News

Weathered GWR C17 in 1927 livery by Martyn Welch January 23 2020


GWR K14-15 January 23 2020

Production of the PBV's are now well underway 



GWR 850 January 16 2020

The pilot sample has arrived safely in time for the Bristol show.


Weathered coaches by Martyn Welch January 16 2020

Martyn has weathered two of our GWR coaches for a customer. Very lightly done.

The coaches are almost sold out, so if you want to have one of these then go to the project page.




Update January 13 2020

The GWR Castle sample, GWR 850 Painted sample and sample GWR K14/15 PBV are on the way from our builder. Come and see them at Bristol on the 26th.

Scale 7 orders for the GWR K14/15 PBV must be placed no later than January 31st.

Martyn Welch weathered BR Dean goods for sale. £2750. Contact for details


SECR D class almost sold out! January 09 2020

Only 3 finescale SECR D class models remain.


Weathered 9F January 09 2020

Martyn Welch has weathered another of our BR 9F models.


GWR 850 January 03 2020

We have painted the sample in Wolverhampton livery in time for the Bristol show. The safety valve bonnet has been changed to the taller version for this type.

This is a snap from our builder. Once the model is here I can take new pictures.


Update December 27 2019

Work continues on the GWR Castles and production has now started on the K14/15 PBV project. The GWR 850 sample is being painted in time for display at the Bristol show in January.

Castle bogie beams

Tenders at the paint shop

CNC gearboxes now blackened

GWR 850 being finished in Wolverhampton livery. Now awaiting final varnish coat

GWR K14/15 underframes in production


General Update November 30 2019

After a good visit to our builder, we can report projects are moving forward.

The Castle tenders, now complete have been sent to the paint shop for painting and lining. The castle frames are well advanced and the bogies are being made. Time was taken to go over numerous details on the huge production matrix. The next stage is for my final alteration to be made to the loco body drawings. Once done we will print off a side view for each customer so you can see exactly what you are getting.

Only small corrections were needed on the GWR K14/15 project and work starts on the underframes next week.

 

I have asked for some corrections to the GWR 850 sample, including the larger safety valve bonnet to be fitted. Once completed the model will be painted in the Wolverhampton livery in time for the 2020 Bristol show.

punched rivets on the tanks and inside motion

with the K14 PBV. A laser-cut wooden floor will be added after painting.

inside motion detail.

Models ready to ship

Stocks of our coaches are down to the following,

C17 all third 1912 (lined crimson lake) remaining 

C17 all third 1922 ( lined brown and cream) 3 remaining 

BR 9F stock is down to 11 models.

a beautiful example of weathering on our model by Martyn Welch

A selection of our SECR D class remains in stock for immediate delivery

 

 


Weathered coaches and locomotives by Martyn Welch November 15 2019

We only have 6 coaches remaining and the same number of Dean Goods.





517 Weathered by Neil Podberry November 14 2019



Coaches weathered by Neil Podbery October 22 2019

Nice work by Neil.

This project is almost sold out with less than 10 coaches left.




GWR 850 October 02 2019

pilot sample is complete now. Test running and detail checking will commence. Then I have asked for the sample to be painted and lined.


GWR Castle September 24 2019

Our exclusive builder SMT continues to work hard on the GWR Castle production.

mainframe assembly

cylinders


GWR 850 September 24 2019

Work continues to finish the sample model.  Thanks to John Glaze for his research assistance. 

wheel centres and crank axle

brake gear etc

custom made gearbox frames

 


Update September 20 2019

Cliff and I did another testing session on the 9F’s and another session will take place on Monday.

The K14-15 samples have been shipped for inspection. Once checked we can start on production.


U.K. Projects September 19 2019

Currently, we have six UK projects listed on the website and these will be our last UK Outline models for the time being, as we move over to the production of our USA projects. 

To be clear the following projects are advancing well and will all be completed by our own builder in South Korea, SMT, who has produced the  GWR coaches, GWR 517, GWR Dean Goods and SECR Wainwright D.

  • GWR Castle. Now in full production,
  • GWR K14/15 Passenger Brake Vans. Production samples completed
  • GWR 850 Saddle Tanks. The pilot sample is under construction
  • LNER A1/A3 (only 60 models) Pilot sample completed. 
  • BR 80xxx 4MT (only 60 models) Design for pilot sample underway
  • GWR Manor (only 60 models) Design for pilot sample underway

So if you wish to obtain one the above models please don't hesitate to reserve as these will be our last UK outline models for a while.

We do still have some Dean Goods, SECR Wainwright D, GWR coaches, and BR 9Fs now in stock, DCC sound fitted and ready to run or just to create a stunning addition to your display case.

Our first two USA projects entering production are the Southern Pacific GS-4, 4-8-4 which will be followed by the NYC Niagara 4-8-4. As you know US models are giants compared to the UK loading gauge, but with the American market used to 1:48 rather than the UK 1:43 they can make an ideal diversion and addition to UK collections and in most cases still be run on UK layouts. To find out more about our future US outline models please add the direct link to your bookmarks. https://leemarshmodelco-usa.com/collections/projects-in-production/products/sp-daylight-gs-4-5-h4-1-48-0-scale-h4-reservation-price-500-h4-page-under-construction

Southern Pacific GS-4 pilot sample.

Design work for the NYC Niagara 4-8-4


GWR 850 September 12 2019

work continues on the 850 sample. I called a halt until we could include the corrections John Glaze sent us to back date the model with proper Wolverhampton details.

further updates to follow shortly 


Other sites September 10 2019

Check out the latest news from Paul Bambrick here Showing his work on the 4mm Kingswear project.

Martyn Welch has been busy with our 9F models and Dean Goods, see his latest news here

Check out Neil Podberry's work which now includes commissions for scenery here

Also a new bookseller Branchstow. here

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With this approach, we offer books that are not widely available, and carefully select only the finest books to the extent that each one comes with our recommendation."


GWR K14/15 PBV Update September 10 2019

First off Malcolm and I really enjoyed the Swindon show at Steam and look forward to attending in 2020. Many thanks to the organizers and staff at Steam. 

Samples are now complete for the K14/15 vans. They should be here next week for inspection. Mr. Song and his team at SMT have done a great job and we look forward to production starting soon.

K14

K15

 


GWR k14-15 vans September 02 2019

progress is being made on the production samples.

 


Weathered black 9F by Martyn Welch August 30 2019


Weathered 9F August 23 2019

Martyn Welch has done a fine job of weathering one of our 92220 models for a customer. The subtle weathering really helps show the detail rather than obscure it.