Sunday, 16 October 2016

Recently I released a number of kits.

The VP express baggage van that was constructed by the Victorian Railways in 1954-56. If you want 1 or 2 I will have to put you down for the next order as all have sold out already.

The BLF/BLX kit which includes bogies and decals has been released and has been cast from a 3D master supplied by Rob Popovski. Price $30.00 stocks are reasonable but are dwindling steadily.

The steel T van utilising an Aust-n-Rail underframe complete with decals, laser timber walkways and couplers is available for a limited time.

Finalising the following items:

A special jig is being tested from laser cut timber to aid the modeller when bending and setting the walkways for the GH's. Underframes both RTR and my own 3D printed ones will complete the kits.

A number of new underframes have been tried and tested and will be available for all my previous kits that relied upon Peco items.

Also a new range of metal replacement wheels for the older style Peco units will arrived shortly.
New jig to aid walkway construction being trialled now

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Kit updates:

Although I have a heap of projects on the go and some would say too many there gets to be a point when you are waiting on outside companies and solutions to various problems before a kit can be released.  During this period which happens often I ponder if I can improve or enhance existing kits.  As a result of this and my slow progression into CAD (lol) I have managed to finish a ‘W’ bogie for my AW, BW, ABU/W passenger cars and CW guards van.

Currently they are being 3D printed and I hope to have some within about 3 weeks to test.  Also the first shipment of SOP/AE pass car 3D printed bogies will also arrive.

Currently waiting packing are the BLF/X bogie van and steel T van.  Lastly the GH etches and masters are done and a special jig will be with each set of wagons to aid the builder getting the correct angle on the walkways.

If you have a queries regarding any of the future products email me at  Replace the (dot) with a .  This is stop the auto spammers.

Chris Pearce – Spirit Design

Friday, 20 May 2016

Arriving soon a new vserion of the T van

Silly me, I forgot to mention that the wooden bodied T van is due from overseas from the 3D printers and will be assessed and then cleaned up prior to casting and put into kits with an Aust-N-Rail underframe.
Advertising decals will also be available as a separate item. These include Vima, William Angliss meats and Tancred Bros.
Happy modelling - Chris Spirit Design

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Latest release and 3D work in the pipeline

The latest release is the Victorian Railways 4 wheel sheep 'L' wagon with the gable roof. This is a composite kit of timber and card using a GY underframe available separately. The first run sold out and when I get some time I will run another batch for those that missed out.
 Also being developed now are the following: 
Victorian Railways 4 wheel steel T van
Victorian railways GH both roof hatch versions
 Victorian Railways FH fertiliser wagon based on the GH design

 HD and U van underframe
 Victorian Railways wooden HD van
 Victorian Railways U/HD steel 4 wheel wagon
 Victorian Railways FX flour wagon
Victorian Railways Spirit of Progress - AE passenger bogie
email for more info or visit the website

Monday, 1 February 2016

Roundhouse and SAR

Finally I have completed the N scale VR 3 stall roundhouse.  The instructions are being proof read for any grammatical errors on my behalf by a fellow modeller.  I finally finishing some big projects before I make a start on some SAR wagons as promised along with the silo kit.

The roundhouse kit features removal roof N scale corrugated iron roof, VR trusses, concrete or brick floors, steel crew lockers, vented roof, 2 ways of positioning of windows (fixed or leaning), detachable store house, detachable sand house, extra floor to raise the footprint for taller locos or built up track.  Extra roofing in case you want to expand it to 6, 9 etc. stalls plus the buyers of 2 or more kits get the extra trusses to continue their roof build.

Provision has been made for lighting in the roof space as well.  Basic history notes and paint advice are given.  It is recommended that you assemble the kit with an Ultra Fine Glue adaptor ($4.00) to make things easier.  Final price on the roundhouse is being worked out as I cut all the parts and start assembling the kits.

Availability for this limited run kit will be towards the 3rd week in Feb 2016.

Happy modelling.

Chris Pearce

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Signal Box, Trucks and FJ's

SD032 Victorian Railways small signal box circa 1898 - present. $40
SD031 Mini Metals truck dress up kit (2 truck trays per kit).  Used on Wallan in the cameo scene by Ian Fletcher. $15

The following re-releases feature with new castings, brass etch details, decals/signage and Aust-N-Rail underframe

1004 Victorian Railways 2 dome FJ flour wagon $35

1006 Victorian Railways 2 dome cement wagon $35

1017 Victorian Railways 2 dome FJ flour wagon – Jackett’s flour $35

1018 Victorian Railways 2 dome FJ flour wagon – Hutchinson’s flour $35

1019 Victorian Railways 2 dome FJ flour wagon – Grant & Wilson/Riverina $35
The above kits are very limited as I used up all spare etches and underframes in the re-run and I now attempting to get some etches done overseas because of the current Australian costs. 

Happy modelling