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June 6th 2019 – Long time since I posted anything , progress slow on all projects due to on going isues. Barnum coaches – artwork for the bogies has been revised and some new details added , now ready to go for 1st test etch. During the research for the bogies some items have been identified that were not in the original kit these will be done as lost wax fittings so new 3D images are being done for the new fittings . Midland Well Tank – test build complete fittings now being sourced some new masters maybe needed. Little Sharpie – test build complete fittings have been sourced for this project , this kit will pobably be the first to be available no time frame but hopefully later in the year .
August 2nd 2018 – Family health problems still on going but things are improving .Sadly no Barnum Coach kits for Telford however new artwork,new axleboxes and new dampers done . Due to the manufacturing time for all parts including the new etch the kits would not have been ready to release at Telford not going to rush them want them right before release. Realistically it will be a few months before the kits will be ready website and forums will be updated when a release is imminent. The release of the GER little Sharpie and the Midland Well Tank will now probably be in the new year . Etches for both still available see relevant page on website .
May 9th 2018 – Due to on going family health problems progress on all projects has slowed , work is still going on but at a reduced rate . The Sharpie and Well Tank kits will be released later in the year . The Barnum project was delayed due to an unforseen holdup in the production of new artwork for the coach bogies . The artwork phase is now up and running so work on the new bogies has restarted . I am reluctant to give a date for the Barnum coach kit re-release but I am hoping kits will be ready for the GOG show at Telford in Septmeber fingers crossed.
February 2nd 2018 – Due to unforseen circumstance the Barnum coach project will be delayed we now expect a re release in the summer . Work is progresing well on the GER 2-4-0 Little Sharpie and a semi-kit is planned for release in the spring . Work has also started on developing the 0-6-0 Midland Well into a semi kit test building is underway and fittings are being sourced again a spring release is planned .
December 13th 2017 – I would like to take this opportunity to wish customers and friends a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year and to thank all the people who have supported and encouraged MBS Models with current and future projects , very much appreciated.
December 13th 2017 – Illness issues have sorted themselves out for now the problems that we are having could reappear at any time so delays may happen. The first test build of the GER Little Sharpie is now progressing well and the kit is on track for release early next year . Progress on any project will be slowed over the next 3 weeks due to the Xmas period but all being well full time work will begin the first week of the new year. The release of Barnum Coachs will be after the Sharpie and is on track for spring as planned . Work has also started on the 0-6-0 Midland Well Tank kit a test build will begin in the new year. This kit is well advanced as regards etches ( avaialble now ) and fittings. After the test build its more or less a case of collating everything so a more comprehensive kit can be released. Updates will be posted here with progress ( or not ) on all our current projects.
October 19th 2017 – All though we have illness problems affecting the MBS project timetable the planned release of the GCR Barnum Coaches is still on track for spring 2018 . I will update here if there is a delay to there release.
October 19th 2017 – There will be a delay in releasing the GER Little Sharpie kit due to family illness . My wife was taken seriously ill a few weeks ago this obvioulsy has had an effect on things not least the MBS projects , she is recovering well but it has put back the project timetable . The realistic planned realease for the Little Sharpie will now be early 2018 .
Aug 24th 2017 – GER 2-4-0 Little Sharpie . A built model of a GER Little Sharpie will be on show on the Sansperiel stand at the Gauge O Guild show at Telford on Saturday September 2nd . I will be available periodically through the day to discuss the forth coming release of a semi kit for this loco , look forward to meeting anyone interested in this charming loco.
Aug 24th 2017 – Barnum Coaches . Test builds of the Brake 3rd and the all 3rd will be on show on Dave Sharps MOK stand at the Gauge O Guild show at Telford on Saturday September 2nd . I will be available periodically through the day to discuss the improvements and upgrades we will be making to the kits before relaunching them early next year. Look forward to meeting anyone interested in these stunning coaches .
Aug 14th 2017 – I will be attending the Gauge O Guild show at Telford on Saturday Sept 2nd if customers would like to puirchase any etches form the MBS range and you are going to Telford I can deliver them to you . Please note any purchases would have to be paid for prior to the show , please go to the How To Order section and follow the instructions Ta , or you can phone to discuss requirements.
July 10th 2017 – We are hoping to have some test built samples of Barnum coaches on show at the Gauge O Guild show in September . They will be displayed on Dave Sharps MOK stand .
July 10th 2017 – Work on the GER 2-4-0 Little Sharpie test build continues etches and lost wax fittings are now in stock to complete the test build. We are hoping to have a semi-kit and or a built sample of the loco available to view at the Gauge O Guild Show in September.
July 10th 2017 – We have decided to re release the 6W GCR brake van. A one piece resin body will be produced with new roof , we will use the existing etched chassis produced by GP Models . We are hoping this kit will be available early next year .
July 10th 2017– After assessing the Barnum coach kits we have decided to upgrade the coach bogies . New artwork and a new tool will be produced to accommodate these changes and new lost wax fittings will be produced for the springs , axleboxes and dampers .When test builds are done we will assess the coach roof and a new preformed roof will be considered . With these upgrades on going and sourcing other items for the coaches it is not envisaged that the coaches will be available as kits before October.
May 29th 2017 – Images added to gallery page of a recently completed BR STD 4 built from a MOK kit.
May 4th 2017 – Work has started on releasing the GER 2-4-0 Little Sharpie as a semi-kit this will be the first project for release , along side this work has started on releasing the Barnum coaches from the GP Models range . There will be no page update for the Sharpie or a new page created for the Barnums until the kits are ready for release .Updates will be posted here on latest news and on various forums .
May 4th 2017 – MBS are pleased to annouce they have aquired the GP Models range formally marketed by the late Garth Patrick. Over time some of the documents,fittings and masters from the range have gone so work is required on these issues to enable the kits to be re released. The tools from the range have had to be withdrawn from the etchers that Garth used ( a restructoring drive on there part ) the tools will be sent to the etcher that I already use but there will inevitably be a delay before I get etches intially for test builds then for the kits themselves. Kits to be released from the original range will be the Clayton Railcar and Trailer, Barnum Coaches-third/brake-all third and the 0-6-0 J63. The wagon range will be assessed and a decision on release made at a later date .
May 4th 2017 – All our major customer commissions have been completed over the winter months no major commissions are planned until the end of the year so MBS now have time to devote to upgrading the GER Little Sharpie and the Midland Well Tank etches to semi-kits as described on our about page .There will be an update in latest news and on various forums when the upgrades are complete.
Oct 31st 2016 – Misc Sales items added . The kits for sale are from my own personal collection. These items are not part of the MBS range so there sales are dealt with differently. If you would like to purchase please follow the ordering criteria explained at the top of the Misc Sales page Thanks.
Oct 30th 2016 – Volute bogies sold out . Etches on order will update when back in stock estimate 6 weeks.
Aug 28th 2016 – I will be attending the GOG show at Telford on Sept 3rd as a visitor if anyone would like to have a chat about our products and future plans i will be around the Sansperiel stand periodically through the day . If anyone wants any etches delivering to Telford please use the ordering system on the website. If you would like to order for the show please view the criteria about ordering this is on the about page under exhibitions.
Aug 27th 2016 – Commission build – photos of Sansperiel Lord Nelson added to Gallery
July 24th 2016 – 9ft Volute bogie etches now in stock.
July 24th 2016 – RTR 9ft Volute bogie available to order, please mail email@example.com for details.
July 24th 2016 – Slaters wheels for 9ft Volute bogie now in stock.
July 24th 2016 – Slaters wheels for North London Tank and GER Little Sharpie now in stock.
July 16th 2016 – MBS Models now on Uk Model Shop Directory , Gauge O Guild traders directory and RMweb small suppliers database. b-b
June 26th 2016 – All Pre-Grouping loco etches now in stock
June 26th 2016 – New email addresses added
June 11th 2016 – Model Building Service – MBS Models website now on line.