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15 APRIL 2020

KIT PRODUCTION 2020 – Not producing many kits throughout 2018/9 or attending shows with a trade stand has allowed time to design and develop several brand new ones as listed below. There is a heavy Southern bias with just one LMS subject, which is a particular personal favourite. It had been planned to release them around June time and a note to this effect has been forwarded for inclusion in the Trade News feature of the next Gauge O Guild Gazette. The change in the situation nationally since that was done has made any kit production no longer possible so the introduction has been put back to the Autumn when hopefully things will have returned to some sort of normality. It had been planned to request deposits but given the changed circumstances they are not now required. However expressions of interest are still very welcome to judge the possible demand for when production can go ahead.

NEW KIT SUBJECTS –

SR/BR L CLASS 4-4-0 – This kit will portray a L in Southern Railway condition onwards with later Maunsell smokebox door, etc.       

 379

SR/BR L1 CLASS 4-4-0 – This kit will portray a L1 with 3500 gallon tender.       

 379

SR/BR N1 CLASS 2-6-0 – This kit will portray a N1 with straight sided 4000 gallon tender.  

 399

SR/BR U CLASS 2-6-0 – This kit will portray a U rebuilt from a River class tank engine with 3500 gallon tender.

 399

LMS/BR 4F 0-6-0 – This kit will portray a LMS built left hand drive engine with Fowler beaded tender.  

 359

All prices are provisional and include tenders but not wheels/motors/gears.

NEW 2020
AWAITING FINAL DETAILING AND PAINTING ARE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT – LMS/BR 4F, SOUTHERN EX-RIVER U, SOUTHERN N1, SOUTHERN L1 & SOUTHERN L.

 

PEPPERCORN A1 & A2/BULLEID REBUILT MERCHANT NAVY PACIFICS – Small runs of kits of these engines is proposed. It is now not likely this will be before late 2020.

KITS IN STOCK – At any time there may be a limited number of kits in stock, a current list can be had on application.

 

15 MARCH 2019

KIT PRODUCTION 2019 – There are at this time no definite plans for any kit production during 2019 other than a small number of the Thomson O1 2-8-0. If this should change it will be announced here.

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KITS IN STOCK – Despite the above at any time there may be a limited number of kits in stock, a current list can be had on application.

The future of KITS – Members of the Gauge O Guild will probably have read some of the recent correspondence on this subject in the Gazette. Some people have been very sceptical about them and sees kits purely as an unsatisfactory means to an end, without any thought about the satisfaction constructing them can give. A letter has been sent to and printed in the February issue. Any comments on any aspects of it are welcomed.

DA MODEL ENGINEEERING – Every now and again kits from this long defunct manufacturer appear for sale. Please note that these are not and never have been a DAVID ANDREWS product.

MODELS – Over the years many of the original prototype and display locomotive models have from necessity at the time been sold off. It is hoped to replace a few of them so if any models built from a DAVID ANDREWS kits built and painted to a high standard might be of interest.

JACK ANZIANI – Sadly Jack passed away just before Christmas. He was a good kit customer and a very regular attendee at many events. His fine model of the Fowler 2-6-4T as below has featured on the web site.

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RESEARCH – Does anyone know where the water treatment filler is located on a Lord Nelson class tender? The preserved example does not have one.

Research

 

18 JULY 2018

KIT PRODUCTION 2018/19 – Reservations for most of the kits as listed in the last news are now concluded. There is the possibility that there will be another small selection for production around the end of the year. If so the locomotives picked will be announced in a future NEWS. However the LNER/BR Thompson O1 2-8-0 can continue to be reserved at a price of 399 with delivery in the Autumn. The kit will include the tender, but not wheels, motor, gears or parts for the Tyne Dock engines.

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KITS IN STOCK - At any time there may be a limited number of kits in stock, a current list can be had on application.

BARRY RAILWAY L 0-6-4T (GWR No.4 Boiler) - Not enough interest has been received in this project so it will not be produced as a kit

GCR 8N/LNER B6 4-6-0  - Some people may seen mention of the possibility of a kit for this small class elsewhere. Again unfortunately not enough interest has been declared for it to proceed beyond the single prototype model.

LMS HIGH PRESSURE LOCOMOTIVE 'FURY' - The one-off LMS locomotives are something of a speciality with kits for the 'Turbomotive', 'Princess Anne', 'British Legion' and the Stephenson valve gear Black Five having been produced over the years. Is there any interest in one for 'Fury'?

 

16 JANUARY 2018

KIT PRODUCTION 2018 – As indicated previously orders are no longer being taken for kits from what was a relatively extensive range. However batches are to be produced for selected locomotives in the coming months as indicated below. Reservations are required before 1st June 2018 with delivery

LMS/BR ‘Jubilee’ 4-6-0 Long firebox 

359

LMS/BR ‘Jubilee’ 4-6-0 Short firebox

359

GWR/BR ‘Dukedog’ 4-4-0  

319

LNER/BR Thompson O1 2-8-0 #

399

SR/BR Maunsell U Class 2-6-0

339

SECR/SR/BR Maunsell N Class 2-6-0

339

approximately six to eight weeks after that.

# Will not include parts for the Tyne Dock engines.
Prices include tenders where applicable, but not wheels, motor or gears. Postage will be 11 per order.

KITS IN STOCK – At any time there may be a limited number of kits in stock, a current list can be had on application.

SOMERSET & DORSET 7F 2-8-0 – Delivery of these kits is now completed.

S&D 7F3

 

Bulleid 'west country'/'battle of Britain' 4-6-2  – It should have been made clear that the reference in the previous NEWS update was to the Original 'Spam Can' version. This is still on hold but it is definitely intended to produce a batch of the Rebuilt engines later in the year. Reservations are not though being taken just yet.

BARRY RAILWAY L 0-6-4T (GWR No.4 Boiler) – Not a lot of interest has been received in this project thus far so anybody who would like to have a kit should get in touch soon.

BARRY L1

LMS HIGH PRESSURE LOCOMOTIVE 'FURY' – The one-off LMS locomotives are something of a speciality with kits for the 'Turbomotive', 'Princess Anne', 'British Legion' and the Stephenson valve gear Black Five having been produced over the years. Is there any interest in one for 'Fury'?

 

1 NOVEMBER 2017

NEW ORDERS – After many years producing locomotive kits the time has finally come to ease right off. Initially part time and for the last fifteen years full time it has been very gratifying to see the end results as finished models and to count many customers as friends. In nearly thirty years what is almost certainly the largest number of locomotive kits specifically designed for 7mm scale has been produced to a high standard. However an unforeseen change in circumstances means that it is no longer possible to devote the amount of time to the business as previously. For what is basically a one man band the time required has been quite considerable. Unfortunately the change does mean that what has been the existing range is no longer be available to order. From now on only limited batches will be produced from time to time and offered for sale. It is hoped that a few more new kits can still happen in the future, probably of the more obscure subjects. At any time there may be a limited number of kits in stock, a current list can be had on application.

EXISTING ORDERS – All orders already accepted are being processed as planned and either have been delivered or will be shortly.

SOMERSET & DORSET 7F 2-8-0 – Delivery will be in the next few weeks, everybody on the reservation list will be contacted soon.

BULLEID 'WEST COUNTRY'/'BATTLE OF BRITAIN' 4-6-2  – It is regretted that this project has now been postponed indefinitely.

GCR 8M/LNER O5 2-8-0  – Please get in contact to determine availability.

LNER THOMPSON O1 2-8-0 – Please get in contact to determine  availability. Please note, the initial batch does not include parts for the Tyne Dock engines

BARRY RAILWAY L 0-6-4T – A kit for this class as rebuilt with GWR No.4 Boiler is being contemplated. Any expressions of interest are welcomed.

VIC WOODS – It was with much sadness that the passing of Vic was read about in the Guild News. He was a regular visitor to Telford which is testament to his enthusiasm for our hobby and that of many of his fellow Aussies.

JOHN DELANEY – It was with equal sadness that the news of the death of John was received. He had been a regular customer over many years and several photographs of his excellent models have graced the CATALOGUE section of the web site.

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26 APRIL 2017

new ordersIt is very much regretted that due to personal circumstances no new orders can be accepted until further notice. Please continue to monitor this section of the web site to see if and when this changes.

existing ordersAll orders already accepted will be processed as planned for delivery in the Autumn.

SOMERSET & DORSET 7F 2-8-0 All of the first batch of kits are now spoken for so no further reservations will be taken for this kit until further notice. Delivery has unfortunately slipped from the intended middle of the year to late Summer/early Autumn

Bulleid 'west country'/'battle of britain' 4-6-2  – This project is currently on hold. Any reservations for it can of course be cancelled.

LMS/BR 2-6-2 TANKS – Not enough interest in these engines has been forthcoming for any progress to be made.

GCR 8M/LNER O5 2-8-0  – A very limited number of kits of this subject will be produced in the Autumn at a price of 399. Reservations are now being taken.

 

LNER O5

LNER THOMPSON 01 2-8-0  – A limited number of kits of this subject will be produced in the Autumn at a price of 399. Reservations are now being taken. Please note, the initial batch will not include parts for the Tyne Dock engines

LNER 01

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