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A selection of the Scalefour Stores range of items available for anyone, as part of the Society's aim to further finescale modelling in general.

P&P is calculated at checkout. Except where noted, £2.50 is charged for UK, European and BFPO delivery, and £5.25 is charged elsewhere.

Our volunteer stores staff generally dispatch your order within a few working days. They will be in touch if an item has gone out of stock, and offer a full refund or the option to wait for new stock. Delivery times vary around the world, with the UK generally being a few days. If your order has not arrived after 30 days (sooner in the UK), please get in touch.

We offer a no-questions refund or replacement service, in addition to your statutary rights. In the UK that includes an explicit right to cancel an online order within 14 days of receipt, if you return the goods to us at your expense.

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Wheel Specifications for the Modeller

Front cover of Wheel Specifications for the Modeller Wheel Specifications for the Modeller, Mike Sharman

Mike Sharman’s beautifully engineered locomotives and rolling stock, performing impeccably on trackworks of intriguing complexity, have inspired modellers for decades. Similarly his books have taught them valuable practical techniques. The ‘Wheels’ book filled a particular gap, in that Mike had painstakingly researched and compiled an extensive range of fundamental basic information in a handy and relevant form. It saved a lot of people a lot of work, and it has been too long out of print. Mike is a past-President of the Scalefour Society, so it is fitting that a member of this Society worked to digitalise the material, so that a new edition can now be offered. It has benefited from examination by specialists of the various railway Line Societies, and minor amendments incorporated. Whilst the shape of the book is slightly changed, the familiar tables and text are essentially unaltered and remain a tribute to Mike, a tribute which the Scalefour Society is delighted to have facilitated.

Members may purchase at a £2 discount, exclusively in the Members Stores.

WHEEL1Wheel Specifications for the Modeller (Book)£10.00

A Modeller's Guide to Civil Engineering Structures

Front cover of Civil Engineering CD A Modeller's Guide to Civil Engineering Structures, John A Smith

Written by a retired civil engineer, this e-book addresses the basics of the structures that are encountered on British railways and through diagrams and photographs illustrates the design considerations and construction of cuttings and embankments, bridges, viaducts and tunnels, as well as other associated items. Bonus files are included that feature both prototype and model photographs by the well-known modellers Richard Chown and Mark Tatlow. Together, this gives an invaluable work of reference that will enable readers to understand and build more authentic models of the environment around the trains and track.

As a first for the Society, it has been produced as an e-book on a CD that is compatible with both Windows and Apple systems. It is simple to use and allows access to a wide range of exceptionally useful information for the modeller working in any scale, gauge or period.

CEM0A Modeller's Guide to Civil Engineering Structures, by John A Smith (CD)£7.00

St Merryn

Front cover St Merryn Book This book describes the planning and realisation of the South London Area Group's exhibition layout - St Merryn.

Many of the ideas and techniques contained here will be applicable to any type of layout in any scale.

Most of the text has been newly written for this book. Likewise, most of the photographs and drawings are new.

SMB3St Merryn, What we did and why we did it, by South London Area Group (Book)£10.00

Due to the weight of this item, e-shop orders which contain it are charged a per order P&P rate of £7.25 to destinations outside Europe.

Alex Jackson Coupling Range

Front cover AJ Book We are pleased to offer a comprehensive guide to the development, production, installation and use of the Alex Jackson coupling.

This book is packed with photos and diagrams, offering a readable and straightforward account of dealing with manufacture, fitting, and operating the AJ coupling in an easy reading style. As well as describing the history of the AJ coupling, the book is very practically based, taking the modeller through the steps of forming the coupling hook, mounting it on various types of vehicle, and operating it.

Written to help with aspects that have previously been regarded as part of the black arts of railway modelling - a frequently asked questions chapter gives useful troubleshooting advice, and a separate section shows the use of the jigs now available for forming and mounting couplings.

AJB0Alex Jackson the Man and the Coupling, by Dave Booth (Book)£6.00

AJ Jigs

AJ hook bending jig Alex Jackson coupling hook bending jig designed by Graham Turner.
The jig has been designed to enable the user to produce Alex Jackson couplings with consistent accuracy.

Instructions from Palatine Models for AJ coupling hook bending jig


AJ 180 hook bending jig Alex Jackson 180° bending jig designed to enable the user to make a perfect 180° first bend which will allow the completion of an accurately formed Alex Jackson coupling.

Instructions from Palatine Models for AJ 180° bending jig


AJ pivot bending jig Alex Jackson pivot bending jig.
This jig has been designed to enable the user to produce a right angled bend in the correct plane to the coupling head to enable a pivoted Alex Jackson coupling to be made.

Instructions from Palatine Models for AJ pivot bending jig


Pivot plates Pivot plates with mounting blocks.
Pivot Plates and Mounting Blocks have been designed for the easy installation of a hinged version of the Alex Jackson coupling.

Instructions from Palatine Models for pivot plates


Pivot plates without mounting blocks Pivot plates without blocks.


Buffer height gauge Buffer and coupling height gauge.


AJ mounting jig AJ mounting jig
AJ mounting jig.
(Refer to Scalefour News No. 147)


Morgan Design

Wagon underframes and detailing parts

Instructions for underframes and solebars (PDF). Updated April 2014.

WN44009' sprung underframe with DC1 & DC1 cross-cornered brakes£7.10
WN44109' sprung underframe DC2 fitted/non-fitted and 013 China Clay£8.20
WN44209' sprung underframe with DC3 non-fitted brakes and central vee fitted£8.20
WN44309' sprung underframe with DC3 vacuum fitted brakes (Vee offset by 4" )£8.20
WN4435Mink A to V4 Clasp brakes£9.60
WN44409' sprung underframe 16' long body 9' lever with 1930 mod£8.00
WN44509' sprung underframe 16' long body with Morton non-fitted and vacuum fitted with ratchet handle guides£8.20
WN44559' sprung underframe 17'6" long body with Morton non-fitted and vacuum fitted with ratchet handle guides£8.50
WN446010' sprung underframe 17' 6" long body with Morton non-fitted and vacuum fitted with ratchet handle guides£8.80
WN447011' sprung underframe for W1/W5 Cattle DC2 & DC3 non-fitted or vacuum fitted plus earlier lever handle with pin/ratchet lever guides£10.00
WN4472W1/5 Clasp brake£10.20
WN4473Roof support etch and profile to lower the roof line on a W1/W5 Cooper Craft Kit.£3.80
WN4474Support for W8£2.30
WN4475W8 Cattle£9.00
WN448012' sprung underframe for Mink B/C with DC2 & DC3 non-fitted and vacuum fitted brakes£9.60
WN4482Mink C clasp brake£10.40
WN449020' Mink D£11.80
WN449418' sprung underframe for Mink D V9 with DC2 & DC3 non-fitted and vacuum fitted brakes£11.80
WN449718' Mink D V11£11.80
WN4500Mink G V22£12.50
WN4510Fruit D£11.80
WN4520Open C to O8£10.00
WN4530MICA X5/7 DC3 sprung underframe£8.00
WN4540MICA X8 Morton£8.60
WN4550Loco Coal to N27£9.40
WN456020T AA13 Toad sprung underframe£9.10
WN4570AA3/16 Toad£8.60
WN4580P19 Python£15.30
WN4590S8 Bloater£18.80
WN4600DC1 GWR wagon underframe solebar£2.60
WN4610DC2 Solebar£3.70
WN4620Skeleton DC GWR wagon underframe solebar£2.60
WN4630DC3 GWR wagon underframe solebar & 52 numberplates£6.50
WN4640Lever GWR wagon underframe solebar
Out of stock
WN46509' Morton GWR wagon underframe solebar£3.60
WN46559' Morton for 17' GWR wagon underframe solebar£3.90
WN466010' Morton GWR Wagon Underframe Solebar£3.30
WN4670W1/5 GWR wagon underframe solebar£3.00
WN4675W8 Solebars£2.90
WN4680Mink C GWR wagon underframe solebar£2.80
WN4690Mink D 20' Solebar£3.70
WN4694Mink D 18' GWR wagon underframe solebar£3.20
WN4697Mink D to V11 Solebar£3.70
WN4720Open C Solebar£3.10
WN4850Assorted brake levers, etched brass£1.00

Turnout and signal operating units (TOUs)

Instructions for Turnout and signal operating units (ZIP). Updated June 2014.

DN143OUTOU for Loose Heeled switches, etched brass£7.00
DN145OUTOU for B & C switches, etched brass£7.00
DN1470TOU for Half of Double Slip, etched brass£9.00
DN1480TOU for Single Slip, etched brass£10.00
DN6001Adjustable Lever for Compound switch TOUs, etched brass£6.40
DN6010Right Angle Lever for TOU system, etched brass£4.00
DN6020Straight Lever for TOU system, etched brass£3.50
DN6030Long Lever for TOU system, etched brass£4.00
DN6036Omega Loop Support for TOU system, etched brass£3.60
DN6040Connectors for TOU system, etched brass£4.10
DN6040AConnectors For Compound switches (TOU system), etched brass£0.50
DN6050Supports for 1.2mm dia tube (TOU system), etched brass£5.00
DN6070Signal Lever (TOU system), etched brass£7.00
DN8060Signal Base (2), etched brass£3.50

Craig Welsh

Wagon Components

Underframe instructions (PDF) (CW01).

Levers instructions (PDF) (CW02, CW03, CW04).

CW019' wheelbase wooden solebar sprung subframe, for 2 wagons£14.00
CW029' wheelbase wagon brake levers, for 2 wagons£4.00
CW0310' wheelbase Morton clutch wagon brake levers, for 2 wagons£4.00
CW0410' wheelbase Morton clutch wagon brakes and levers (for use with other w-irons), for 2 wagons£7.00

Wagon Construction Jigs

Wagon baseplate Wagon baseplate, to assist fitting W-irons.
Up to 12ft wheelbase - Palatine Models.


Wagon baseplate Wagon baseplate, to assist fitting W-irons.
Up to 26ft wheelbase - Palatine Models.


Miscellaneous Items

The four christmas cards

Scalefour Society Christmas Cards (Proceeds to the Railway Children)

Each pack contains 4 cards and 4 envelopes. There are four designs, and each pack contains one of each design. The cards measure 210x148mm, and are blank inside. The logo of the Scalefour Society and the Railway Children appears on the back. All proceeds go to Railway Children, our charity of choice.

Photographed and Edited by Allan Goodwillie.

CARD1Scalefour Society Christmas Cards, pack of 4 (Proceeds to Railway Children)£2.50

Lever frame

Lever frame.
Etch for 5 lever frame. Frame takes standard microswitches (not supplied) or can be connected by a mechanical linkage. 5 of LFH required to complete. Download the instructions (PDF)


Turned steel handles.
These handles, seen on four of the levers in the photo, set off the frame nicely. 5 required to complete.


Microswitches suitable for lever frame.
These single pole microswitches are the correct size and type to fit the lever frame. 5 per pack.


Dave Bradwell Springing components Scalefour Society Locomotive Springing Units.
Sprung hornblocks for 1/8" axles, designed by Dave Bradwell, set of 6.

Out of stock

Metal strips 0.25mm Metal Strip
4 x 1mm
4 x 1.5mm
5 x 2 mm
2 x 3mm
2 x 4mm
(inc etch border)


LMS Ground Signal Etch LMS Ground Signal, 1941 (etched nickel silver)


Raildroppers Rail droppers. For connecting wiring to the rails.
Fret of 50 - Palatine Models. Download the instructions (PDF)


Miniature nuts and bolts

13008BA Cheesehead nuts & bolts (1/2 inch), pack of 20 of each£3.50
130110BA Cheesehead nuts & bolts, pack of 20 of each£3.25
130312BA Cheesehead nuts & bolts, pack of 20 of each£3.60
130414BA Cheesehead nuts & bolts, pack of 20 of each£4.00
130516BA Cheesehead nuts & bolts, pack of 20 of each£5.00