VISIT TO KOREA: John Borkowski is now in Korea until 11 December making the final pre-shipping inspection of the completed 47XX 2-8-0s and 'Grange 4-6-0s, as well as inspecting work on the  'Hall', 28XX/38XX and Class 52 'Western' diesel. It may not be possible to answer enquiries immediately during this time. However, we look forward to meeting as many of you as possible and updating you at the Bristol Show on 27 January.

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First production models arrive

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I have just returned from a trip to the builders in Korea which had been arranged to enable final checking of the production of the 70XX ‘Castles’ and the 45XX/4575 Prairie tanks.

Although all the models have now been built, frustratingly not all not were not ready for final inspection, so this will now be undertaken in February. However, I was able to inspect some of the completed models and I have brought back with me as many as I could carry in my luggage. As a result, we will have three production 70XX ‘Castles’ and two production 45XX Prairie tank locomotives on our stand at the Bristol Show on Sunday 22 January, available for you to see or buy.

The models at the show are all 0 gauge finescale, and will be:

7001 Sir James Milne, Double Chimney, Collett 4,000 gallon tender, BR totem, DCC Sound. £3,120

7005 Sir Edward Elgar, Single Chimney, Collett 4,000 gallon tender, BR totem, DCC Sound. £3,120

7027 Thornbury Castle, Single Chimney, Collett 4,000 gallon tender, BR totem, DCC Sound. £3,120

4523 Type 3, Great Western green lettered GREAT WESTERN, DCC Sound, £1,560

4551 Type 3, BR plain black, Lion-over-Wheel emblem, DC only, £1,380

Pictures of these models appear here and elsewhere on the website, so please do take a good look.

Shipping and delivery of the models already ordered by our customers will finally be achieved in the very near future, as soon as all final inspections are complete.

I look forward to seeing you all at Bristol.

John Borkowski

Click HERE to view a gallery of the production models