Mellow yellow bogie boxes from Dapol.

June 23, 2010

Network Rail IOA and JNA bogie boxes in OO gauge.
Dapol’s new OO gauge Network Rail wagons are set for release at the end of July. Here’s a preview of them and they feature some of the finest looking detail from Dapol yet. Notable features include a great deal of standalone detail, NEM coupling pockets fine livery application and working close coupling cams too. This is the first pair of a number of planned releases that will please the infrastructure train modeller.

The IOA bogie box wagon is also something of a surprise release, one that will go down very well with modern enthusiasts.


I will let the photographs do the talking this time round, but I suspect the level of detail will make these models a sure fire success. Placed your order for them yet?

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For 4mm scale wagon modellers…and Perth model railway exhibition.

June 21, 2010

Little known is that Nairnshire Modelling Supplies is a stockist of S-Kits wagon components suitable for OO, EM and P4 modellers. They are ideal for upgrading plastic kits and for detailing ready to run models too. We have just restocked in time for this weekend’s Perth exhibition and are now fully stocked with with a number of essential items including buffers, brake wheels, air tanks, air brake equipment, tank wagon roof walks to suit the Bachmann TTA and TEA, axle guards and details to update the Bachmann TTA, POA, PNA underframe, to mention a few. the full list can be found on the Nairnshire Modelling Supplies website under ‘Rolling stock wheels and details’.

Details of the Perth & District MRC which stages the event can be found here… The club is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary – well done guys!

June 26th & 27th 2010 at Dewars Ice Rink, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland.
Saturday 26th 10.00 – 5.30.
Sunday 27th 10.00 – 5.00.

We will have our trade stand at the Perth show again this year with stocks of Kadee products, Woodland Scenics, Phoenix paints and sundries, Markits products, Springside lamps and details, electronics components, Carr’s, S-Kits, many of our own products including our new transfers and many other goodies. As much as we can squeeze onto an 11ft. stand. We will have all 28 different cast buffers from LMS on the stand together with an exciting new track cleaning wagon kit suitable for OO, EM and P4. A picture of it is shown below and it will be available from our website as from next week after we take delivery of them.

Finally, as part of our preparation for Perth show and future events, we have taken delivery of a chip and pin machine. All being well with preparation of the account, we should be able to take credit and debit cards for the first time at the show. With a bit of luck, the final account set up should be complete by then! See you at Perth!


Timber buildings…

June 9, 2010

During a recent visit to the West Country, I dropped in to see Brian Lewis of C+L Finescale fame. We disappeared into his photo studio for a while to take pictures of various models including the buildings illustrated here. As you can see, Brian is working on a fascinating project to develop a range of laser cut timber building kits of British prototypes. There’s a leaning towards the Great Western Railway, but other prototypes and non railway buildings are also likely to be developed. The GWR station building shown above demonstrates the concept and broad scope of this technique which is very commonly used in North America.
The kits are readily available, in 4mm and 7mm scale and details can be found at www.timbertracks.co.uk. Brian also works on special commissions, provided there is adequately researched reference material available. One such project currently on Brian’s laser machine are buildings for a model of Weymouth, including the station train shed.

The buildings shown in this post are all 4mm scale. The 7mm scale ones are pretty big, so we decided to take only the smaller ones to the studio for photography. The potential is pretty vast, especially for bespoke projects. Assembly of one of the kits is a project I have to do for BRM, the first time I will have tackled a hi-fidelity laser timber kit. It going to be an interesting project and a significant step out of the box for me!


A skate! Realtrack 4mm scale Freightliner FLAs.

June 7, 2010

They look like skates…the new 4mm scale, OO gauge FLA container wagons currently in development by Realtrack models. Here’s a look at the pre-production FLA twins:

Soon to be available from all good model shops…