New Riding Truck
Yes this is the break out from
the garden. We did notice the irony of "garden
railways" and "trains you can turn on a 10'
radius". Large picture on the front is of a wagon for 18'+
curves and raised club tracks. Well we all have to move on.
have taken our long 4 wheel chassis and produced proper
side skirts (prefinished composite aluminium panels),
driving body and running boards for it. The new brackets
allow for the side skirts to be set in a choice of three
postitions and the running boards in a choice of two.
You will also notice that the running boards are
lined with angle iron for added strength.
To help keep costs down we have built
the first batch in one go so will be marketing it as
ready to run only to start with..
|On March 10th we will have
been at our new workshop for 1 year. The workshop adds
around another £800 a month to the bills but with the
growth we have seen this is just about managable.
That said we are going to review our business
with a view to making a few changes. Mostly only a few
tweaks but there are some major new projects on the
horizon. WATCH THIS SPACE as they say.
empty space we took on a year ago has slowly filled up
with bits and pieces.
January turned out to be
one of our busiest months so far. Orders for 7 Locos with
1 to Spain and another to Slovakia which is part of
Due to the current economic
situation we will hold our prices for the moment. Thanks to the
VAT reduction we have a slight increase on our net prices. I am
sure the favour will be called in by the Government when things
pick up. Our bank on the same hand pays out interest at a certain
rate below the Bank of England rate. So for January no interest
at all. At one time the interest paid was equal to all the bank
charges, how times have changed.
So with interest payments at an
all time low, isn't it time to work those savings and invest in a
|A BIG thanks to all the
well wishers for the new baby. Hard to believe that Faith
is now 7 weeks old. She is doing well and even managing
to fend off the constant cuddlings from her brothers
Clark and Jasper.
I keep getting
ribbed about where are the Clark and Faith locos. Well
may be in the future.
Weather 2nd February
|After over three weeks off
over Christmas the first day back to the workshop on my
bike was a bit of a wake up call.
The workshop was 1 oC when I arrived.
This time round I didn't bother getting
on my bike. Thought about my carbon footprint for heating
up the workshop on such a cold day.
Instead I went down the shed to turn up
some axles and bender knobs before spending the rest of
the day on the computer.Hence why I have finally got
around to a news update.
"Worst snow in 18
Stop all this press doom and
THE BEST SNOW IN 18 YEARS