Saturday, February 25, 2017

Up and Down photos

Well I have made up a Type 20D Birdcage Ducket passenger brake and here are some photos of it with a Dapol Terrier and the 4mm version. I have yet to sort out any castings for the 7mm version.

Also, there is this photo showing a type 15I in 7mm against the G3 etches I have been asked to produce of a type 15G. I am astonished at the size this will be.

And another of the above. at 7mm scale.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Assembling the Type 15 carriages

Here is a link to a PDF showing how I have built one of the early style Type 15F all 3rd carriages. I shall be adding to this to show how to build one with only a continuous upper footboard with Westinghouse brakes soon.
I am awaiting another batch of etches to be delivered, hopefully soon!

Click this for a link to the pdf

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Up and Down!

Well, as soon as I put the Type 15 etch photos up and showed the 2nd class test at the Brighton Circle AGM last October, I was asked to do them in 4mm.
As soon as I put the photos of the built 4mm Craven Birdcage & Ducket brake van up on here, I was asked to consider scaling this up to 7mm!!!
I have just completed the drawings for both of these as well as a Gauge 3 type 15G 3rd coupe luggage brake, so will be sending these off to the etchers on Monday. Watch this space!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Updating to Stroudley era

Just been looking at photos of Lewes second station, the Reeves ones, and noticed that this photo shows only an upper, full length footboard and a lamp on the top of the birdcage. I am going to alter this build to look like that and so don't have to file holes in the Craven era lower footboard, just cut it off and solder it in place at the bottom of the solebar instead.

Will post another photo when I have completed this.

Just about finished now as you can see; the roof isn't fixed on at all yet and I haven't cleaned any excess solder/muck off at the moment either. Just glued on the castings and made a longer upper footboard from scrap etch and soldered it over the old top footstep, added the couplings also.
Cleaning up, painting and fixing of roof still to do; probably when the weather improves for painting!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Craven Brake build photos

These are now available for £54 to include UK P&P. I will bring some with me to the Windmill meeting in March.

Photo of build without axlebox or buffer castings fitted.

Clicking this will get you to a pdf of the build photos.!AlDt3ODPVz-70jXc-s60dwFJNNH3

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Instructions for LC&DR Carriages

Instructions for the Craven Brake Type 20D

Thursday, December 29, 2016

4mm Carriages for LBSCR as well as LCDR

The other thing hat has been happening is I finally got the Craven birdcage and ducket brake checked and etched. I have yet to build another test of this but sometime soon.
The other bits in 4mm are etches for LC&DR carriages for Simon. These will be available later in 2017 as soon as they have been test built. These are two copies of 3rds and a 3rd Brake in the top photo and a 1st, compo and 2nd in the lower photo.

I am also working on the Craven locos again so may have them ready for the Windmill meeting also.