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by tony brenchley
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Looks like I just snaffled the last pack. If anybody is desperate to share please contact me.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

A couple of follow up thoughts. I think Len Folkard developed the first method of forming bolt heads back in the early 1970s by using a punch to form tiny domes in 10 thou plastikard and then slicing these off with a single edged razor blade. I used this method myself for many years and I guess Mike...
by tony brenchley
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Hi Scott Bolt Head Machine I originally developed this idea after Jim Pairman had an article in the S4 News about making cube rivets, I thought the bolt heads on the outside of the wagon body had washers and nuts and in our scales these should be circular. The punch is a bit of 0.33 steel wire and y...
by tony brenchley
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Thanks everyone for your tips., I am using a SM blade to pick up but my dexterity is not so good these days. I will try the limolene, that might be the answer.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

As an after thought we should mention the real master of plastikard and one time CR modeller Len Folkard. Len is still around but doesn't have good health these days. In the early 1970s I challenged Len to build me an engine in plastikard. He made me a beautiful Drummond Jumbo that John Boyle painte...
by tony brenchley
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Very kind of Dave Lochrie to include me in his list. I am not sure if this is justified although I did build some quite nice wagons and carriages from scratch in the 70s and 80s that still look good today. I wish I could match those standards now and of course the work Scott and others are doing. I ...
by tony brenchley
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Scott's work is wonderful. Thanks for posting these Jim.
by tony brenchley
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Jim Not guilty! I didn't miss the point but perhaps didn't explain myself well enough. The etch has two pairs of Vs. Two of these are obviously meant to be attached to the inside of the solebars and the other two with legs and rivet detail to the outside. You only need to use both pairs if you have ...
by tony brenchley
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Thanks Jim. Neither of us pointed out that the purpose of the second V was to support the brake rod transferring the action of the brake lever from one side of the wagon to the other. The rod is not included on the etch!
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Graham I think you question about the brakes is answered in the instruction sheet. As built these wagons had brakes on one side only. Later BoT regulations required wagons to be fitted with brakes that could be operated from both sides of the wagon. Many of these wagons were retro fitted with Morton...
by tony brenchley
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Current Situation with TLM
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Current Situation with TLM

Good morning everyone Some complications have arisen that will interrupt the postal sales of TLM in addition to the one that everybody is suffering. I have run out of bodies and castings for the open and cattle wagons. There are plenty of bodies for these in Scotland but there is some difficulty wit...
by tony brenchley
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: New Layout Blog - Crawford
Replies: 25
Views: 13898

Re: New Layout Blog - Crawford

Brilliant Ross. I love your carriages and NPCS. You must give us some tips on how you get such a good finish on your models.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Re: TLM Open Wagon

Thanks Dave
Great pictures and good publicity for the new kit. I think you have successfully maintained your enviable status of being the first person to finish any new TLM kits.

Can I use these pictures in any further advertising for the kits?

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Re: TLM Open Wagon

Brake Levers

I have now had a chance to match the brake levers type H that I am supplying with the kits to a wagon body. These appear to be long enough and extend beyond the head stock which suggests there is enough length to bend a handle into the end of the lever.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Re: TLM Open Wagon

Mike

I have checked the 51L website and the brake levers I am sending out with the kits are their longest length - type H.

I haven't had chance to investigate and use the components myself but if anybody finds a solution to this before I do please let us all know.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Brake Push Rod Safety Loops Contrary to what I suggested in my post and the instruction sheet the brass etch supplied with the kits does include the brake push rod safety loops. I have only just received the etches and realised my mistake. A corrected version of page 2 of the instructions is attach...
by tony brenchley
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Re: TLM Open Wagon

Sorry for the confusion Mike. I hope the information is now clear for everyone.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Postage and Packing for TLM
Replies: 0
Views: 791

Postage and Packing for TLM

Further to my post on the RY Pickering wagon kit I regret I will have to increase the postage and packing on all orders to £4.15. I have just learned this afternoon the Post Office are increasing their prices from 23 March and the cost of signed for delivery for most of your orders will rise to £4.1...
by tony brenchley
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Diagram 10 Cattle Wagon KIt
Replies: 0
Views: 848

CR Diagram 10 Cattle Wagon KIt

I am posting this to complete the triumvirate describing our new kits. We do have photos of models from the first batch and I am grateful to Dave John for the photo on the instruction sheet. The kit is based on a 5-part resin moulding of 2 sides, 2 ends and a floor unit incorporatating the solebars ...
by tony brenchley
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

TLM Open Wagon

This is to confirm that I now have stocks of bodies and underframe components for our new open wagon kit. This so new that nobody has completed one yet so a photo of the sample body moulding is the best I can offer at present. They are all as good as this. Sample p-D open.jpg The wagon is based on S...
by tony brenchley
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

I should have said in my post that postage and packing on any reasonable quantity is £4 for second-class signed for delivery.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

I now have supplies of the bodies and underframe components for our re-run of this popular kit. If you are self-isolating why not get one or more of these to occupy a few hours! I also have available the re-run of the cattle wagon and our new open wagon kits. To help members and visitors to the Foru...
by tony brenchley
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Colour of CR Uniforms
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: Colour of CR Uniforms

Lindsay - Dave Lochrie did some research on uniforms few years ago which I am sure he would be willing to share with us. I am not sure how contactable he is at the moment so hopefully this encourage a response from him.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RTR Caley 812.
Replies: 26
Views: 18885

Re: RTR Caley 812.

Thanks Lindsay. I think the engine you refer to is the Hornby NBR J36 which will need to be rebuilt with new splashers as the spacing has been set for narrow gauge. Hence my comment about the finish. I tried to open a dialogue with Rails about this and was told to wait until the design of the model ...
by tony brenchley
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 52
Views: 6972

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

I have a box of nickel plated dressmakers pins 0.6mm diameter x 12mm long for the parallel section discovered at a French market a few years ago. Would look better than brass and I have enough to share them if anybody wants a few. I will try to remember to bring them to the AGM

Tony B