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. The wheels I supply are to 4mm standards and may not suit your track but seem to suit normal OO9 and N gauge track. Its best to email and ask to be sure.
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. By mail order 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 have always charged postage at cost, not only are the costs going up steadily but I have recently had a higher incidence of things going missing, most turn up eventually but it causes hassle and stress all round. From October 2022 I will send small items via regular post but for UK post, anything valued over £100.00 will only be sent tracked and kits I have always only sent by Special Delivery, which is tracked. Overseas post will now only be sent tracked as the post service in a lot of countries is awful and things can go "missing" for weeks without a tracking number. The worst countries to send to are USA who only seem to deliver if its convenient and they remember that its on the van, closely followed by most middle east countries who seem to think its fine to leave it on the shelf in the depot until the recipient hassles them. Having a tracking number helps all round as the delivery people have it on their list for blipping with their scanner and if not delivered, can be found easily with the tracking number. This will cost a little more but it is worth it to avoid the hassle and possibly a long wait to get what was ordered.
I normally use BA screws in my kits but these can cause problems for overseas customers, as the supplier has just stopped doing all the small sizes I need, now is a good time to go metric. On the Parts and Accesories page you will find screws, nuts taps and dies in 1.0, 1.2 and 1.6mm, the equivalents of 14, 12 and 10BA. I can get other sizes if there is a demand.
A full set of printing instructions for the Kelant S400can be found at the bottom of the Useful Bits page
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.
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