One of the benefits of designing our kits is that we often get a number of spin-off kits as a result. This one is a derivative of one of the catenary kits... Castellated I Beams, which will be ideal for scratch-building all sorts of structures in a number of scales or for use as wagon / lorry loads. They’ll be available shortly as a kit to make 6 beams each 280mm long. #modeltrains#modelrailway#diecast#ooscale#oogauge#nscale#ngauge
Now in stock, our latest 3D printed offering is the model 'hand car' or 'pump wagon'.
It's a fully painted none motorised OO gauge model. Surprisingly it's wheels do turn the cranks around. But it's best to not try drive it with your fingers on the handles as even the real things weren't powered by the huge clumsy foot of a T-Rex!
These are still a common sight on some preserved railways, especially for fun timed race events.
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To celebrate the release of our OO Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST, we've gathered together some of our favourite shots of these stalwart tiny locomotives in action!
The locos were used across the country, working on all manner of industrial lines right up until the early 1980s! What scene will you be making with your Barclay?
Order your Barclay here: hattons.co.uk/barclay
The talented Michael Doyle has kindly shared these images of a 3-car 158 completed in the Northern spots livery. The pack contains all relevant detail, including a choice of destination boards, and contains sufficient to fully complete a 3-car unit with spares of everything included. Class 150/1, 150/2 and 156 will also be available imminently.
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"Why go anywhere else ?"
Let's look closely at the options for one typical subject, from top to bottom: - Jon Gavin's 60076 4mm OO model made with our decals. - In the red rimmed insert Rich Mackin's photo of the real thing scaled to show the match (that's the best square-on closeup that we have seen, and Rich kindly grants us permission to post). - Then a close up on our decals with decals underneath purchased from our competition, taken together in the same lighting. - At the bottom our competitor's decals again, this time in an angled light, showing their thicker ink and carrier.
Compare the real thing with the decals, note the colours, examine the letters - size, spacing, placement relative to the circle, etc,... If you care about the details, remember only we make Precision Decals !
But let's say you want to make a bit more profit from selling a respray, then buying cheaper decals might be more important.
Over the next series of whens and feels (Also if you had been keeping up with my YouTube updates!), I will be starting another project I have always wanted to task at since I was much younger, and that is simply a model railway using OO gauge (1/76) scale. Today I finally made a start on one of the two baseboards that will feature the layout !
Trip to the Telford Steam Railway today. Loads of old engines and coaches to look at. Nice old Class 37 with restoration work going on. Weather could have been better but hey, it's Britain.