Jurassic Models - 16mm scale
This article was published May 17, 2012.
- 2015-01-01 - Jurassic Models now has a site of there own at jurassic.laurell.nu !!
A brief presentation of a couple of kits from Jurassic Models (former Triassic Model Works). Click on the pictures to see enlargements.* * OBSERVE: I am not selling these kits, only displaying them * *
Gladly I can report that Triassic Kits have re-born as Jurassic Models. New kits were introduced at the 16mm Association Exhibition at Stoneleigh in 2011 and did include vans, a coal wagon and a brake van of the Welsh Highland Railway. More kits will follow. Contact Mike at mike (dot) jurassic (at) btinternet (dot) com , he is the one who cuts the kits now when Alan left us.
Not all kits are currently available as they have to rearrange the drawings for the new machine, the order in which this is done is largely driven by demand. Currently available are the WHR brake van , covered van (2 versions No´s 2 or 4) coal wagon & the bunker insert/cab back as No 590 for the Accucraft Baldwin. The freelance small open & general merchandise open wagons. And the 4 plank wood U/F WD class D wagon.
From the catalogue ;
"Triassic Model Works body kits for 16mm scale rolling stock. The builder is required to provide running, coupling gear and details. Suitable couplings, details and running gear are available from Brandbright and other leading 16mm suppliers. All kits have been designed using CAD (TurboCAD 6) and are cut on a Mercury 25 watt laser engraver/cutter. Materials used in the kits are aircraft grade plywood and high quality art card. Glazing is included with the kits. Only simple hand tools are needed for assembly of these kits."
TM1 - FR 4 wheeled luggage brake, circa 1865.For 32 mm gauge only.
TM2 - FR type 3 Quarryman’s coach, circa 1890. For 32 mm gauge only.
TM3 - FR type 2 Quarryman’s coach, circa 1875.For 32 mm gauge only.
TM4 - FR first class Birmingham coach, circa 1865. For 32 mm gauge only.
TM5 - FR third class Birmingham coach, circa 1865. For 32mm gauge only.
TM6 - FR first class observation coach, circa 1865.
TM7 - FR third class matchboard Birmingham coach, circa 1930. For 32 mm gauge only.
TM8 - FR third class Birmingham coach, circa 1960.
TM9G - FR glazed observation coach, circa 1890.
TM9Z - FR Zoo car, circa 1920.
TM10 - FR fully open observation coach, The flying bench, circa 1980. For 32 mm gauge only.
TM11 - FR open observation coach (Porthole Zoo car) , circa 1930.
TM12F - FR First class Ashbury coach. Circa 1870. For 32mm gauge only.
TM12T - FR Third class Ashbury coach. Circa 1870. For 32mm gauge only.
Freelance coaches, designed to complement locomotives such as the Roundhouse Lady Anne. Size, Length 195 mm Height 135 mm Width 100 mm (brake coach 124 mm over lookouts). All the freelance coaches are suitable for both 32 mm and 45 mm gauges.
TM13 - Third class.
TM14 - Third/ brake (with guards lookout)
TM15 - First class.
TM16 - Third/ luggage (with dog box)
Gilpin Tramway Caboose
TM17 - A caboose from the Gilpin 2 foot gauge tramway in Colorado. Modelled on caboose#400 which was built in 1912 as a replacement for an earlier caboose of the same number that had been destroyed earlier that year. The kit is built using a 1/8th plywood core, tabbed and slotted together with a 1/32nd inner layer. The outer layer is in 1/16th ply. Planking detail on both layers is engraved on using the laser. Although the Gilpin caboose is an American narrow gauge vehicle, it would suite many small British narrow gauge lines as a brake van. As it was a short wheelbase bogie caboose, the model will suite both 32 mm & 45 mm gauges. (Glazing is provided) The builder needs to provide wheels, bogies, couplings, end rails and other details to finish the kit. Size, 224mm long x 100mm wide, 16mm, 1.19 scale.
SAR - South African Railway Coaches
TM20 - five compartment third class coach
TM21 - four compartment first class coach.
TM22 - brake third coach.
TMxx - A first class 4 compartment first class coach with lavatory.
TMxx - A five compartment composit with lavatory.
TMxx - Proper info for this kit is not available at the moment, will be added later.
TM24 - The Hudson tool van, is built from 3 layers of 1.5mm plywood. On a 3mm plywood underframe. Making it a very strong vehicle for running on your garden railway. It would look good at the tail end of your PW trains. Body kit only. Suitable Hudson bogies are available from Binnie Engineering.
TM26 - Kit for a pair of Welsh Highland Railway goods vans circa 1920. Body kits only,.
Taly-Llyn Railway coaches
TM27 - TR Lancaster coach, nicknamed Limping Lulu This kit captures the strait sided coach well and even includes the wheel arches that intruded inside the coach.
TM28 - TR Brown Marshall 14’6’’ coach, it takes seven layers of 0.8mm plywood to achieve the tumblehome on this coach. The railway had two of these, one designated first class and the other as a third class.
TM29 - TR Brown Marshall composite coach. Very similar to the other Brown Marshall coach but shorter at 13’6’’ long and 4inches lower, it also had a full height partition between the first & third class compartments.
TM30 - TR Brown Marshall brake van, complete with it’s distinctive booking office window and sliding doors that work.
WDLR - War Department Light Railways
TMxx - WD D class wagon.
Gladly I can report that Triassic Kits have re-born as Jurassic Models. New kits were introduced at the 16mm Association Exhibition at Stoneleigh and did include vans, a coal wagon and a brake van of the Welsh Highland Railway. More kits will follow. Contact Mike at mike (dot) jurassic (at) btinternet (dot) com , he is the one who cuts the kits now when Alan left us.