News

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

"Branchstow are specialist railway booksellers, with a particular emphasis on high quality books produced by small independent publishers.

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

 


BR 9F Update September 10 2019

With all of the 9F's here in the U.K., we are down to 13 models available to order. More testing of the 9F's will continue over the coming weeks, before we ship we unwrap every 9f to check it over, update to the very latest firmware on the ESU sound chip and give the loco a run round the layout, before re-packaging up into our custom-designed secure box for shipping by DHL.

Here is a short video of one of the 9F's on a train of Accurascale HUO wagons after testing had finished.


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.


Weathered Dean Goods for sale August 13 2019

This BR Dean goods #2537 was weathered by Martyn Welch and is for sale for £2800.

See the project page click here

 


BR 9F August 13 2019

The final shipment of models including the stock will be here and cleared through customs within the next two weeks. Then checking and testing will commence.

Each customer will be contacted to arrange shipping or we can delivery at the Swindon show on the 7-8th September.


Castle & K14 update August 12 2019

lots of tenders!

Castle frames under construction

K14-14 PBV parts back from the press shop. Ready for assembly


Shows 2019 August 12 2019

Don't forget we will miss Guildex this year due to Lee having family commitments. We will be at Steam in Swindon the on the 7-8 September and look forward to Guildex 2020.  

 


Available now August 12 2019

GWR 2515 Available now from stock.

92037 available now from stock


Something to put inside the GWR K14-15 Vans?? August 08 2019

I came across this site via Martyn Welches website.

http://www.monksgate.co.uk/435886737


GWR 850 Versions August 08 2019

With thanks to John Glaze and Steve Bromhall we have been able to finalise the designs for the GWR 850 project.

These drawings show the details on each version and are now fixed.

Version 1. Wolverhampton livery 

 

Version 2. Swindon livery. Indian red/green

Version 3. c1920. Polished dome/safety valve bonnet and copper cap chimney. "H" spoke wheels. 

Version 3B #1925 c1930's. Great Western on the tank and painted dome/safety valve bonnet. "H" spoke wheels

Version 4.  #2007 a few months before being withdrawn in 1949. "H" spoke wheels

 


GWR K14-15 July 29 2019

I have now had the final costings for this project and the total amount of the run. Building costs have increased and the £ has not recovered from it's low against the Korean Won in 2016, so the price has had to have a small increase, which includes all existing orders. Rest assured you will be getting our unbeaten quality and if you are in doubt just look at the superb work SMT have delivered already. 

These are the last pieces of rolling stock we will be making for the UK market so don't hesitate and reserve the version of your choice now.

We will make a total of 180 of these vans spread across two diagrams and four liveries. 1898 lined brown & cream, 1912 (Lake), 1922 lined brown & cream, 1927 brown & cream.

Price £995 inc VAT for reservation holders.

Post-production price £1095 inv VAT

K14 sample drawing

K15 sample drawing

pilot sample parts


GWR K14/15 PBV, GWR Castle & BR 9F July 24 2019

Progress continues with the Castle project and work has started on the K14/15 PBV.

Next batch of 9F models due in 3 weeks.

CNC machined Castle crank axles

Castle parts! Main frames, bogies etc

K14/15 parts

Cutting out the body etches ready for forming to shape


Last 6 Dean Goods July 18 2019

The last 6 GWR Dean goods models are shown on the project page. Click Here


GWR Castle running test July 17 2019


GWR Castle interim payment July 16 2019

now we have the production sample the interim payments are due.

a payment link can be found on the Interim and Final payments page of this site.

Cliff kindly set up the DCC on the sample and test run. It happily runs on a radius just less than 6’.

the sample is shown here on Cliff’s railway during test running.


GWR E53 1St-2nd Clerestory for sale. July 12 2019

One of our customers is selling his E53 Coach. This version is sold out in our range. Contact us if you are interested and we will forward your details.

pictures of the actual coach for sale below.



 

 


GWR Castle production sample July 12 2019

We have taken delivery of the production sample from our exclusive builder SMT. Cliff has taken the model to set up the DCC sound and running. It will then best tested and any changes noted for production.

Malcolm and Lee are working on the detail corrections.


BR 9F July 12 2019

Another good testing session last night, as we work our way through the last of the first batch. The second batch is due to ship shortly.

92037 pictured below is available now.

Photos from the test running session.


SECR D July 11 2019

Front cover of the Railway Modeller!


Swindon Railway Festival 2019 July 11 2019

We are attending this event on the 7th & 8th September.

click here for more information

STEAM Swindon