Big Changes at Ride on
After many years of working from home, Ride on
Railways has got to a stage where it is not viable to carry on in
its current form. Having filled up my porch, under the kitchen
worktop (yes 4qd controllers and large wheels store), my dad's
garage, a rented garage, railway shed and my shed we have run out
of space. My work bench has slowly disappeared under materials
which simply don't have a storage space.
With all this in mind we have taken the step of
renting a dedicated workshop.
So for the next couple of weeks we will be busy
moving in and setting up our new premises. We are also taking
delivery of a few larger pieces of plant which will will help
improve our existing product range and lead to a couple of new
|What we hope to achieve -
- Reduce lead times
- Increase productivity
- More stocked items
- More time for bespoke work
- New locomotives/products
Currently our main problem is SPACE. With a new work shop I am
hoping to have a bench which won't be swamped in clutter. All
this comes at a price so this year may actually see Ride on
Railways Ltd pay for advertising. Something we have only done
once in our history.
THE MOVE WILL SEE A
DELAY IN DELIVERY OF TWO WEEKS TO ALL ORDERS.
Moving in date March
Quarry Hunslet Launch
Yes finally I have a launch date - July 5th.
We have kindly been invited to Canterbury &
District Model Engineering Society for a Ride on Railways day.
- Chance to come along and meet
Canterbury & District Model Engineering
Society and Ride on Railways
- See some of Ride on Railways
- Test drive our new raised driving
- Visiting engines (boiler certs for
- Launch of the QUARRY HUNSLET -
Full details to follow soon
We now have finalised the
Quarry Hunslet design and will be building an initial batch of 5.
From these 5 we will be able to work out a more accurate and fair
price for the engine.
I already have reservations for
at least two of the first batch and although we are not taking
deposits if you are interested please do get in touch.
Delivered in the last lot of laser cutting were
some new colour light signals.
Prices to follow
Ride on Railways New Workshop
On March 10th we took on the lease of a new
Thank you for all the emails with reference to
Dinky Cars. When we arrived there was not a 3 wheeler in sight.
Previous Residents - Dinky Cars
March 10th - day of handover
||Left - not that we are
wimps but the thought of having an open door way to
outsite was not very appealling. Job number one was to
construct a screen wall to set a pair of glazed doors in.
The doors came from a skip up the road.
Having a bit of space meant we could get a bit
of new plant including - bandsaw, box pan folder, guillotine and
a pallet stacker truck. Good job we bought the stacker truck as
the box pan folder and guillotine had been put on the lorry with
a forklift and the driver was unable to get his pallet truck
under the machines.
A big thanks to Tony Walker who unluckily
happened to be around when they arrived, good job for my dad and
I, as we wouldn't have got them in the workshop with out his
The loco body on the guillotine is for our
110th loco which will be the first out of the workshop.
||Left Drena and David paint
over the horrible red walls of the front office.
Eventually we hope to use the office for a bit of
administation and stock storage.
We still have a lot of stock to
move in and re order so please bear with us while we are still
sorting items out. If you need to contact me please call the
mobile or the land line in an evening/weekend.