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  1. We have run the Finnish model railway company named Mestarimallit about ten years https://www.facebook.com/Mestarimallit We are using many parts and wheels made by Markits in our kits. We have never had any problems with deliveries. Sometimes delivery time might be many months if Mark does not have items in stock we would like to get. Because of our H0 scale and lighter rolling stock we are using smaller dia wheels as you are typically using in UK. Once Mark sent me samples of 12 mm dia disk wheels made in steel. These are not his normal products. He thought that I might be interested in getti
  2. Season´s Greetings from Finland Petri Sallinen
  3. The company named Railway Plants Co situated in Leeds made some coaches for Finnish State Railways in the end of 1800 century. I have tried to find information of this company but with no success. Please let me know if you have any information of Railway Plants Co, Leeds. Petri Sallinen Helsinki, Finland
  4. Miniaturmodelle and Modela have quite good selection of Russian models. Heris also made some Russian and Eastern Europe coaches. http://miniaturmodelle.net/1-87-H0 http://www.modela.lv/new_modela/store/?lang=en http://www.heris-modelleisenbahn.de/modelleisenbahnen/andere-laender.html
  5. Here we´ll come again! Seasons´s Greetings from the northern front. Petri Sallinen Helsinki, Finland
  6. Höyryveturit Valtionrautateillä — The Steam Locomotives of Finnish State Railways is now ready. About 500 pages information of all steams used in Finland. All texts are also in English. https://webshop.trafiikki.fi/the_steam_locomotives_of_the_finnish_state_railways https://www.adlibris.com/fi/kirja/hoyryveturit-valtionrautateilla---the-steam-locomotives-of-the-finnish-state-railways-9789529390663 Petri
  7. Very nice weekend in Aylesbury! Now I have visited five times in Scaleforums. This was not the best ones but nevertheless very enjoyable exhibition, thank you for that. I spent two days in the show and had room in Five Bells Inn in Weston Turville — I think there were some other enthusiasts too . It was very easy to travel from Helsinki to Aylesbury — the flight from Helsinki to London Heathrow, with train to Paddington Station, with underground to Marylebone and last with train to Aylesbury. The trip took about six hours — not very much considering that I am living in the middle of nowhere
  8. I have found that old Finnish coaches are using the same construction as some British ones. The idea of sheet metal plated two axles coaches was coming from German to Finland. For many reasons we made them a little bit simple but the main idea was still the same — later we also used the wood instead of sheet metal. So I think that we might have same problems when modeling these style of coaches. And that´s why I´d like to give some ideas. I have tested these ideas about one year and we have built tens of coaches this way. The main problem with these styles of coach body is convex walls. Ma
  9. Flat can motor made by North West Short Line might work instead of Mashima 1015. http://shop.osorail.com/product.sc?productId=1907&categoryId=55
  10. Yes, you are right — the scale in Stanton drives is 1:87 so the WB of 8'6" Stanton Drive bogie is not right in 1:76 scale. In 1:76 scale you need the bogie with 33,9 mm WB. NWSL has the bogie with almost right WB — the 9'6" Stanton Drive with 33,3 mm WB. (I hope that I have made my calculations right with inches and millimeters
  11. North West Short is making Stanton Drive named motor bogies with 8'6" WB (gauge 16,5 mm, wheel profile code 110 or code 88). http://shop.osorail.com/product.sc?productId=1881&categoryId=110
  12. The Finnish atmosphere from 1910´s in H0 scale. Please enjoy pictures. Petri
  13. We have used Shapeways FXD prints as masterparts for making resin castings. FXD works quite well as masters parts but you have to make something for the surface — in my opinion it is not good enough for master using without painting with primer. Two or three coats Surfacer 1200 made by Gunze using the airbrush will make good. Please look at the picture of ready made master parts of Finnish H0 locomotive. Here is the ready made model with resin hulls. There are also better ways to make masters for white metal castings or resin castings. 3D prints made by US Proto Lab are excellen
  14. Fastracks is making #12 turnout jig using code 100 track. I have two different jigs made by Fastracks and found them very usefull and easy to use. http://www.handlaidtrack.com/af-ho-t-12-me100 Petri
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