The kit is of full etched brass construction with Lost wax Brass castings. The kits come complete with four hole disk metal wheels in RP25-88 profile, KD Scale head whisker couplers, Various sized brass wire for handrails, brake pipes and conduit lines and all required nuts bolts etc. Included is a CD with a detailed set of assembly instructions. Also on the disk are prototype photos of the tender behind 5353 currently preserved within the collection at the Dorrigo Railway Museum. There are also copies of the assembly photos within the instructions along with others that do not appear in the instructions. You will also find a link to these instruction at the top of the home page of our blog. I must say that the wait has been well worth it. The completed tender really does look fantastic.
We have also made a modification to the footplate of the tender (as explained in the previous post) that allows it to be raised 2mm to match the DJH loco kits. We found that the loco footplates, compared to several brass examples and the data sheet drawings, were 2mm too high. Probably to accommodate the oversize diameter wheels used in the kits. Our tender is also designed to be used with DCC and provision is made for fitting a 23mm high bass speaker and speaker box with decoder mountd in the coal turret.
The Kits will sell for $120 per kit plus postage.
Below are some photos of the 'final' finished but unpainted tender. We have only but a small number of these for our first run available and have already sent for the second run of etches. So get in and order yours now if you have been waiting for one. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for payment and postage details.
Below is a list of the current kits available, accompanied by photos,
as of Monday 18-11-2013:
5000 Gallon Turret Tenders. $120 per kit. Photos as above.
BLV 3 door louvre van. $70 per kit
WTL Four wheel Water Gins (Spoked or 4 hole disk wheels). $60 per kit
LWW Well wagons. $80 per kit.
ROD Number Plates (Assorted) $5 per set
2 Lever Ground Frames. $5each (Three lever frame shown)
Signal Pulleys. $5 per set.
Small Point Compensator's. $5 per set.
Roding Chairs TOS....... available soon. $5 per set.
Please email us if you wish to purchase any of the above. email@example.com