LMS Patriot for sale May 29 2023
Another of our models from Tony's collection for sale. 5531 Sir Frederick Harrison. DCC Sound with box.
GWR 6129 for sale May 29 2023
We have our GWR 6129 from the estate of Tony Reynalds for sale. DCC sound fitted, with box. Reserved
Castles May 24 2023
We continue to work through assembly, testing and delivery of the Castles. We will email a photo of the completed model along with a final invoice once ready to ship.
One of the models delivered recently.
GWR 850 May 20 2023Progress is being made on the sample with etches and laser cut parts now made.
GWR 850 March 20 2023
Work has begun on the production sample, with lost wax brass patterns being made. Wheels/crank axle/gearbox are also being made.
Tony Reynalds March 14 2023
Tony sadly passed away last week. He was a friend and mentor. He supported me in this business from the start, from helping with drawings to supportive feedback as well as collecting a number of models. He was always willing to share techniques and was a constant source of encouragement. I will miss our chats and visits. Malcolm Mitchell and I enjoyed many a good chin wag with Tone in the workshop after the Bristol show.
Tony in his workshop.
Castles March 11 2023Assembly & testing continues. Final testing takes place on Cliff Williams railway so we can check on a complete oval circuit.
group of Castles ready for final testing
Update March 03 2023
Unfortunately Covid has struck our team so we will be unable to attend Kettering this weekend.
Shipping by DHL will commence next week, pictured below is the box used. The loco is bolted to a thick Perspex base, something we have done since the LMS Patriot project. This allows for safe shipping worldwide. Note that we will be in contact to arrange a suitable shipping date.
Our new builder was in contact today to confirm he has started on the GWR 850 project. We will post updates on this project shortly.
Castle test run February 24 2023
Double header filmed by Cliff.
Please note as per the project page, each customer will be contacted individually when their model is ready for shipping. Then final invoices will be issued and arrangement's made to ship by DHL.
GWR 850/BR 4MT 80xxx February 22 2023
Production is starting next month on the 850 project, first the production sample will be made, then onto full production. We will post updates as parts are made.
Once production starts we will begin the 3D drawing work for the BR 4MT 80xxx
Castle test run January 22 2023
Thanks to Cliff Williams for a video showing a production model under test.
GWR Castle Period 3 version January 12 2023
Castle Update December 28 2022
Shipping will commence in January. We will attend the Kettering show and we will be happy to deliver there.
pictured below. Another BR variant. 5077 with single chimney and Hawksworth tender.
850 Update December 21 2022
Drawing corrections are almost complete for the production sample. This will be started after the Asian New Year celebrations.
GWR Castle Update December 02 2022
Completed models ready for testing by Cliff Williams, Cliff will now finalise the DCC settings and test the running of the models.
Production test model October 05 2022This is the Period 1 model that will be used to set up the DCC decoder files and will be test run for any issues.
GWR 850 June 15 2022
As we near completion of the GWR Castle project, preliminary work has started with another builder on the 850 project. They are taking the 2D drawings and converting them to 3D which not only makes checking easier but they can be used to make the 3D printed lost wax patterns. Sample parts are shown below. The rods are nickel silver and very nice.
The production sample will be a Version 2, Swindon 3 panel tank.
More news soon.
Weathered GWR 61XX March 24 2022
Neil Podbery has done a very fine job of weathering one of our GWR 61xx models.
photo by D Thomas on Bucks Hill.
GWR Passenger brake vans March 18 2022
We now have only 5 1898 K14 non-corridor PBV's and 4 1927 K14 non-corridor PBV's remaining. All 1927 livery K15 PBV's are sold out.
Last GWR PBV in 1912 crimson lake livery January 06 2021
This is the last of the crimson lake models. Corridor K15. #1097
Available now for immediate dispatch click here
SOLD! Don't wait until it's to late folks to get the last coaches of this quality!
GWR K14 running on Bucks Hill December 30 2020
Kevin Wilson sent a short clip of his 1912 livery K14 running on his layout
Weathered SECR D Class by Martyn Welch December 02 2020
GWR K14 (non corridor) & K15 (corridor) passenger brake vans are available from stock November 20 2020
GWR K14/15 at Snow Hill ! November 04 2020
Thanks to Michael Price for this picture of his newly delivered PBV’s on his Snow Hill diorama
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