Hi my name is Geoff. Whittaker, I am a model railway writer and vintage transport fan. I developed this site as a combination of blogging site and model railway shop. I also have a YouTube channel named “Not Just Trains”. I release a new post every week and videos somewhat less often!
My main claim to fame is building kits and dioramas, for clients
Non UK customers
I have been getting quite a few newsletter signups from the US and other countries. I can only send smaller items abroad, however all of the items in my Ebay shop are on global shipping. These are sent to a UK distribution centre and eBay deals with sending them to the relevant country.
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Kingsway 00 scale, Small Georgian Terraced Houses (8), Kit build service.£45.00
Kingsway 00 scale, Georgian terraced Houses, Kit build service.£40.00 – £45.00
Kingsway 00 scale, 1930’s Semi Detached Houses, Kit build service.£50.00
Kingsway 00 scale, Modern Semi Detached Houses, Kit build service.£40.00 – £45.00
Kingsway 00 scale, Semi Detached Houses, Kit build service.£30.00
Kingsway 00 scale, Large Block of Flats, Kit build service.£60.00
Kingsway 00 scale, Romford Fire Station, Kit build service.£45.00
Kingsway 00 scale, Police Station or Modern Hospital, Kit build service.£50.00
Kingsway 00 scale, Bethnal Green Old Police Station, Kit build service.£45.00
Look out for my Google featured how to’s. These feature at the top of page 1 for the relevant phrase. You cannot buy this position it is merit only!
” Hi Geoff, I wanted to write and thank you properly for the tube station models, which all arrived safe and sound this afternoon. I’m absolutely delighted with all of them – and particular thanks for the alterations to the Wansford Little Chef which looks great.
There’s no way I could get these things to look any good, and your skill is very much appreciated on all of the models. Hope to get you to do some more one of these days. Thanks again. Nigel.”
Kit build Delivery times
Turnaround for kit builds is usually five days, however at busy times I instigate a waiting list system. Bulk orders from the same person usually take priority. You can contact me below to find out the current waiting time.
Superquick, B25 Police Station Or Library, Kit build service.£8.49 – £24.99
Superquick, B22 Two Country Or Town Shops, Kit build service.£8.49 – £24.99
Superquick, B21 The Swan Inn, Kit build service.£8.49 – £24.99
Superquick, A02 Country Station, Kit build service.£7.49 – £21.99
Layout inspiration at the Ribble Steam Railway.
This layout is on display in the Ribble Steam Railway’s museum. The Railway operates over three miles of track on Preston Docks. Unusually, the line runs down the centre of a road and over a swing bridge, before running next to the river Ribble. If you are lucky you may see the bridge in operation. This happens every time a boat enters or exits the marina, in the old dock.
The layout It is a good example of landscape modelling. For example, there is a first radius oval inside the main running lines. Note the very curved station platform on the left! The village in the centre makes a good scenic break. Additionally, most of the buildings look scratch built. The village is not flat, it is raised in the centre. A stream flows down the hill and road signs add interest.Follow @modelrailfun
- The Hornby Class 81-86, early models.
- Britains 1:32 Muddy JCB 86 c-2 Midi Excavator Review
- The Tri-ang class 3 standard tank locomotive, R59
- The Early Bullied Diesels and their models
- The worst cars ever made – The Vauxhall Victor F type
I regularly visit heritage sites and post Image sets for modellers reference. These include locomotives, rolling stock, buildings and more.
Finally, Get your model railway building kits ready made. No fiddly construction, just plant!
Check out the kit build gallery for images from recent model projects.
Look out for regular posts on model railway topics. There are some useful Tips and tricks, from an experienced modeller. Finally,welcome to my U.S. readers. Subscibe to receive an email every time a new post is released.
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We provide a kit building service for all of the best known manufacturer’s kits. Metcalfe, Superquick, Kingsway and even Dapol plastic kits.
How wonderful to find a kit build service!!:)
There are so many Miniatures I love, but I’m often frustrated to find that they’re kits!
So it’s really great to find you:).
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