I was asked about the possibility of this and had to admit that I know very little of this scale. I bought a couple of locos from Ebay to play with and get a feel for it while the asker touted the idea on Facebook and I now have orders for 4. It turns out that there are a lot of diesel locos and tractors available in 1/35thbut no steam locos, how can I refuse when there's obviously a market for it. The etches can be scaled up but the castings will need new masters so about 3 or 4 months should see the kit available. If I get more orders the price will likely be around £250 but if I do a short run it may have to be over £300 to pay its way. If you want one email and let me know. If its a success I may have to do the same with the Wren.
I was asked to produce my Gamecock in 10mm scale and have a set of etches for sale. They will come with the instruction CD and I can print a scaled up firebox to suit, the rest is up to you.
One set only - £80.00
It has been pointed out to me that my Barclay chassis which is 7mm or 1:43 scale will actually make quite a good chassis for an O&K tank loco or similar in 1:35 scale. Well, I didn't see that one coming but in 16.5mm form it certainly will. I will have to try it myself.
This is a print from Tom Bell of Teebee models from Shapeways for which I printed a chassis for 14mm. Its not wide enough for 16.5mm so can only be gauged from 14 to 12mm but I can make achassis for 10.5 or 9mm if required.
Cost in any gauge is £90 as the loco is fairly large and the print is around £36 on its own.
Paint not included.
These are 2 prints that Teebee models were selling in 5.5mm scale, so I asked Tom nicely and he made them available in 7mm. As they are scaled up from a smaller drawing they are not as detailed as some others but the body shape and finish is good. The floor and gearbox top were missing from the print so I incorporated these into the chassis.
Due to a quirk of printing and pricing at Shapeways, the open cab version comes out dearer than the one with the cab but I will do them both at the same price of £90 complete. The standard chassis can be gauged from 16.5 to 12mm and I can make specials for 10.5 or 9mm.
The couplings are a hangover from 5.5mm scale and most of us would cut them off and replace them with something more suitable.
Paint not included.
I added these to an etch for a friend who wanted 180 and I now have a lot spare. They were designed to be used double thickness with wire passed through the holes to create a fence, used double I have enough for 166 posts. They are 0.8mm wide so double are 0.8mm square, height above ground 13.5mm.
5 posts (10 etches) for £1.00
These have finally arrived from China and they have surpassed my expectations.
The gears are so well cut that they need no running in and just work perfectly from first fitting. They are 0.4 module 13:1 ratio, the gear is small enough to use with 8.5mm wheels and the worm is actually 2mm longer than the ones in the picture, they were a test sample. Both have 2mm tight push fit bores to suit my power bogies where they will be standard fitting from now on.
The wheels are 10,5mm blackened steel but still conduct electricity, on turned plastic bushes with 2mm brass pin point, brass blind or steel blind axles. They are supplied loose so that I can choose the axle and they push on dead square every time, unlike some plastic centered wheels I have had to use lately. They are also perfectly concentric as they are CNC machined.
The pulleys are much as my previous ones, no real changes there. The large one is bored 2mm and the small one 1mm, ratio around 2.8:1.
All these are available separately, a gear set £3.50, 2 pulleys with 2 O rings £2.50 and wheels £2.50 per axle.
The bottom picture shows the new wheels at the back, my previous ones in the middle and Gibsons at the front for comparison.
Found by chance while looking for something else on Chinese websites. It turns out to be the best iron I have ever owned, mine has been in use for at least 4 months now and I still can't fault it.
Its variable from 90 to 420 degrees with a temperature lock switch to avoid accidental adjustment, has the fastest warm up time I have ever seen, 0 to 360 degrees in around 20 seconds, It also does not loose temperature when soldering, even on a large piece with the biggest bit.
It comes with a sponge tip wiper, a brass shavings tip cleaner, a solder reel support (not shown), 5 assorted bits and has a sleep function that lowers the temperature after 10 minutes of inactivity. Extra spare bits are universal to most Chinese irons and come in packs of 11.
I have sold several now and highly recommend them. The irons come from a European warehouse so supplies are quick but the bits come from China and can take a month to arrive so I try to keep a few packs in stock.
WEP Soldering Station£42.00, 11 bits £10.00
Soldering Station with 11 extra bits £50.00