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Traders in live steam models of locomotives and traction engines in the model engineering scale

Well folks, we are now in to 2017 and the new season of activity will be upon us very soon, although some of you would have had runs over the Christmas and New Year periods. The ADAM’s Radial tank that we supplied shortly before Christmas was one of those items run during this period and as I understand much enjoyed by the new owner.

We have also past the show at Alexandra Palace and it was nice to meet customers both old and new at this event.

Stock is again changing and several items are away to new homes in the next couple of weeks. You will see that I have added several items to the complete models,part built models and the miscellaneous and further items will be added very shortly. Those of you who inquired about the LNER B1 and GSWR Baltic Tank, I have had a response from the owner and the B1 is heading for a new home. The Baltic tank has currently been withdrawn from sale.

I have to apologies for the pictures in the TICH project under part built models being labelled as a Juliet this was a mistake on my part and this is a TICH to the large boiler design.

I have still not fully itemized the David Piddington workshop but it does include a very well tooled MYFORD SUPER SEVEN, pillar drill of home construction built to a very high standard as well as many other smaller items of tooling .Some of these are now listed in the miscellaneous section but many of the others are now photographed and will be on the site very shortly.

There are several interesting items among the considerable number of specialist tools that he both designed and built during his model engineering career and I will be listing these under a separate heading.  So keep looking if you are after any specialist workshop equipment.

David also had in his workshop the start of an interesting project which is also for sale, this consists of an early stages start to the construction of a SNCF  Chapelon 241 ‘MOUNTAIN’  in 3.5″ gauge, including research books, an almost complete set of ‘WORKS’ drawings, some initial design drawings for the main frames and stretchers with some of these items made, and patterns and a full set of castings for all the wheel sets in cast iron. On completion this would make a model in 3.5″ gauge which is over six feet in length, quite a considerable size and much on a par with Martin Evan’s ‘COLOMBIA’. If this model project might be of interest please get in touch and I will supply further information

Please keep watching the site as several other projects will appear soon and there may be something of interest to those of you who like starting with a part built model or restoration.

 

If you require details or pictures on any of these models please email at viewmodels@yahoo.co.uk or phone on the contact number given and we will respond.