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by tony brenchley
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Building Ideas Requested
Replies: 11
Views: 4578

Re: Building Ideas Requested

Hi A few years ago Bachmann produced a very nice cast resin model of a Caledonian Northern Division signal box. I think it was based on Kirriemuir Junction. It is very close in size and style to the box at Blairgowrie and mine has graced my Blairgowrie ever since. It is so good that I would not cons...
by tony brenchley
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Boyle Decent Models 4mm Carriage Etches
Replies: 0
Views: 2239

John Boyle Decent Models 4mm Carriage Etches

I have acquired a number of John Boyle's etches in 4mm scale passed to me by Roger Pidgeon who found them when clearing John's house. All these are bodies only, although there are roofs with some of the bogie stock, but no castings. My first task is to try to acquire some of the missing bits to make...
by tony brenchley
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Stocks
Replies: 3
Views: 5113

Price of TLM Cattle wagons and RYP wagons

I was obviously not having a good yesterday! Thanks to Allan Fergusson for spotting that these should be £13.50 each.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Stocks
Replies: 3
Views: 5113

Tony B Email

My email link is xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx and not as in the recent post post. Thanks to Mike Williams for spotting this.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Stocks
Replies: 3
Views: 5113

TLM Stocks

T rue Line Models For those new to the CRA Forum True Line Models kits are produced by members of the Association primarily for other members and this is extended to members of the NBRSG. For this reason we sell them at near cost price for members after applying the discount. I should have mentioned...
by tony brenchley
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: CR Cattle Dock/Pens
Replies: 8
Views: 9364

Re: CR Cattle Dock/Pens

Thanks for the prompt Jim I am not sure if an etch would work in 4mm scale to obtain the correct thickness for the wooden posts and planks. This looks to be ideal for a set of parts cast in resin. If we can sell 30 or more sets that should cover the cost of mould making. Most people will want at lea...
by tony brenchley
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cattle docks
Replies: 27
Views: 31765

Re: Cattle docks

Thanks for the prompt Jim I am not sure if an etch would work in 4mm scale to obtain the correct thickness for the wooden posts and planks. This looks to be ideal for a set of parts cast in resin. If we can sell 30 or more sets that should cover the cost of mould making. Most people will want at lea...
by tony brenchley
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: D46 Mineral Wagons
Replies: 0
Views: 4902

D46 Mineral Wagons

I am pleased to confirm I now have the latest of our rerun of TLM kits. This is for the Diagram 46 8-ton mineral wagon. Over 5,000 were built and they were the most numerous of the earlier mineral wagons. I have attached a photo of Jim Pairman's model made from the first batch. Full details of the p...
by tony brenchley
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Early coach axleboxes/springs
Replies: 4
Views: 2836

Re: Early coach axleboxes/springs

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...
by tony brenchley
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Drawing instruments
Replies: 5
Views: 3427

Re: Drawing instruments

These are lovely instruments Jim. What did you use yourself for lining?
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 32
Views: 16963

Re: Class 670 kit

Can I add my congratulations John. That is a wonderful model. Do you have time to build another for me?

Two questions. What blue paint did you use and did you line it yourself.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Worsley Works Carriage Etches
Replies: 9
Views: 5027

Re: Worsley Works Carriage Etches

Thanks for that Graham. Dave Lochrie managed to find a Worsley Works composite on the internet. You may have seen my post elsewhere expressing disappointment with the underframe that can best be described as basic. The kit as sent to me by Dave has no solebar overplays and other parts such as lower ...
by tony brenchley
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Update May 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 4968

Re: TLM Update May 2020

I regret to advise that I now have just one open wagon kit left.

It goes to the first person to email me at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Members price £11.25 plus £2.50 p&p.
by tony brenchley
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Decent Models 45' Underframe
Replies: 5
Views: 3447

Re: Decent Models 45' Underframe

That's great Allan. Let me know how much I owe you. Tony
by tony brenchley
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Decent Models 45' Underframe
Replies: 5
Views: 3447

Decent Models 45' Underframe

I am sure the availability of body and underframe etches from John Boyle's Decent Models 45' carriage range has been through the CRA Forum mill before. Does anybody have any spare Lambie 45 foot underframe etches? Dave Lochrie found a Worsley Works 45' composite kit for me for which the body etch is...
by tony brenchley
Sun May 24, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 4014

Re: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit

I know from my own research that these NBR wagons are not like any of the CR bogies I have seen in photos. I am passing them off as NBR wagons only!

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sat May 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Update May 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 4968

TLM Update May 2020

I have now have all the TLM stock and can resume sending out orders. I will give preference to those who have already placed provisional orders. There are plenty of cattle wagons and RYP traders wagons but the stocks of the new open wagon are going fast. The prices are £15 for the cattle and RYP wag...
by tony brenchley
Sat May 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 4014

Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit

Our colleagues in the North British Railway Study Group are planning a kit for an NBR 7-ton mineral wagon in 4mm scale. This is similar to the familiar CR mineral bogies and contemporary with them. The format will be as for to our TLM kits with a moulded resin body and white metal and etched brass u...
by tony brenchley
Fri May 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Smith’s loft layout
Replies: 7
Views: 4129

Re: John Smith’s loft layout

Wonderful. I did not know about this model and obviously missed a treat.
Tony B
by tony brenchley
Mon May 18, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Worsley Works Carriage Etches
Replies: 9
Views: 5027

Re: Worsley Works Carriage Etches

Thanks for your replies. These kits are obviously more complete than I thought and I may well be tempted. My Red Rose composite now has a completed body, courtesy of spare cast ends, droplights and ventilator bonnets from John Boyle's kits. Soldering the cast ends to the thick zinc bodies tested my ...
by tony brenchley
Sat May 16, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Worsley Works Carriage Etches
Replies: 9
Views: 5027

Worsley Works Carriage Etches

Has any body bought and made up CR 45' stock from these etches? I understand they have their origin in the Red Rose Models etches from the 1980s produced by Philip Millard. Worsley Works apparently acquired the artwork for these etches. The Red Rose etches were single sided on quite thick zinc sheet...
by tony brenchley
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 36
Views: 23651

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Looks like I just snaffled the last pack. If anybody is desperate to share please contact me.

Tony B
by tony brenchley
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 36
Views: 23651

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

A couple of follow up thoughts. I think Len Folkard developed the first method of forming bolt heads back in the early 1970s by using a punch to form tiny domes in 10 thou plastikard and then slicing these off with a single edged razor blade. I used this method myself for many years and I guess Mike...
by tony brenchley
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 36
Views: 23651

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Hi Scott Bolt Head Machine I originally developed this idea after Jim Pairman had an article in the S4 News about making cube rivets, I thought the bolt heads on the outside of the wagon body had washers and nuts and in our scales these should be circular. The punch is a bit of 0.33 steel wire and y...
by tony brenchley
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon
Replies: 36
Views: 23651

Re: TLM RY Pickering Traders Wagon

Thanks everyone for your tips., I am using a SM blade to pick up but my dexterity is not so good these days. I will try the limolene, that might be the answer.
Tony B