New Items for April 2018

Spring is in the air and Scalefour North just around the corner which means a new set of releases from Rumney Models.

A couple of eagerly awaited commission projects reach fruition and are released.

Firstly there is a loco chassis for the MR/LMS/BR 1P 0-4-4T (X.04 – £38). This is a modern chassis designed to go under the craftsman body. It is designed to be fully sprung and can be built in P4, EM and OO. It features full brakegear, dummy inside motion, 3D printed details and a removable keeper plate with cosmetic driving wheel springs.

Model built and photographed by Pete Tarver.

The second commission project is for a set of fully sprung diesel bogies for the all wheel drive Hornby BR class 31 (X.02 – £33). This is slightly different from my previous diesel bogies as it features guitar wire leaf suspension for both primary and secondary springs. The bogies are almost entirely self contained meaning little modification is required to the Hornby chassis block. Includes custom High Level skinny hornblocks.

Another project that has been rumbling on for a while also sees the light of day though this time a home one. Finally available are my sprung freight bogies. The first couple of releases cover GWR standard and heavy duty types (G.04 & G.05 – £12). They feature etched sideframes and bolster with cast whitemetal bolster springs and journals. BR types will be added to the catalogue soon and there will be a very small number available from the stand at Scalefour North.

GWR Freight Bogie
GWR standard freight bogie (kit G.04). Model built and photographed by Morgan Gilbert

Freight Bogies Sideframes - Diagram 2 GWR only

Other items newly released include an underframe for the Chivers GWR & SR Tunny (B.35 – £13.50) and an S Scale RCH 17’6” x 9’ Morton brake wagon underframe (SB.32 – £18). Also released are additional parts to convert my anchor mount tank wagon chassis (B.71) to other variants. These cover 14T wagons with RCH axleguards (B.72 – £2.50), 20T wagons with BR Plate axleguards (B.73 – £2.50) and 20T wagons with RCH HD axleguards (B.74 – £2.50).

I hope to see some of you at Scalefour North,


New Year’s Update

Happy New Year to all,

I hope everyone had a good festive season and managed to get a little modelling done.

With the New Year usually comes a reflective look at the past year and this is no different with Rumney Models. A couple of years ago when there were some rather unjustified comments being made about the price of a particular kit of mine I said that Rumney Models needed to pay for my time making what I design available. With the Tax return season in full swing this is a good time to look at that particular statement again. It’s clear that the trading part of Rumney Models (as opposed to the commission part which is doing well) isn’t doing so. This combined with a reduced amount of time available to me due to childcare arrangements at home and an increasing demand on my time from commission work means that something need to be done to try and streamline the trading part of Rumney Models.

As part of this I intend to have a spring clean of the catalogue and start to reduce the number of items that I hold in stock, especially the very low selling or awkward to stock items. This will mean that some items will be withdrawn and others will in future only be available to order and by the sheet, typically this will mean batches of 3 or 4. Details of the products affected can be seen below. There will also be a decrease in the number of exhibitions attended in 2018.

I have considered raising prices across the catalogue but have decided against it at the moment as I feel that the UK market just isn’t prepared to pay unless of course it’s a shiny loco in a nice box… The exception to this is the wagon axlebox and spring castings which have now been raised to £3 a set.

I will review everything again later in the year.


In other news the Fish Van kit (C.51) is currently out of stock and will remain so until I have the chance to look at the mould and cast some more roofs. I have no idea when this will be. There will also be no further progress on kits that need cast roofs such as the plywood GWR van kit.

I have also sold out of both types of United Dairies Milk Tank Plate in 4mm and 7mm scales. I still have stocks of Unigate and Express Dairy plates. I will look at getting some more UD plates etched but this won’t be until later in the year.


Rumney Models Spring Clean

As of the 1st June the status of the following items in the catalogue, once any remaining stock is sold, will change. Until then they will continue to be available as per normal.


Items to be withdrawn

Milk Tank Parts

A.02    GWR Long Milk Tank Chassis

Wagon etches

B.05    Additional Parts for Riveted 16T Clasp Braked Minerals

B.101  LNER/BR Steel Open Detailing

B.102  LMS Corrugated Steel Ended Wooden Open Detailing

B.103 BR Corrugated Steel Ended Wooden Open Detailing

B.104  BR Corrugated Steel Ended Wooden Shocopen Detailing

B.105  Ratio LMS Van Detailing

Diesel Bogies

D.01 Class 37 bogies

D.02 Peak Bogies

D.05 Class 47 bogies

D.06 Warship bogies

The pony trucks will continue to be available as normal.


Items to be available by the sheet only

Typically this will mean that you will mean they will only be available in batches of 3 or 4.

Wagon etches

B.02    BR 16’6” x 10’ BR Clasp Brake Chassis – 26T Iron Ore Tippler

B.03    BR 16’6” x 10’ BR Clasp Brake Chassis – 13T Sand Tippler

B.06    BR 21’6” x 12’ BR Clasp Brake Chassis – 21T Mineral

B.17    BR 16’6” x 9’ Independent Brake Chassis – 16T Riveted Mineral

B.24    BR 16’6” x 10‘ Independent Brake Chassis – 27T Iron Ore

B.25    BR 16’6” x 9‘ Independent Brake Chassis – 27T Iron Ore

B.26    BR 16’6” x 9‘ Morton Brake Chassis – 13T Sand Tippler

B.29    RCH 21’6” x 12’ Morton Brake Chassis – 21T Hopper

New Items for September

With Autumn just around the corner it means a new set of releases from Rumney Models.

The ‘headline act’ this time is an underframe kit for the BR unfitted Grampus (B.34 – £15). This includes replacement baskets and door spring and step detailing for the body. For those who don’t want to go to the extent of building a complete replacement underframe the baskets, solebar and body side door springs along with the corner steps are available on their own as a detailing pack (B.109 – £3.50).

Grampus 3

Grampus 2

There is a new underframe for RCH 21T Morton brake hoppers (B.29 – £13), covering mainly private owner types and also a 17’6” x 9’ Morton brake underframe (B.32 – £11) for grouping era general merchandise wagons.

To compliment the underframes are screw couplings (B.96 – £1.50). These are etched on 0.015” nickel silver to try and give a more prototypically robust appearance and come in sets of 4 with various length links. Completing the etched products are CSB carrier tags to suit Brassmasters hornblocks (X.03 – £1.50).

The range of whitemetal springs and axleboxes continues to expand with RCH 2 part, LMS 2 part, LMS vertical Platefront, LNER cast and LNER welded axleboxes combined with 5 leaf springs along with LMS 2 part, LMS vertical Platefront, LMS sloping Platefront and LNER cast axleboxes combined with the LMS 7 leaf spring as fitted to wagon with the LMS clasp brake. All types come in packs of 4 castings which cost £2.50.

Axlebox and Spring Castings

Lastly are castings and etched details for later type BR Bogie Bolster C bolsters. These distinctive bolsters were fitted from around 1954 and can be used to detail the Bachmann model. There are two types covering diagrams 1/474 & 1/477 (F.03A – £6.50) and 1/475 (F.03B – £6.50). Each set consists of 4 cast bolsters with etched bolster pins and D links.

BBC Bolsters

A happy Autumn of modelling to all!


New items for July and change of address

A quick interim update from Rumney Models before the next major set of releases in September.

Firstly a couple of new items in the form of Express Dairy milk tank plates in both 4mm and 7mm scales. These include both the company plate and the distinctive round number plate that was attached to the baulks at the tank ends. The numbers were Express Dairy’s own fleet numbers and were generally grouped according to who built the milk tank. If you want something specific then please inquire or else you will get a random number picked from the box they are in. The plates are etched on 0.1mm stainless steel and nicely complement the United Dairies/Unigate plates released last year.

ED 4mm Plate

ED Plate 7mm

Secondly Rumney Models is moving house. The new address for all postal correspondence is as follows:

3 Warren Terrace
NP25 4PH

The house move will mean that I won’t be able to process any orders from now until the week commencing the 17th. Please bear this in mind. I will be able to respond to emails during this period though there may be some delay in doing so.

Also a reminder that Rumney Models will be at Larkrail on the 15th July. I look forward to seeing some of you there.

New Items for March

With Scalefour North looming large Rumney Models is pleased to announce another round of new releases. Below is a round up of the new items. As per usual instructions for certain items are currently being prepared. One day I’ll have them all done before release time comes around but not this year. So to the exciting stuff…

First up are some more additions to my range of whitemetal wagon axlebox and spring castings. Once again they have been produced from the highest quality masters printed for me by Alan Butler at Modelu. The new types cover BR brake van springs along with 7 leaf springs and heavy duty axleboxes for 20/21T wagons. The BR brake van springs are available with BR 2 part, BR Platefront, roller bearing and LNER welded axleboxes. These are also suitable for late build LNER brake vans. The 7 leaf springs come with BR 2 part, BR 2 part square, welded with horizontal lugs, welded with vertical lugs and RCH 2 part axleboxes. The axleboxes on the 7 leaf springs are based correctly on 10” x 5” journal prototypes. In all cases the axleboxes comes attached to the springs for ease of fitting and are slotted on the back for use with sprung suspension systems. The price is £2.50 for a set of four axleboxes and springs.

BR brake van

21T hopper mineral plate wagon

The next couple of releases mark a foray into the wonderful world of oil tank wagons. There is a new completely open underframe for the Bachmann anchor mount tank wagons (B.71 – £15) which also includes a choice of ladders and an etched valve wheel for detailing the body. This is specifically a 14T underframe with BR axleguards and includes everything you would expect from a Rumney Models release. For those who feel like tarting up the Bachmann anchor mount tank without going to the extent of replacing the underframe there is a detailing kit (B.106 – £4) which includes ladders and valve wheel along with brake levers and lever guards. The detailing kit is sufficient for 2 wagons. Note that you do not need the detailing etch if you buy the underframe and it is my intention to do something similar for earlier cradle and saddle mounted tank wagons in the near future.

Bachmann tank wagon

There is also a new underframe for the BR built 13T china clay opens (B.30 – £10). These are intended for the Ratio kit but will also suit the Bachmann body. To complement the underframe and make fettling the ratio body easier there are replacement end stanchions (B.107 – £3). This will provide sufficient stanchions for 6 wagons.

There are a couple of other small detailing etches. These cover BR built Shocopens (B.104 – £2) which includes capping and strapping strips along with label boards and lamp irons and the Ratio LMS van (B.105 – £1) which provides the diagonal strapping found on these wagons in BR days along with label boards and lamp irons.

There is also a general wagon detailing fret (B.108 – £3). This has been made available due to several requests and includes all the little detailing parts that can be found on Rumney Models underframes such as number plates, lamp irons, swan neck vacuum pipe brackets and label boards for adding to RTR and kit wagons. There are enough parts to cover 3 or 4 wagons on the fret. Note that you do not need this fret if you are building wagons with Rumney Models underframes as the parts are already included.

Lastly are some new items in 7mm scale. My BR tarpaulin bar fret (OB.92 – £7) has been reworked for the larger scale. As per the 4mm version there are sufficient parts for two wagons and both early and late types are covered. A pair of etched Grampus baskets (OB.109 – £9) is available to replace those in the Parkside kit. These will be coming in 4mm in due course. Also there is a detailing fret for wagons fitted with RCH 12’ lifting link brakegear (OB.110 – £12). This includes replacement brakegear, vees, brake levers and lever guards as well as items such as 21T hopper door handles and end steps along with 21T mineral wagon door springs. It is intended to detail the Parkside BR 21T hopper and Grampus kits but can be used on others. Finally a detailing etch covering vacuum brakegear parts for BR 21T hoppers (OB.111 – £2). This provides items such as vees for the vacuum cylinder cross shaft and links as well as vacuum cylinder brackets for turning the Parkside 21T welded hopper into a vacuum braked example.

I look forward to catching up some of you in Wakefield next weekend.

Happy New Year!

A belated happy new year to all from Rumney Models!

Anchor Mount Progress 2

2017 will bring a host of exciting new items including more wagon axlebox and spring castings, plate freight bogie kits and anchor mount tank wagon underframes and detailing to suit the recntly released Bachmann model.

Rumney Models will be out and about at the following events over the coming months in 2017:

I look forward to catching up with some of you at these events.

Wishing you all the best for the coming year. Happy modelling!


Early arrival in Bristol

On 7th October Theadora Persephone Gaby Russell-Newitt entered the world some 11 weeks and 2 days prematurely. Despite this early arrival and her lack of size she is doing great as is her mother.


Thea’s unexpected arrival has obviously been a bit of a shock and we are doing everything we can to support her while she is in hospital. Rumney Models is still open for bussiness but please be aware that any emails sent or orders placed during this time may take a little longer to deal with than usual.

I am also aware that there are currently several outstanding orders from Scaleforum for items I was out of stock of. For those who ordered only etches these have arrived, have been processed and will get sent out on Monday. I am still awaiting the delivery of the castings. As soon as they have arrived I will of course get the remaining orders sent out as well.


New Items for September


Rumney Models is delighted to announce a bumper crop of new releases!

First up is exciting news about a new range of whitemetal wagon axlebox and spring castings for BR era prototypes. They have been produced from the highest quality masters printed for me by Alan Butler at Modelu. The first wave of releases contains 6 different types of axleboxes with both oil and roller bearings types and six types of springs. There are four types of oil axlebox, all for 12/16T prototypes all of which are available with either 5, 6 or LMS 7 leaf J hanger springs. The axleboxes come attached to the springs for ease of fitting and are already slotted for use with sprung suspension systems. There are hooded and non-hooded types of roller bearing that are available with 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 leaf springs. The price is £2.50 for a set of four axleboxes and springs. Further information including product codes can be found on the wagon castings page.


To complete the castings part of the new releases whitemetal vacuum cylinder castings are also available. These have been produced from masters made for me by the talented Morgan Gilbert and make use of etched brackets. There are 18” (F.01) and 21” (F.02) types that are available in packs of three for £6. The 21” cylinders are also available singularly with etched brackets for fitting to the end of hopper wagons (F.02A – £2).

There is a new underframe for the BR 1/448 clasp brake Tube wagons (B.54 – £15) and buffer springing mechanisms to suit my 9” (B.93A – £4.50) and 10” (B.93B – £3) underframes. These provide guitar wire springing for buffers in place of conventional coil springs.

BR Tube

There are also three types of detailing etch for the Bachmann Bogie Bolster C / Macaw B:

C.05 (£16.50) is an etch that provides detailing and new trussing using brass angle along the same sort of lines as my Bogie Bolster E etch for the Lima model. The brass angle is included (though the etch is available on its own without the angle for £10.50). Full brakegear is included and there are options for GWR D/C brakes, unfitted lever brakes and the two arrangements of vacuum fitted lever brakes. Detailing parts for the solebar and headstock along with bolster shackles are also included.


For those that don’t wish to replace the trussing on the Bachmann model there are two sets of levers and vees etches to provide new brakegear and body detailing. Both etches include sufficient parts for two wagons. C.05A (£9) is for lever brakegear and provides options to build either two unfitted or one fitted and one vacuum braked wagon and C.05B (£6) covers the GWR D/C brake wagons.

Last but not certainly not least is a loco chassis for the LNER F/4/5/6 family (X.01 – £32). This was a set of etches that were commissioned by Marcus Burrows that I am delighted to make available to a wider audience via Rumney Models. It is designed to provide a modern CSB fitted chassis for the Alan Gibson body and incorporates sprung trucks that make use of the CSB wires along with full brakegear, balance weights, ashpan sides, etc. Full details can be found on my Hosted Products page.


New Items for July

Hot on the heels of the arrival of the milk tank plates comes a new price list and order form

First up is, completely unsupringly, United Dairies & Unigate milk tank plates. These are available in both 4mm scale and 7mm scale and rather nice they look too. Both sizes are etched on 0.004″ stainless steel and both were drawn up seperately from my original artwork meaning that one isn’t an enlagrement/reduction of the other. There are two types of United Dairies plates which adorned most milk tanks belonging to that company in the 1950s and some belonging to Unigate post 1959. There are also Unigate Creameries plates. These have the wagon number on the plate and are suitable for United Dairies, Aplin & Barrett and Cow & Gate milk tanks post 1959. I have done sets of plates for most Unigate milk tank diagrams. If you want plates for a specific diagram please enquire. If you aren’t bothered about such things please say so when ordering.

The 4mm versions (A.21A – United Dairies Type A, A.21B – United Dairies type B and A.22 – Unigate) are £2.50 and the 7mm ones (OA.21A – United Dairies Type A, OA.21B – United Dairies type B and OA.22 – Unigate) £3.50. In all cases they come as a pair and are already painted.

Milk Tank Plate
4mm United Dairies Type A
Milk Tank Plates
7mm United Dairies – Type B
Milk Tank Plate
4mm Unigate LMS 1994
Milk Tank Plates
7mm Unigate SR 3159

Also released this moth are wagon coupling hooks (B.94 – £1.50 sufficient for 7 wagons) and some small detailing etches for Parkside’s PC02A kit covering both LMS (B.102 – £1.50) and BR (B.103 – £1) diagrams. These consist of side capping strips, lamp irons and label boards for the ends. The LMS version contains the correct pattern side strapping for the LMS version (it was different to the BR one which is what Parkside have modelled).


United Dairies & Unigate Milk Tank Plates

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s update I had an exciting package this morning. Yesterday I mentioned some United Dairies/Unigate milk tank plates that I was having etched; well they’ve arrived and look pretty good:

United Dairies 2

United Dairies


These were something I’d always wanted to try and do and I was inspired to get on and sort them out by a Rumney Models customer who has actually painted his David Geen/Rumney Models milk tanks. They turned into a bit of a labour of love. Research was bit of a challenge and there was a complete redraw of the artwork as much was well under what could be reliably etched. A lot of thanks goes to Brian Hanson of Shawplan who was really helpful giving advice on the artwork.

There are 4mm and 7mm scale plates with both United Dairies and Unigate styles as well as a couple of S scale ones. Next job is to fill in the half etched areas with black paint and get them packaged up.