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Once again, I'd to thank everyone who came and visited us at Reading yesterday.

I have managed to secure the services of Warren Haywood to paint the GWR County tank in the early lined livery and this add £275 to all versions. The prices for plain GWR livery "done in house", remain as advertised.

Lastly, as my range of number plates continues to grow, I am redesigning the appropriate pages(s) in attempt to make them more user friendly.


I've just received my stand allocation for Reading, TS2, this is in the Thames Suite. For anyone not familiar with the venue this on the opposite side of the main corridor to the main hall.


The GWR County Tank kit instructions are now available to download. GWR County Tank Instructions


I've updated the GWR County page, payment section to included the Scale 7 options.

The last bits for this kit have now arrived and I will be proof reading the instructions tomorrow. A small number of kits are in stock, thereafter there will be the usual 2-3 week lead time.

I'm in the process of cataloguing all the castings etc. those items already on offer.


I will now be attending the Reading Show on 1st December as a trader.

I have increased the range of Number Plates and as of yesterday (22nd November) the price has dropped to £4.50 per pair painted. This includes 15 of the 30 GWR County Tanks.

I can now offer the GWR County Kit with Scale 7 chassis and brake gear at no extra cost.


The support section has been updated again and all of the links should now work.

Whilst I'm finishing the instructions for the GWR County Tank I have hastily built a bogie and radial axle to get some photos to assist anyone who has bought and started one of these kits.

Castings and missing etch have arrived today and therefore completes kits should be available this time next week.


The support section has been updated, please note not all of the links will work.

Please note we will close at 17:00 on the 13th Sept and re-open 09:00 1st October. If you have any pressing questions in the meantime then please E-mail me and I'll try to find a connection every couple of days from which I can respond!

I'll be visiting Reading Show, so if you want anything delivered there, let me know.


Firstly i'd like to thank all those who came to the stand at Telford and said hello.

Much favourable interest was shown in the GWR County Tank, which proved very gratifying. Unfortunately two of the main suppliers had problems meeting the demand from the likes of myself and the required items turned up yesterday. Added to this some previously ordered revised items arrived too late for me to complete a fully finished test build in time for the show.

Having received several requests for a Scale 7 chassis, I will complete the already started artwork and would hope to have it available by the beginning of October.

A number of people were interested in what came in the box. I'll publish a proper contents list with photos in the near future, in the meantime I'll put a copy of the packing list here. GWR County Tank Contents

I will as time permits put all the castings etc. in the shop, so that anyone looking for a part or replacement item can purchase them.

Similarly I will publish various information in the support section including a copy of the instructions.

Lastly, I am prepared for a modest sum, to roll the boiler parts, cab roof and bend the the tank overlays for all my kits. If you are interested please contact me to discuss further.


New test etches have arrived and I've started a build of the Curved Front End version. Follow link to view stage by stage pictures for use in illustrated instructions. GWR County Tank


I've updated the Class 78 and GWR County Tank pages, I've also fixed the menu problem to allow you to get to the County page.

As previously stated the number of County Tank kits available to purchase at Telford will be limited. Therefore if you are interested please let me know as those not already purchased will be sold on a first come first served basis.

I've realised I've got a holiday booked in September, so my previous statement of 2-3 weeks for delivery might end up being 5-6 weeks.


The revised artwork for the GWR County Tank has been sent for etching and I hope to have these back by the end of next week.

All the castings are done, as is the artwork for the the 3D printed parts.

I'll post more details on the GWR County Tank page over the next week. The kit will be supplied in 4 versions - Stright or Curved Footplate, Original or GWR style Bunker, please state which when ordering.

The price for all variations is £420.00. I will have only a limited number available for Telford, after that delivery will be approximately 2 - 3 weeks.

I will draw up the artwork for some converversion packs -Scale 7 Chassis, Bogie Brakes and Water Scoop etc. at the end of September.


The "For Sale" section has changed to "Shop" and is now a menu to various product pages. This section is under construction but I will update it every fews days or when somethings has been added.

It includes sections for Number Plates, 3D printed parts, Metal Castings etc.

The bulk of the castings have now arrived for the GWR County Tank and I'll publish pictures as and when I get a moment. Any parts I feel would be useful to Scratch Builders or for super detailing, I'll make available in the Shop.

All but a couple of the 3D printed items for the County are complete and I hope to have the first batch early next week.

A limited number of kits will be available at Telford and I'll publish more details in the next 7-10 days.


The test build of the GWR County Tank goes well, although one two items will need to be adjusted due manly the metal not beding as predicted (revised etches).

I've posted some pictures and they can found by following this link.GWR County Tank


The etches for the GWR County Tank have arrived and I will do a test build over the next few days.

I'll post some pictures as I go along to give you a flavour of what to expect from the finished kit.



I shall have a available for Telford a kit of the GWR 4-4-2T County Tank. Modellers will be able to produce the straight and curved framed locos with either the original straight or later GWR extended bunker.

The kit will be etched from 0.7mm (0.028") Nickel Silver chassis and 0.45mm (0.018") Nickel Silver for the super structure.

As the prototype was festooned in rivets (1600+) I have designed the kit with overlays and retained a slot and tab approach to add constuction.

Over 60 brass castings, all screws, nuts, bolts, knobs, wire etc. will be included - just the usual bits to buy.

Slaters Plasticard have kindly produced a new Driving wheel with the correct number spokes, shaped boss and throw. (7880CT).

I will post pictures of the test build as I go on the following page, some might be a bit crude, so please bear with me, but it will give you a taste of what is to come. GWR County Tank


The GWR Class 78 rebuild of the RR AP Class is now available to order after a successful test build. Pictures of the finished model will be available shortly.

I've ordered a set of etches the GWR Class 82 rebuild of the RR P and P1 Class and after test building this will also be available to order.


Firstly I'd like to thank the organisers of NEWGOG for a most pleasant show and even more so the paying public who so generously made my day with their patronage, Thank You.

The Website has been fully updated and proposed release dates for new kits are as accurate as I can manage at this time. I realise that some of you will be disappointed by the extension of the release dates for the other kits, but rest assured that I'm as keen as you are to get these kits to "market".

The etches for the GWR Class 78 rebuild of the RR AP Class has been sent to the etchers and I hope to have test build of these within 2 weeks. Similarly the new etches for the GWR Class 82 rebuild of the RR P and P1 Class should be 7-10 days behind this. It is envisaged therefore that both kits be available by Telford and can be ordered for collection there, further information will be provided in due course.

Both kits have been designed to be readily built to Scale 7 standards using the S7 conversion pack. Scale 7 pack


I have produced an etch sheet which has Scale 7 frame spacer, longer brake stretcher bars, wider radial axle box etc. to enable all the existing locos to be built as S7.

All future locos will either use these parts or a separate conversion pack will be available. The parts for the existing packs will be produced to order and will have a 2-3 week lead time. Scale 7 pack


Everything is organised for NEWGOG this coming weekend and I'm looking forward to meeting old and possibly new customers alike.

Progress on the 78 and 82 Class rebuilds has been good and test etches will be ordered after NEWGOG. Additionally other projects are in the "system".


I have finally got around to setting up a shop page!

It is now possible to order GWR block style transfers and Etched number plates for the Rhymney Locos. Additionally I have produce a printed GWR toolbox which is also for sale. Products

Lastly, I have started decided on my plan for a model layout and certain items do not fit into the "grand scheme of things". Therefore I'm offering for sale some surplus kits etc. in the hope someone else will get some pleasure from them. For Sale


My apologies to anyone hoping to see me at Kettering, but regretably the weather and an ice covered hill coupled with rear wheel drive defeated my efforts to get out.


The RR A & RR P class locos are now complete and I will have display models of both for the Kettering show. Rhymney A ----- Rhymney P


I've updated the kits section of the menu bar. In addition to the 2 B&M Locos there are 2 for the Cardiff Railway. I have a GA drawing for the re-built L Class, but not for the L in original condition or the K Class. As I won't produce kits without GA's, any assistance with this would be greatly appreciated.

I've also added a section for the Taff Vale Railway.


A big thank you to everybody who came to the stand at the Bristol O Gauge Show yesterday, your support is much appreciated.

After several discussions I now intend to produce the B&M 36 Class and the 45 Class Locos. I have already had some of the parts cast or printed and the artwork for the etches is under way, no promises but I may have demo available by Newgog at Newport on 14th April.


The Rhymney Railway AP class passenger loco is now available and the prices are on the Rhymney AP page.

Additionally the artwork for the RR A & RR P class locos is complete and I hope to have a display model of the Rhymney A by the Bristol Show on the 28th January. i will bring the test etches for Rhymney P along also.

Follwing the success of the "round top fire box" boiler design for A Class I shall revisit the S1 with a view to producing it's predecessor the S class.

To assist completing your chosen model I have had some "Caerphilly" style Block GWR water slide decals produced and are now available to order. Additionally I am having most cab side (BR smokebox) Number plates produced for the loco kits I'm producing. The list will increase as more are added and are available painted or unpainted at what I hope you will feel is an affordable price.


I have managed to aquire some more information and using this I hope to bring forward the A & A1 Class Kits. Rhymney A --- Rhymney A1

In addition to the Rhymney locos, data is slowly emerging for other railways like the Brecon & Merthyr, Cardiff and Taff Vale. I would therefore invite anyone interested in any particular loco originating from or based in and around South Wales to let me know.


Following a successful test build of the latest etched sheets the GWR Class 52 rebuild of the Rhymney Railway with a standard No.10 boiler is now available. Class 52

The Rhymney Railway AP class loco test build is progressing well and I anticipate this being available by the end of this month, it is priced the same as the Class 52.

The design work for the A & A1 is nearly complete and it is hoped it will be available for the Bristol Show at the end of January 2018.

Follow this link Brochure to download our latest brochure.


There has been a slight increase to the prices for New kits due to material cost rises. For example an ABC gearbox has risen 10% this year, whilst DCC chips and speakers have also risen in price.


The etches required for the RR 52 Class, have been received and the test build of the chassis is near completion. The rest of the parts should arrive before the week is out.

The final etches, casting masters and files for printed parts required for the RR AP Class, have been sent to the respective manufacturers.

Both kits will be available for order by the end of August.

I have now added a shopping cart to assist selling multiple items. Payment methods remain the same i.e. PayPal, Card, Cheque or Bank Transfer (please call for details).


Just a quick update, the final etches, casting masters and files for printed parts required for the RR 52 Class, have been sent to the respective manufacturers.


After obtaining more data for some classes of Rhymeny Railway Locos, i.e. legible copies of original Works GAs. There has been a change to the order in which the next kits become available.

The A & A1 kits are on hold awaiting the arrival of GAs.

The RR 52 Class design work is nearly complete and the kit will be available no later than Telford.

The next kit will be the RR AP in original form, i.e. Belpaire Firebox, Rhymney Cab etc. and a new page will follow shortly, the kit could be available by Telford or very soon after.

I will be attanding Telford on both days and if anyone ordering kits wishes to save postage cost, I will be happy to deliver there.


The "Marine End" coupling rods went together first time and will provide the correct rods for a number of loco classes.

I've commisioned a selection of number plates for several of the RR Classes and these should be available as and when the kits are ready. For further information please contact me.


The test etch for the first 0-6-2T chassis and that for the "Marine End" coupling rods have arrived. I have also recieved the the brass castings for the upgrade of the S1 Class and for the GWR 52 Class kits.

The layout of the body etch is being finalised and the files for the new printed parts are complete. If the test build is successful the kit for 52 Class could be available during July.


The drawing for first of the 0-6-2T chassis has been sent for a test etch along with that of the "Marine End" coupling rods. Both will be test built to ensure there no inaccuracies.


The first of 0-6-2T chassis designs has been finalised. This incorporates a revised beam compensation system along with a prototype radial axle box with bearings.

We are also close to finalising the design of the "Marine End" coupling rods which many of the classes carried.


As of today all kits will be supplied with rolled boilers including the S1 Class kit. If however you prefer to roll your own then please specify when ordering.


Beam compensation has now been applied to all the S1 Class kits.

I'm in the process of making master for casting some parts in brass. This means that the Safety Valve Bonnet & Dome will be in brass, unlike any photos showing a print part. No kits will be supplied without this upgrade.


I have decided to include compensation beam suspension on all kits. Components include slot and tab hornblock guides, brass bearing, pivot beams, pivot bearings and fixings.

This will be retrospectively applied to the Rhymney S1 Class kit with immediate effect and will not alter the kit price.