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by tony brenchley
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Mineral Wagons Update
Replies: 0
Views: 4252

Mineral Wagons Update

Apologies to all those who gave me advanced orders for d22 and d46 mineral wagons and in particular to those who sent me money. I had hoped to be awash with these by now. Unfortunately there has been a delay at the manufacturer of the body mouldings and I will not get the first of these until May. I...
by tony brenchley
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 7mm Scale Coach Painting
Replies: 7
Views: 8458

Re: 7mm Scale Coach Painting

John Boyle usually sprays carriages with matt purple brown over a grey self etch primer. He says the matt finish makes it easier to apply lining with a Rotring pen. The white panels he paints by dropping in white ink with a small brush so that it flows into the corners of the panels. Several thin co...
by tony brenchley
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: John Boyle 4mm etchings.
Replies: 10
Views: 7014

Re: John Boyle 4mm etchings.

Dave - I can bring the spare ends to Scaleforum North. Tony
by tony brenchley
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: John Boyle 4mm etchings.
Replies: 10
Views: 7014

Re: John Boyle 4mm etchings.

John Boyle has all his etching artwork at his etcher and can still get 4mm etches done to order whilst David Elvy sets up the 4mm range at Alba Models. John was quite keen to provide me with some 4mm etches at the AGM and presumably he would do this for anybody. The ends for the 6 wheeled Drummond s...
by tony brenchley
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 24
Views: 43115

Re: Covered Carriage Truck

We are getting very near to the magic number which makes this a viable project. Mike has sent the pattern to the manufacturers for assessment and a quotation. I am still trying to source the bits and pieces for the underframe.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Potential new 4mm Jumbo kit?
Replies: 45
Views: 57850

Re: Potential new 4mm Jumbo kit?

If the kit is as good as the advanced information suggests and it is suitable for P4 standards I might have 2, one a Drummond with the Drummond tender and the other a Lambie/McIntosh with a Lambie tender.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: White metal castings
Replies: 2
Views: 3813

Re: White metal castings

Dave
I have a few bogie castings spare and will bring to the AGM.
Tony
by tony brenchley
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Horse Drawn Lorries
Replies: 16
Views: 16103

Re: Horse Drawn Lorries

By way of corroboration of what has gone before I can offer some notes from somebody who actually saw these horse lorries for real. I have attached some extracts of letters I received from Dr George Stilley in the late 1960s. He was an avid collector of Caledonian Signs, poster boards and posters. I...
by tony brenchley
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 492 class and other builds in 00
Replies: 115
Views: 74020

Re: 492 class and other builds in 00

Steve I forgot to mention that scale flanges were not the source of the derailed carriage. There is always a proper explanation with P4 and in this case the coupling between the two carriages was a tad too short and this caused the outside wheel sets on the outside bogies of each carriage to lift ov...
by tony brenchley
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 492 class and other builds in 00
Replies: 115
Views: 74020

Re: 492 class and other builds in 00

Steve This is indeed an ex-WCJS composite carriage to diagram P21B. The Caley inherited a number of these and If I remember correctly 3 were converted to composite slip brakes by combining the end third class compartment with the luggage locker to form a guards compartment. Two new windows were put ...
by tony brenchley
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Brake for Diagram 22 Traders Wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 6520

Brake for Diagram 22 Traders Wagons

Those of you who have followed the thread on the diagram 22 wagons built for private traders will know that they were not fitted with the same single brake as for those built for and by the CR. This was more like a brake arrangement used by the NBR. Thanks to Mike Williams we have a small supply of ...
by tony brenchley
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Steam rail motor
Replies: 98
Views: 90299

Re: Steam rail motor

Yes Steve I have a copy of David Jenkinson's book with the drawings and photos of the steam rail motor. We can take copies when you next visit. Tony
by tony brenchley
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Diagram 22 Private Traders Wagons
Replies: 21
Views: 38163

Re: CR Diagram 22 Private Traders Wagons

Does anybody know of a photograph of a Wilsons and Clyde diagram 22 specification wagon?

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: W-Irons
Replies: 5
Views: 4808

Re: W-Irons

I will jump on the bandwagon and recommend my favourite etched w-irons. These are by D&S. You may not be able to get them now unless another manufacturer has taken over this product range. They have a unique advantage over other brands in that both the fixed and rocking units are etched so that a lo...
by tony brenchley
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Diagram 46 Underframes (Model ones that is)
Replies: 2
Views: 5877

Re: CR Diagram 46 Underframes (Model ones that is)

Bill Bedford sprung w-irons do fit inside the solebars of the diagram 22 wagon but are so tight this affects the springs! I scraped the solebars a little until they slid in easily and they worked OK. I scraped them a little more and D&S rocking w-irons fitted as well. Took much less time to do than ...
by tony brenchley
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mineral 'bogies'
Replies: 13
Views: 10840

Re: Mineral 'bogies'

Jim I can also offer GA drawings and photos but it looks like you are beyond this stage. I also have copies of notes and analysis by Richard Davidson which I think are unpublished articles and cover both CR and NBR 6 and 7-ton variants. You are welcome to any of this but it is probably better transm...
by tony brenchley
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Diagram 46 Underframes (Model ones that is)
Replies: 2
Views: 5877

CR Diagram 46 Underframes (Model ones that is)

Those who are trial building the few new mineral wagons that have escaped captivity have discovered that the spacing between the solebars on the diagram 46 wagon is a bit tight. Those wishing to use compensated or sprung w-irons should be aware that the S4 Society pattern will fit but some other bra...
by tony brenchley
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Diagram 22 Private Traders Wagons
Replies: 21
Views: 38163

CR Diagram 22 Private Traders Wagons

RY Pickering used the CR diagram 22 wagon design for wagons built for colliery owners and coal merchants. I have so far discovered photos of 2 of these probably originally from the HMRS RYP collection. These are attached. David Blevins has kindly put together a list of RYP orders from his research i...
by tony brenchley
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Components and Prices for TLM Mineral Wagons
Replies: 0
Views: 3908

Components and Prices for TLM Mineral Wagons

I can now confirm the prices for the new mineral wagons for CRA members. We have had to increase prices slightly due to increased prices for the castings and postage but we are still offering them to CRA members at near cost price. You won't find 4mm wagons kits of this quality and at this price any...
by tony brenchley
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 29891

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

Yes - to confirm what Mike has already said this looks like a NBR 'Jubilee' 8-ton mineral wagon which was the NBR equivalent of our diagram 22 wagon. The original design was for dead buffer wagon (for which you have seen my scratch built bodies Steve) but the sprung buffer version was built in 1000s...
by tony brenchley
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Covered Carriage Truck
Replies: 24
Views: 43115

Covered Carriage Truck

We are currently investigating the possibility of producing a CR covered carriage truck in 4mm scale under the TLM banner. The vehicle we have selected is the diagram 11A 21' 6" CCT as illustrated below. You will read in Mike William's 'Caledonian Wagons' book that there were a number of variations ...
by tony brenchley
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Mineral Wagons
Replies: 0
Views: 3961

CR Mineral Wagons

I am very pleased to announce our latest TLM kits for 2 8-ton mineral wagons to diagrams 22 and 46. Mike Williams made the patterns for these and the photos below show sample mouldings. These include end door loops and side door hinges so there is no additional work required on the body other than a...
by tony brenchley
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CSB Question
Replies: 4
Views: 4033

Re: CSB Question

I have built a number of engine underframes in P4 with CSBs and split frames. For the Jumbo I originally took the spacings recommended for a LNER N2 tank (I think from memory) that I found on the S4 CLAG website. but I had to modify this to allow for shape of the frames, brake hanger positions etc. ...
by tony brenchley
Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Drummond chimney in 4mm
Replies: 3
Views: 4608

Re: Drummond chimney in 4mm

Jim I have to hand a LSWR Drummond chimney in turned brass by Alan Gibson, 4M695, which I guess is for an M7 0-4-4 Tank. Also in turned brass a 'Chimney LSWR Drummond 3ft' by 'GW Models'. I can't remember when I acquired the latter or from where but some research may reveal the source and current av...
by tony brenchley
Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 492 class and other builds in 00
Replies: 115
Views: 74020

Re: 492 class build (bodge) in 00

After all the kind comments Steve has made about my modelling I must express my admiration for the work he has done on his Class 492 model. His self-deprecation does not do justice to the ingenuity and resourcefulness he has used to create what we can see. He has what is largely a scratch-built body...