After 4 weeks of cutting, sorting, creating packing lists etc, I am now ready to start supplying kits of the first 6 carriages designed. As well as the BR, RBR and FR, I have now designed the 46′ HRs for sets 100-102 and the 49’6″ HRs for sets 108 and 109. These are all second class carriages with a baggage area. Sets 100-102 are the shortest at 46′ and have 4 cabins of 8 seats each, plus a toilet. Set 109 is on the longer chassis and also has 4 cabins of 8seats with a longer baggage area. Finally Set 108, also on a longer frame has 5 cabins of 8 with the same size baggage as the short frame. Drawings of each style can be found on Images pages.
I have also got RBR1049 assembled and painted in “Caves Express” colours. It still need’s the handrails fitted and a bit of weathering to bring it more to life. I am currently using Alps printed decals but I have ordered silk screen printed waterslide ones from Japan. Hopefully here in the not to distant.
Kits are priced at $445.00 Australian dollars each and contain everything except paint and glue to assemble and have running on your track. Myself and some friend train modellers will also assemble kits in your choice of colour scheme for an inclusive price of $845.00 Australian. I have also set up a bonus program where if you purchase 7 carriages in 12 months (leeway of course) I will supply a matching “EHO” kit or assembled for free, a saving of $445.00 – $845.00. I am taking the next week to finalise Assembly Manuals and then will look at setting up my online shop. In the mean time you can contact me through the comments section which only allows your comment to go public if I choose it too. Kits are assembled to order, I have some Kadee wheel sets and couplers in stock, otherwise delays can be up to 6 weeks with postage from the USA.
Kits contain various thickness’s of Finnish Ply, recycled industrial card, a resin impregnated board and PETG for windows. Kits also include 3d printed parts for diaphragms, buffers, roof vents and bogie side frame dressing pieces. All parts are cut ready to assemble except for brass rod for tension bars, hand rails and steps that will require cutting and bending to shape. A jig is supplied to assist making up the tension rods. Kits are also supplied with Kadee #950 wheels in natural and #820 or #821 couplers as necessary. Couplers run at NMRA height specifications. These kits are designed for use on 45mm garden tracks with a minimum radius of 1800mm.
Until next time with more details and photos.