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by tony brenchley
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Goods Train with 0-4-2 Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 14910

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...
by tony brenchley
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Cast Iron Canopy Brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 7528

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: 23637

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...
by tony brenchley
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale
Replies: 14
Views: 23637

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
by tony brenchley
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale
Replies: 14
Views: 23637

Re: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale

Attached is the latest photo from Andy Sladden showing the masters for the full set of 20 figures. Andy has promised me information on prices and availability as soon as this is available and I will post a note on the Forum when I have it. Tony B[ attachment=0]acstadden figures 2 red .jpg[/attachment]
by tony brenchley
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: The Quintinshill Conspiracy
Replies: 48
Views: 73329

Re: The Quintinshill Conspiracy

Did we not have a speaker at the AGM a few years ago who gave us a very clear account of the events at Quintinshill and his own conclusions which were somewhat at variance with the published accounts. I can't remember the guy's name or the details of his analysis but I recall he was a railway profes...
by tony brenchley
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Soldering Caley Coaches' Coupling Rods
Replies: 2
Views: 3112

Re: Soldering Caley Coaches' Coupling Rods

I had no problem with Powerflux and 188 solder but you must clean well as Powerflux is very corrosive.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale
Replies: 14
Views: 23637

Re: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale

Apologies to anybody who followed my incorrect spelling of Andrew Stadden's name. No explanations other than dodgy eyesight and lack of attention.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Edwardian figures in 4mm scale
Replies: 14
Views: 23637

Edwardian figures in 4mm scale

Both Dave Lochrie and I have been in touch with Andrew Sladden about his proposed range of 4mm scale figures. Andrew has an established business making fine scale figures cast in pewter. The 7mm modellers amongst us may already know of his work as he has a small range to this scale. The main part of...
by tony brenchley
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Interlaced sleepr turnouts
Replies: 1
Views: 3392

Interlaced sleepr turnouts

I am posting this request of behalf of CRA member John Boyle. Many of you will know John as the proprietor of Decent Models and his large range of CR engine, carriage and rolling stock kits and etches in 7mm and 4mm scales. John resolutely declines to get a broadband connection and uses me occasiona...
by tony brenchley
Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Signals at Blairgowrie
Replies: 8
Views: 13453

Re: Signals at Blairgowrie

Thanks to all those who responsded to my query. The signal post was obviously placed in this position for sighting reasons. My original confusion arose because of the close proximity of signals 11 and 8 to the crossover but it all now makes sense.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: cellulose paint
Replies: 12
Views: 8756

Re: cellulose paint

Jim - please add my name to your list. Thanks. Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Signals at Blairgowrie
Replies: 8
Views: 13453

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: 5480

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: 11000

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: 5627

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: 11884

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: 5627

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: 9553

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: 37100

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: 15259

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: 15259

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: 15259

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: 15259

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: 6628

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