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Re: Bray Loaders

Post #11 by essexpete » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:09 am

I recon the BL32 would be close to what my father ha in the late 50s but the blue would be paler.

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Re: Bray Loaders

Post #12 by DaveS » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:18 pm

rowehillmaster wrote:Thanks Dave, they are good, and will be a great help - I did two or three terms of airbrush photo re-touching at college ! ....those were the days ! thanks for taking the time to scan them in, one other question if I can be a bit of a pest .... in those brochures are there any versions of the Bray 'seal' logo?, I just can't get the outer shape right - I have had a stab at making one (seen below) and/or the 'British BRAY Built' logo (also seen below) -

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my first atempts - good decals make a model I feel.


The illustrator who used to work with me did many air-brush jobs for Terex on their publicity and technical literature before the days of Photoshop. :D

Good job on those logos! I've scanned two from the literature I have - I don't have the 'British Built' one - but I notice that it looks very like the shape of Bray's fabricated axle casings! :lol:

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Re: Bray Loaders

Post #13 by rowehillmaster » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:26 pm

.... thanks Dave, I will be able to refine the seal shape and get it just right.

I trained as a Technical Illustrator, when at college a number of people used to go to the Case factory at Redruth, (think its gone now) and gather material for reference, to produce illustrations for their course work, a number of people did good cutaway illustrations of skid steer loaders, I did a Magerius-Deutz Truck, an Austin Champ and a F2 Stock Car, oh and a boat gearbox for my projects ... no loaders though !

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Re: Bray Loaders

Post #14 by DaveS » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:00 pm

Andy,

All the Technical Illustrator's I've worked with (and there's been a few :lol: ) have gone to Blackpool and Fylde College, they seemed to specialise in that kind of training.

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Post #15 by rowehillmaster » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:10 pm

.... no, it was Cornwall for me, there was only three places to do TI to HND - Camborne Tec, Bournmouth and Blackpool - I worked with some from up there when I first started work in the early eighties - (again) those were the days ;) I went to ones 50th last year ! :lol:

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Re: Bray Loaders

Post #16 by IBH » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:46 pm

What did Case (J.I.Case?) assemble in their Redruth factory?


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Post #17 by rowehillmaster » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:02 pm

I think it was a skidsteer - bobcat ? .... they were white and red I think ..... but this was what I was doing

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.... it was 27 years ago :shock: .... could I do it now ? ....


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Re: Bray Loaders

Post #18 by rowehillmaster » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:30 pm

.... I have started my model of the BL25, but have already run into problems - the photo that I have, a nice side on picture, which helps getting the proportions correct, seems to be of an earlier model than that of the one that Dave has posted from the Bray brochure .... does anyone have any more pictures of Bray tracked loaders ? .... I like the look of what I presume to be the later version, and would like to model that one, but as yet I do not have enough reference to do that -the loader arms look heavier, can anyone else help with pictures of a BL25 please?

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Re: Bray Loaders

Post #19 by XS650 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:34 am

From google images, were these things any good , the tracks and sprockets look fragile for constant slewing around.
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Re: Bray Loaders

Post #20 by DaveS » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:27 am

Craig, that picture is from SED a few years ago. The counterweight was a box full of nuts and bolts and general small workshop junk!

Andy, how about a drawing with dimensions?

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