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Bradypus Nick's Bodges and Bits

If anyone tells you that IOMR wagons are large - This standard gauge coal wagon is the same scale as the G van!

Despite not posting much on the forum (picture me as the bloke in the corner listening to the chatter, saying nowt and making a half of bitter last all evening), I have been slowly progressing my Not-The-Isle-Of-Man-Railway and have recently acquired a small laser cutter which, amongst other things, will help me make inroads into my stock wishlist.

Also, once I have done the donkey work in preparing the drawings, producing the parts is easy so I am offering copies of my kits to forum members on an at-cost basis.

At Last!

Kit No.5: Another box on wheels!

IMR G vans 15-18 built on former coach chassis.
Similar spec. to the MNR G van below.

Apologies for the inordinate delay but still arrived before Mannin!
The van is now ready for production, at a price of £36.00 +£4.00 P&P

No 5 : Solid headstocks

No 5A: Cutout headstocks for Accucraft couplers.

Also testing the water to see if anyone is interested in the two main types of bogies:

All plywood construction. Bolt together to accept Accucraft bogie wheels (trackshack wheelsets may need their axles shortening but I havent seen one yet to confirm)

For those wishing to recreate an authentic Ailsa-era goods train
, I have the main parts for an early BR BD container, if anyone is interested. It is the type with planked timber at the opposite end to the doors, not the wiggly tin of the later ones, so not strictly accurate for the yellow "Man-Tainor"s - but that probably won't stop me, when I can pluck up the courage to get the yellow paint out!

Drop me a line if you are interested in either of the above.

Incidentally, The R runner is simply made form timber strips and cardboard gussets plus a LOT of dressmakers pins
stuck into everso tiny holes!

Kit No 4: Manx Northern Railway G van G(R)12

Test model shown here. Painted quickly so I could show it off at a recent 16mm Association steamup. Photo of production model (including the details listed below) to follow when it stops raining!

As previous models, ply sides + styrene strapping. End louvres not shown but will be part of the kit. The diagonal planked panels are separate so the "odd" doors on Gr10 &11 can be modelled and extra straps are provided for the sides of Gr11.

Acrylic & styrene single sided brake gear included as well as brass axle bearings (3mm bore) and brass rod for bolts & handrails

Kit 4: With solid headstocks and drop-plate for lowheight couplers.

Kit 4A - With cutout headstocks to accept 'standard' Accucraft
choppers mounted behind the headstock at scale height.

Currently producing to order.

Price to members £36.00 + UK p&p of £4.00

Kit No.3: Manx Norhtern H wagon No.s 1-12 (IMR Hr.27-38

As illustrated in plate 150 of Boyd vol. 3 but includes alternative coupling hook bangers in timber (as illustrated) and rectangular plate , as seen on other wagons.

Kit for plywood body and chassis with styrene strapping and brass axle bearings (3mm bore). Only requires wheels & couplings to complete.

The strapping is engraved with the bolt positions but, being styrene, readily lends itself to detailing with stick-on plastic bolt heads, should you so wish.

You will need to scribe the planking on the interior of the body and position the interior strapping.

The photo shows the prototype as assembled straight from the laser, with no added sweetners or preservatives!

Kit 3: As shown with solid headstocks and drop-plate for lowheight couplers

Kit 3A - With cutout headstocks to accept 'standard' Accucraft
choppers mounted behind the headstock at scale height - per the E van detail below.

Currently producing to order.

Price to members £18.00 + UK p&p of £4.00

Kit No.1: Manx Northern brake van No.16/ IMR E10

Kit for body and chassis. Includes 6 sheets of plywood, acrylic glazing, brass bearings to suit Accuraft wheels (3mm axle).

Requires wheels couplings & sundry bits of wire to complete.

Headstocks included for 'scale' couplers (as shown), drop height couplers (16mm std) and Accucraft couplers fitted behind the headstocks to give 'close' coupling - as pictured below.

Currently produced to order.

Price to members: £38.00 + £4.00 UK p&p (Slight increase for orders from Jan 2014 - sorry)

                                                Detail of Accucraft coulper mounted
                                                behind headstock.

Kit No. 2M

One for the rivet counters!

Genuine wooden Mansell wheel inserts for Accucraft wheels. Just the thing to finish off your 4 wheel coaches.


Kit No. 2S

Spoked inserts simulating the wrought iron composite wheels under some of the bogie coaches. Unfortunately, I can't supply the daylight to get the full see-though effect but I think they are an improvement over the Monoblock Accucraft wheels.

Currently producing to order.

Set of 8 (i.e. 2x 4wheel or 1x bogie coach) £3.95 including inc UK p&p. Bulk discount available for those with large fleets!

If anybody is intersted...

Please contact me at the email on the 'contacts' page. I am producing kits to order and developing new ones as time permits, so delivery is not instant but I hope to keep the wait reasonably short. I stress that I am not doing this commercially, so please bear with me, as I do have a day job which keeps me otherwise occupied!
Ed More,
9 Sep 2013, 16:59