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by tony brenchley
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Engine Lubricators
Replies: 0
Views: 2932

Engine Lubricators

As mentioned in Steve Parson's thread on his Class 492 engine I have some cast brass lubricators I acquired from the real Alan Gibson a few years ago when I was searching for components for a Conner Class 1 2-4-0 in 4mm. A photo is attached. I have about 30 spare castings that I am happy to donate t...
by tony brenchley
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 492 class and other builds in 00
Replies: 115
Views: 74020

Re: 492 class build (bodge) in 00

Steve Parson visited me yesterday and passed on greetings from Jim Watt, Jim Summers and others for which many thanks. Steve brought his Class 492 model of which he is justifiably proud. It really captures the size and power of the prototype, not that I ever saw one myself, but you all know what I m...
by tony brenchley
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 492 class and other builds in 00
Replies: 115
Views: 74020

Re: 492 class build (bodge) in 00

Steve Parsons visited me yesterday and passed on greetings from Jim Watt, Jim Summers and others for which thanks. He brought his Class 492 engine and a very nice job it is. Really captures the bulk and power of the prototype, not that I ever saw one myself, but we all know what I mean. Two photos a...
by tony brenchley
Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Antex Soldering Irons
Replies: 0
Views: 2724

Antex Soldering Irons

The Antex website features a new digital soldering station 760RWK that includes a hot-air rework tool. Presumably this is for correcting existing work and would be very useful for our kind of 'construction' soldering as well as the electronic sort which I guess this feature is aimed at. Has anybody ...
by tony brenchley
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: CR Horse Box
Replies: 20
Views: 23088

Re: CR Horse Box

I am not sure if this kit sold by London Road Models is from the original Sprat and Winkle Line kit as developed by Derek Mundy but inspired by Peter James who made the patterns for the cast components. The original kit was provided with a full set of white metal castings including underframe compon...
by tony brenchley
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: 492 class and other builds in 00
Replies: 115
Views: 74020

Re: Cylinder Lubricators

I offered Steve a couple of lubricators from a small stock I acquired from the real Alan Gibson a number of years ago. These are of the 'Furness' type in cast brass (4mm scale) which I spotted during a visit to Alan's workshop to source parts for the Conner 2-4-0. At the time John Boyle and I were h...
by tony brenchley
Thu May 14, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: LNWR Clerestory full brake
Replies: 16
Views: 9625

Re: LNWR Clerestory full brake

Steve
I can't help with the carriage you are interested in but next time you visit I will show you how to add pictures to Forum posts.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Fri May 01, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: CR Castings - A Mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 4807

Re: CR Castings - A Mystery

Jim and Jim . Thank for your posts. Jim P's suggestion that Ian Middleditch made the original sets of castings is a good one and one I missed myself as possibility. It is well worth following up although I doubt Ian has any information about the current whereabouts of the patterns or moulds. I asked...
by tony brenchley
Fri May 01, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Update
Replies: 0
Views: 4253

TLM Update

Things have been quiet on this section of the Forum for some time although there has been plenty of activity. The current state of play is as follows. RY Pickering Mineral Wagon Our second batch of 50 is now sold out. I have a few white metal castings and brake etches surplus which I am planning to ...
by tony brenchley
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: CR Castings - A Mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 4807

CR Castings - A Mystery

Many of you will know of the range of white metal castings of carriage and wagon underframe components that used to be sold by the CRA. The patterns for these were made by Mike Gilgannon for the Caledonian Consortium and when the CRA was formed we donated the stock of castings and original patterns ...
by tony brenchley
Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriages at Perth pre-1877
Replies: 35
Views: 23326

Re: Carriages at Perth pre-1877

At the risk of becoming boring I have found another photo of Barnhill Sidings in my files. Barrnhill Carriages 3 Forum.jpg Does this suggest that Barnhill sidings were not used exclusively for carriages as most of the other photographic evidence would suggest? The wagons in the siding look as if the...
by tony brenchley
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriages at Perth pre-1877
Replies: 35
Views: 23326

Re: Carriages at Perth pre-1877

Two more postcard views featuring Barnhill Sidings. Barnhill was a favourite location of the professional photographers for panoramic views or Perth. Barrnhill Carriages 1 Forum.jpg The most interesting vehicle in this view is the nearest. It is obviously ex-WCJS and looks like a lavatory composite ...
by tony brenchley
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Notalgia and Inspiration
Replies: 4
Views: 4760

Re: Notalgia and Inspiration

All this nostalgia reminded me of one year, probably 1971, when Janet and I travelled up to Glasgow for the show and stayed in the hotel used by the exhibitors. On Sunday morning we had breakfast with no lesser personages than George Slater, of Plastikard fame, and Cyril Freezer, the editor of the R...
by tony brenchley
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Potential new 4mm Jumbo kit?
Replies: 45
Views: 57850

Re: Potential new 4mm Jumbo kit?

All sounds good to me too.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 419 kit
Replies: 25
Views: 28895

Re: 419 kit

Jim

Back to the original question! I am always interested in a new kit that can benefit from advances in design and construction and will be suitable for P4. Can we have it in nickel silver please.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Vacuum and Westinghouse pipes in 4mm
Replies: 4
Views: 4508

Re: Vacuum and Westinghouse pipes in 4mm

Thanks Allan - I'm suitable warned. Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Vacuum and Westinghouse pipes in 4mm
Replies: 4
Views: 4508

Vacuum and Westinghouse pipes in 4mm

Can anyone recommend a source of castings for vacuum pipes and stands and Westinghouse pipes suitable for Caley carriages and NPCS in 4mm? Also I seem to remember reading in a Scalefour News or Model Railway Journal that somebody had devised a method of making these from wire and joining them when n...
by tony brenchley
Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Potential new 4mm Jumbo kit?
Replies: 45
Views: 57850

Re: Potential new 4mm Jumbo kit?

As a further contribution to this thread which has moved far away from Jumbos (but that is the delight of the Forum) I have attached a scan of the box of the original issue of the Sprat and Winkle Line Horse Box Kit. I bet you would like to get this for £9.50 now! For those in the north the Sprat an...
by tony brenchley
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Potential new 4mm Jumbo kit?
Replies: 45
Views: 57850

Re: Potential new 4mm Jumbo kit?

To confirm Dave Lochrie's earlier posting I still have a few sets of castings to go with the Worsley Works etches. These are unashamedly plagiarised from the castings that were included with the Jamieson Jumbo kit of many decades ago. The only down side is that I only copied one of the tender underf...
by tony brenchley
Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Brake shoe type
Replies: 5
Views: 4620

Re: Brake shoe type

Steve - I have some Gibson GER and MR tender brake shoes here if you want to have a look at them on your next visit. The problem with using the Gibson components is probably not the form of the brake shoe but the length of the hanger and the relative position of the brake shoe on it. None of these p...
by tony brenchley
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Models required on loan - can you help?
Replies: 6
Views: 6427

Re: Models required on loan - can you help?

Thanks Jim. I am having to do a lot of catching up after spending most of the summer away in various places. Tony
by tony brenchley
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Models required on loan - can you help?
Replies: 6
Views: 6427

Re: Models required on loan - can you help?

Time to be realistic. I can probably provide some of the goods wagons and maybe a carriage or two but my models are all built to P4 standards and don't have AJS couplings. My guess would be that if the people organising this event are not experienced modellers they will probably cobble something tog...
by tony brenchley
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Mineral wagon poll
Replies: 18
Views: 24345

Re: Mineral wagon poll

Allan, Dave - I made some attempts at outside framed mineral wagons many years ago and made up a jig to file the angle on the bottom of the side frame pieces to give the sides the correct angle to the solebars. I would think that if we resolve the other problems with the suspension we would make the...
by tony brenchley
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Mineral wagon poll
Replies: 18
Views: 24345

Re: Mineral wagon poll

John - my comments about integral axleguards and springs referred to the outside framed mineral wagons. These have axleguards or w-irons fixed to the outside of the solebars with the springs located behind them. There is not a lot of option but to have model compensation system or springing independ...
by tony brenchley
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Mineral wagon poll
Replies: 18
Views: 24345

Re: Mineral wagon poll

Thank you Allan for your time spent on the experiments on the outside framed mineral wagons and explaining it to us. These are a must have (eventually) and your work on the body moulding and underframes is very welcome. You have suggested that the way forward might be for a kit of cast resin parts a...