7mm Bury, Thorn & Sons Ltd.

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Dave, 13 March 2012.

  1. Dave

    Dave Western Thunderer

    I suppose I ought to post something, instead of gawping at other people's stuff...

    I'm not going to do the whole "how I built it" thing but will just throw up some pictures and a short description of my layout.

    Bury, Thorn & Sons Ltd. is a fictional tar distillery and chemical works, somewhere in the West Riding, during the early to mid 1960s. Traffic in is raw tar from gas works and coke ovens, carried in the company's own fleet of ancient rectangular and cylindrical tanks, new steel drums, carried in sheeted open wagons, and coal for the boilers and processes, carried in mineral wagons.
    Traffic out consists of finished products by the tankload and smaller consignments and household
    chemicals in covered vans.

    BTS No.1, a Hudswell Clarke 14" 0-4-0ST hauls a tar tank. (with bit of steam added in Photoshop).

    No.1 - an Agenoria brass kit.

    Numbers 3 and 4 outside the engine shed.

    Charles Roberts 'D' tank.

    One of BTS fleet of class A tanks.

    A fitter about to get the brazier going.

    Some of the company's fleet of class B tanks.

    Inside the engineering workshop.

    No.3 and the loading shed.

    No.3 propelling a loaded coal wagon.

    "The Beatles are playing Huddersfield next week and I've got a mate can get us tickets..."
  2. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Welcome, Dave - you've made a lot of progress with this layout since I last saw it "Over There" (as we tend to call RMweb over here ;) )..... that last picture has "1960's" written all over it..!! :thumbs:
  3. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    I really, really like that - terrific atmosphere and very believable.

    And two Rustons - clearly you are someone with impeccable taste!:)

    Thank you very much for sharing your creations with us.


    (one Ruston, so far....)
  4. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Sorted that PTO yet?

    Photographs show a very nice layout, thank you.
  5. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Very nicely done, lots of nice little touches
  6. Old Buffer

    Old Buffer Western Thunderer

    Very nice, you can almost smell the tar being worked on, producing creosote, bitumen for paint etc and not forgetting the basic gunge that went into Wrights Coal Tar Soap (orrible stuff, my mum used to make me scrub with it when I got really grotty).
  7. Pennine MC

    Pennine MC Western Thunderer

    No, you mean 'the UK's foremost';)

    Genuinely pleased Dave's stuff is being well received, I've been poking at him about it for ages:cool:
  8. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    great layout and cameos, what are the overall dimensions please?


  9. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    I take it she's the typist from the office then Dave and not some "bird 'angin about the yard":D

    Excellent atmosphere mate.

    ATB, Col.
  10. Dave

    Dave Western Thunderer

    I'm glad you like all like it.

    Dogstar - "sorted that PTO yet". Er... what?

    Ressaldar - it's 12' x 18". I'll see if I can find the trackplan and I'll post it.

    eastsidepilot - Yes, a lass from the Despatch office or something.

    At the moment I'm working on another brass loco kit and a whitemetal kit of an Austin Ruby. I'll take some pictures later.
  11. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    "Over there"...there was a prolonged discussion as to what would be found in the rear bed of the Land Rover and I think that the conclusion was a welding kit. Now many years back the "Special Projects" department in the Meteor Works at Lode Lane did indeed supply welding equipment and I recollect that the generator was driven by a power take off. Hence a question over there about the number of levers on/beside the transmission tunnel.

    regards, Graham
  12. Dave

    Dave Western Thunderer

    Ah! I see. I haven't done anything with the Land Rover since I took it apart. When I did so I managed to put a drill right through the plastic moulded radiator grille when I drilled out a rivet to seperate the body from the chassis. I didn't worry about it at the time as I had an etched nickel silver one. Only it turns out that the etched one is from a Series 1 Land Rover and won't fit a Series 2! I keep meaning to buy it bit of mesh or something from Eileen's at a show but I keep forgetting.
  13. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Hi Dave, good to see you and the layout over here:thumbs: That D tank is really rather tasty.
  14. Debs.

    Debs. Western Thunderer

  15. Nice.
    Can we have a trackplan or aerial photo, please?
  16. Dave

    Dave Western Thunderer

    Here you go.
    The only changes made are that the storage tanks are not where they are shown on the plan. I am putting a railtank filling platform there instead and the storage tanks are half and quarter relief at one end and in a corner.

    Oh, and the bottom LH siding extends through the loading shed to the far left of the layout.
  17. Hi Dave,

    My father-in-law, who is a Yorkshireman, and a builder of 0 gauge industrial loco kits and who used to work at Esholt, is considering building the Agenoria kit for Nellie, but would like to know how good it is - acccuracy and ease-of-build, if possible. His first 0 gauge loco was a 1366 kit, which was an "experience" for him, and whilst the finished model looks the part and runs well, and speaks volumes for his abilities, it is an experience he would happily never repeat.
    He has also built the Slaters K, Springside Peckett and Manning, Wardle 0-4-0ST and possibly many more, if they help benchmark the Agenoria Nellie.

    Not just Dave: any feedback more than welcome!
  18. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Simon,

    The Agenoria kits when designed and marketed by Pete Stamper were excellent in all respects - design, fit, instructions etc, possibly lacking sometimes in whitemetal castings quality, but great to build and always ran well, first time and the hints and tips in the instructions are also very good. Cannot say what differences have come about with Pete selling the range to Mike Williams though.

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    Get your Father-in-law to part with his money soon.


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  19. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Dave,

    sorry not to have responded sooner, very nice layout with lots of operational potential and enjoyment in a small space.

  20. Dave

    Dave Western Thunderer

    Hi, Simon. As this was only the fourth ever brass kit and the second O gauge one that I'd built I'd say it went together easily enough. If by accuracy you mean being true to the prototype then I can't answer that in regard to Esholt's Nellie as I'm not that familiar with it and mine was built up with no individual prototype in mind. However the kit does come with alternative parts for safety valve covers so I imagine it could cater for the slight differences in individual prototypes and that the designer would have thought of these things.
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