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  • Mike South
    In that dark time ‘before I saw the light’ I had occasion to build-up several of French modeller/entrepreneur Raymond Dutton’s delightful etched brass
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 11 9:38 AM
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      In that dark time �before I saw the light� I had occasion to build-up
      several of French modeller/entrepreneur Raymond Dutton�s delightful
      etched brass 1:43.5 scale / 12, 14, 16.5 or 19.05 mm gauge DECAUVILLE
      Type �H� Balladeuse 4-wheel �toastrack� open-sided coaches ( Dutton kit
      #74501 ). The kit price was around CAD $63, USD $43, GBP �27 or FFR 290
      each back in the early 1990�s, but they are now several years �out of
      production�.

      Why am I telling you this? Because I am thinking of contacting Raymond
      to see if he would consider �blowing up� his original artwork to 1:32
      scale and etching me a small batch of the resultant coaches. Or
      alternatively, if he would lend/rent/sell me the same artwork (or the
      rights thereto) and I will then adapt it and have my own etchings made.

      Since I would like TEN coaches for my own use, it occurs to me that
      others might want to come in on this one-time-only deal (good old Henry
      Ford�s �economies of scale�!).

      Sorry I don�t have my own scanner yet, but I can fax or send by �flying
      snail mail� photocopies of both the original Decauville 1880�s catalogue
      drawings and Dutton�s comprehensive instruction sheet to �interested
      parties�.

      Expressions of interest invited at this time, to be �firmed up� just
      before actual production when we have a better handle on the true
      costs. Please let me know before the end of February 2000. Many
      thanks, Mike South.

      mikesouth@...
    • Carl Arendt
      Mike, I m decidedly interested in the Decauville coaches from M. Dutton. At this point, I m not sure of the quantity I ll require, but I would certainly like
      Message 2 of 4 , Feb 13 5:58 AM
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        Mike, I'm decidedly interested in the Decauville coaches from M. Dutton. At
        this point, I'm not sure of the quantity I'll require, but I would
        certainly like to take a look at the Decauville catalogue and Dutton's
        "comprehensive instruction sheet". If it's not too much trouble, could you
        fax them to me at (412) 221-8917?

        FYI, on another subject, I have made contact with a volunteer at Amberley,
        Gerry Cork, who has offered to take a batch of digital photos for me of
        their Ransomes & Rapier diesel loco. So we progress toward good working
        drawings.

        If I produce a 16mm model and name it "Gonzo" (Frodo's second cousin on the
        other side of the blanket), would I be eligible for honorary membership in
        the Merioneth group?

        Cheers,
        Carl Arendt
        Pittsburgh USA
        http://www.pgh.net/~carendt/
      • Mario Bernkopf
        Mike, Thanks very much for your offer. I would take two kits. Regards... Mario
        Message 3 of 4 , Feb 14 12:34 AM
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          Mike,

          Thanks very much for your offer. I would take two kits.

          Regards... Mario





          Mike South schrieb:
          >
          > From: Mike South <mikesouth@...>
          >
          > In that dark time �before I saw the light� I had occasion to build-up
          > several of French modeller/entrepreneur Raymond Dutton�s delightful
          > etched brass 1:43.5 scale / 12, 14, 16.5 or 19.05 mm gauge DECAUVILLE
          > Type �H� Balladeuse 4-wheel �toastrack� open-sided coaches ( Dutton kit
          > #74501 ). The kit price was around CAD $63, USD $43, GBP �27 or FFR 290
          > each back in the early 1990�s, but they are now several years �out of
          > production�.
          >
          > Why am I telling you this? Because I am thinking of contacting Raymond
          > to see if he would consider �blowing up� his original artwork to 1:32
          > scale and etching me a small batch of the resultant coaches. Or
          > alternatively, if he would lend/rent/sell me the same artwork (or the
          > rights thereto) and I will then adapt it and have my own etchings made.
          >
          > Since I would like TEN coaches for my own use, it occurs to me that
          > others might want to come in on this one-time-only deal (good old Henry
          > Ford�s �economies of scale�!).
          >
          > Sorry I don�t have my own scanner yet, but I can fax or send by �flying
          > snail mail� photocopies of both the original Decauville 1880�s catalogue
          > drawings and Dutton�s comprehensive instruction sheet to �interested
          > parties�.
          >
          > Expressions of interest invited at this time, to be �firmed up� just
          > before actual production when we have a better handle on the true
          > costs. Please let me know before the end of February 2000. Many
          > thanks, Mike South.
          >
          > mikesouth@...
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        • Mike South
          ... Three sheets faxed this morning, hope they came out OK your end. The extract from an 1880 s Decauville Sales Catalogue should come out your end full size
          Message 4 of 4 , Feb 14 9:18 AM
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            Carl Arendt wrote:

            > Mike, I'm decidedly interested in the Decauville coaches from M.
            > Dutton. ... I would certainly like to take a look at the Decauville
            > catalogue and Dutton's "comprehensive instruction sheet". If it's not
            > too much trouble, could you fax them to me...

            Three sheets faxed this morning, hope they came out OK your end. The
            extract from an 1880's Decauville Sales Catalogue should come out your
            end full size for 1:32 scale (so long as it hasn't become too 'twisted'
            in transmission!

            > Ransomes & Rapier diesel loco...If I produce a 16mm model and name it
            > "Gonzo" (Frodo's second cousin on the other side of the blanket),
            > would I be eligible for honorary membership in
            > the Merioneth group?

            Can't see why not. The only real 'rule' the Merionenth Railway Society
            ever had was that, for full membership, you had to scratchbuild build
            your own 16mm/Ift scale locomotive 'for/to the approval of the other
            members' (diesel lashups using Atlas/Roco or Tri-ang 'Big-Big'/Novo
            chassis, whilst ingenious, never quite made the cut!). Personally, I
            never did quite understand their fascination with small scuttling things
            from the 'Lord of the Rings' though... Perhaps its my Irish heritage,
            where we take leprechauns, etc. far too seriously to risk upsetting them
            by naming a loco after an individual 'little person' when it might be
            painted in a livery he/she didn't particularly like - viz: Colin
            Binnie's 'Persephone' in Stroudley's "Improved Engine Green" = yellow!

            Cheers! Mike
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