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by tony brenchley
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Signals at Blairgowrie
Replies: 8
Views: 12825

Signals at Blairgowrie

A recent exchange of emails raised a question in my mind about the function of a bracket signal at Blairgowrie. This was the only 'complex' signal at the station the others all being single post signals with obvious functions. Presumably this signal controlled the use of the engine release crossover...
by tony brenchley
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: CR Poster for Tarbet Hotel
Replies: 2
Views: 5183

CR Poster for Tarbet Hotel

This poster appears on the front of a note book bought for me by my son at the NRM in York. If my memory is correct Tarbet Hotel is only a stone's throw away from Arrochar and Tarbet Station on the West Highland line. I believe the Caledonian operated steamers on Loch Lomond from Balloch which enabl...
by tony brenchley
Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: NPCS Vehicles by Goods Train
Replies: 7
Views: 10432

NPCS Vehicles by Goods Train

Jim Page sent me this lovely photo of a goods train at Friarton south of Perth. The photographer is unknown and it was probably taken in the late 1930s. It does pose a number of questions in my mind. The train is a mixed goods train as evidenced by the NPCS vehicles behind the engine. The first van ...
by tony brenchley
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: The next 4mm wagon project
Replies: 4
Views: 5224

Re: The next 4mm wagon project

Sorry about the spelling error in the original title box. Two of my many weaknesses are typing and proof reading. I have changed the title in the box for this message. Will that create a new stream? Some people have had difficulty in viewing and downloading the photo I included with the original mes...
by tony brenchley
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: An etch of odds and ends
Replies: 12
Views: 10971

Re: An etch of odds and ends

Somebody has already picked up my earlier suggestion of various sizes of poster boards. Did the standard Trespass sign have a standard frame and post. Most of us with models could do with a few of these. My other suggestions are a ground signal and point levers. These are already available from othe...
by tony brenchley
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: The next 4mm wagon project
Replies: 4
Views: 5224

The next 4mm wagon project

Following the success of the Pickering wagon bodies we are looking at the next project. Many of you will know we already have proposals to include the 8-ton dead buffer mineral wagon (diagram 22) and 8-ton sprung buffer mineral wagon (diagram 46) and an outside framed 7-ton mineral wagon in the prog...
by tony brenchley
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Train moves within station limits
Replies: 6
Views: 9038

Re: Train moves within station limits

For Blairgowrie I know that the Statioonmaster had jurisdiction over all movements in the station area inside the signal cabin. The engine release crossover at the platform was operated from a dwarf frame openned by a key issued by the signalman but I believe the engine driver had to get permission ...
by tony brenchley
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Newcastle services?????
Replies: 25
Views: 35486

Re: Newcastle services?????

Where do I get the casting of the porter propping up the poster board?

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm
Replies: 18
Views: 13937

Re: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm

I have now to confirm that the batch of 50 RYP traders wagon castings is fully subscribed. In the unlikely event that the manufacrurers provide me with more than 50 I will post another note to auction the surplus. Thanks to all those who contributed and commiserations to anybody who missed the boat....
by tony brenchley
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm
Replies: 18
Views: 13937

Re: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm

Apologies - I am a bit computer-dense but I have now figured out how to access my personal messages. Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm
Replies: 18
Views: 13937

Re: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm

Re. the above emails I have just returned home after a few days away and don't appear to have received these emails but I did get your phone message Neil. Please retry to [email protected]. Thanks
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm
Replies: 18
Views: 13937

Re: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm

As promised - a list of the RYP GA drawings obtained from the HMRS many years ago.

Tony B
List of Pickering General Arrangement Drawings.docx
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by tony brenchley
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner Cabs
Replies: 8
Views: 6022

Re: Locomotive cab fronts by Connor

I sould have added - with the cab sides attached before filing so you can tidy up the roof to side joins while you are filing.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Conner Cabs
Replies: 8
Views: 6022

Re: Locomotive cab fronts by Connor

I have done a couple by soldering a piece of 1mm x 1mm square nickel silver joining the weather board (is this the correct name for the cab front?) and the roof and then filing to shape.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm
Replies: 18
Views: 13937

Re: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm

A couple of people have been counting planks on the RY Pickering prototype wagon photos and our model pattern. Courtesy of Mike Williams I have attached 3 photos of RYP wagons with 5 planks. David Blevins kindly provided details of these from the RYP order books. Photo 1 – “Hamilton Palace Colliery”...
by tony brenchley
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm
Replies: 18
Views: 13937

Re: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm

The GA drawings I have came from the HMRS collection many years ago. There was a very limited selection available at the time and as I remember most of these were from the 1900-1902 period and most featured wagons with iron underframes. I will post a list of what I have in due course. I no longer be...
by tony brenchley
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm
Replies: 18
Views: 13937

Re: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm

The photos didn't upload as they were too big. Lets try again.
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Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm
Replies: 18
Views: 13937

R Y Pickering Traders Wagon in 4mm

Subscribers to the earlier incarnation of the Forum will remember our plan to produce some cast resin bodies for CR wagons. A straw poll at the time revealed that a Pickering traders wagon would be the most popular choice, nobody having produced a kit for one of these in 4mm scale before. I am pleas...
by tony brenchley
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Boyle etches and Conner 2-4-0
Replies: 1
Views: 3523

John Boyle etches and Conner 2-4-0

I had a long telephone chat with John this morning. He has now moved the last of his railway stuff to Lydney. He asked me to post a notice on the Forum to advise those who still have orders outstanding for etches and kits that he will get these completed and dispatched early in the new year. The oth...
by tony brenchley
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: A Caledonian Impedimenta Etch
Replies: 12
Views: 8459

Re: A Caledonian Impedimenta Etch

I too would like an etch - I will put my mind to listing what could be on it. I am happy to put some money up front for a good cause. We should include poster boards if John Boyle can't be persuaded to redo his etch. He used to do a very nice etch in nickel silver with various sizes of CR poster boa...
by tony brenchley
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4mm Locomotive, a potential new kit
Replies: 9
Views: 8120

Classes 903 and 191 Drawings

Further to ny note about the engine drawings I successfully scanned and sent copies of the class 903 and 191 engine drawings to a Forum member. These drawings are scanned into 3 sections for the 903 and 5 for the 191 to allow for folds in the originals and the fact that my scanner only copes with ma...
by tony brenchley
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4mm Locomotive, a potential new kit
Replies: 9
Views: 8120

Re: 4mm Locomotive, a potential new kit

Following my visit to Dave Lochrie mentioned in his note I checked my files but I don't have a copy of Peter James's drawing for the Coast Bogie. Peter built a very nice EM gauge model from his drawing. I wonder where this is now. John Boyle says he has done a 12mm to the foot scale drawing of the C...
by tony brenchley
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Stevens ground frames
Replies: 10
Views: 8926

Re: Stevens ground frames

Attached 2 photos featuring the ground frame at Blairgowrie.

Tony B
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by tony brenchley
Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Stevens ground frames
Replies: 10
Views: 8926

Re: Stevens ground frames

I would certainly like one is 4mm scale for my version of Blairgowrie. The ground frame at Blair has 2 levers and was located just outside the overall roof between the passnger line and goods shed road. Presumably each of the levers operated a turnoout. The frame was opened by a key issued to the en...