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Garratt locomotive built (in brass) and finished in 1:43 scale (7mm to 1 foot) by Giles


..... By Giles

My hobby is modelling is 7mm scale - 1:43.5, and due to lack of space, any projects I make must remain small. This also means that they tend to incorporate some detail.
Along the way, I make small parts for myself, and have now decided to share those with other modellers in a very small way. If there are cottage industries - I am a chap on the street-corner selling occasional matchboxes....

Because of the very small scale of 'manufacture', and the slow process of non-industrial machines, this can never be more significant.

Where possible, I will also produce items in other scales!

CONTACT TO ORDER: giles@gilesfavell.com

0208 578 8126

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Many components are supplied attached to their 'carrier', and simply require pricking out with a cocktail stick or similar as required

For the actual guttering, I simply use umbrella ribs. Obviously not all umbrellas have the correct type of ribs, but many do - and if you can't find an old broken one, it is well worth buying a new one for the amount of guttering it supplies. The correct sort tend to be the larger type (the ribs are steel, and easily cut with a disc, and I solder brass on the end to cap them....)


AVAILABLE BITS:

CABLE BRACKETS - LARGE or SMALL 7mm scale - Pack of 60 small, or Pack of 30 Large. laser cut Trotec (Acrylic - Black)

Commonly found on industrial buildings, and on the face of platforms to carry cables
Small are 3mm tall with 1mm dia. bend, Large are 8mm tall with 2mm dia. bends.

3.80


DOWN PIPE BRACKETS - LARGE or SMALL 7mm scale - Pack of 48 small, or Pack of 40 Large. 0.8mm laser cut Trotec (Acrylic - Black)

SMALL fit 2.38mm dia rod or tube, LARGE fit 3.2mm dia rod or tube. Use single for more modern slim type, or use two paired to represent wide cast type (as shown in photo)

3.80


GUTTER BRACKETS 7mm scale - Pack of 40, laser cut Trotec (Acrylic - Black)

3.20

To mount, drill a hole 1.2mm dia in desired location in the gutter board (not forgetting to allow for the 'fall' over the run of the gutter!) amd then insert bracket with a spot of super-glue or similar. when all brackets are mounted, glue in the gutter, also using superglue.
These brackets suit 3mm dia./ 1.5mm radius guttering - such as many umbrella struts......




HEX NUTS

HEX - 1.5mm AF actual - to fit 0.8mm dia wire or rod - Pack of 100, laser cut Trotec o,8mm thick (Acrylic - Black)

3.80

BOLT HEADS - 1.5mm AF actual - Pack of 100, laser cut Trotec (Acrylic - Black)

3.40

HEX - 1.05mm AF actual - to fit 0.5mm dia wire or rod - Pack of 100, laser cut Trotec 0.5mm thick (Acrylic - Black)

3.80

BOLT HEADS - 1.05mm AF actual - Pack of 100, laser cut Trotec (Acrylic - Black)

3.40

1.5 AF on left, 1.05 AF (small on right)

HEX - 0.8mm AF actual - to fit 0.4mm dia wire or rod - Pack of 100, laser cut Trotec 0.5mm thick (Acrylic - Black)

3.80

BOLT HEADS - 0.8mm AF actual - Pack of 100, laser cut Trotec (Acrylic - Black)

3.40

0.8mm Hex nut shown on 0.4mm wire

SQUARE NUTS

SQUARE - 1.5mm AF actual - to fit 0.8mm dia wire or rod - Pack of 100, laser cut Trotec o,8mm thick (Acrylic - Black)

3.80

BOLT HEADS - 1.5mm AF actual - Pack of 100, laser cut Trotec (Acrylic - Black)

3.40

SQUARE - 1.05mm AF actual - to fit 0.5mm dia wire or rod - Pack of 100, laser cut Trotec 0.5mm thick (Acrylic - Black)

3.80

BOLT HEADS - 1.05mm AF actual - Pack of 100, laser cut Trotec (Acrylic - Black)

3.40

SQUARE - 0.8mm AF actual - to fit 0.4mm dia wire or rod - Pack of 100, laser cut Trotec 0.5mm thick (Acrylic - Black)

3.80

BOLT HEADS - 0.8mm AF actual - Pack of 100, laser cut Trotec (Acrylic - Black)

3.40



CAST IRON DRAIN GRILLS 7mm scale- Pack of 6, laser cut Trotec (Acrylic - Black)

4.80

I paint mine (after priming) with Humbrol Gunmetal Metalcote, which I then polish up a bit, and add a bit of rust to taste. I fix in place with PVA and dress with sieved ash.


CAST IRON DRAIN GRILLS 4mm scale- Pack of 6, laser cut Trotec (Acrylic - Black)

4.20

Shown here in grey primer for clarity - I suggest painting (after priming) with Humbrol Gunmetal Metalcote, polish up a bit, and add a bit of rust to taste. Fix in place with PVA and dress with sieved ash or similar.


CAST IRON ROUND DRAIN COVERS 7mm scale - Pack of 2, laser cut Trotec (Acrylic - Black)

3.80



SETT EMBOSSING TOOL - ETCH for self-assembly for 7mm Scale (Brass)

10.90

These embossing tools have a long side for general use, a shorter side which fits in the 'four-foot', and a very short side which fits in the 'two'foot' for narrow gauge use.
the tabes are off-set, so you emboss one row, spin the tool through 180 degrees and amboss again to get a perfectly staggered impression of stone setts.
The tool works effectively in expanded foam, Das, clay, Milliput, and doubtless many other materials.

I always use Silver Solder to assemble these when I build them, however, other people do use soft solder. The small tabs are intended to protrude and are then filed back flush after assembly.


CAST IRON STAIR TREADS 24mm wide, square holes, without locating tabs - 4 per pack - laser cut Trotec, or ply 0.8mm Thick

3.80


FIRE ESCAPES - KITS both 7mm and 4mm
Material - 0.8mm Birch Ply OR Trotec acrylic (Rowmark equivalent) 0.8mm for 7mm, and 0.5mm for 4mm

POA
A guide would be that the Escape stairs on Denton Brook would be 38

Kits for cast-iron fire escapes can be made (probably on a one-off basis, as heights will differ, etc.). Easy to assemble - slot-and-tab for the treads, and surprisingly strong. The guard rails are cut in one piece (rails and verticals) and glues on as a single run.

A two-flight fire escape takes more than 1 1/2 hours of cutting time (regardless of scale) - occupying both the computer and laser for that time - hence they cannot be cheap. I find the 4mm one takes good eye-sight to assemble, which is why I model in 7mm....! They are therefore significant models in their own right.

7mm and 4mm Stair Treads

7mm Escape on 'Denton Brook'

7mm and 4mm Fire Escapes

4mm version

I paint mine (after priming) with Humbrol Gunmetal Metalcote, which I then polish up a bit, and add a bit of rust to taste.


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