: 33758

Re: True Line Models up-date

Prompted by David's post here is an up date. We have decided to proceed with a kit for the pre-Drummond open wagon, Wagon Book page 192. The manufacturers have advised that the proposed sheep raves would require a separate mould. This would double the cost of the wagon bodies so we have decided aga...
by tony brenchley
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 51
Views: 33758

Re: True Line Models up-date

Thanks Lindsay. You will see I have edited my post to remove the typos. How do I delete the unwanted posts? Tony B
by tony brenchley
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 51
Views: 33758

Re: True Line Models up-date

Sorry about the typos. I am using my wife's laptop which is not very tolerant of my typing. I am sure you will all understand the message.


Tony B
by tony brenchley
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 51
Views: 33758

Re: True Line Models up-date

Sorry about the typos. I am using my wife's laptop which is not very tolerant of my typing. I am sure you will all understand the message.


Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 51
Views: 33758

Re: True Line Models up-date

Thanks Jim I have been trying to reply to the points made by Douglas. TLM was originally conceived as a service for CRA members. We have kept it small, neat and cheap for this purpose. We do sell to non-members who discover TLM on the website and at exhibitions at marked up prices. We could attempt ...