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  1. That is potentially useful - thank you. I have another person who is trying to obtain some drawings for me to work to and they have not been replying to his attempts to communicate with them since March. The NRM dislikes people using its drawings 'for commercial purposes', though I don't know if you would count my meager earnings as 'commercial'. I laughed at your comment the other day where I guess you were aiming to sound 'realistic' and avoid me building up my hopes too much - I don't think I've sold as many as 30 of any of my kits except perhaps a very few - certainly not the six wheeled coaches which lots of people said they wanted.
  2. Right - the person above has contacted me again by email so I know who I am talking to - excellent! If anyone can point me towards pictures, particularly of the E4s in the Stainmore area - don't have any books about Ooop there - or can share scans with me surreptitiously by email I would be grateful.
  3. OK - I'll copy this to my file on these engines. I would probably end up calculating measurements from photos anyway as they are often clearer than the sort of drawings which have been published in the magazines in the past. Can you remind me of your name please and I can refer back to our correspondence by email? I am not anywhere near doing the E4 yet as I don't have nearly sufficient interest at this stage, but if I do go ahead I will use whatever information people are able to share with me. Best wishes, David
  4. If you have better drawings, would you share them with me please, because the Lyn Brookes drawing is the one that is included with the Gardner CD and that is all I have. If you wouldn't mind sending me an email - better than clogging up the works here. Thanks, David
  5. Hello, I have just looked into this thread. I have designed a kit for the Johnson No.1 class in 2mm for building to 2FS standards. (It is designed for split frame construction using 2mm Assoc. wheels, bearings, muffs, etc.) I also do the 417 class - the earlier and smaller of the Johnson 0-6-0s. These both have the four wheeled tender with the double slots in the valance. In addition, I do the Thetford and Watton Rly. 0-4-2 (They had two of them and they later ran on the Saffron Walden branch - or you could model one of the pair that the the Swedish state railways bought, one of which is preserved). and this has the four wheeled tender with the single slot. Recently designed is the E10 class 0-4-4T and from a long time ago there is the K9 0-4-2T. I have not got around to test building these yet, but they are in the pipeline. I am going to start the No.1 class tomorrow as a bank holiday project and because it looks as if I am soon going to be redesigning it as a 4mm scale kit. Once I have tested to make sure the etches go together I will advertise these kits. Each of these kits comes with a selection of appropriate number plates - usually of locomotives with prime numbers if possible ( I like my locos to have prime numbers.), but also those of locos which got photographed. Best wishes, David Eveleigh
  6. Thank you, James. We are half way there with the Little Sharpie.
  7. I have had a couple of people express interest privately with firm orders for locomotives - I.e. they will put money up when I am ready to go ahead. On that basis there is the possibility that I will be designing and having produced etched kits for : Johnson No.1 class 'Little Sharpie' 2-4-0 (both original (Johnson cab, wing plates to the smokebox front, etc.) and rebuilt (new cab, plain smokebox, etc.) - these locos lasted in service from the 1870s to the early 1900s, the last one being withdrawn in 1913. 'Intermediate' class T26 (LNER E4) 2-4-0 which lasted into the 1950s, including some of them working over the Stainmore line (if there is interest the larger cab could be offered as an added option) with one being preserved. I would be asking £90 for the loco etches and £50 for the tender in each case. Boiler fittings, etc. would be made available separately via Shapeways. I would need firm orders for at least eight kits (I.e. six more than the two I already have) of each type for either to take place. The drawing work will take about one month where I would draw all the parts and compose them on the sheets. As a part of the checking process I virtually fold up all the parts on the drawing, producing three elevations (two elevations and a plan) and then assemble all the parts to produce elevations for the complete kit. This makes sure all the parts fit together. I would ask people to pay 50% of the price before doing this work (as it is not worth proceeding without firm orders). The two locomotives would each require three sheets of etch, one each for the loco bodies, the loco chassis and the tender. Each loco and tender kit would cost me around £600 to bring it to production and I would be committing to that at the time I ask the etchers to process the drawings. Therefore I would ask for the other 50% at that stage. The etchers take around two months and if everything is satisfactory when I build the test etch they would start to be available from that stage - if I need to make adjustments it will take another couple of months - quite an involved process. I would not be accepting money unless and until I have the required number of people prepared to proceed, but the projects are dependent on this support if they are to be done.
  8. Just supposing - someone were to think of doing some locomotive etch kits in 4 mm scale - and he would obviously want to make sure the ones he chose to do would be popular - what suggestions would you have for what prototypes you think they should be? I am thinking No.1 Class 'Little Sharpie' 2-4-0 perhaps to kick off with.
  9. I have just been looking back through this discussion and 'Compound2632' asked about the extra ventilators over the side lights. I think these were provided for better than third class compartments as one of the perks of higher class travel. I have included holes in the panels which need a vent over them for reasons which are explained in the illustrated build sequences.
  10. Ok - thanks for this. I find this use of pseudonyms quite amusing - very Victorian. It is nice to be able to put a real name to a conversation.
  11. Thank you, Tony, for your comments. I don't suppose there is a chance, following our discussion on the phone, of you building these as sprung vehicles is there? My idea was to file off the tabs as for the rocking 'W' irons at both ends and then somehow arranging sprung supports for both 'W' irons. To 'Daddyman' - that is a nice picture and one I haven't seen before. There are two I used for information which are in the Wild Swan 'Wisbech and Upwell Tramway' by Hawkins and Reeve (p16 - showing four and six wheeled trams) and The Wisbech & Upwell Tramway Centenary Album by Ingram (p53). The new view is nice because it shows both bogie tram coaches together. It also shows off the relief on the external roof ribs. I arranged to have curved ribs to solder on next to half (un)etched strips across the roof to give the angle iron effect. Good news from James about the transfers - one thing I don't need to worry about. In a spirit of reciprocity (!) would you consider including 2mm scale versions of these in your request, please? I have an idea Bucoops is know to me - but don't wish to blow your cover here. I'm glad the instructions make sense - thank you. I need to add the downloadable instructions for the chassis now which do exist, but I forgot to put them on when I was composing the page. Best wishes, David
  12. Good evening, I feel I should introduce myself - I'm David Eveleigh. I tend to avoid social media as I had some nasty experiences a number of years ago, but have been very happy at my 'representation' by a number of people here - thank you James; thank you Jon. It is time however to 'meet the group'. I have been working very hard in recent months at the 4 mm coaches, getting the kits built, designing chassis for the Four Wheelers, photographing everything and in the last week I have finally got around to learning the new software necessary and updating my website, www.eveleighcreations.com. If you go on there now you will find pages for my etched kits including one for the GER compartment stock (four and six wheeled). Inside there I have put links to some illustrated build sequences, which explain how to put the things together (including the 'clever' design elements) and instructions for each coach, together with a photo of what you get. The current state of play with stock is: I have everything in certain quantities. The chassis for the four wheeled coaches (which build very, very nicely and quickly) will be arriving in mid to late September (with the first production etches for a kit for the Small England Engines of the Ffestiniog Railway in about 1900 condition). I have ordered four wheeled chassis in similar quantities to the total number of sales of the bodies so far (and I will be contacting you by email if you have bought the four wheeled coach bodies in the past). I can order extra to be added to the package and it will save me postage if this can be done sooner rather than when I need to put in a separate order. You will notice from the website that I have gone ahead with the Wisbech tram coaches. I did both the four wheeled and the bogie trams, together with brake van No.16. As with my 2mm models I did years ago (and whose photos populate the 4mm page at the moment) I was pleased to incorporate the very obvious 'sag' of the bogie coaches, which apparently happened almost immediately they started running. Enough for now - please have a look at the website - feel free to ask any questions (and point out any glitches with the 'site). Best wishes, David
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