Whilst At Guildex, Telford, We Were Able To Spend Some Time Together With Our Friends At Dapol, Little Loco Company And Minerva, To Assess The Cabs Of Their Forthcoming Releases And Fit Them With Suitable Figures. See Below For Our Progress With Them So Far!!
The Sentinel Being Produced By Dapol Could Be Driven From Either Side, But The Middleton Railway, Who Are Renovating The Last Remaining Example At The Moment, Intend to Drive Their Example From The Left Side. Therefore A Driver On Either Side Facing Either Way Will Be Prototypically Correct. There Was Usually A Single Crewman Who Acted As Driver And Fireman, But There Is Space In The Cab For Two Figures, One Either Side. The Y1 Was Introduced In 1925, The Y3 In 1927. Below Are Three Shots Of Figures With The Model, At This Stage To Give An Indication How Things Will Look. We Have Yet To Decide Which Figures Are Most Suitably Attired - The Figure On The Regulator Is To Indicate It's Height To Us Only, Not As A Candidate To Be Used! We Will Be Using A Figure In Industrial Type Clothing For The One On The Regulator. Driver On The Left Will Have A Brown Jacket Over Blue Bib And Brace Overalls
The Ruston 48DS Being Produced By The Little Loco Company Was Introduced Around 1937, Being Used In Yards And Industrial Areas. Photos Of The Open Version Cab From Each Side With A Suggested Occupant Shown Below. There Are Two Further Drivers Being Produced Specifically For This Model, Photos Of Which Will Follow When Available.
The Manning Wardle Being Produced By Minerva Model Railways Was Introduced In 1864, And Worked In Industrial And Light Railway Scenarios. The Figure Used Is The Driver We Intend To Supply For It, Fireman Is The Probable Partner For Him. Driver's Hand Rests On Regulator. Centre Driver Will Be An Alternative.
In Response To Requests For Prototypical Women Drivers For Steam Locos And Small Diesels, Carole And Our Lovely Friend Julia Were Scanned At Telford To Provide Crews Leaning Out Of The Cab Window. They Will Be Available As Soon As We Can Get The Scans 3D Printed.
We Have A Huge Stock Of Over 1600 Figures, With Over 800 Painted Ready To Go.
TRADE SHOWS WE ARE ATTENDING
The Range Of Figures We Now Offer Is Far More Than We Can Now Display At Shows. It Is Taking Three Days To Repackage Everything!! Therefore It Will Be Helpful If Those With Specific Requirements Could Notify Us In Advance, So We Can Ensure These Pre-Orders / Requests Are Put Aside And Taken With Us.
We Will No Longer Be Able To Take Everything On Our Website To Shows.
No Pre-Payment Is Required.
Many Thanks, Carole & Paul
See Our Stand At The Reading Trade Show, Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ On Saturday 1st December 2018
See Our Stand At The Bristol O Gauge Group 2019 Show, UWE Exhibition And Conference Centre, Filton Road, Bristol BS34 8QZ, Sunday 27th January 2019
See Our Stand At The O Gauge Spring Show, Kettering Leisure Village, Thurston Drive, Kettering NN15 6GN, March 2019 - Saturday 2nd March 2019
See Our Stand At Guildex Exhibition, International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford TF3 4JH 2019 Date TBC
Detailedminiatures supply professionally painted white metal and resin figures in O gauge, 7mm scale, principally for model railway enthusiasts.
We realise that there is a growing demand to populate locomotives, rolling stock, platforms and scenery with realistic figures and scenes depicting everyday railway life, whilst understanding that many have neither the time, materials, ability or indeed the eyesight (!!) to paint commercially available figures to a standard with which they are satisfied.
Figures produced by detailedminiatures are obtained from leading suppliers, such as S&D Models, Invertrain's Heroes Of The Footplate, Andrew Stadden, Duncan Models, Aidan Campbell, Modelu3D and from France MK-35's superb Resin Range.
Prior to assembly where necessary, the figures are cleaned of casting marks and flash as far as practicable, before being rigorously cleaned to remove any chemicals used during the manufacture. Each figure receives an enamel primer, before being painted in acrylics utilising up to fourteen ultra thin coats in a blending and layering process to achieve authentic highlights, lowlights and shading, before two coats of a quality matt varnish are applied.
Resin Figures Are Assembled Using Brass Rodding Pins To Secure Heads, Arms etc For Added Strength.
Stock painted "ready to go" is changing constantly. Please see the various pages on this site to view examples of our painted work and pricing, which we believe to be very competitive. The resin figures are more expensive for us to buy, and more demanding to prepare and assemble, but do afford a very high level of detail when complete.
Please contact us with your requirements, in the knowledge that you will receive a reasonably priced, personal service - we are proud to show a small selection of the many positive comments we have received on our "Testimonials" page.
International orders welcome - postage at cost - see our Ordering page.
Last Updated 8th September 2018