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A few years ago I was working on a fleet of grampuses (yes that is the plural before anyone asks) for New Street but the project stalled when I decided i wanted to etch new baskets, door bangers and steps for them. This has been on my to do list for a long time but things have changed in that time and when Justin at Rumney models said he was thinking of looking at the same I dropped my plans in favour of just waiting for his. I don’t see a lot of point in duplication in this hobby (although some of the RTR chaps seems a little obsessed with it at the moment) especially when I’m just doing bits I want and someone else is doing bits as part of their business. I’m more than happy to let the guys doing this for a job get on with it basically.
Justin has kindly sent me a test etch to try out and the results of which can be seen above. There is, of course more detail to add but a this point if what you see is plastic it’s from Parkside. If its metal then its from Rumney models. The wagon the right way up (I’ve straightened the bent door banger). Justin is hoping to have these ready for September so keep checking his website. I’m going to need a fair few of these!

Rumney Models Website.

3 Responses

  1. James Dickie

    Excellent! I can finally finish my rake now.

    13/06/2017 at 8:40 pm

  2. liddy lydford

    Good afternoon Jim,
    As always you inspire me with your skills and craftsmanship and humble me with your prodigious output. A Grampus detail etch is a wonderful thing. Jim, please keep doing what you do so well.

    14/06/2017 at 2:46 pm

  3. regwildmqn

    Nice to see those Jim.
    Remarkable work as usual.

    09/07/2017 at 11:05 am

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