Thursday, December 21, 2017

Update on what is going on

If you have read the latest , brilliant LBSCR Modellers Digest 6 then you will have read that David Lowe and I have taken over running Exclusively Brighton Models from Mike Waldron. He stated a wish to retire from kit production as he retired himself, so that he could finish some and complete his layout. So, we both wanted to see the range continue and have therefore taken over the running of it.

Orders to me, David is rehashing the web pages and that will be updated soon.

I have been looking at making more available in 7mm scale and there will be further developments in the next few months.

I intend to keep this blog going to show what I am up to outside of EBM and hope to be posting some good news in the near future.

In the meantime, Mike still looks after the transfers from Italy, I have a limited stock of parts and we plan to order from the etchers approx. every three months and won't be actually keeping much in stock as such. The castings in 4mm will still be supplied by Chris Cox of 5&9 Models and there is a hope to start getting 7mm castings sorted out also.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Return to the bench at last

Just to let you know I am at last able to sit at my computer and workbench properly again so expect some new photos shortly

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Broken Knee Stops Play!!

Yes, well; in my attempts to exercise during my retirement I have been walking or cycling locally. Unfortunately I came off my bike last week and ended up in A&E and then admitted to the local excellent NHS facility for a week. I have broken my left knee and am in a splint for a few weeks. I have now returned home and have just about managed to get to my workbench and computer. A bit uncomfortable at the moment but hoping I can at least either get on with modelling or etch drawing whilst I can't walk.
Will update this in a week or so once I have got used to being at home again like this.
Oh joy!!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

No 5, what a corker!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Or Just The Sides for 4mm?

I've been asked if I should make only sides for the 4mm carriages and you can buy a Roxey carriage and just swap the sides for other kinds. What are your thoughts on this please?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Crowdfunding for 4mm versions??

I have been asked for 4mm versions of the Stroudley Diagram 18, 23 and 33. I have an order for one off the 18 and 23 and two off the 33. Would anyone else who wishes copies of these to be made available in 4mm please contact me and offer to spread the cost of the photo tooling. I personally do not want 4mm versions of these so will only redraw and make these available if there is enough interest and funding. The approx. costs of the tooling for one sheet with Dia 23 and 18 on and another sheet with two copies of Dia 33 are in the region of £100 for the two with about £25 per sheet for the brass. If 4 people came forward and shared the phototooling it would be about £75 each and you would get 4 carriage etches for that money. If 3 people - £83 each, if 5 people - £70 each.
Please let me know by the end of June 2017 (or after the next Digest/Modelling Notes and Circular, whichever is the later) and I will move this to fruition.
Many thanks, Ian

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

33 and 23 make? Well Stroudley 4 wheelers actually!

Both the Dia 33, left and Dia 23, right.

The Dia 23 is a 2nd class saloon

The Dia 33 is an early version with long windows between doors, there being only low seat backs between the compartments here represented by some plasticard.

I'll see if I can get some better photos as these are from my phone and rather poor!