Kirk / Mailcoach Update


October, 14, 2023

Update. 14th Oct 2023. We are still working through the tooling to fit them to our machines and to sort out problems caused by PD. The biggest current problem is with the 8'6" Gresley bogie. PD had done a complete number on this tool and suffice to say that it is totally shot. We are working on a mould tool to produce a new centre bolster for our MicroMold Gresley bogie to allow it to be used with the Kirk kits. This should be available soon.

We have spent the last few months slowly working throught the Kirk / Mailcoach tooling and have managed to produce a number of coaches for sale.

These are currently available either from H & A Models, John Dutfield Model Railways or direct from ourselves. Currently only kits listed with a price on this website are available.

We have also indentified a number of tools that will require remaking due to exteme mishandling whilst with P Dunn in Somerset.

The most noticable at present of these is the armrest tool for the first class coaches. This should have 14 (or 16!) armrests on it. Due to damage it is only producing 6 good ones. Kits that require this moulding will have additional sprues to compensate.

The good news is that things are moving along, the bad news is that it is slow work.


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