Produced to be as cheap as possible, using a bought in circuit board and power supply, I assemble it all with a reversing switch, power socket, leads and 3D printed case, which measures 41 x 71 x 25mm.
The result is a very nice controller giving up to 12 volts at 2 Amps, so suitable for all gauges up to O. Compatible with all types of motor and, as it uses pulse width modulation, will give much better running than an old H&M. Features a red led which can be seen through the case, overload/short circuit protection and a 2 year warranty.
Hand held controller with GB or EU plug - £20 each
The control board is compatible with 6 to 36 volts up to 3 Amps. If you would like a combination other than 12 volt 2 Amps, just ask as other power supplies are available.
Designed for the Brigadelok, Wasserwagen and Brigadewagen but will fit any German stock
You get 2 cast NS buffers, 3 fold up housings, 3 spring retainers and 0.3mm PB wire as a spring. The coupling is a loop or chain (not included) over the vertical pins. A small split pin can be used instead of one pin so the link does not get lost. The buffer is sprung for compression and extension.
These couplings are not automatic or hands free. If you want hands free operation, consider using Kadees or the Greenwich coupling.
Feldbahn Coupling £4.00 a pair
These chopper couplings are based on those used at Bowaters and are similar to the Irish ones. They are designed to work with opposing hooks so that stock can be turned when required, rather than having to always face the same way.
I have had to make them a little longer and wider to give room for 2 hooks but it is not really noticable. They come with round and square buffer faces supplied and a mounting plate for the pivot
The top picture shows them fitted to my pair of Brazils. Despite the Brazil's long rear overhang, they couple easily and can be pushed and pulled without any amusing incidents.
Available in pairs with all materials required for a sprung and pivoted fitting at £2.00 a pair
Universal Walscharts valve gear kit
This Walscharts valve gear was drawn for an Indonesian Ducroo and Brauns 0-4-4-0T Mallet that I am scratch building. It has been modified and has had bits added to make it fairly universal. It can be used as just a motion replacement or complete on a blank chassis.
You get two complete sets of motion with 0.65mmpins to assemble it. The rods are double thickness and can be assembled forked, as per the original, or flat for simplicity.
Also included are the coupling and connecting rods from the Indonesian loco and adjustable ones for 4 or 6 coupled, which should cover most locos.
The idea is that you have to find a way of attaching the whole assembly to the loco as I have no idea what kind of loco you are thinking of using it on. Assembly instructions are included with a sketch showing the relationship of the various mounting points. If you get this bit wrong, it won't look right and will probably not work.
I have been asked if it might be usable on 7mm std gauge locos, the answer is no, it is far too small and compact for this kind of use.
Walscharts valve gear kit £15.00
Kadee coupling extensions
These are 3D printed boxes to move Kadee couplings out from the buffer beam by up to 5mm. The hole prints slightly under size and will need a little filing until the coupling fits. The outer face can be filed back so the coupling protrudes less if you wish then fix to the buffer beam with superglue.
I have since found out these work well with my chopper couplings as well, moving the pivot for the coupling outside the chassis rather than underneath.
2 Kadee coupling extensions - £1.00
Stone Water Tower
Based loosely on the tower at the Tanfield Railway. Basically a pair of redundant pressure cylinders mounted on a stone built tower. The original is bigger than this model and has a door in the back.
You get a one piece tower and 4 half cylinders printed in HIPS (high impact polystyrene), the same plastic that Airfix kits are made of). Add a feed water pipe and 4" hose from wire and your done.
Available with the tower 10' high for ground mounting or 8' for on a platform.
Introductory price £5.00
(printed parts only)
Etched works and name plates
As etched plates rarely come out on 0.3mm brass in the kit, these were specially drawn and etched on a thinner brass. They are all readable under a magnifier except the Decauville ones, which are just too small in scales under 10mm/ft.
Works plates available for Peckett, Manning Wardle, Decauville, Kerr Stuart, Borsig, Henschell, Krauss and O&K. Name plates for Premier, Leader, Excelsior, Joffre, Victory, Bathala and Trangkil No4
Prices vary from £1.00 to £2.50 a pair.
A universal etch of loco springs and hangers, stolen from my Joffre kit. They are double layer with detail on the outer layer only.
To solder together, hold a pair by the centre pieces and tack the centres only together. Adjust the rest of the springs until they line up and solder fully. Do not clean off any tags until they are soldered as a pair.
There are tags on the bottom of the hanger feet which can be fitted in slots, or they can be soldered to the back of the frames with the required amount showing above.
Loco Spring etch£1.00 each
Cab Hand Wheels
A small etch of hand wheels for loco cabs, smokeboxes, wagons and anywhere else a hand wheel might come in useful.
The etch includes 4 and 5 spoke 5mm, 3 and 4 spoke 3.5mm, 4 hole 2.5mm, 4 of each, 20 in total.
Please specify which ones you would like.
2 etches Cab Hand Wheels £1.00
Loco firedoor, reverser and regulator
These parts were also stolen from my Joffre kit and put together on a small etch.
You get a reverser frame and lever to Kerr Stuart's pattern, a double sliding firedoor with its runners and levers, and a regulator lever and gland. An assembly sketch is included. You just need solder and some off cuts of wire to complete.
Loco Firedoor/reverser etch £1.50
Diesel Bonnet Hinges
These hinges were designed for the Worsley Works Dick Kerr 4WPE loco but could be used on anything that needs hinges.
There are 14 double hinges, 14 single hinges and 14 catches. They are half etched in brass or NS with raised rivets and hinge pivots. The picture shows an earlier version with push out rivets of which I have a few left.
They are available in 0.4mm nickel silver or 0.3mm brass, please specify on ordering.
Diesel Bonnet Hinges £1.00
Rotary Wire Brushes
Available as a flat disc brush around 22mm diameter and an end type around 15mm diameter. Both have a 3mm shaft for use in mini drills and are all steel construction. Ideal for removing excess solder or burnishing.
Although packed in twos as one of each type, you can have two the same if you ask nicely.
Due to a bulk purchase I can offer these at £1.00 a pair
Mini Geared Motors
The gearbox is composed of steel spur gears, mostly 4:1 with the odd 2.5:1 set to get the required ratios. The gearbox is removable in one piece with just the 9 tooth spur gear on the motor not being an intergral part of it. The motor is a Chinese version of the Mashima 10/12 flat can. The output shaft is 3mm D shaped.
These make a very powerful drive system for locos and accessories, when running they are almost unstoppable.
They are available in 3, 6 or 12 volt and are rated in rpm. The one used in my Peckett kit is a 12 volt 200 rpm and is 256:1 ratio, a 6 volt 200 rpm version would have a ratio of 160:1 as the motor is lower revving.
All types £8.00 each
(Also available from other suppliers at higher prices).
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