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by tony brenchley
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Open Wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 3402

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: 3402

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: 7019

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: 3402

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: 1436

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: 1472

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: 3402

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: 7019

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: 7019

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: 2212

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: 20411

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: 9928

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
by tony brenchley
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RTR Caley 812.
Replies: 26
Views: 20411

Re: RTR Caley 812.

A small point but an important one nevertheless - Did anybody check with Rails of Sheffield that the wheel splasher spacing and dimensions will be to scale and hence suitable for scale, i.e. P4, wheels. We can deal with almost anything else but if you can't fit proper wheels in it the fine finish is...
by tony brenchley
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

Re: TLM 2020

I have been waiting for somebody to tell me that £13.50 for the open doesn't equate to £11.25 with 10% discount. The £11.25 is correct but the price to non-members should have been £12.50.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

TLM 2020

Some of you will know that we have the new pre-Drummond open and re-run of the cattle wagon in production. We will have limited quantities of both at the Glasgow Show as there hasn't been time to produce the full batches. Both will be supplied as kits with white metal castings and etched brass brake...
by tony brenchley
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.
Replies: 21
Views: 3822

Re: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.

Looking at the photos and drawing again gives me the impression that the jib on the crane in the 'Oxford'' crane photo as posted by David with 4 cut outs is longer than the jib on the CR crane with 3 cut outs. Could this account for the extra cut out or is it my eyes?
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.
Replies: 21
Views: 3822

Re: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.

Thanks Lindsay

I will wait to hear your advice after Modelrail.

Tony
by tony brenchley
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.
Replies: 21
Views: 3822

Re: Oxford Rail Cowans-Sheldon 15t Crane.

Hi Lindsay

I am now confused - easily done these days I'm afraid. Which of the Oxford Rail cranes is nearest to the CR version? Is it product code OR76SCS1002?

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 46212

Re: True Line Models up-date

Douglas
I would echo Jim Pairman's comments and suggest that the D46 wagon would probably be the next to qualify for a rerun. We will discuss and agree a forward program at the CRA AGM in March.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 33
Views: 7158

Re: The burning question

Hi Mike What a wonder first offering - No 0 MRJ. In addition to your father's model it also featured John Watson's 'Laxfield' - a model railway well known to me as we used to visit John's house regularly for Norfolk and Suffolk Scalefour Society Area Group meetings. He was the inspiration behind 'Co...
by tony brenchley
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 33
Views: 7158

Re: The burning question

Hi Mike Does that mean that your father was Geoff Williams? I remember the model of Aylesbury well and particularly the wonderful engines and rolling stock on it. This must have been a great inspiration for you. The model must have featured in the model press at some time. I have every issue of Mode...
by tony brenchley
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 33
Views: 7158

Re: The burning question

I didn't have time to post this photo but it is the best one I have of the turntable at Blairgowrie and the only one of the water tower.
WAC Smith Blair Water Tower Forum.jpg
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Tony B
by tony brenchley
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 33
Views: 7158

Re: The burning question

This happened to me. I always knew there was a water tower at Blairgowrie near to the turntable south of the engine shed erected in the 1870s. It is shown on both the track plans I have and some of the locals remembered it when I talked to them in the early 1970s. Unfortunately it was demolished bef...
by tony brenchley
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 31289

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

After tinkering around with trying to use the plastic components from the wagon I opted for replacement etched w-irons and 51L NBR axle box/spring castings. The Caley had the equivalent diagram 22 wagons we did as a TLM kit. The diagram 22 wagons may also have been called "jubilee" wagons as they al...
by tony brenchley
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 31289

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

Douglas I have fitted end hoops to the Oxford Models wagons and many other wagons mostly scratch built. I mass produce them by winding nickel silver or brass wire of appropriate size round a piece of 3mm brass rod. Get them as tight together on the rod as you can using fine pliers so you have spiral...