Expressions of interest are sought for a small batch run of 4mm British Rail class 08 kits to be made available at the beginning of 2011.
We produced many hundreds of these kits in our early days and over the last year we have been asked repeatedly about the continued availability of this kit and others from our early 4mm diesel models.
So for those of you that still enjoy the pleasure of making things for yourself we have decided depending on response to re-run a small batch of 08 kits.
We have made some improvements to the chassis in the form of beam compensation and it will have a new high reduction gearbox from Highlevel to suit.
We have also removed the etched chevrons from the cab and nose end etchings. The kit provides for plate or pressed motor access doors and wooden or steel cab doors.
The body will be pre-formed as before and include outside throws suitable for 1/8 axles but will not include wheels or motor (Mashima 1628).
It is important therefore if you would like one of these kits that you make yourself known to us otherwise we will not continue with the project. Anyone who is interested should get in touch either by email or telephone to reserve a kit as the intention is for a small run only.
The illustration shows a much-travelled original model in P4 from the 1980s with etched chevrons still in place.
Update Announcement 01.02.11
In response to requests the kit will be made available as separate kits for Chassis, Body and Motor/Gearbox.
Chassis design to cover options for Bachmann and Hornby
Chassis (Options with and without Motor Gearbox), price TBA
Body only, price £30
Full kit, price TBA