I do not machine castings for customers 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 individual spokes.

Both Richard Hersey and Steve Ross use Tufnol hub insulation where required, mounting the wheels on round-ended, telescopic jointed axles quartered and kept in position with a taper pin.
Their contact details can be supplied on request.

CASTING DELAYS AT THE FOUNDRY. The foundry has experienced a large surge in orders for industry in general - they have announced (in August 2021), an increase in their lead time to 16+ weeks while they attempt to reduce the backlog of orders.

I have recently enlarged my castings images from the earlier 85 dpi resolution to the higher resolution of 103 dpi as that now seems to be the new standard for computer screens. To see these slightly larger images and your computer is showing you earlier images stored in your cache from previous visits instead of the new ones on the web - you may need to empty your cache. Refreshing the feed from the web may not be sufficient by itself.


March 2021
LNWR Webb 2-4-2T 5'6" Tank at 1:32.

NRZ/RR 4-6-4+4-6-4 15th class at 1:24 for Gauge 1.

LMS 4-6-0 Black Five at 1:32.

Courpet-Louvet Metre gauge 0-6-0T at 16 mm/ft (1:19.05).

Dutch 2-4-2T NS 7100 class at 1:32.

LBSC etc 2-2-2 Jenny Lind for Gauge 3.

June 2021
NER 4-2-2 J class at 7 mm/ft.

South African SAR Electric Bo Bo 5/6E at 1:24.

Nov 2021
Australian 2-6-0 NSWGR class Z25 at 7 mm/ft. (Same as MSWJR).

MOS/WD 0-6-0T Austerity tank, LNER J94 at 7 mm/ft.

NER 4-4-2 Z/LNER C7 class at 7 mm/ft.

EAR 4-8-2+2-8-4 class 59 at 1:24.

Dec 2021
SER 4-4-0 F class for 5 inch gauge.

NRZ/RR 4-6-4+4-6-4 15th class at 1:12 for 3½" Gauge.

March 2022
LSWR 0-4-4T class M7, (locos with balanced axles) at 7 mm/ft. (Also suits 4-4-0 L11.).

Trinidad Government Railways Kitson 4-4-0T at 7 mm/ft.

Dutch 2-6-0 NS 3000 class/ Swiss B 3/4 1601-1747 at 1:45.

LBSC 0-4-2 Gladstone at 1:32.


LNER 2-6-2 V2, loco only for 7¼ inch gauge. Waits casting.

SAR 4-6-2 16E at 1:8 scale for 5 inch gauge. Waits patterns.

Dutch 4-4-0 NS 1600 with original large bogie wheels at 1:45. Waits patterns.

Dutch 4-4-0 NS 1600 with small bogie wheels and NS 1900 at 1:45. Waits patterns.

LBSC. 3'2" Wharton wagon wheel for Gauge 3.

Manning Wardle 4-4-0T H class for Gauge 3.

EAR proposed 'Super Garrett' 2-6-6-2+2-6-6-2 for 2½″ gauge (using class 59 wheels).

BR 4-6-2 Britannia and 4-6-0 5MT at 7 mm/ft.

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