Martin Finney

Discussion in 'Resources' started by Dikitriki, 31 August 2014.

  1. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    JB, I'm kinda surprised that you've not been bullied into a B12/3, or have you?...
  2. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Not yet mate, but I'm sure it's on the list somewhere.. Got a few to build before that though!

  3. OzzyO

    OzzyO Western Thunderer

    That why I said mounting it on a boreing M/C.
  4. alcazar

    alcazar Guest

    So you did, Paul, my apologies.

    I can imagine what would happen, however, if I were to try that......visions of bits of resin flying off everywhere while I ducked. The result might feature on the scrapline at the Plant, and that's about all........
  5. SteveO

    SteveO Guest

    While we're talking about kit quality, etc. I've always had in my mind that my first steam loco would be a J15, the ubiquitous loco on the lines I'm interested in. I notice that AGW has a kit - has anyone any experience of these, or his general quality of his kits?

    I don't mean to sidetrack this thread, simply a quicky will suffice. Thanks
  6. Compton castle

    Compton castle Western Thunderer

    Funny you should mention that Jeff, have you had one of the part works A4 mags ?? Have an A4 cab dumped on that Doncaster works layout!!
  7. alcazar

    alcazar Guest

    That's an idea......and at 50p it would be rude not to.
  8. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    Over the Telford weekend I had a slight panic when talking to Nick D about Finney T9s. There was the sudden dawning realisation that I may be a tender short for my Drummond locos. Yesterday evening I did a count up and realised I did, indeed, need a further 6-wheel tender and so called Martin just a few moments ago with some trepidation:

    " you, by any chance, have a Drummond 3500g tender in stock?"
    "No. Well, I might have; I'll need to order some more tenders as I have more locos than tenders. It might be a couple of months"
    "Fantastic, that sounds great to me..."
    "That'll be absolutely the last ordering I'll be doing though"

    There are two, maybe three, things to learn from this.
    1. I can be polite on the 'phone when I need to be
    2. I may actually have a 'telephone voice'
    3. If you get in quick for a tender, you may get one; for anything else, there's eBay.

    Thought it worth sharing,

  9. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Hi Steve, who are AGW? - always keen to know of suppliers of LNER locos and stock:thumbs:
  10. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    Alan Gibson Workshop, I think. Doesn't Connisseur do one in 7mm? Martyn Welch did a good build/weathering piece in MRJ a little while back.

    SteveO likes this.
  11. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Thanks Adam - of course bit of a DOH moment especially as I had a few castings from them last year. Jim does a J15 I was more think about the possibilities of other items.
  12. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Got one on my shelf :rolleyes::D

    BrushType4 likes this.
  13. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    The Connoissuer J15 kit is probably the best option on the market, it's quite accurate as well.

    Rob Pulham likes this.
  14. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Buy the streamlined boiler cladding castings and scratch build the rest........;) .:D

  15. alcazar

    alcazar Guest

    So........if he's ordering more tenders, one wonders if he'd order the loco(s) and tender(s)I want given a firm order and maybe even money upfront?

    My fear is that either his range won't be sold on, or someone will take it on and do to it what someone did to David Parkins excellent and cheap PWP range...the price more than doubled and the quality went down by the same amount.

    Or it could still be sold to ABS........

    I'll try ringing tomorrow, put on my best begging voice.......
  16. alcazar

    alcazar Guest

    Ok, so no go on that one.

    But he does seem upbeat about selling, confident it WILL happen, especially the 7mm range.

    So now it's just a case of "wait and see," I guess.
  17. SteveO

    SteveO Guest

    I didn't think it would have been a goer – organising one etch would have probably been more trouble than it's worth, even for a guaranteed sale.

    I would imagine there would be a fair amount of interest in the range, considering the perceived quality of the kits so, from a purely selfish perspective, interestingly worrying!
  18. alcazar

    alcazar Guest

    Yes..he was also quite upbeat about whether the range and quality would continue as they are...he thought so on both counts.
  19. alcazar

    alcazar Guest

    Anyone in the know, who can keep us up to date?

    Or should I bookmark the website and see if Martin tells us anything?
  20. SteveO

    SteveO Guest

    I don't know any details, but it seems quite a few people may be interested. There's a thread on RMW which suggests someone else may be entering the bidding war. It looks like this range will certainly not be retired when Martin gives up.