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Unless otherwise stated all parts and kits on this site are 1:24 scale
As 2020 draws to a close I would just like to thank my customers for your business and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I will also take this opportunity to give everyone an update on future projects. Unfortunately due to personal, corvid-19 and other issues beyond my control some of the 2020 planned projects have been delayed by around 4 months.
King GTL Low loader
This should be released at the end of February if not sooner
To go along with the above trailer I have decided to supply two types of chain stretcher kits, the old (widow maker) chain and Warwick type and the newer ratchet type. These should be available around the same time as the King GTL trailer
Currently in the redesign and production process. The flat bed will come with twist locks and coil carrier. Expected release date around the end of March
Work will continue on this in January with a possible release date of around April/May
Again work will continue on the F7 in the New Year with an estimated completion date of late August
MK1 Ford Transit
This project has been the worst one i have under taken so far. What we all thought would be an easy conversation has turned out to be anything but. Work continues on it but I am not going to get drawn into a completion date just yet. More announcements to be made as and when.
Seddon Atkinson 401
Currently out of stock but with the release of the 400 conversion kit I have been asked a number of times if I will do another run. So another small run is underway but I cannot give a release date due to having to order out sourced parts. As mentioned above some companies now have a 4 months lead time, add onto that the Christmas and New Year holidays.
As always there is usually something that catches my attention and I decide to produce and I am sure 2021 will be no difference.
Due to the Corona Virus lockdown the release of some kits have been delayed. However I am hopeful that we will be back on track soon and by the end of June the first kit to be released will be the ERF 'A' Series transkit followed shortly after by the King Low Loader Trailer. Work continues on the Ford Cargo and I would expect this to be released by the end of the year. Like wise work on Volvo F7 will continue once the current kits have been released with a view to releasing by the end of the year/start of 2021
I have three announcments to bring you this month
Seddon Atkinson 400 conversion
this kit will consist of the following parts
Dash Board and centre console
Front grille including photo-etched parts
Due to the Corona Virus lock down various parts cannot be produced but once the restrictions are lift work will continue and a release date announced
I have managed to make some more progress with the Cargo and some of the parts have been mastered. They still need finishing touches to make them more presentable but at least I finally have something to show you.
I don’t have a release date in mind especially with the virus lockdown but work will continue and more updates posted in due course.
King Low Loader GTL Trailer
This is another kit I have been working on behind the scenes and just started the first test build which is going well so far.
There is still lots to do and again the corona virus will hold things up a little but i will make more announcements as it develops
Having giving the re-release of the ex-KFS kits some thought over the last few months and looking at the response received regarding which kit to release first I have decided to put the Seddon Atkinson 401 into production. It will be a small run just to get the kits out there and I will then move onto another kit.
Anyone wishing to reserve a kit must email me for further details. For administration purposes I will not accept any other form of contact. Email only to Shop ‘at’ ModellersResource.co.uk
It is with great pleasure to announce the acquisition of the following ex-KFS transkits
TQ-56 Mk2 Atkinson Borderer
TQ-51 ERF A Series
TQ-48 Leyland Marathon
TQ-27 Leyland T45
TQ-49 Scammell Trunker
TQ-37 Seddon Atkinson 401
TQ-2 Volvo F10
Due to other commitments it is unlikely any of these kits will go into production anytime soon. I am probably looking at the middle of 2020 before any of the kits are released and I am not even sure which kits will be released first. If you want to make your feelings known on which kits you would like to see on the market first please do so on my Face Book page. Don’t forget to like and follow me and you will then recieve notifications when I make updates
2rd March 2019
The BPW suspension and brake assembly is taking longer than expected but i have finally managed to get some assembled. due to the unique design of the airbag they can be fully adjustable and can have a ride height anywhere between 12mm and 6mm. the far one is in the raised position and the nearest one in the fully lowered position. the lifting chambers are still to be added but are in RTV at the moment
22nd January 2019
A few things due out over the next month or so
i have reworked the 20 hole rims that i stock so they will have the newer oval hole rather than the round holes. These will come with brake disc but in order to keep the costs down they will no longer come with the super single tyres. Ideal for trailers or front steer wheels
A double drive Kirkstall axle setup which goes well with the older vehicles like Atkinson, ERF,Foden………..
8.25 x 20 wheels and tyres for the Austin/Morris and any other older vehicle
A worm drive axle
And finally an under chassis rear double spring setup.
Work is still continuing on the Ford Transit conversion and the Ford Cargo although slowly, more updates as and when
25th November 2018
the kit is curently being boxed up and should be on sale very soon
25th August 2018
Work has started on the Ford Cargo and i am in the design process of both a day cab and a sleeper cab version although i an unsure if i will produce both at the moment.
2nd August 2018
Credit and Debit cards
Credit and Debit cards are now accepted through the worldpay payment system. no card details are stored on my system as it is all handled by the worlds largest online paypent system.
the Austin/Morris masters are taking shape nicely and i hope to have it for sale by the end of the year. i have no idea on the price yet but it will be produced as a trans-kit but will not be designed to fit any specific chassis. although not test yet initial thoughts are that it might go well with the EMHAR Bedford chassis
Ford D Series
the kit is now in stock in two formats. a full long wheel base chassis and also a trans-kit version
a new style 'pin on' towing hitch is in production and should be ready within the next month or so. it is based on this type of design
17th March 2018
MK1 Transit conversion
This has been in the planning stages for a long time but its developing nicely now so thought I would share with you all. It will be a conversation for the current Italeri Transit MK2. Once complete it will be a matter of cutting the front off the Italeri kit and transplanting the new MK1 conversion onto the body. The conversation will consist of a complete front end, separate headlights and bezels along with a photo etched grill.
I will bring more updates as it develops
2nd February 2018
The Push/Tag axle
This kit has had updates to the masters and a new pram style wheel will be included in the new kit. It is currently in casting process and should be available in the store soon. Price TBA
Ford D series
The masters are finally finished and like the tag axle it is currently in the casting process. The kit will be a full long wheel base 4x2 rolling chassis consisting of over 100 resin, metal and photo-etched parts. Release date and price TBA