Hello again --
Following the recent discussion about finding parts makers with ILLUSTRATED listings, I thought I'd post a quick note saying that I'm extremely pleased with my first order from Nine Mill Scale Products in New Zealand:
The majority of parts offered are illustrated on the site. Some of the items (eg wagon parts) have a distinctive New Zealand Ry appearance while others have basically universal application.
For my US-style loco projects, I ordered headlights, pyle generators, loco jacks, reversing levers, tender brake stands, whistles, pop valves and handrail stanchions. The parts arrived today, just one week after placing the order (wow!) ... and the quality is top notch. Also, Nelson Kennedy, the owner of Nine Mill, was very friendly and helpful in correspondence.
Quick disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with Nine Mill ... just a happy customer who hopes this info will be helpful to some of you!
PS -- I've been a lurker on the list for a while and posted a separate email with an introduction.