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.
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, half of which are now sold so get in quick if you definitely want one. If this is a success I will consider 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.
A friend asked me to print a basic chassis based on the Corris 2 plank wagon and also used with no body and cross timbers for carrying large slate lumps. The end cross beams are deep enough to take most types of coupling and I am looking at fitting a standard NEM pocket. Available with an inside bearing unit for 9, 10.5, 12, 14 or 16.5mm gauges and discwheels of 8.5 or 9.5mm diameter, 10.5mm will also fit but will very slightly foul the floor, 4 small notches required.
I thought bodies would be easy enough to draw so I copied the 2 plank, invented a flat and extended the ends of the flat up to rounded tops. For slate quarry use the flat and 2 plank can be used as they are and a bare chassis with added wooden strips for block carriage. For estate use all 3 would fit in nicely.
The pictures show a chassis with 4 of the inside bearing units, they can be glued in place or held by Blutak to leave them removable. Re-gauging is easy as I can supply the units loose to any gauge. The bodies just glue onto the chassis. All parts are printed in HIPS and assemble with solvent.
Any wagon complete with wheels (8.5 or 9.5 or 10.5mm) - £8.00 each
Extra bodies or chassis £4, inside bearing units £2.
The WD body also works well on this chassis, same price if you want one
At Swanley I prepacked 2 sets of 3 wagons, one in 14mm and one in 16.5mm and sold them for £15 a pack. I can still offer these but at £18 a pack. I can offer 16.5, 14 or 12mm and now have a narrowed chassis for 10.5 and 9mm. I keep 16.5, 14 and 9mm on the shelf packed as one of each type but can do any combination to any gauge, thoughit may take an extra day or two if I don't have the bits to hand.
Now available, full details on the wagon kits page. It was a bit of an uphill struggle to get the new printer to do what I wanted but I am an intelligent human being, it is only a machine, it was just a matter of time.
An American has shared his drawings of the US Pershing wagons with me, very similar to our WD wagons but with bar frame bogies, I will try these out a little later when I have cleared the order list. He has also sent drawings of the tank car, box car and flat which would make a nice set, I will look at them as well.
I was given a copy of the book by Dr Christian Cenac which has drawings of all stock used by France in WW1. There are some interesting items which may also be emerging from my printer in the future.