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Colin R

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About Colin R

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  • Birthday 09/09/1958

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    I am in my late 50's and single, I am currently not working but I hope that changes soon.

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    Bexleyheath Kent

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    Model and Heritage Railways

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  1. Colin R

    Irish Narrow Gauge

    Hi Smub. Lets start at the beginning, First of all it can be expensive to hire someone to build the models for you. The second point is what scale did you have in mind? At this moment in time there are not that many 00n3 or 12mm gauge 00 scale (4mm scale) kits about as one of the main manufacturing is currently in the process of transferring ownership. There are a number of 3D cad print bodies out there from shapeway's but once again there are no working chassis at present, but I hope this is about to change as the new owner of the Irish range from Backwoods is hoping to introduce a new range of 3ft gauge chassis's for these 3D Bodies at some stage. Hope this helps Colin
  2. Colin R

    Irish Narrow Gauge

    Hi Mike I will let you have the cattle wagons if you still want them as I was only getting them for a future project so they may have hung around for awhile before I got around to building them. Colin Opps should have also said about this one as well LPHC 0-6-0 RH Smyth Regards Colin
  3. Colin R

    00n3 Backwoods Kits

    Hi Popeye He has this address to use He plans to re-release them as he is able, and for more information Neville can be contacted via ndriveproductions@yahoo.com hope this helps Colin
  4. Colin R

    Irish Narrow Gauge

    Hi Wrennerie I know you said you would prefer a swap, but the guys I know might not have a lot to swap with you but they may be interested in the 00n3 kits to buy from you, can you put a fresh list of what you have. I personally would like the Donegal stock and some of the 00 gauge stock like the Model Wagon Co. GNR(I) Cattle wagons, white metal (16) and the Original SSM 6 Wheel coaches, 1st class, 1st/2nd comp, 3rd & brake 3rd. I should not for get the Impetus kits either. Regards Colin Rainsbury
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    00n3 Backwoods Kits

    Hi guys just had this sent to me if anyone was interested, it may take a while for this to happen but it might be worth thinking about in the next few months or so. Neville Kent of N-Drive Productions fame: I have arranged to take over the Backwoods Miniatures range of 4mm Irish stock and the 3 009 contractor loco kits, don't quite know when I'll start to re-release them but they are on their way back so if you could spread the word I'd be grateful." Regards Colin
  6. Colin R

    C.B &S. C Baldwins

    I wonder how many other Irish locos have been the subject of becoming a possible kit over the years, I know they may not have been to everyone taste, but I am sure the Queens would make a great resin based kit with white metal or brass fittings to fit on either a Hornby or Bachmann 4-6-0 chassis, it might even be a thing for Murphy's models to look at. Colin
  7. Colin R

    C.B &S. C Baldwins

    The average life span for a Baldwin in the UK and Ireland was about ten years as the boilers where built very lightly compare to normal UK Building practice, they had an attitude of run it till it is worn out and replace with something better at that time. Regarding the drawings if you could send me a copy of them I will see what we can do this end. best to email them to me at:- lynbarn58@gmail.com, I think they appeared somewhere recently, but I am not sure if I have them still. Regards Colin
  8. Colin R

    C.B &S. C Baldwins

    Hi Mike that does appear to be a bit high, as a one off, that said of course if there where more kits to come then the cost would be lower, it also depends on what you are asking for in the kit do you plan to sell just the etching by themselves or will it be a full package or wheels, motor, casting etc. While Allen (of Worsley Works) can do any etching you want you need to ask him how much that would cost and just how many he could get on one sheet of brass. For the NCC Mogul he needs four people to pay upfront for the bits he can do, then on top you have likes of the wheels motor/gearbox and casting to find. If you want to explore this a bit more I will dig out a couple of email address's for people who might be able to help you out with sourcing this stuff. sales@branchlines.com Brian can do motors, wheels and gear boxes for you. As for castings try another Brian at https://www.247developments.co.uk/ He deals with all sorts of stuff and he has a range of castings as well so he many be able to help you out Hope this helps Colin
  9. Colin R

    Clogher Valley Project

    That Mr Coakham must be doing well as I have seen his shops on a couple of other layouts, one was for the legal profession and the other as an engineering company, nice to be popular I guess* * truth be told that if we didn't have Des to take the photos and do the drawings at the time, I wonder how much more information we would have lost by now. Colin
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    Finding old kits

    Sorry to be away for so long the new job in the hospital take up to much time and by the time I get home I am almost cream crackered to be honest, even to putting the PC on. Anyhow a brief update it looks like Backwoods has gone sadly but Worsley Works are in the process of producing a limited number of class 5 and 5a kits, the only problem is they don't supply the castings, so a small group of us are looking to make some new castings. I think that the CDR class 4, 5 and 5a all had standard fittings, but, if anyone knows any difference I would be glad to be put right (along with a drawing of course) for my man who has said he would produce the masters for the new kits. Worsley works do a range of Irish Narrow Gauge as well as the broad gauge stuff that I am sure some of you are familiar with already. Colin
  11. Colin R

    C.B &S. C Baldwins

    Put me down for one Mike, funnily enough a Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Trust Member Paul Gower has just done an article on all the Baldwins that came to Ireland and Britain, I don't have a copy as yet but trying to find out any information this side of the wee river that runs between Ireland and Britain has been a nightmare for him, I am not sure he would be interested but I would if the kit can be made for 21mm gauge as well. Colin
  12. Colin R

    Finding old kits

    Hi David that is the problem the Backwood's kits had the original art work still been about, I am sure a 7mm scale kit of a number of those kits would have appeared by now. To be honest that is the thinking behind a possible new range of Irish based kits not only in 4mm but also 7mm as well. Colin
  13. Colin R

    Fry Model Railway

    I genuinely feel sorry for you guys and this layout this is no way to treat a national treasure. Short of suggesting the setting up of a new heritage center somewhere in Eire where it would be appreciated and possibly in an old station as well I don't know what else to suggest. The other thing to make something happen would be to get a few of you to see if you can somehow become Trustees of the group which now owns the layout at that level you can try and make the decision to find a new site for the layout. I am not sure just how big you need the building, but a layout like this needs to be displayed properly. Colin
  14. Colin R

    21mm gauge track; the pros and cons?

    You are right about Peco, just to do a yard length of flexi track of 21mm gauge we would be looking at tooling cost's of up to £20,000 t o start with, As Mayner points out, build your own track is more than likely the only way to go at present. Colin
  15. Colin R

    21mm gauge track; the pros and cons?

    Hi guys I have been down this road, the answer I got was there was not enough demand for it, but I am sure some one once did 21mm gauge plastic track base but it was more expensive that either EM or P4 as I recall. I will ask again to see if I can find out how much 21mm gauge would cost to set up from someone like Peco. Colin
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