Discussion in 'Steve Beattie Developments' started by SBt, Aug 27, 2018.
Pity the car's not to scale - it kinda spoils the photo
Here's the Flicker Site where there's more.
Some great models there Steve. might have a look at the Westlake kits. Are they still in production?
They're not mine but Peters - as for Westlake I'm not sure - same was Westdale????
My apologies ..... Westdale
Comes up as email only on the Guilds Traders Links......
Shame as a DMU kit would go down treat. There is always easibuild I suppose.
They're pretty good but I'm going to start on an Original Derby Leightweight after reading Trade.
Westdale do some of the O gauge shows, I built some of their LNER Thompson suburban coaches years ago (no longer available unfortunately). I chucked most of the white metal castings away and scratch built the replacements. They are a formed ally body and ends and fairly easy to assemble with 2 pack epoxy, with a bit of work they make nice models.
nobody does a 104 Steve nor a 110 I think.
According to the latest gazette Dick Taylor (Westdale) is still trading but you have to give him a call, he then sorts what you want (if he has it) and meets you at a convenient show.
01628 482493 firstname.lastname@example.org
With Easybuild parts range I'm sure they can be converted form existing kits.
Tonight edging closer to the FG Van. After three days, finally sussed the canopy and upper cab.
Looks good Steve this kit can make several versions, the good old mustard van we all love, the Rail Express Parcels delivery van and I believe the civils had a modified version too. In fact I know where there is one buried under heaps of junk in a scrap yard in Staffordshire which is still in the old green livery with white BR double sausage logo with wording that says S&T Dept, there is an opening in the bodyside roof slope to carry telephone poles would you believe.
What I can do is the Chassis Cab only too as I've designed it to have a normal canopy and rear plate which will be moulded seperately. This will mean a box can be made up and fitted.
From what I remember the box was pretty much the same... the crew bus had a near side door with two bus windows each side and the REP version had an aluminium guard fitted down the sides to stop barrows hitting the sides in the loading depots. Both versions had a roller shutter rear door and the crew bus was fitted with underside toolbox lockers.
Ah - all the views I have are of a hinged rear door.
Come to think of it the PW vans had hinged opening rear doors ... I'm getting confused in my old age... yes it was that S&T van in a scrap yard which had a rear roller door.
The final Crew van option in the current series (This side of Xmas) well be the Dodge Commando. This will take the total to four, with four more planned for the new year. Here the cab and chassis are being mated to check alignment etc.
The first set of etches for the Class 26 and 27 are due next week. These are the grill sets and include some for a Class 33 too. Once they're passed the next lot will go up and then the kit should be ready for public launch in time for Xmas.
Great stuff Steve ... and great news on the 26 / 27 front too. Now my apologies for the non appearance of the class 21 build here but I'm pretty well full on with a house renovation at the mo and to put it simply when I get in I'm knackered and don't feel much like going into the workshop. Just thought I'd say so I haven't deserted the diesel builds.
Looking forward to seeing the 26 / 27 etches. Bring them on.