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End of batch and manufacturer sale

Owing to 'end of batch and manufacturer sale' we are pleased to notify customers that we are able to reduce the price of a number of excellent locomotives in our range.

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Please read the Locomotive section BR 4MT 5" Gauge to learn about developments with this locomotive.

Please read the Locomotive section BR 4MT 5" Gauge to learn about developments with this locomotive.

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Latest News 19th December 2018

BR 4MT 5" & 'Duchess' 1/32 scale 45mm track

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BR 4MT Gauge 5"

We have been advised that the production of the BR 4MT 5" coal fired locomotive will be completed during December this year. We are awaiting photographs of the actual model as well as a final list of actual technical specifications for display on our website. A number of customers have asked about the back head details.

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AMRA Liverpool Exhibition 2018

We did not attend last year owing to illness but many people were pleased to see us back again this year. We added some special prices to some models and have decided to carry one of the special prices through to the NWGR C38

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Illawarra Hot Pot Re-visited to drive a robust, elegant 5 GWR 0-4-2

Entrance to  the Illawarra Hot Pot  is by means of a donation of three large tins of soup per person. There is a continuous serving of soup with bread rolls etc for most of the event. Breakfast is provided each morning for a small charge, lunch can be the continuous cups of soup and access to a dinner bus can take you to a place for a very reasonably priced dinner. I can’t do justice to the organisation or to the organisers – an event well worth attending.

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A Trip to Sri Lanka: a desire to travel and to observe and study railways as well as wild life.

A Trip to Sri Lanka: a desire to travel and to observe and study railways as well as wild life.

I thought that readers might be interested in this. A tour, largely organized by Jagathsingh of ‘Luxury Tours’, Sri Lanka and my wife was most enjoyable. There were many highlights connected with the tour one of which was the ride on the Sri Lankan Railway from Kandy to Ella. This trip has to be one of the great railway journeys of the world revealing the most beautiful scenery, the tea gardens and water falls. 

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HUB Cars & Gauge 5" 4MT Live Steam

HUB Cars & Gauge 5" 4MT Live Steam

Thanks to those people who responded to my survey about HUB cars late last year. I regret that the survey results were not used  and that modelers will have to now seek another source for their HUB cars.

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Bowande GWR 0-4-2 at the Illawarra Hot Pot

Bowande GWR 0-4-2 at the Illawarra Hot Pot

I attended the Illawarra Hot Pot during the Queen’s Birthday Weekend. We broke the Melbourne to Wollongong South trip by road at Yass and arrived at the Hot Pot at about lunch time the following day. We met up with friends from the Steam Locomotive Society of Victoria (Moorabbin). I was a little bit nervous as I had insufficient time to properly test the recently installed injector on the 0-4-2.

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Bowande New Models

Bowande will release four new models in the next few months. Two models, gas fired with ceramic burner in Gauge 1 and one new model coal fired for Gauge3 (2 ½”). Also, a Gauge 5 (5”) and a Gauge 7 ¼” model both being coal fired.

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