In a very low key way the Rumney Models annoncement is going to be made here and now. For (almost) all your milk tank modelling needs:www.rumneymodels.co.uk
Not sure about non-web based annoncements yet as I've been busy enough testing etches and putting together the website.
In other news a new milk tank has emerged for the work bench. This is a GWR O.58 twin tank example which was built for Cow & Gate but as far as I'm concerned is a Unigate vehicle. She uses one of the longer 21'6" GWR chassis from my etches as the basis with proper GWR lever brakegear,my own etched clasp brakes and yolks, the long and short ladders that feaured a few posts ago, bouncy roller bearings and a new smaller in diameter and longer tank barrel made from circular etched formers and 0.005" brass sheet (just like a steam loco boiler!) as well as adapted David Geen bits. These were originally fitted with walkways but by the Seventies these had been removed. I'm not sure if they would have been fitted to the O.58s around my 1965 period as all the photos I've found were either taken when they were new or in the Seventies! It will be easier to fit them if any eveidence comes to light though rather than try and remove them. Quite pleased with this one:
A closer picture of the lever brakes and lifting links etc:
Rolling your own:
For those that are interested this is what the underneath of a lever brake GWR underframe looks like:
An SR diagram 3157 complete with platforms is next on the list. It might take a while though as I seem to have a lot of etches for it. There will be even less of the David Geen kit left with that one than there is with the O.58!