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16-07-2018

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.

20-06-2018


NEW FOR TELFORD.

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

11-06-2018

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.

13-05-2018

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

11-04-2018

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

10-04-2018

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".

14-03-2018

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

12-03-2018

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.

01-03-2018

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

30-01-2018

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.

29-01-2018

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.

24-01-2018

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.

22-11-20

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.

02-11-2017

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.

01-08-2017

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.

31-07-2017

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).

23-07-2017

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.

13-07-2017

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.

15-06-2017

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.

31-05-2017

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.

12-05-2017

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.

07-05-2017

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.

27-04-2017

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.

22-04-2017

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.

02-04-2017

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.