News

SECR Update December 15 2018

Cliff Williams and Bryan Robertson are working on fitting the sample model with DCC sound. After this the sample will be returned for painting.

tender frames at the paint shop

tender bodies cleaned and ready for paint

loco bogies 

smokebox assemblies

footplates

boiler assemblies

finished frames

test assembly


clock oil for lubrication December 12 2018

 Windles (100ml) Clock Oil

 

click here for a link to Cousins website


SECR Project December 03 2018

progress continues on the SECR D class with our builder SMT

 


SECR D Class November 29 2018

We will have the completed brass pilot sample at the Reading show. The painting layout is now complete and a model will be painted to check all is well before the production models are painted.

 


Project shipping November 29 2018

The BR 9F's start shipping to us next week from Primote. I made some small changes to the box design to ensure safe shipping. Matching the same design as we used for the Princess Royal. Each model will be checked and test run. Then each customer will be contacted to arrange shipping.

Dean Goods

These are continuing to be shipped out and will continue from next Tuesday after the Reading Show.

 


Dean Goods. New DCC sound functions. November 24 2018

We have added two new functions to our Dean Goods, watch the video to find out about this exciting development. Heavy load and coast allows you to influence the sound without changing speed.


Dean Goods available from stock November 23 2018

We have a variety of versions  available from stock, including the models shown below.

Look at the drop down menu on the project page. click here

Period 3 with 2500g tender. Available now

Period 1. S2 boiler. Available now

Period 2 with S4 boiler. Available now

 


Dean Goods Update November 21 2018

Video of the newly arrived Dean Goods on Cliff Williams Newhurst layout.

We will have Dean Goods for sale at the Reading Show. See the project page for availability. click here


SECR Update November 15 2018

The SECR D class is now in full production. After the Reading show the pilot sample will be painted and lined. This will allow us to make any adjustments before the production models are painted.

Paint layout drawing ready for checking

wheel centres ready for assembly

buffers and inside motion eccentrics

footplates 

bogie side frames

tender well tank and details

tender body assemblies

tender frames

boilers ready for assembly

smokebox parts and various components 

cab interior sub assembly


Dean Goods Update November 13 2018

The Dean Goods clear customs this week and will be ready for delivery from Wednesday 21st Nov. Alternatively you can have your model delivered at the forthcoming Reading trade show.
Click here for the show website
Please let us know by the 26th if you would like the model delivered at the show.
We will contact everyone individually to arrange a suitable shipping date using DHL Couriers.


Weathered Dean Goods November 03 2018

BR black Dean Goods weathered by Martyn Welch

see the project page for availability 


Update November 02 2018

The updates have been quiet recently due to me going on a trekking holiday in the Wudang mountains in China. I am currently sitting in Amsterdam airport waiting for my final flight home!

All went well with both inspection visits at SMT and Primote.

First off the Dean Goods are shipping next to me as I return to work next week. This will be followed by the 9F.

Further updates to follow.

Dean Goods packed and ready to ship.

Various 9F tenders ready to pack. 

After testing we found due to the models being sprung the rear shaft required trimming so as not to rub on the firebox top.

Primote have now done this and the motors are being refitted to all the chassis. This is what our testing and inspection is for. To catch any issues and sort them before shipping.

Completed frames waiting on the motors being refitted 

Evening Star tenders all ready for packing.

Production Evening star photo by Cliff

The SECR D class project is now in full production as we made all the corrections. Next job is to paint the sample 


Dean Goods October 13 2018

all models ready for inspection next week!


SECR Update October 12 2018

The pilot sample is now complete. During my visit next week we will go over any corrections required and then the sample can be painted in the full SECR livery. Once completed the model will be checked and test run so the DCC sound program can be put together. 

reminder of the livery

 


Update October 07 2018

I fly out to Asia next week to do my inspections on the Dean Goods and BR 9F and then organise shipping. I will post an update when I am there.

Work continues on the SECR D class sample which will be complete next week. During my visit we will check the model and make any final detail corrections. Production has already started on the tender bodies.


Update September 20 2018

Dean Goods at the final stage with only the decoders to install.

work continues with the SECR sample. 

 


Update September 15 2018

Dean Goods being prepared for my inspection visit  

SECR sample wheels ready installation 

CNC machined gearbox. Custom designed for each project 


Dean Goods photos September 14 2018

Cliff Williams sent us some pictures of the samples.


Update September 07 2018

Thanks to everyone who came to our stand at this years Guildex. And thanks to the organisers for another great show.

We had a selection of our models on display from production GWR Dean Goods to production BR 9Fs.

GWR Castle pilot sample.          Photo C Williams  

GWR S2 boiler Dean Goods.

GWR period 5 livery Dean Goods. Small selection remains available 


Update August 17 2018

Work continues on the SECR D class pilot sample.

The Dean Goods are on track for final inspection next month before shipping.

SECR D Class progress

Dean Goods frames 

The custom designed CNC machined gearboxes

Period 1

period 2

period 3

period 4

period 5

period 6

 


GWR Dean Goods August 10 2018

Assembly and painting continues on the Dean Goods.

frames ready for inside motion

inside motion assembly

coupling rods!

domes and safety valve covers

back heads ready for detailing

tender frames being assembled

loco bodies being painted. Pre decals and varnish.

painted tender bodies

decals being applied before the final varnish coating.

 


Dean Goods, BR 9F & GWR Coaches August 07 2018

I will be going to SMT and Primote to do final inspections and organise the shipping for the Dean Goods & BR 9F next month after Guildex.

All non UK-EU models will be shipped directly from our Factory. 

Reservations close Monday 27th August for Dean Goods & BR 9F. After this date the post reservation full price will be applied.

Production samples will be on display for for these two locomotive projects at Guildex.

Invoices will start going out later this month.

 

Our GWR coaches are available from stock. If you would like delivery at Guildex let us know soon please. click here for the project page


Gazette Advert August 02 2018

The August issue of the Gazette has our full page advert incorrectly printed.

Here is the copy proof we sent them, just in case you think we are doing brown coaches!!!




SECR D class July 31 2018

work has started on the sample model at SMT.

Cab footplate

Boiler being added 

Basic tender body being formed

Some of the lost wax brass patterns