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by tony brenchley
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pig iron loads
Replies: 14
Views: 2889

Re: Pig iron loads

I am reminded of the ingots of copper we used to load at Lobito in Angola in my Merchant Navy days nearly 60 years ago. These were about the same size although more evenly shaped and were stacked by hand into the bottom of each cargo hold. We used to carry up to 3,000 tons which was good ballast for...
by tony brenchley
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Moving the trains through Perth
Replies: 6
Views: 1811

Re: Moving the trains through Perth

Very interesting and informative. I liked the photos of the goods shed and aerial view. There are good examples of wagon, i.e. lorry, loads. Thanks Jim for your contribution and letting us have access to it.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Adventures in 3D printing
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: Adventures in 3D printing

Jim and Ross - I believe Bill Bedford now produces the bodies for his wagon and carriage kits by 3D printing although he must have commercial scale production facilities. However, I guess the time taken is more limited by the nature of the process rather than the equipment. I am still interested to ...
by tony brenchley
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Adventures in 3D printing
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: Adventures in 3D printing

Great work Ross. Does this mark the end of cast resin bodies for TLM? Would it be viable in terms of material costs and your time to produce small batches for sale under the TLM banner?

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: CRA Webinar 6th November 2021 - Blairgowrie
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

Re: CRA Webinar 6th November 2021 - Blairgowrie

Apologies to all who are now watching my Webinar on Blairgowrie. We had a small technical hitch near the beginning that was resolved after a short delay. I thought the cursor that I could see on my screen was also visible on your picture. It was obviously not and that makes a nonsense of some of the...
by tony brenchley
Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Contact for True Line Models
Replies: 0
Views: 1379

Contact for True Line Models

Would you please use my new email address for all enquiries about True Line Models.

Thanks

[email protected]
by tony brenchley
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Kirriemuir Branch Line
Replies: 27
Views: 25637

Re: Kirriemuir Branch Line

I have unpublished article on the Kirriemuir branch written by Hugh Gibb. Unfortunately this is too large to post as an attachment but I could copy to anybody who wishes it by email at anthony.[email protected].com Hugh was an active modeller a long time ago and apparently gave up railways to pursu...
by tony brenchley
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: New Range of Wagon Transfers in 4mm
Replies: 3
Views: 3033

Instructions for the new range of wagon transfers in 4mm

Attached are the instructions for the transfers. You will see that they are very comprehensive and identify the items needed for most Caley wagons and those suitable for kits from TLM and 51L. The manufacturers advice on their use and application is included. If you have used the transfers and can g...
by tony brenchley
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Modelling Blairgowrie
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

Modelling Blairgowrie

I gave a Zoom presentation to the East of Scotland Finescale group on 'Blairgowrie Real and Imagined' last Tuesday, 13th July. For the uninitiated I have been building a model of Blairgowrie c.1906 for over 50 years and this presentation tells the story, the reasons why I embarked upon it and progre...
by tony brenchley
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM and 7mm
Replies: 12
Views: 5980

Re: TLM and 7mm

John

That is potentially very good news. Have you had sufficient interest to progress?

I mentioned possible 7mm wagons in my AGM report.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 812 Class from Rails
Replies: 16
Views: 6985

Re: CR 812 Class from Rails

That is a very useful photo Dave. Clearly the cab is wider than the splashers but for what reason? Could this be defined by the boiler size and construction rather than any aesthetic considerations? I don't think there is anything related to the underfarme, wheels and motion that would require the c...
by tony brenchley
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 812 Class from Rails
Replies: 16
Views: 6985

Re: CR 812 Class from Rails

I have just had a look at the CAD pictures posted in September. I am not sure how accurate these are as a portrayal of the model as it will eventually appear but one thing does worry me. The outside faces of the splashers and the cab side do not appear to line up. Is this evidence that the splashers...
by tony brenchley
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: LNWR Carriages
Replies: 5
Views: 2384

Re: LNWR Carriages

Please see my article "Tales from the Berry Town" TTL 141 for a reference to dual fitted Caley engines being sent to Blairgowrie for working English stock on fruit specials. More than likely this was LNWR stock and there is also a photo of LNWR vans being loaded at Auchterarder.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: CR Permanent Way
Replies: 2
Views: 1356

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: 1726

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: 5554

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: 5554

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: 5554

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 Strip...
by tony brenchley
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM and 7mm
Replies: 12
Views: 5980

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: 12
Views: 5980

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: 1881

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: 1812

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: 2617

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: 5273

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: 1733

Re: A pleasant scene

Lovely photo Jim. Keep them coming.

Tony B