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by tony brenchley
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner No. 1 class information please
Replies: 21
Views: 13241

Re: Conner No. 1 class information please

Hi Guys I am coming a bit late to this stream having been in hospital for most of August and now with a long recovery period from major surgery. None of you really wanted to know that did you. John Boyle produced a 4mm etch of the No 1 class 2-4-0 which we originally intended to produce as a kit. Th...
by tony brenchley
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Diagram 3 box van helpful hint
Replies: 7
Views: 13601

Re: Diagram 3 box van helpful hint

Hi Dave I spotted that, hence I used separate axlebox and spring castings with the spring hangers mounted separately also. I am not sure where the dimensio0nal error occurs but you could make the slot in the axlebox, which is necessary for the sprung movement in the BB units a bit deeper. Does putti...
by tony brenchley
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Single Shoe Brake Lever
Replies: 0
Views: 4100

Single Shoe Brake Lever

51L Models supply the brass etch for the brake levers used with TLM D22, D46 and D3 wagons. They have issued a new instruction sheet which is attached.

Tony B
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by tony brenchley
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Diagram 3 box van helpful hint
Replies: 7
Views: 13601

Re: Diagram 3 box van helpful hint

Jim Pairman obviously made the solebars on the Drummond van pattern narrower than prototype, usually 6" or scale 1.5mm, to accommodate Bill Bedford's sprung w-irons which I know he likes using. The usual spacing between the inside faces of the solebars would be 6' or thereabouts or 24mm to scale. I ...
by tony brenchley
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: A Roof for the TLM Drummond Van
Replies: 1
Views: 5029

A Roof for the TLM Drummond Van

Jim Pairman had problems with his roofs on the Drummond vans. I like removable roofs as they avoid having to mask for painting and for carriages enable access for finishing the glazing, interiors and to add passengers. The attached notes describe my method for making a removable roof for the Drummon...
by tony brenchley
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steam rail motor
Replies: 98
Views: 90293

Re: Steam rail motor

Steve The brake van (should it be break van for this period?) is looking very good. One query. I can't see from the photo how the foot boards are mounted. It looks as if there are hangers at each end visible underneath the foot boards but is there a hanger or hangers near the centre of the underfram...
by tony brenchley
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barnton – Questions, Questions, and the Occasional Answer
Replies: 45
Views: 51760

Re: Barnton – Questions, Questions, and the Occasional Answe

These are the 2 photos of Blairgowrie I promised at the weekend.

Tony B
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by tony brenchley
Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Ash disposal
Replies: 31
Views: 44242

Re: Ash disposal

I certainly remember walking around Blairgowrie and other Caley stations in the early 1970s and the ground was always covered in ash presumably as a convenient and close place to dispose of engine ash, level the ground and keep down the weeds, although these had started to take hold when I arrived o...
by tony brenchley
Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barnton – Questions, Questions, and the Occasional Answer
Replies: 45
Views: 51760

Re: Barnton – Questions, Questions, and the Occasional Answe

Lindsay I am now starting to realise how lucky I was to get to Blairgowrie before it was demolished and take many photos and measurements. What I also had from an early date was a copy of the drawings for the station buildings obtained from the BR Civil Engineer's office at Perth. All this was aroun...
by tony brenchley
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Drummond van Diagram 3
Replies: 24
Views: 38839

Re: TLM Drummond van Diagram 3

Oops - who can't do apostrophes!! Apologies Mike.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Drummond van Diagram 3
Replies: 24
Views: 38839

TLM Drummond van Diagram 3

I am pleased to announce our new project - the Diagram 3 Drummond 6-ton van. Full de4tails of the prototype vans are included in Mike William's Caledonian Wagons. These vans were based on very similar vehicles built under Drummond's regime on the NBR. There is so little difference that our body can ...
by tony brenchley
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Hand Point levers
Replies: 5
Views: 4530

Re: Hand Point levers

Hi Jim Southwark Bridge Models produce a "MacNee" point lever in 4mm scale. This will be based on LSWR practice as I believe SBM is actually the LSWR Circle, the line society for that railway. The arm in their version has a balance weight incorporated and is 12.4 - 12.5 mm long from the fulcrum poin...
by tony brenchley
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: How to remove the curves in styrene plastic
Replies: 4
Views: 4835

Re: How to remove the curves in styrene plastic

Thanks for the mention Peter. The fundamental problem is that Plastikard is not as stable as we would all like to think. Any operation to cut, shape or join it puts stress into the material which if not relieved can lead to warping or misshaping in the long term. Any Plastikard assembly needs to be ...
by tony brenchley
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Fox Transfers 00
Replies: 33
Views: 46617

Re: Fox Transfers 00

Please add my name to the list of potential purchasers.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mineral 'bogies'
Replies: 13
Views: 10840

Re: Mineral 'bogies'

These are looking very good Jim. An obvious question is what are the chances of developing your artwork for other scales. After many years of thinking about it we have all decided these are going to be difficult to reproduce in any medium. (Except cast white metal which Ian Middleditch used successf...
by tony brenchley
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Diagram 22and 46 Mineral Wagons
Replies: 0
Views: 4054

TLM Diagram 22and 46 Mineral Wagons

After a very long wait I am pleased to advise that I have reasonable stocks of both mineral wagons for orders by post. I know some of you who placed pre-orders have purchased your wagons from the CRA stand but if you haven't or you want some more now is the time to confirm your order by sending me s...
by tony brenchley
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 24
Views: 43110

Westinghouse and Vacuum pipes for CCT

Re the recent exchange on the vacuum pipe we need a pattern for this and the Westinghouse pipe for the 4mm kit. Dave Franks has offered to make the patterns but has anybody got detail drawings of these or a GA that shows them? Failing that can anybody point me towards good photos? The Westinghouse p...
by tony brenchley
Sat May 14, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Mineral Wagons Update
Replies: 0
Views: 4207

Mineral Wagons Update

Hi Folks The manufacturers are not supplying me with body castings as fast as I had hoped and there is still a delay in sending out orders. I have completed all the orders for which I received payment but I will now be away for 4 weeks and will not have any more bodies until June. I will post a note...
by tony brenchley
Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 24
Views: 43110

Re: Covered Carriage Truck

We currently have a friendly etcher looking at what we need. We also have somebody looking at our white metal castings requirements. My intention is that we will have a set of brake gear parts that can be used or adapted for any Caley Westinghouse or dual-fitted vehicle.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans
Replies: 32
Views: 32591

Re: Some Scratch Built Coaches and Vans

This is looking very good Ross. Have you any more of these?
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 24
Views: 43110

Re: Covered Carriage Truck

Thanks for your interest chaps. We have enough interest for this project to go ahead. Mike Williams is having to modify the pattern for the body to make it suitable for resin casting. I am exploring possible sources for the bits and pieces. The white metal castings are fairly easy to source. However...
by tony brenchley
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Small through station with a bay platform
Replies: 9
Views: 11900

Re: Small through station with a bay platform

I went through the same selection process many years ago and finished up with Blairgowrie which is a bit bigger then I would choose now. I have photos and track plans of most of the possibilities mentioned and we can have a look at these at your next visit. I am at Scaleforum North this weekend and ...
by tony brenchley
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Precision paints Prussian blue
Replies: 5
Views: 7139

Re: Precision paints Prussian blue

The Prussian Blue colour is darker than what you are probably used to which is the later colour. I don't want to attempt to repeat what is in Jim MacIntosh's Caledonian Liveries on the subject. If it is any consolation I am painting my Conner 2-4-0 dark blue.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: John Boyle 4mm etchings.
Replies: 10
Views: 7014

Re: John Boyle 4mm etchings.

Dave S
I would do if I have your email address. Is the best way to contact me at [email protected] and I can send by reply.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: John Boyle 4mm etchings.
Replies: 10
Views: 7014

Re: John Boyle 4mm etchings.

Dave S
I will send you via email a copy of JBs instructions for the 6-wheel stock.
Tony B