Hi guys, first things first. the Jumbo kit is relatively simple so I don't have much I can say. For me the best approach was to glue the rear end into the body prior to painting, but I painted the front separate to the body to avoid excessive amounts of masking. with the windows I used Krystal Klear despite the fact that due to the size of the drivers compartment window it was a little challenging.
Now on to the latest project....
With less than 2 weeks to go until the MRSA Convention I am sure that many of you have received your registration letter by now. If so you would have noticed that besides the release of many new HO kits by Strath Hobbies there was a comment that there will be a surprise release by us.
We have been burning the midnight oil here to have everything ready in time and are now very close to completing the final samples pictured below and having kits ready for sale (some are already released and available). For those that won't be at the convention we are releasing a number of narrow gauge SAR and CR kits in Sn3.5. Many of these will, or have recently also been released in HO.
For those going to the convention we will have built samples of these kits on a display module based on Melrose in the southern Flinders Ranges.
The S scale kits being released will include:
A SAR 830 loco with a Hollywood Foundry mech. We also intend to do decal sets for the more modern versions of the 830, and for the red/white Silverton locos
A Commonwealth Railways NSU based on a SD9 mech/chassis
Mcn and Vcw Louvered Vans
Cn Cattle Van
Fnc 40' Flat Car and the HB Horsebox, and no the tractor is not included in the kit
The Passenger Brake and 3 versions of the Goods Brake Van. I still need to fit windows to all of these
And the standard version of the NG Brill (cars 101-106). We are also producing a kit of Car 100 with the extended baggage compartment. Both will be released in the not too distant future, we are just waiting on decals and the last of the white metal detail components for the kits. This should see the kits released in about 6 weeks time.
Finally, we have 4 different white metal bogies available if you plan to scratch build your own rolling stock.
So if you have been interested in building SAR or CR narrow gauge in Sn3.5, it's now a little easier.