Re: 1:32 French 4-wheel Toastrack Kits?
- 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
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?
Thanks very much for your offer. I would take two kits.
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
> 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
> 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.
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- Carl Arendt wrote:
> Mike, I'm decidedly interested in the Decauville coaches from M.Three sheets faxed this morning, hope they came out OK your end. The
> 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...
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'
> Ransomes & Rapier diesel loco...If I produce a 16mm model and name itCan't see why not. The only real 'rule' the Merionenth Railway Society
> "Gonzo" (Frodo's second cousin on the other side of the blanket),
> would I be eligible for honorary membership in
> the Merioneth group?
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!