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.
Some outside frame kits and Power Bogies can be adapted to suit 10.5 and 9mm gauges by using a different gearbox, although the wheels I supply are to 4mm standards and may not suit your track. Its best to email and ask.
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.
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.
At shows I can take payment by cash or card, also bank transfers or Paypal via your phone if you are set up for either. Otherwise I can take bank transfers from a UK account, not recommended from non UK accounts as the charges can be excessive. Paypal is the best option for overseas customers and cheques are acceptable but slow. I also have a Western Union account so I can be paid via them. This will require a personal visit to a WU branch with cash and photo ID but its actually cheaper than Paypal and can be used in any country. Its best to email first for details in any case.
Since Windows 7 is no longer supported, the banks will no longer cover users for problems such as cloning, hacking etc so I had to "upgrade" to Windows 10. In the process of removing un-needed W7 recovery files, W10 wiped my data drive which meant a 3 day process of recovering the files. On trying W10 I realised that its not as bad as people say, its actually far worse. Everything I need is buried under layers of protocol to stop the masses modifying their system, it won't install my version of Autocad, only later ones as the internet connection is handled differently and a hundred other annoying problems.
Therefore I decided to try Linux again, I tried it before but it won't run my cad programs. The plan is to use Linux for all things except cad programs, W7 will also be installed for these. Its getting there but we have a driver problem for the graphics card at the moment, I am hopng that my techie friend will think of a solution over the weekend. I am currently about a week behind in my work and still face several days of program installing and configuring when I get it back.
As I am currently (19th Jan) using a laptop that is really not up to 3D drawings I am having a hard time keeping up with the work. Hopefully by the end of the month I should be back to normal, until then things will be slower than normal and I apologise for this.
To add to all this I just deleted a folder with bits off my old desktop, some of which was items customers were enquiring about or even in progress. If you have something outstanding with me please chase me over it as it may have been one of the deleted items. I'll be really glad when this is all over.
A budget coach kit made mostly of plastic card cut on my newly acquired craft cutter with resin printed bogies. Mostly assembled with solvent or super glue with a tiny bit of soldering for the wire end rails. Available in 7mm for 9 to 16.5mm gauges and for 15.5mm scale by request, see full details on the newly renamed wagon and coach kits page.
I was asked to make my Peckett Cranmore in 1/35th scale, not just etches but as a complete kit. This is now available at £250.00, details in the loco section.
I only did a short run of these and have parts for 12, 9 of which are now sold so get in quick if you definitely want one. I am considering a 1/35th scale Wren next as that has already been requested,
These wagons are 2 of a range by Tom Bell of Teebee models, there are a variety including a flat, low ends, high ends, slatted ends, slatted box and low sided. All are based on a Hudson skip chassis and are available in 16.5 or O9 in packs of 2 for £15 to £26 depending on type. My 8.5mm wheels drop straight in, well worth a look as they are very nice. The 2 shown are the slatted and low ended types.