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by tony brenchley
Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: W irons
Replies: 12
Views: 8697

Re: W irons

The outside w-irons supplied with the Model Wagon Company kits were actually made by John Boyle for Ian Middleditch. I have one or two spare etches but as they are near to scale thickness this makes them very flimsy. John probably still has the art work but it is probably best to encourage Ian Terre...
by tony brenchley
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Mineral wagon poll
Replies: 18
Views: 24345

Re: Mineral wagon poll

I would go with this. With a bit of care it should be possible to convert a dead buffer wagon to sprung by removing the buffers and replacing them with a headstock and sprung buffers. To convert a sprung buffer wagon to dead buffers is not so easy! The only downside of a dead buffer wagon is that th...
by tony brenchley
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Killin Coach
Replies: 16
Views: 13550

Re: Killin Coach

I am picking up on this thread a bit late as I have just returned from les vacances. I have a JB Killin Brake Composite body etch in 4mm and a spare underframe etch. I can offer these for sale as it unlikely that this vehicle ever ran to Blairgowrie and I have a lot of other things to finish. Offers...
by tony brenchley
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 10 cattle wagons
Replies: 16
Views: 10474

Re: Diagram 10 cattle wagons

Dave - It was great looking through your photos again - truly inspirational for those that have difficulty in finishing things. Your workbench looks very much like mine!! Thanks again for all your good modelling work. Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Cowans Sheldon 42 Foot Turntable Kit
Replies: 17
Views: 20999

Re: Cowans Sheldon 42 Foot Turntable Kit

A bit off-centre in a stream about turntables but mention of Bisset Binders reminded me of a photo that Jim Page and I found on a display in the Angus Folk Museum at Meigle. There were no credits and the museum staff did not know of its origin. Jim was kind enough to go back and photograph it for me...
by tony brenchley
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Cowans Sheldon 42 Foot Turntable Kit
Replies: 17
Views: 20999

Re: Cowans Sheldon 42 Foot Turntable Kit

Thanks for your kind thoughts Dave,. The reality is that I have been waiting over 40 years but that is another story! I have attached a couple of photos of the 42 foot C&S turntable at Blairgowrie. The first shows the deck and was taken by Bill (WAC) Smith on the last day of the passenger service in...
by tony brenchley
Thu May 22, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: RYP Wagon Fittings
Replies: 1
Views: 5873

RYP Wagon Fittings

Apologies - I announced the availability of the new batch of RYP wagons in 4mm scale with fittings but did not give any details of what is included. The body is a one piece resin moulding complete with headstocks and solebars. The attached photo shows the added bits as follows: For 00 White metal ca...
by tony brenchley
Tue May 13, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Wagons Now in Stock
Replies: 2
Views: 7044

TLM Wagons Now in Stock

I now have available for postal orders 4mm CR cattle wagon and RY Pickering traders wagon bodies with a reasonable stock of fittings for those who want them. Details were included in previous posts in this section of the Forum and prices confirmed on page 7 of the recent issue of The True Line. Orde...
by tony brenchley
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Long timbers at crossovers
Replies: 25
Views: 13182

Re: Long timbers at crossovers

The discussion on timbers and creosoting reminds me of an article in the Railway Magazine 1899 in which the processes and equipment used by the Midlend Railway Company is described. Their works were at Beeston, near Nottingham. I would think the set up at Greenhill would be very similar. I have this...
by tony brenchley
Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Instructions for TLM Cattle Wagons
Replies: 0
Views: 4101

Instructions for TLM Cattle Wagons

Please find as attachments to this post Mike William's instructions for the cattle wagon body and the notes from 51L for assembling the brake levers and guides provided with the TLM kits. Mike recommends using cyano -acrylate glue for assembling the body. Cattle Wagon Kit Instructions Forum.jpg Brak...
by tony brenchley
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Cattle Wagons Now Available by Post
Replies: 0
Views: 4052

TLM Cattle Wagons Now Available by Post

I am pleased to confirm that the True Line Models cattle wagons are now available by post for CRA members only. These can be supplied as cast resin body parts only or as kits with components. Please see previous posts for photographs and further information. The kits include: Cast resin body parts –...
by tony brenchley
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie
Replies: 17
Views: 8783

Re: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie

Jim I also applaud your work in 2mm. There are many how-did-you-do-it questions to ask which would provide valuable tips for 4mm. On this occasion I will restrict myself to asking how did you make such a neat job of the tender handrails? I have drilled 4mm handrail knobs to 0.4mm to get the proper j...
by tony brenchley
Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie
Replies: 17
Views: 8783

Re: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie

Jim The slidebar assemblies are scratch-built from nickel silver. They fixed to the frames by two 1mm c/s screws with tapped holes in the frames. The crossheads are modified Markits. Using the Markits parts requires slightly thicker material for the slidebars (0.7mm) to suit the milled slots and the...
by tony brenchley
Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie
Replies: 17
Views: 8783

Re: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie

Dave Lochrie has let the cat out of the bag! He posted a photo of John Boyle's etch for the Conner No ! Class in 4mm scale. Subscribers to the original email forum will know some of the story associated with this. There were a small number of test etches produced by photographing down John's origina...
by tony brenchley
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 1
Views: 5110

True Line Models RY Pickering Traders Wagon

As promised in my post introducing True Line Models this post contains the information on the RY Pickering wagon. This was originally posted on the Forum in the Modelling Resources section under the topic heading 'Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm'. Subsequently Dave John gave us a link to photos of hi...
by tony brenchley
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Introducing True Line Models
Replies: 4
Views: 16156

Introducing True Line Models

True Line Models is the new brand name for our range of 4mm scale wagon bodies and kits now under the CRA banner. The Association will develop and market the range building on the earlier initiative by Mike Williams and myself. Bodies and kits will be on sale from our exhibition stand in addition t...
by tony brenchley
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Diagram 10 Cattle Wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 16119

Diagram 10 Cattle Wagon

The cattle wagon is a standard Caledonian Railway vehicle to diagram 10. Over 900 wagons of this type were built in the period 1883 to 1920. Full details, drawings and photographs can be found in Mike William’s ‘Caledonian Wagons’. I will put a note on the Forum with details of the RYP wagon. The mo...
by tony brenchley
Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie
Replies: 17
Views: 8783

Re: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie

Thanks Jim It is a great photo and very useful.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie
Replies: 17
Views: 8783

Re: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie

Jim Mac - Is it possible to have the whole of the photo of 14A,. The detail is so good on this and it would certainly help with the 4mm model I have under construction at present.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie
Replies: 17
Views: 8783

Re: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie

Thanks for the correction Jim. Would the cab side number plate also have carried the A with the number. I can't see this clearly on my copy of the photograph.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie
Replies: 17
Views: 8783

CR 2-4-0 at Guthrie

My second offering today came from Jim Page who was given the photo by a local contact. He was told it was taken about 1910. The engine is clearly No 27, a Neilson-built member of the No 1 Class built in 1871. According to McEwan it was renumbered to 27A in 1895 dating the photo to before this year....
by tony brenchley
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Goods Train with 0-4-2 Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 14112

Goods Train with 0-4-2 Engine

Photos of goods trains are rare enough and particularly those hauled by 0-4-2 engines. I discovered this in a book entitled *Our Railway History" by an author with the unusual name of Rixon Bucknell. It was published in London by the author in 1944. Unfortunately I can't read the number from my orig...
by tony brenchley
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Cast Iron Canopy Brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 7138

Re: Cast Iron Canopy Brackets

Bracket Drawing 2.reduced.jpg Blairgowrie bracket drawing reduced.jpg Bill Bedford etched some canopy brackets for me a few years to use on my model of Blairgowrie. The form is similar to those shown in Lindsay's photo. I don't have photo of the etching to hand but I can show a photo of the artwork...
by tony brenchley
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale
Replies: 14
Views: 22612

Re: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale

Please find below the text of an email from Andy Stadden announcing the availability of the Edwardian figures; The first two Andrew C Stadden OO Gauge Figure sets are now on sale at http://www.acstadden.co.uk/Pages/oogaugefigures.aspx Each set of ten figures is £10 plus £1.50 P&P UK up to 3 sets, £3...
by tony brenchley
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale
Replies: 14
Views: 22612

Re: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale

Sorry - I seem to have Sladden stuck in my head - probably because I worked with a chap called Sladden for many years. I will try to not make this mistake again.

Tony B