Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Trams in all scales

LNER J70 locomotives in 2,3,4 and 7mm scale 

Set up for some recent filming, I couldn't resist a photo of my collection of LNER "Toby's" in 2, 3, 4 and 7mm scales. 

From the front - whitemetal, etched brass, resin, etched brass. Sadly, I now can't remember the kit makers apart from the O gauge model - Connoisseur Kits. The main lesson to take from this, I think, is that you can't really beat an etched brass kit for crisp modelling!

12 comments:

Ian C said...

They look fantastic. We have one of the modelrail RTR ones. It is one of the best running RTR models we have.

Phil Parker said...

Thanks - I must admit to being tempted by the Rapido/ModelRail version, but I have enough model trains!

James Finister said...

The 2mm one is N-Drive IIRC

Phil Parker said...

Thanks James - I've spent a lot of time wracking my brain on that. I knew it was N-something.

Anonymous said...

The 3mm one is a reduced Conisour kit sold then by Finney and Smith
probably the 3mm society now
Richard

Phil Parker said...

I hope so. I left the Society years ago so didn't know if they had picked it up.

Huge said...

Phil - you need to get a new cleaner - all your toys are filthy!

Huw Griffiths said...

I wonder if the 4mm version might be an old D&S kit.

Phil Parker said...

No. It's resin. But I do have a couple of D&S kits in the pile...

Pete said...

Phil

They all look excellent and a credit to you!

I quite like etched brass now that I am getting the hang of soldering (practice makes perfect - well sort of) Just working through a Hurst Models snow plough - yes there are now ready to play versions but it was bought a long time back. Have also a couple of the excellent Dave Bradwell 56ton Consett iron ore hoppers recently started. Yes and someone just decided to produce a ready to play model as well! Then there is the long ago purchased D&S kit of 30T Cowan Sheldon crane to do - oh yes that's being produced ready to play.
Some may say why bother when they are available ready to play, well I like making thinks, all sorts of thinks and it gives me satisfaction at the end as it does for you.
It also comes to mind that I started scratch building a Diesel Brake Tender (couldn't get hold of the ABS kit) and half way though out pops another ready to play version. Well mines better if I say so.
There seems to be a theme running through this - better start the K's Turbomotive!!!!!

Keep up the excellent work Phil, the mojos there just needs a little encouragement- been there got the T-shirt !!

Anonymous said...

I think the 4mm resin is produced by Silver Fox Models and is available both as a kit or ready built by them. I had one before the Rapido/Model Rail version was released and a quick Google shows they are still available.
Vaughan

matt scrutton said...

I've got a 10mm scale connieurseur one would you believe. Quite a rare beast, so if you ever want to update the photo...