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RETIREMENT, (PARTIAL):

I have now ceased to take on any new orders for machining castings apart from plain wheels for diesel locos.

Different machinists have their own preferred methods of mounting wheels:
Walsall Model Industries can machine my castings and mount them on their square ended, self quartering axles. Insulation where required is inserted across the indivisual axles.
Steve Ross uses Tufnol hub insulation where required, mounting the wheels on round-ended, telescopic jointed axles.
Their contact details can be supplied on request.


FORM TOOLS:

At present I have form tools available for Gauge 0 Scale 7, Gauge 0 Fine, Gauge One Scale 32, Gauge One Fine, Gauge One Standard and for Gauge 3 Standard, 3 1/2″ and for 7 1/4″ gauge. Link to form tool profile drawings. Tools to other profiles can be supplied to order.
Tool sizes for Gauge 0, Gauge One 1 and for Gauge 3 are 3/8 x 3/8 x 4″. £45.00 each plus delivery.
Tool sizes for 3 1/2″ gauge are 1/2 x 1/2 x 4″. £50.00 each plus delivery.
Tool sizes for 7 1/4″ gauge are 1/2 x 1 x 4″. £60.00 each plus delivery.

The G 1 Fine tool can also be used on G 1 Standard width tyres where a 1.5 mm deep flange is preferred.
The tools have the same profile all down the end of the tool and can be sharpened by grinding a small amount off the top face. Mine usually profile about 80 to 100 wheels between sharpenings.


RECENT ADDITIONS

Jan 2018
Dutch 4-6-0 700 class and 4-6-4T 1200 class at 1:45.

LNER 4-6-2 Peppercorn A2 at 7 mm/ft.


Mar 2018
Form tools for 7¼ inch gauge.

LNER 4-6-2 A1/3, A4, 4-6-0 B17 at 7 mm/ft.

BR 2-10-0 9F at 7 mm/ft.


May 2018
LNER 0-6-0 J39 at 7 mm/ft.

GWR 4-6-0 King at 7 mm/ft.

LBSCR 2-6-0 Billinton K class at 1:32.

GER 0-6-0T R24, LNER J67/69 Passenger version at 1:32.


July 2018
GC 0-6-2T 9C/LNER N5 class at 7 mm/ft.

Swiss Furka 2-6-0T. HG 3/4 rack loco at 1:45.

GWR 4-4-0 Bulldog at 1:22.6 for Gauge 3.


Oct 2018
Dutch 4-6-0 NBDS 31 class/NS 3500 class at 1:32.

Swiss Jura-Simplon 4-4-0 A2/4 at 1:32.

GWR 4-6-0 Castle, driving wheels only, late version for 5 inch gauge.


Jan 2019
GWR 4-6-0 Hawksworth County at 7 mm/ft.

GN. No 1 class Stirling Single, driver only for Gauge 3.

Dutch 4-6-0 NS 3700 class, wheel for 8 wheel tender at 1:45.

Mansell coach wheel for Gauge 3.

Dutch 4-4-0 SS 800/ NS 1700 class for 5 inch gauge.


IN THE PIPELINE

LSWR 4-4-0 Adams T3 for 1:32. Patterns started.

Dutch 2-4-0 HSM 74/NS 1000 class at 1:45.

Dutch 2-4-0 SS 301/NS 1300 class at 1:45.

North British/LNER D34, drivers only at 7 mm/ft.


RESTOCKING:

Delivery of castings arrived on Feb 19th. Next batch likely in Late April.

Revised 22 Feb 2019.



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