Dinorwig Rubbish Wagons: Painted Rust

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Something I love doing is turning a piece of plastic into a rusty sheet of iron! Here we have one of the newest SM32 products – the Dinorwig Rubbish wagon with lifting eyes and tramming handle. This is one of the first models made using Fusion 360 as my new 3D modelling software and also marks a departure from my […]

A new 16mm Scale Project & New Tools

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Yes, another highly detailed conversion of a Slater’s kit is underway. This time the subject is a little bit closer to home, a Caernarfon built and Nantlle operated loco – Pen yr Orsedd Sate Quarry’s de Winton 0-4-0VBT ‘Gelli’. Work is already progressing well, as soon as the box was opened I started drawing up the new components – for […]

New 2 Plank kit

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I am taking a new approach with this by introducing a Mousa Models style deposit system, the kit style is similar too! The model is a fixed side 2 plank, introduced by the Cambrian in the 1870s and still being built in the 1900s. This model will feature wooden brake gear to give it a little something different. The body […]

Family Bereavement

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Just to let you all know there has been a death in the family, with the obvious knock on effects for daily life for all concerned. There may be a bit of service disruption for a week or two whilst life readjusts, but please bear with me and I’ll get you sorted as best and as soon as I can. […]

Dinorwic Quarries Edge/Bar Rail Chairs

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Hot from the mould! Pleased to say these have finally arrived in stock, and they look great. These are in 16mm scale, and to make life easy you drill holes into your chosen sleeper at centres matching your gauge – so for mine here at 32mm gauge, the holes were spaced 32mm. The cast pip on the underside of the […]

Further Postal Updates and the Oxford Rail Dean Goods

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As previously reported, further postal changes are afoot! As of July 10th 2017, any order requiring the attention of the post office will be dealt with on SATURDAY AM only. Please have all your orders in before 5PM on the preceding Friday for posting on the Saturday, or they may well be waiting a whole week until the next one! […]

Cast Metal Parts 15% discount at Shapeways

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Anybody thinking of buying any of my cast brass/bronze detail parts through the Shapeways shop will be interested to know that there is currently a discount code offering 15% off. use code FORMOM at checkout to activate. It is valid until 23/4/17. Please note this is only available on items bought in the Shapeways shop, not products that I hold […]

More 3D Printed Goodness

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These are all new items about to go into testing. We have a Cambrian Railways Buffer Stop first of all. I’m still unsure of how this will be presented, it is unlikely to take the one piece form you see below, but we shall see. Keep your eyes peeled for it’s release.   Then we have in the wagon department […]

Pulling a Plug

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I’ve been thinking of it for a while, but the time has now come – Etched Number Plates, including custom ones, are to be discontinued. When the current stock runs out (which will take a long time!), that will be it. The only exception will be for Cambrian and later locomotives that worked the Cambrian section, these will continue to […]

More One Piece Wagons for the New Year UPDATED!

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All of which are Cambrian! Look closely at the renders and you’ll see a few style differences. The timber trucks are being printed with separate bolsters, which will still require etched stanchions. One features buffer bodies, to test if the very small holes and thin walls will work in this material, both feature very fine brake gear, which has not […]

One Piece Wagon, Christmas Deliveries

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Well, the guinea pigs have all received their wagons, and as chief Guinea pig I thought it only right I show you mine! First, the prints were generaly good – the first batch had a weird layer error, visible as an indented line running all the way around the wagon, the 2nd batch did not suffer from this. Fortunately it’ll […]