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Formil Model Engineering


12 Oak Tree Close,  Bedale, North Yorkshire  DL8 1UG

Telephone: 01677 424686
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Electronic Payments accepted e.g. PayPal Mail Order Service available


12th August 2018


Catalogue: no catalogue
Scales: 10mm, Large, Narrow Gauge

Acceptance of orders for new specially-designed plates has now ceased, pending full retirement, although existing orders are progressively being fulfilled. Author of 100 page book 'Your G-Scale Locomotive: an easy guide to care and maintenance'. Final copies of this very useful book are available from me, priced £9.00 if ordered with nameplates or £11.20 by post to UK addresses if ordered separately. UK 4mm Dyna-Drive range discontinued; some spares kept for overhaul/repair in my workshop

Mail order only. I do not have a retail shop: this is purely a production environment.

Extensive range of high quality etched brass and nickel silver items includes ready-to-fit painted and fully polished name, number and works plates for 7/8ths, 16mm, G and Gauge 1 (1:32 only). Categories include names of Aircraft; Birds; Ladies (A prolific selection); Gentlemen; Literary; Peaks; Bonnie Scotland; Constellations; Roman towns & cities, plus an interesting group of 'specials'. Full detailed fixing instructions with each pack. Very sorry: bespoke special orders for these scales no longer accepted.

Recommended adhesives stated in instruction sheets, but I am well aware that some modellers prefer to use silicone bathroom-type sealants, so that plates may subsequently be removed (with great care) hopefully without damage to loco paintwork. A better silicone type adhesive is Granville Clear Silicone Sealant 0374. This is available fairly widely in 40g tubes within U.K. and will withstand the working temperatures of the average garden railway steam loco.

16mm range includes ready-to-fit name and works plates for the live-steam Accucraft Baldwin 1st World War 4-6-0T, including Ashover Light Railway and many WD numberplates with appropriately numbered and dated worksplates. Selection of plates for Accucraft 7/8ths scale WOTO-type 0-4-0 tank locos; detailed instructions with each pack. Names and works plates for Festiniog double Fairlies ready now: TALIESIN name & works plates for builders & owners of 16mm scale single Fairlies.

Two types of HUNSLET diesel radiator plates ready for 1:32, Gauge 3/G scale, also 16mm. RUSTON radiator plate available in 16mm scale, also a nicely detailed GARDNER plate in nickel silver, to advertise your diesel's motive power.

BR smokebox numberplates available now in Gauge 1 (1:32 only) also cover a selection of Accucraft B4 tank locos, plus BR Standard 'BRITANNIA' (9-plate sets) and 2-6-4T 80xxx series (6 plate sets); ex-GW 57xx 0-6-0PT; ex-LNER A4 and A3 classes, plus B1 and other classes. Full sets for a small selection of LMS/BR 'Black Five', 'JUBILEE', and 8F locos. 11 sets of plates for GW/BR 'HALL' class. Correct pattern nameplates are also made to fit the 1:32 Accucraft A3 (These fit over the existing nameplates, which have locating lugs). 15 companion sets of cabside numberplates (and shaped backing plates) for the GW 57xx also available in 1:32 scale. The latter sets also include a fitting gauge so that numberplates can be set at the correct height on the cabside. Limited range of cabside numberplates for the GW/BR 14xx/41xx/43xx/45xx/48xx/51xx/57xx/61xx/87xx (with shaped backing plates). Huge range of Gauge 1 (1:32) BR shedplates covers all six regions, including many smaller sheds.

Etched Gill alphabets and numbers in 4mm, 8mm, 12mm and 16mm heights, produced in nickel silver and very easy to separate from the sheet. The alphabet follows the geometric style devised for use by signwriters throughout the LNER system and widely adopted elsewhere. It became a design classic. The numbers are of the style adopted by the LNER for postwar cabside numbering, also used by British Railways for steam locos and the early prototype diesel and electric motive power. LNER-style 9.7mm -high nickel silver numbers are available for the tenders and cab sides of 1:32 scale LNER Garter Blue A4 Pacifics, because the shape of the numbers differs subtly from the later LNER (and BR) patterns, notably 2, 4 and 5. I do NOT stock or make transfers. For these, I suggest that you contact Blackham Transfers, or Fox Transfers.

For 5-inch Gauge, blank GW nameplates and number plates are available. These, and the necessary GW Swindon numbers and alphabets, are etched in brass. Illustrations of the magnificent name and numberplates produced by the late - and much respected - Roy West, using my etched parts, are shown on my website. Please note: the backing plates for these number plates are flat and NOT of the shaped recessed type produced more recently for 1:32 scale.

NEW: Small ranges for 3.5inch Gauge and 5 inch Gauge (the latter includes a few TRAIN NAME BOARDS (i.e., loco headboards) and also nameplates for seven DELTIC diesels! For 1:32 scale, there are 14 train name boards: 8 Eastern Region; 1 LM Region; 5 Southern Region.

In September 2007, Atlantic Publishers published my 100-page money-saving book 'Your G-Scale Locomotive: an easy guide to care and maintenance', price £9.00 if ordered with ex-stock nameplates, or £11.20 including packing & postage within UK if ordered separately (ISBN 1-902827-16-3).

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