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9/1/18 - Lots of new items on the way once I have recovered from this 'Aussie flu'!! Live steam locos include a superb Barrett coal-fired Southern Atlantic, a GWR Modified Hall built by Martin Sheridan, Aster Bulleid Pacific in West Country guise, LMS (ex Maryport & Carlisle) 0-6-0 tender engine coal-fired, LMS (ex North Staffs) 0-4-4 tank loco meths. Electric locos include 2 x SDJR 7F's, kit from Gibson kits, BR J6 0-6-0 tender loco, R/C LMS 2P etc. Also a wide selection of high quality LMS coaching stock including examples built by leading builders John Clegg, Brian Badger & John Loveday. Also Barrett Engineering set of four GWR suburban coaches and much more...
23/11/17 - A very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year
to all friends & customers. Your continuing support is sincerely appreciated :-)
21/11/17 - A long overdue update today with several new items listed. There are still several more currently being tested and evaluated including more electric models. Keep watching, more details soon...
19/10/17 - Well the G1MRA AGM meeting has come and gone for another year. It was nice to see so many old friends and customers there as always. Meanwhile there are a large number of new items waiting to be evaluated, tested and listed. These include a new-build LNER (ex-GCR) 'Fish' engine 4-6-0 in lined LNER black livery built by Dave Brutnall (SOLD), an Aster BR A3 'Windsor Lad' with coal-fired boiler conversion by John Shawe, a coal-fired GNR Atlantic from the Barrett Engineering kit with added detail (SOLD), an Aster Bulleid 'West Country' with high-sided tender professionally repainted and lined by Alan Brakenborough in correct BR green livery (SOLD), an Aster black Std Class 5MT, Aster Bulleid West Country in BR green, Finescale Loco Co set of three LMS Postal vans (ex-LNWR) including one with nets boxed as new (SOLD). Electric battery R/C models include a Bachmann LMS 3F 'Jinty' (SOLD), a SDJR 7F 2-8-0 from the Alan Gibson kit, a Finescale Brass Black Five (SOLD), a Bachmann Class 03 diesel shunter. More to come soon...
2/10/17 - Lots of nice new items coming in now in time for
the G1MRA AGM meeting at Godmanchester. Be sure to visit my table to see what
they are on the 14th October. See you there!
21/9/17 - Due to an administrative error my regular advert did not appear in the current G1MRA Newsletter & Journal; rest assured though that all is well here and that it is business as usual! I will have a table as usual at the forthcoming G1MRA AGM meeting at Godmanchester on 14th October and look forward to seeing friends and customers there. This event will be open to the public too - full details at www.g1mra.com. Lots of nice goodies coming soon in addition to those mentioned below. For example, two untouched Aster kits - Black livery BR 9F and BR green Bulleid Pacific 'Winston Churchill'.
8/9/17 - Coming soon a beautiful battery radio controlled LNER 'Flying Scotsman' in original A1 form, scratch built by a professional builder and fitted with Revolution R/C and sound in excellent condition. Also a Bachmann Brassworks (San Cheng) J94 Austerity saddle tank fitted with Spoerer battery R/C in BR livery. Expected soon is a new Accucraft live steam Flying Scotsman in BR livery, likewise a BR black ex-GWR 'Prairie Tank', Aristocraft EWS Class 66 diesel fitted with battery R/C and Brian Jones soundcard, L/S BR J6 0-6-0 and much more to come...
21/8/17 - Aster factory-assembled BR green 'Duchess of Montrose' in new boxed unsteamed condition with all manuals, tools etc. On past experience this one won't be around for long! Please contact me for further details. Coming up shortly is a Paul Forsyth built G&SWR 2-6-0 mogul (2014-built twin inside cylinder version), a Barrett Eng 'Doddle' SR B4 spirit-fired...
10/8/17 - New stock now listed includes another live-steam Aster Stirling Single, 3x J&M GNR coaches to suit, Aster LMS red Jumbo, Aster LMS black Jumbo, Aster BR lined green Pannier tank, Caledonian 4-6-0 ''Oban Bogie', Barrett Eng J65, Finescale Loco 14XX plus Autocoach x2 to suit, Accucraft B4 tank loco (SOLD), Midland railway Johnson 1F tank loco (gas), Aster lion + coaches to suit. Electric locos include GER J69 R/C and a Finescale Loco 14XX. Rolling stock includes Finescale Loco and Finescale brass GW Autocoaches, Barrett Eng (SOLD) and Tenmille 10mm Autocoaches, 2x Finescale Loco Co LNWR subs (boxed new), 3x Finescale Loco Co Caledonian Subs (boxed new). Quantity of goods stock including new and used G1MC/Accucraft 16T mineral wagons (SOLD).
13/7/17 - Some new items listed today including a superb and unique LBSC J1 tank 'Abergavenny' built by Paul Forsyth. Lots more tasty items to come shortly - watch this space!
6/7/17 - Available now is a new in the box untouched Aster Battle of Britain 'Spitfire' in SR malachite green livery (Now sold) . Just arrived is a G1MC Britannia 'Black Price' fitted with Peter Spoerer radio control and a modified Aster GN S2 also with Spektrum R/C. Also expected soon is a Barrett Engineering coal-fired Britannia...
12/6/17 - A few new additions to the sales list today, with more arriving shortly including an Aster LMS Maroon Duchess fitted with R/C (easily removable), an Accucraft B4 dock tank in unused condition (now sold), expected soon is a coal-fired conversion by John Shawe of an Aster BR A3 'Windsor Lad'.
21/4/17 - Just arrived and now listed are a choice of two Accucraft
'Black Fives' (old (Now sold) and newer BR crests) fitted with Peter Spoerer TX21 radio
control systems with sound. Both in excellent as-new condition complete with
transmitters & chargers. A set of six J&M
SR (ex-LSWR) suburban coaches boxed, a set of seven UK Pullmans by David Leech
in mint unused condition, a set of six new boxed LMS Period II coaches by Finescale Loco
Company. Several more GWR live steam locomotives to be listed shortly including
a magnificent coal-fired 'King'...
Expressions of interest now being sought for the following: Aster live steam C&O 'Allegheny' un-started KIT, Aster LMS Duchess factory mint unsteamed, Aster BR 9F 'Evening Star' factory mint unsteamed, Aster SCNF 232U1 factory-built boxed serial No1!!!, Aster LNER A4 'Silver Link' factory mint unsteamed, Aster SR Bulleid light pacific 'Spitfire' in malachite livery, factory mint unsteamed...
20/3/17 - Not too much remaining unsold on the list at present, but this is just the lull before the storm! In the meantime I will consider sensible offers on the Aster RMN and BR A3. Many new items on the way, especially for those of a 'GWR' persuasion :-)
27/2/17 - A long overdue update at last! Spring is coming
and as usual we have many new items on the way and in preparation. Watch this
space, as they say!
19/1/17 - Apologies to regular followers of the site for the lack of updates recently. The reason is simply down to seasonal illness, but hopefully this will be rectified soon as I continue to recover...
3/1/17 - A very Happy New year to all customers and friends. To kick off the new year listing shortly will be an Aster BR Green A3 'Blink Bonny' in as-new condition, an Aster BR Green 'Duchess of Montrose' in test run condition only, an Accucraft gas-fired BR Green A3 'Flying Scotsman' boxed new...
15.12.16 - Just arrived - Bowande Gas-fired BR 4MT 2-6-4
tank loco manual control unsteamed in mint new condition. Listing today with
other newer items...
10.12.16 - Just in time for Christmas! Some new items now listed with more to come. Listing shortly will be an electric battery R/C Barrett Eng built GW Collett 0-4-2 in plain GW green and an electric battery R/C Ivatt 'Micky Mouse' tank in BR lined black built from the Acme kit.
14/11/16 - Apologies to regular followers of the site that the Models for Sale page has not been updated recently. The sheer volume of models currently being sold through has led to a backlog of others waiting for testing, photography and listing. I hope to catch up on this as soon as possible. Latest arrivals include a G1MC Britannia 70004 'William Shakespeare' which has never been steamed since delivery and in pristine condition (Sold), a Bowande gas-fired 8F 2-8-0 in BR black livery, a set of four rare 1:32 J&M Gresley 'Teak' corridor coaches together with a finely detailed 1:32 Finescale Loco Company Restaurant Car (Now Sold), a set of three Stanier Period III corridor coaches, an articulated pair of GNR coaches by John Clegg nicely finished in simulated teak livery (from the collection of the late Robert Head) (Now Sold)...
21/10/16 - Just arrived - The following Aster Live-Steam Models are all boxed mint factory unsteamed complete with tools and manuals. BR 9F Evening Star (Now Sold), BR Green 'Duchess of Montrose'(Now Sold), BR green Bulleid Pacific 'Winston Churchill' (Now Sold), BR Green A3 'Flying Scotsman'. Call or email for further info.
I will have a table at the forthcoming G1MRA AGM meeting at Woking Leisure Centre on 22nd October. As always I look forward to greeting friends & customers old and new - hope to see you there!
Stop Press: I am hoping to have a partially completed TME King Arthur on display at the show together with some related sales items (castings etc). For those who may not be aware these models will feature an astonishing amount of fine detail - well worth a look! (N.B. Chris Tolhurst of TME will not be able to attend, but Derek Pollard will be on hand to answer queries and handle sales items.)
7/10/16 - Some new items just listed, but many more to come soon. I also now have brand new stocks of the Accucraft RCH 1:32 coal wagons in BR bauxite and grey, plus SR brown versions. Live steam models arriving soon are a Barratt Engineering coal-fired LNER Atlantic, Barrett GWR 47XX 2-8-0 kit built, Aster GWR Pannier tank with water supply in van, BR K1 Mogul in lined BR black, Aster Bulleid West Country Pacific. Electric models all with fitted R/C include Finescale Brass Royal Scot in BR lined green, Finescale Brass BR Standard 4MT in lined black, a Barrett kit-built GW Collett 0-4-2 in plain GW green and an Ivatt 'Micky Mouse' tank in BR lined black. I hope to be able to show these and others at the G1MRA show in Woking on 22nd October.
22/9/16 - Website sales list in need of an update! Latest arrivals listing soon include an immaculate Aster GWR Castle 'Kingswear Castle', an Aster LNER A3 Flying Scotsman with custom built second tender by Dave Walker of Cromford Models, an Accucraft 6100 BR Green Prairie Tank, an Accucraft SR B4 Dock Tank black with Southern 'Sunshine' lettering', an electric R/C diesel outline Class 22 Bo-Bo in BR blue built from the Fred Phipps kit. Also a quantity of goods rolling stock, mainly LNER based and skilfully weathered.
19/08/16 - Several Aster live steam models listing soon including a Bulleid West Country 'Okehampton' (now sold), BR Castle Class (now sold), BR Green A3 'Blink Bonny', BR Green factory-assembled special edition 'Diamond Jubilee' unused (now sold), Australian NSWR 6020 Beyer Garrett factory-assembled, BR green 'Duchess of Abercorn, BR blue 'Duchess of Atholl', BR Standard 5MT 'Maid of Astolat' in black livery with high sided tender, BR Rebuilt Merchant Navy 'Clan Line'. Most of the foregoing models are kit-built to a high standard, tested and in virtually unused condition with all manuals present - expressions of interest are now invited.
Also just arrived a blue Aster 'Duchess of Sutherland' built by Geoff Calver (now sold) and a boxed mint G1MC Standard 4MT tank (meths) (now sold).
10/08/16 - Website updated with new items -
more to list soon. Summer clearance - certain items marked as 'Make Offer' so
grab a bargain! Pictures - as Google has made some enforced changes to my picture hosting service you
will notice a new layout when accessing pictures. Just click on the pictures to
enlarge and click on the arrows at either side to scroll through them. The
slideshow function is also still there if you can find it! I would be grateful to receive any feedback regarding the new
format. Heads up - a large collection of Aster locomotives coming soon...
6/7/16 - New items in preparation include an immaculate Aster 9F 'Evening Star' fitted with R/C to regulator and reverser, an Aster 9F in black livery, a factory Aster BoB 'Winston Churchill' and a Finescale Brass/San Cheng electric 'Jubilee'. Expected shortly are a Barrett Engineering spirit-fired large boiler GNR Atlantic, a Tom Barrett ex GCR 'Director' in BR black, an Aster GER 0-6-0 tank gas-fired and much more...
I will have a table at the Gauge One South East event on 2nd & 3rd July. I look forward to greeting friends & customers old and new - see you there!
16/6/16 - Website updated with new items today. Just arrived - factory Aster LNWR Jumbo Hardwicke never steamed in original box with all manuals and accessories.
3/6/16 - Many items on the current list now sold, but several new live-steam models with a Germanic flavour about to be listed including Aster BR01 Pacific mint factory unsteamed, Aster BR03 Pacific as-new factory assembled with box & manuals, Aster BR89 0-6-0 factory mint unused in box with manuals. UK outline live-steam models include a Caledonian gas-fired 0-4-0T based on the 'ARMIG' design , a beautiful M&GN Class 'C' 4-4-0 No.1 with three matching teak finish coaches. Electric models include an expertly weathered Bachmann/San Cheng LMS 'Jinty' just ripe for a battery/RC conversion. Also a good selection of passenger & goods rolling stock just arrived...
23/05/16 - Newly listed models include a Loveless & Co Elec A4 Pacific 'Mallard' in lined BR livery with Revo battery R/C fitted, a live-steam Aster 9F 'Evening Star' Factory built-up and unused, G1MC Britannia Pacific test steamed only. Several more new models in stock to be listed in the next few days...
29/4/16 - Further Update - I will have a table at the
forthcoming G1MRA Spring Show in Slough on 30th April and look forward to
greeting friends & customers. Models to be listed shortly include an Aster live
steam BR03 Pacific, Aster BR01 German Pacific mint unsteamed, Aster T3 0-6-0 in
black, mint Aster factory 9F 'Evening Star' never run, G1MC Britannia Pacific
mint unused, Bachmann/San Cheng 'Jinty' in weathered LMS finish, Barrett
Engineering GWR Railcar (later 'razor' cab end version) with new batteries and
Spectrum/TX20 compatible receiver (SOLD)
6/4/16 - A substantial number of new items to be listed at present include a live steam Aster Black 9F, Aster Bulleid 'West Country', Aster BR Castle class, G1MCO 'Britannia'. Electric models include a Finescale Brass/San Cheng 'Black Five' in BR lined livery, a BR Standard 4MT Tank in lined black, 'Royal Scot' in BR lined green, BR maroon 'Duchess' Pacific. Also a Loveless BR A3 pacific in lined BR blue livery, likewise a BR A4 'Mallard'. Elec Aster GWR 'King' KGV. All the foregoing are fitted with Revo battery radio control and sound. Several items of coaching and goods rolling stock include G1MC and Tower Mk1 coaches and much more...
4/3/16 - Newly arrived are a Finescale Brass 1:32 2-rail electric 'Black Five in immaculate boxed condition and skillfully weathered and finished in early BR lined black livery; a Cherry Models Midland 4-4-0 2-rail electric loco in lined maroon livery, 10mm scale and excellent unmarked condition. Both obvious candidates for battery/radio control conversion. Arriving shortly is a live steam Aster BoB 'Winston Churchill' in BR lined green, kit built by me and little used (SOLD).
In the workshop - just completing an Aster Standard 5MT kit
for a customer who also drives the real thing! Through his good offices I tried
my hand on the shovel of the 12" to the foot 5MT - a great thrill of course but
I decided that the full size NG engines that I regularly drive and fire are more
suited to my capabilities! Also awaiting attention in the workshop is an Aster
A4 'Silver Link' which will be offered for sale in due course.
21/2/16 - The RB243 Aster BR A3 'Flying Scotsman' has now been fully completed and tested and pictures are available - see the listing on the Models for Sale page. Also now listed is the 'Project' 0-6-0 in BR livery. Awaiting testing is an LMS 'Tilbury Tank' 4-4-0T and an LMS Johnson 4-4-0T in plain black livery. Just arrived and waiting photographs and listing is a brand new, never steamed Aster LNER Flying Scotsman 4472, still mint in the box...
1/2/16 - February already -where does the time go? Newly arrived and listed is a well finished LMS Hughes 'Dreadnought 4-6-0 built by Graham Dixon (SOLD). Also listed is a superb LNER D20 4-4-0, again by Graham Dixon. Listing shortly is an LMS 'Project' 0-6-0; well built and an ideal affordable starter loco in G1. More used models on the way... Taking several orders now for forthcoming new Accucraft models including the Black Fives and A4 Pacifics. Also taking orders for the re-run of the BR Mk1 coaches from the former G1MC range, including two new diagrams - see the Accucraft website for more details.
7/1/16 - Happy New year to all. A flying start to the new
year means that once again we are inviting commission sales for further items or
outright purchase of suitable models. Please contact us for further details.
Expected shortly is a finely detailed electric Duchess Pacific in 10mm scale
from a David Andrews kit and painted by Brian Badger in BR lined maroon livery
Also an unsteamed MIB 16mm NG16 Garratt loco in green livery fitted with
In addition to the regular offerings of pre-owned models, I am pleased to announce that I am also able to offer the recently enlarged range of Accucraft UK Ltd G1 models, including the limited edition A1 'Tornado' Pacific locos and further locos and rolling stock items from the former G1MC range. Any Accucraft loco supplied by us will be thoroughly steam and track tested and may be demonstrated by appointment. Further details will be added to the website in due course.
21/12/15 - Season's greetings to all customers & friends! Just arrived - Aster 9F 'Evening Star' and Aster plain black 9F. Both in perfect order and excellent running condition. Also just arrived an outstanding live-steam Midland Compound 4-4-0 in mint condition by Norfolk Loco Works. Pictures and full listing soon...
27/11/15 - Time for an update - some new items on the list include an un-started kit for an Aster Blue Duchess, an Aster BR A3 in BR lined green, a superb set of Tower Brass BR Mk1's in lined maroon livery and fitted with Kadee couplers, a Tom Barratt-built Pennsy D16sb 4-4-0 and more to come. Expected soon are an Aster LMS Duchess in crimson lake livery and an Aster SNCF 232 U1 set up for coal firing. The list will be updated again shortly with more details of these and other items.
28/10/15 - After a successful G1 AGM we are now inviting commission sales for further items or outright purchase of suitable models. Listing shortly will be an Aster BR Standard 5MT in BR lined green livery, kit-built to a very high standard. Also several items of US outline freight and UK goods rolling stock...
19/10/15 - I will have a table at the G1MRA AGM in
Huntingdon on Sat 24th Oct and look forward to welcoming friends and customers
alike. See you there! Several new items will be on display, plus a quantity of
goods rolling stock in both UK and USA outline.
18/09/15 - New electrically powered items listing soon include 1:29 Aristocraft Class 66 diesel loco in GBRF livery fitted with manual battery control with inertia. Matching set of six Aristo container wagons fitted with Kadee couplers to match loco (Note: these items now sold 23/09). A GCR 'Sam Fay' Class loco in fully lined GC livery built by Alan Curtis for stud contact electric pickup (10mm). SOLD
13/08/15 - New items listing soon will include a new and boxed Finescale Brass/SanCheng electric Black Five in plain black livery; a Finescale Brass/SanCheng Royal Scot 'Scots Guardsman' in LMS late lined-black livery and fitted with Spectrum 2.4gHz radio control inc sound; also an Aster live-steam LMS black Jumbo 'Snowdon' in VGC. Coming soon - Finescale Brass/SanCheng 4MT tank loco lined BR black livery, Revo R/C system inc sound.
1/07/15 - More new arrivals - GWR 28XX 2-8-0 finely engineered model by Neil Butcher; Aster NYC Hudson & matching 7-car NYC 'Heavyweight' coaches; Aster SNCF 140C black livery; Accucraft SP S12 switcher; Custom built SP 2-6-0 from Aster chassis; Tom Barratt - built 14XX tank & Autocoach... Some pictures already on the showreel. Will be fully listed ASAP. Arriving shortly: Electric GCR 'Sam Fay' class 4-6-0 finely built by Alan Curtis.
18/06/15 - Just arrived - Barrett Engineering LNER A1 (A3) 'Flying Scotsman' pacific coal-fired; Aster 'King Arthur' with Forsyth boiler conversion and axle pump finished in SR Maunsell lined green livery with cosmetic enhancements by Neil Butcher. Also just arrived a set of seven Bar Models LMS Stanier Period 3 coaches. Expected soon - Barrett Engineering 'West Country' pacific in BR livery, coal-fired. Arriving shortly - Aster Pannier in BR lined green livery with modified burner and water top-up system...
13/06/15 - New G1 items now listed. New 16mm NG and Miscellaneous categories added - 16mm items are all in excellent condition and pictures can be supplied on request, although most are standard commercial products with images readily available. Many new G1 items still to be added, including several USA outline models including an Aster NYC live steam Hudson and rolling stock...
25/05/15 - Expected shortly is a large collection for disposal including several commercially built 16mm narrow gauge items. These will be listed under a new separate category to the G1 models. I will also be introducing a new miscellaneous category for other models which are incomplete or part-built etc.
3/05/15 - Models for Sale page updated to include many items mentioned below. Further updates to follow shortly...
14/04/15 - A large collection to be listed in due course includes several Finescale/Tower/San Cheng electric models in near new condition including LMS Black Five (long firebox) / BR 8F weathered / BR Class 4 tank weathered / BR Pug / BR 03 diesel green livery / Tower tank wagons boxed as new / Aristocraft Class 66 with rake of container wagons fitted Kadee couplers / superb rake of five LMS Period 3 corridor coaches with full interior detail / GWR scratch-built diesel railcar / GWR freight stock / GER Pannier tank battery elec in 10mm scale / and much, much more. Phew!
26/03/15 - Newly arrived and in preparation - Aster Pannier Tank; the rarer GW version with 'Great Western' lettering on the tank sides and fitted with Rectus water filling adapter and bottle. Also a SECR 'C' Class 0-6-0 to the Paul Forsyth design - single cylinder with axle pump and beautifully finished in full SECR livery - also a set of twelve US bogie hopper cars (probably MDC, but with metal sprung bogies and metal wheels)...
18/03/15 - Just arrived - a superb five car set of 1:32 LNER teak carriages comprising four J&M models and one Finescale Loco Co. Restaurant car. All with battery lighting and in superb condition. Expected soon - Aster LNER 'Flying Scotsman' factory assembled and never fired...
3/02/15 - New arrivals for sale and listing shortly include
a mint factory Aster A4 'Silver Link' with original factory box and manuals,
likewise a mint unsteamed boxed Aster SR BoB 'Spitfire'. Expected shortly are a
Barrett Engineering coal-fired LNER A1 'Flying Scotsman' and coal-fired
'Britannia' pacific. Also arriving soon an electric R/C Finescale Brass
'Duchess' pacific complete with sound and smoke...
8/01/15 - An outstanding model of a live steam Midland Compound 4-4-0 in 10mm scale built by Norfolk Loco Works (Now SOLD) - also an original Tom Barratt L/S B12 4-6-0 still in the brass but with some additional detail already added. Pictures on the showreel...
1/1/2015 - Happy New Year to all. Models for Sale page now updated with latest arrivals, but more on the way soon including a very nice scratch built GWR 28XX 2-8-0 and an Aster 2-8-0 in black livery. Also a set of five basic 10mm scale LMS corridor coaches immediately available (Now SOLD).
13/12/14 - Season's greetings to all friends & customers. Some of the new stock is now pictured on the Models for Sale page showreel. All items will be fully listed in due course but in the meantime please contact me beforehand if there is anything of interest...
01/12/2014 - New arrivals expected this week - Tom Barratt live steam B12 4-6-0 in lined BR black livery fitted with additional axle pump, Graham Dixon built NER D17 4-4-0, Barrett Engineering 2P 4-4-0 built by Norfolk Loco Works in S&D blue livery, a set of matching S&D coaches to suit, a set of beautiful Midland Clerestory Coaches, LNER Gresley triplet suburban set...
17/11/14 - Models for Sale page updated with recent arrivals. Meanwhile in the workshop, construction of the Aster Rebuilt Merchant Navy Pacifics continues apace...
18/10/14 - I will have my usual table at the G1MRA AGM at Woking Leisure Centre on Saturday 27th Oct. New models arriving include an immaculate Aster 'Blue' Duchess 'Duchess of Sutherland' kit-built by me with extra detail; a mint boxed unsteamed factory built Aster LNWR 'Jumbo' Hardwick; a Finescale Brass elec Black Five in lined BR livery fitted with batteries and R/C inc TX (now SOLD); a Finescale Brass 8F fitted with Revo R/C in BR black livery (no TX) (now SOLD); a professionally built elec. Ivatt 2-6-2 tank loco from the Acme models etched brass kit - complete with Spectrum TX/RX battery/radio housed in matching 16T mineral truck...
2/10/14 - Models for Sale page updated after many requests!
19/08/14 - In the workshop - The first of a series of Aster Rebuilt Merchant Navy Pacifics 35025 'Brocklebank Line' has now been successfully completed from the kit and steam and track tested. It is promising to be an excellent track performer with a very distinctive 3-cylinder beat! (Click here to view my video of the first test run ) Quite a challenging kit to build, but the end result is well worth the time spent. If you are considering one of these models please contact me for a quote if you would prefer the kit to be built up for you.
25/07/14 - New items to be listed in due course include an Aster BR green A3 Pacific 'Blair Atholl'. Kit built by notable builder with original kit box and manuals, never steamed. Can be quickly reverted to Flying Scotsman identity if preferred. SOLD Also a delightful Aster LMS 'Jumbo' with coal fired boiler by John Shawe - probably unique! SOLD MR 'Tilbury Tank' built by Paul Forsyth in excellent condition. Aster 'Schools' factory built in original box never touched - a rare find in this pristine mint condition. More to come...
In the workshop - The first batch of Aster 'Merchant Navy' kits have just arrived which should keep me busy and out of trouble in the coming months!
11/07/14 - Website Models for Sale page updated at last!
07/07/14 - Several new models waiting to be fully listed now when time permits. Latest arrivals in addition to those mentioned below include an interesting G1MC Britannia which has been subject to a gas-firing conversion and radio control. Also recently arrived are a San Cheng 45XX 'Small Prairie' in early BR lined green with full battery R/C (Spectrum) including soundcard. Expected shortly is a San Cheng/Bachmann Pannier with similar specs to the Prairie. Coming soon is a Bowande 'Black Five' in new condition. Pictures of some of the new arrivals are on the slideshow the head of the Models for Sale page. Oh yes, and in answer to several enquiries the Aster 241P compound pictured on the home page and slideshow is not for sale - after an extremely complex and lengthy build it is there to illustrate why the sales list has not been updated in timely manner!
17/06/14 - A good day at Shepshed on Saturday, meeting friends old and new. Several new items have arrived which will be listed during the course of the next few days. These include a Finescale Brass/San Cheng 14XX 0-4-2 electric in BR lined green together with a Finescale/Sancheng GW autocoach in BR crimson & cream livery. Also from the same stable a two coach 'B' set in BR lined maroon. These items are in mint boxed condition. A Finescale Brass/San Cheng 4MT tank fitted with Revolution RC and soundcard and finished in late BR lined black livery lightly weathered, transmitter included. An Aster LMS Jumbo arranged for gas firing by John Shawe plus a matching set of three ex-LNWR suburban coaches in LMS maroon livery built by David Walker of Cromford Designs. An Aster 'Titfield Thunderbolt' with boiler cladding painted, fitted pressure gauge and Enots style filling valve in tender. More to come...
I will have a table at the forthcoming G1MRA Spring Meeting to be held on Saturday 14th June at Shepshed High School . Forest Street . Shepshed . Near Loughborough . Leicestershire . LE12 9DA 10.30AM - 5.00PM. Running track . Demonstrations . Trade Stands Refreshments Members and their invited guests welcome. 5 minutes from M1 Junction 23 Half-hourly bus service (No.4 'Shepshed Sprinter') from Loughborough Railway Station to the venue East Midlands Airport - Castle Donnington
21/05/14 - In the workshop - currently constructing an Aster SNCF 241P Compound for a client. A lengthy and complex build, but a very impressive design! Coming soon - now accepting commissions to construct the forthcoming Aster Merchant Navy Pacific kits. As I now have several to construct, please contact me for a quotation and timescales. Quality G1 items urgently sought for commission sales or purchase. Many new sale items on the way which will be displayed at the G1MRA meeting below, including further Finescale Brass locomotives and rolling stock.
27/03/14 - Newly arrived - GCR Robinson 4-6-0 'Immingham' built by G1 master craftsman Dave Brutnall (see picture on home page). A unique opportunity to acquire one of these outstanding models. Expressions of interest now invited. Also arrived a further example of the Aster USRA Mikado, this time in the Southern Railroad green livery. Factory assembled and complete with original box and manuals.
17/03/14 - Models for Sale page updated. Expected soon - Finescale brass BR green liveried 'Royal Scot', fully finished in boxed new condition. Aster LNWR Jumbo 'Hardwick' in original factory-built boxed new condition. Aster Mikado in Southern green livery.
In the workshops - this freshly out-shopped Union Pacific Challenger was built by me from the Aster kit for a customer. A highly complex and lengthy build but which performs extremely well, however I'm glad I only had the one to build!! To watch a short video of this model under test Click Here (Best viewed at 720P HD)
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