Early coach axleboxes/springs

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caleyJim
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Early coach axleboxes/springs

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Saw these on the web-site of 'ther CRA - the Cumbrian Railways Association - and can't help but feel they might have some applicability for those of you who love earler coaches than I produce.

http://www.cumbrianrailways.org.uk/braxleboxes.php

Jim
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tony brenchley
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Re: Early coach axleboxes/springs

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Thanks John. These look potentially useful.

The axleboxes and axleguards mounted on the outside of the solebars of most early CR carriages were very similar to the LNWR pattern and , of course, the ex-WCJS carriages had them. I got some got some spare axlebox castings from D&S models a long time ago. These were included on their LNWR 6-wheel brake van kit. John Boyle used to produce an etch of early carriage axleguards that included some specialised commode and door handles.

These are no longer available but could be included in our proposed CRA etch of 4mm parts if there is sufficient demand.

Tony B
Mike 1
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Re: Early coach axleboxes/springs

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In 7mm there used to be an LNWR version available with hornguides fitting outside the solebars and grease or oil boxes. They may well suit some CR stock. The patterns were made (in the 80's>) by Peter Davis, cast by Gordon Heywood, then sold to John Petcher who passed them to Adrian Swain. I assume somebody will have bought the patterns in the last few months since Adrian's death, but I don't yet know who.

Mike
Steve Parsons
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Re: Early coach axleboxes/springs

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As Tony says they have the potential to be very usefull, if you are considering an etch of early carriages parts I would be very interested most likely in several sets as I'm on an early coach building program drawing and building bodies with the Silhouette cutter.
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Mike 1
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Re: Early coach axleboxes/springs

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Vert nice indeed Steve. I'm impressed.

Mike
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