Search found 295 matches

by tony brenchley
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 75227

Re: True Line Models up-date

Sorry about the typos. I am using my wife's laptop which is not very tolerant of my typing. I am sure you will all understand the message.


Tony B
by tony brenchley
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 75227

Re: True Line Models up-date

Sorry about the typos. I am using my wife's laptop which is not very tolerant of my typing. I am sure you will all understand the message.


Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 75227

Re: True Line Models up-date

Thanks Jim I have been trying to reply to the points made by Douglas. TLM was originally conceived as a service for CRA members. We have kept it small, neat and cheap for this purpose. We do sell to non-members who discover TLM on the website and at exhibitions at marked up prices. We could attempt ...
by tony brenchley
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 75227

Re: True Line Models up-date

Trial message.
by tony brenchley
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train
Replies: 17
Views: 23423

Re: GCR 2-8-0 on coal train

I am intrigued by what appears to be a long mineral train going north from Perth on the Caley main line. Full coal wagons did reach Perth via the NBR from Fife but this was mainly for landsale. Wagons for the HR would have been marshalled into HR trains and for the Strathmore main line and Caley bra...
by tony brenchley
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?
Replies: 32
Views: 42149

Re: Resurrecting a Class 171 Etch?

I had a 171 etch from John Boyle that was in brass and body only. This was surplus to my own requirements and I traded it to Mike Williams a few years ago. I don't remember John telling me of anybody else's involvement in this project. I guess Mike still has the etch and if anybody wants to see it M...
by tony brenchley
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 75227

Re: True Line Models up-date

Greetings to everyone from New Zealand. Yes I am really here and won't be able to do much on TLM until my return. Almost my first activity on my return is to get up to Carlisle for the AGM. A few more pre-orders have come in since I last reviewed progress and we might be near the magic number for on...
by tony brenchley
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 75227

Re: True Line Models up-date

Thanks Dave for your provisional order and further suggestions. I hope this inspires other people to commit.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 75227

Re: True Line Models up-date

Up-date on up-date So far none of the wagons proposed has attracted anywhere near sufficient support to proceed, i.e. 25-30 units. This is very disappointing as there are a lot of regular customers for TLM in the CRA who have not yet responded. Can I ask everybody to reply to the Forum so we make s...
by tony brenchley
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 75227

Re: True Line Models up-date

Further options

Mike Williams has reminded me that he originally proposed to include removable raves for the pre-Drummond open to convert it to a sheep carrier.

He also proposed a earlier brake van c.1870s. Would you please also indicate your interest in the brake van.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 75227

Re: True Line Models up-date

Roof Door Van

Allan and everybody

We will probably follow the format already used by Bill Bedford on his LNWR van of a one piece body with a separate moulding for the roof incorporating all the relevant detail.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: True Line Models up-date
Replies: 61
Views: 75227

True Line Models up-date

There has been no progress with new kts from True Line Models as the last two suggestions, a pre-Drummond loco coal wagon and open goods wagon, did not attract sufficient support to proceed. In the meantime other projects have been considered and we now have a range of options. I think the pre-Drumm...
by tony brenchley
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: CRA Facebook Page
Replies: 18
Views: 23560

Re: CRA Facebook Page

I suspect I am like many members - I don't use facebook, I don't perceive that have a need for it and consequently I don't know what it involves. I am aware of some of the problems experienced by users. The obvious question to ask is what would be the effect on the quality of the Forum? Would it add...
by tony brenchley
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian Railway 903 Class model WIP
Replies: 21
Views: 26136

Re: Caledonian Railway 903 Class model WIP

Thanks Kris

I am not sure which livery is correct (!) but I like the dark blue although I guess this was never carried.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian Railway 903 Class model WIP
Replies: 21
Views: 26136

Re: Caledonian Railway 903 Class model WIP

Sorry for being a little techno-phobic but how do I open Kris's images?
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sun May 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonian Railway 903 Class model WIP
Replies: 21
Views: 26136

Re: Caledonian Railway 903 Class model WIP

Sorry to display my lack of IT skills but how do I open the 'images' in Kris's posts?

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sun May 13, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Diagram 59 16-ton Mineral Wagons
Replies: 4
Views: 14361

Re: Diagram 59 16-ton Mineral Wagons

TLM D59 Brake Etches Those of you who follow the Forum TLM section and are sharp on maths will have worked out that I have a number of D59 8' 6" brake etches spare. These are useful for LMS period modellers who want to model their wagons with brakes on both sides and may be suitable for other ...
by tony brenchley
Mon May 07, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Next TLM Project
Replies: 11
Views: 23636

Re: Next TLM Project

Pre- Drummond Wagon to K Werrett drawing. I built this wagon many years ago. The correct buffers with stepped bases were not available at the time and this is fitted with the standard turned brass buffers that I used then. The w-irons, springs and axleboxes were all from plastikard. How patient we w...
by tony brenchley
Mon May 07, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: CR Station Foorbridfges
Replies: 0
Views: 4042

CR Station Foorbridfges

Somebody has asked me where the Caley cast iron footbridges were manufactured.

I guess these were to a standard design and probably some, if not all, were made at St Rollox works and assembled on site . Do we have a drawing?

Can anybody help?

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Next TLM Project
Replies: 11
Views: 23636

Re: Next TLM Project

Mike - Thanks for the offer to make a pattern for the cask wagon,. I've had an email from David Elvy saying that he and Ross Burns are working on a cask wagon kit in 4mm and 7mm scales. So we won't progress that as a TLM project. The pre-Drummond goods wagon with optional sheep pens looks a good opt...
by tony brenchley
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Diagram 59 16-ton Mineral Wagons
Replies: 4
Views: 14361

Re: Diagram 59 16-ton Mineral Wagons

Diagram 3 Drummond Vans

I forgot to mention in my last post that I have a few Drummond van kits left in stock. These are £11.70 each to CRA members plus p&p.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Diagram 59 16-ton Mineral Wagons
Replies: 4
Views: 14361

Diagram 59 16-ton Mineral Wagons

You may know that I ordered a second batch of these mineral wagons after the first batch sold out. Due to production limitations the second batch is of 25 units only. I have 14 of these left after completing existing orders. The kits are £14 each to members with etched brake gear and white metal cas...
by tony brenchley
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Next TLM Project
Replies: 11
Views: 23636

Re: Next TLM Project

Unfortunately the level of interest in the loco coal wagon is not really sufficient to proceed with this as the next TLM project. This then poses the question of what else we could consider for our next kit. On previous occasions a number of people have suggested a cask or empty barrel wagon. There ...
by tony brenchley
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: RTR Caley 812.
Replies: 26
Views: 28936

Re: RTR Caley 812.

Thanks for the update David.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: Next TLM Project
Replies: 11
Views: 23636

Next TLM Project

Our next wagon will be a Loco Coal Wagon to a pre-Drummond design and therefore does not have a Diagram Book number. The wagon is based on the drawing on page 259 of Mike Williams' Wagon Book. This is for a 10-ton wagon with solid buffers and 9' 6" wheelbase. At least 300 of these wagons were b...