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by High Level Kits
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: High Level Armstrong Whitworth D10
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

High Level Armstrong Whitworth D10

These D10 should be ready for sale sometime in the new year. We can supply a motor (1015) on request.

More details are on our website:

http://www.highlevelkits.co.uk/d10page.html
by High Level Kits
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Armstrong Whitworth Demonstrator
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Armstrong Whitworth Demonstrator

Our next 4mm scale kit will be for the Armstrong Whitworth 95hp diesel electric, built in 1932 as a demonstrator but destined to remain the only one of its type. This lightweight locomotive could be driven either from the cab or by a man standing on the running board at either side, which facilitate...
by High Level Kits
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 26
Views: 2676

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

OK, I've just done a practical demonstration to reassure myself I’m not a jackass selling faulty gear. On an inverted six-coupled, I yanked the middle set of drivers up and down for their full travel. The outer wheelsets twitched very slightly, nothing more. This suggests to me that the CSB system i...
by High Level Kits
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: J50 Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

Here’s the latest on the CSB-only J50. I was hoping this would be the last model, but a couple of issues mean it’s likely there’ll be one more test. Differences in frame profile, siderod types and brakeshaft arrangements are covered, meaning most variants of this class can be modelled. Early type br...
by High Level Kits
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: J50 Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: J50 Chassis

Hello David, In all honesty, I've not really looked at it recently because running the rest of the business is keeping me on the hop. I've located one up at Bowes Railway and they said I can crawl over it... Like a politician annoyingly changing the subject to avoid uncomfortable issues... what I wi...
by High Level Kits
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: J50 Brakes
Replies: 0
Views: 957

J50 Brakes

I’m looking for pictures or a drawing of the early non-compensated, brakegear from J50s class - that's those with two pull rods, one at either side running behind the wheels as opposed to the single zigzagging central rod on the more complex compensated gear ? This will probably be similar to a J52 ...
by High Level Kits
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Chassis kits for CSB
Replies: 37
Views: 3548

Re: Chassis kits for CSB

I’m hoping to have the J50 model on the stand for Scalefourum, with the production versions to follow shortly after that. It will be CSB only, with removable cosmetic springs so the wheelsets can be dropped out.

CSBs have also been incorporated into the design of the J72.
by High Level Kits
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.
Replies: 40
Views: 4009

Re: Methods for Removable Loco Wheelsets.

Interesting thread. Over the years, requests for removable wheelsets on High Level products have been second only to grubs screws on all gearboxes (now largely addressed). I think I pretty much echo Jol’s comments, probably because he’s looking at this from the perspective of a manufacturer trying t...
by High Level Kits
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: High Level 03 Chassis Build
Replies: 42
Views: 7515

Re: High Level 03 Chassis Build

I think the design of that particular wheel makes it more difficult to get concentric. The centre is a tight fit in the tyre as well as on the axle, so the plastic is forced outwards from the bore and inwards from the circumference. The thinner spokes give more than the balance weights, so the centr...
by High Level Kits
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: High Level 03 Chassis Build
Replies: 42
Views: 7515

Re: High Level 03 Chassis Build

Colin will provide replacement wheel centres on request with a SAE if you have problems. I wonder if it might be worth trying some Caley Pug centres instead - no moulded balance weigths which could cause the concentricity - and detail them yourself. You'd need to check with Colin that they'll fit th...
by High Level Kits
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: J50 Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: J50 Chassis

No Paul, I've just sent off the files. I was interested in the response a kit aimed specifically at the finescale modeller would get, so posted a bit earlier than usual.

I might have something to look at for Railex but it depends how well it goes together!...
by High Level Kits
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: J50 Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

J50 Chassis

Test etches are now being produced for a replacement chassis for the Hornby J50. There are a number of frame options, and plain or fluted rods are included. Working on the assumption that all OO modellers will be happy with the model as it comes, it will be EM/P4 only and to make life easier the fra...
by High Level Kits
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Gearbox range - improvements
Replies: 10
Views: 3181

J50 Chassis

I’m designing a chassis to go under the Hornby J50 at the request of some P4 modellers. The brief is CSB suspension and removable wheelsets (in other words the springs) and the rest as per the usual High Level spec. Because this kit is aimed at a much narrower market (two P4 modellers up to now!!!) ...
by High Level Kits
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Barclay Drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Re: Barclay Drawings

Thanks, but its 14 and 16'' I'm after. I admire you for being able to get it from Glasgow though - did you hire a computer hacker or private detective?...
by High Level Kits
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Barclay Drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Re: Barclay Drawings

That's the one. It's almost impossible to find stuff!

Loving that link that takes you to the page you're already on - similar to the HMRC website.
by High Level Kits
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Barclay Drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Barclay Drawings

The Hattons' model Barclay looks superb, but the slab-sided boiler draws the eye in and I'm sure most P4 modellers would be put off by this. I hope to make a chassis for this model with the boiler dropping away with the chassis, as per my full loco kits, and may also include a lost wax crosshead (an...
by High Level Kits
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Gearbox range - improvements
Replies: 10
Views: 3181

Re: High Level Gearbox range - improvements

If it was S4um 2017 it'll be one of the new ones.
by High Level Kits
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Gearbox range - improvements
Replies: 10
Views: 3181

High Level Gearbox range - improvements

OMG! I've just noticed that smilies are available and so have used them to take the sting out of the technical stuff below... LOL Anyone who’s bought a gearbox over the last 18 months :thumb will almost certainly have a new, modified version :shock: (Unless it was a SlimLiner or MicroMiser, which ar...
by High Level Kits
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lastest High Level Loco Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 3407

Re: Lastest High Level Loco Kit

This model, the 70HP, is a design that dates from 1930 (first one for the Chesterfield Tube Company) and the GWR example from Swindon works was from 1933. Similar models were dotted about in various industrial settings.
by High Level Kits
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lastest High Level Loco Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 3407

Re: Lastest High Level Loco Kit

It certainly isn't a five minute job. Anyone who's interested can see the instructions by dropping me and e mail, or clicking the link on the website.
by High Level Kits
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lastest High Level Loco Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 3407

Re: Lastest High Level Loco Kit

These are now ready for sale. I can offer a choice of ratio and motor...
by High Level Kits
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 23405

Re: Scaleforum 2017

I've said it before, I think the misery of driving puts some people off... I found Saturday to be a bit quieter than usual, but Sunday much busier than expected. Refreshing that plenty of people bought stuff with the intention of getting 'stuck in' to kits and scratch builds. Came away feeling posit...
by High Level Kits
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lastest High Level Loco Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 3407

Re: Lastest High Level Loco Kit

High Level Fowler 70HP 0-4-0 DM We’ve just taken delivery of etches for the latest High Level loco kit, the first full kit for a few years. Lost waxes are in the pipeline, so about three weeks from now would be realistic for delivery. All castings are brass, as are the body etchings, with the chassi...
by High Level Kits
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Lastest High Level Loco Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 3407

Lastest High Level Loco Kit

After a long slog, here's the latest ...
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by High Level Kits
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Motors Situation...
Replies: 0
Views: 960

High Level Motors Situation...

I’d just like to update customers on the motor situation, especially those with on-going orders. Initially, I was given an estimated shipping date of around mid March for the current batch, but this was subsequently moved on to mid April. Now, it’s not looking like that’s going to happen either and,...

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