All my loco kits are sold complete except for couplings. All outside frame loco kits can be built to any gauge from 12mm to 16.5mm, inside frame kits only to gauges where axles are available, usually 12mm, 14mm and 16.5mm. Some kits include jigs for assembling coupling/connecting rods and for quartering the wheels where required. Assembly is by tabs and slots and all screws, bushes, motor, gearbox, wheels and axles are included.
Although most of my kits require soldering skills, you don't have to be an expert, beginners have bought my kits and produced good results. The trick is not to look at the whole job which will seem daunting, but to take it in stages. Each stage will be a lot easier to tackle if you only concentrate on that and think about the rest later. Use 145 solder for the main body assembly and higher temperature electrical solder for the chassis and smaller parts.
Goods can be paid for by bank transfer or Paypal (instant) or by cheque (7 day delay), email for details. At shows I can take cash or card payments using my new smart phone linked card reader. Technology is a wonderful thing, I just hope it works when I need it.
If you have any problems with the instructions CDs, the full instructions and more can be downloaded from my other site set up specially for downloads. Click on the DOWNLOADS button below to go there. These are also available to anyone who wants to look a kit over before buying it.
I have given the website a bit of a spring clean. There is a new page for Motor Bogies, Motors and wheels, loco chassis have moved to the loco kit page and I will be adding to the gallery when I get time next week.
The Pike Bros tipper and runner wagons have been discontinued, they were becoming not cost effective to produce but would be unlikely to sell at a higher price.
Built by The Model Works Australia, one of each gauge available, see Loco Kits for details. The 14mm one has now sold.
Having been playing with Shapeways diesel bodies for a few weeks now, I find that I am drowning under them and could do with selling a few. All are sold RTR, mostly in grey primer but 4 are painted none have couplings. Although all are 16.5mm gauge, I can convert most to other gauges for £10 extra.
O&K Md1 with an M10 motor and 30:1 gearing, a very small loco with 8.5mm wheels and a 16.5mm wheelbase. Not the best of runners as it needs more weight.
Feldbahn Struver with a K20 motor mounted off to one side and covered with a "toolbox". Gearing around 30:1, 8.5mm wheels and a 14mm wheelbase. Also not the best runner and way too light. £70.00
The model is actually 1/35th scale as the 1/43rd one was too small to motorise.
Jung EL105 with an N20 motor 35:1 gearing and 8,5mm wheels, a good runner.
LKM Ns1 with an N20 motor, 35:1 gearing and 8.5mm wheels, a good runner. This is the earlier version with oil lamps, there is a later version with electric lighting.
CKD BN R30 with an N20 motor, 40:1 gearing and 9.5mm wheels. A good runner, in grey primer.
Schoma gas burning locowith an N20 motor, 40:1 gearing and 10.5mm wheels. A good runner, in grey primer. This loco has Feldbahn buffers as part of the print.
32/42hp Simplex, a Nitro Nobel loco by Henrik Laurell. Planetarty geared motor with twin O ring drive and 10.5mm wheels, a good runner. There are a roof and re-railing ramps included but not fitted yet.
£100.00, more expensive because it is printed in FUD, which is a lot dearer than the usual White Flexible.
20hp Simplex with one of my Universal Power Bogies, M10 motor, 45:1 gearing and 9.5mm wheels, a good runner.
Two WD Simplexes, 1 x armoured and 1 x protected. Both have planetary geared motors with twin O ring drives and 10.5mm wheels, both are good runners.
The picture shows the protected one.
The Peckett Cranmore, Barclay E class chassis and Henrik Laurell's RAR chassis should be finished any day now, so I have moved them to the relevant page and will take orders on all three.
I have recently been negotiating with Simon Dawson for use of his WW1 wagon prints, Simon's products go under the name of Recreation 21 and are currently produced by Shapeways but are too expensive to make into kits, the D would have to retail at £50. The plan is that he will rework the drawings so they are compatible with a home printer, I can then print them myself and make them into complete kits to sell at a more reasonable price. All wagons can be any gauge from 16.5 to 10.5mm.
The main issues are the sides being too thin, gaps between the planking and the bogies are too narrow for pinpoint axles. Simon will adjust the drawings and I have already created inside bearing units to go under the bogies.
Some of his range is shown on the left, second is the D type with 2 body styles available, third is the C type with the older style wooden bogies and fourth the A type which comes in 4 variants. Also available is the B type, which is a lengthened A, the E type bogie well wagon, F type bogie flat well wagon, the H type water tank wagon and the ambulance van. The top picture is a Pechot stake wagon, the stakes need to be added from wire.
The grey ones are my prints, with several random gaps in the planking where my printer couldn't cope. It was pointed out to me at the Surrey area meeting that these would make great run down wagons, they are small enough for O9 and not very specific so they can be used anywhere. All 4 versions are shown so if anyone wants some decrepit wagon bodies, I can print them to order at £4 each.
I hope to get these into production later this year, although it is unlikely that I will be able to print the tank wagon or ambulance van.