4mm axle boxes (set of four) £8 (£7 for members)
Seats 4mm £5
Seats 7mm £7
Furness Railway Station Seat etches
Recently the Association produced brand new brass etches of the iconic Furness railway station seat which features the Red Squirrel. They are available in both 4 mm and 7 mm scales. Packs of two etches cost only £4 and £6 respectively. (Now available at C&M Models in Carlisle and Crafty Hobbies, Barrow in Furness). (10mm scale are now on order Nov 2010.) To order please send a cheque, payable to the Cumbrian Railways Association, for the correct amount, and include 50p to cover P&P to:
Mr. A. Atkinson, Furness House, 3A Haybridge Avenue, Hagley, Stourbridge. DY8 2XG.
Furness Railway squirrel seat at Ulverston station. The colour scheme owes nothing to the FR, LMS or BR!
It is hoped to produce further items in the future. Suggestions are being accepted!
Furness Railway Coach etches from Worsley Works
Etches for a number of Furness Railway coaches were commissioned from Worsley Works. These two photographs show the end result of the early four wheelers, as built by Gordon Mellor in 'O' gauge. The vehicles were used eventually for workers trains.
Worsley Works will supply their etches in any scale and are a great help for those with the skill to 'have a go' at scratchbuilding.
Further examples of Gordon's work can be found at Worsley Works.
C&M Models, Carlisle and Crafty Hobbies, Barrow-in-Furness
C&M Models, Carlisle and Crafty Hobbies, Barrow-in-Furness have jointly ordered a new O gauge Private Owner Wagon from Dapol due for delivery in mid summer 2013. Cumberland Granite livery. If it sells well they already have orders for Shap Granite so this may appear early next year as well.
Stevenson’s Carriages have sold lots of the M&C 0-6-0 tender locomotive and are introducing a Furness ‘D5’ previously manufactured by Millholme Models but with a new and improved chassis.
Hornby and Bachmann
In 4mm Hornby have a Harrington Coke Ovens wagon and Bachmann have reintroduced the Millom iron hopper wagon available in a weathered version as well.
Modelling Email Group
In addition to the general crchat email group a separate one has been set up to cater specifically to the needs of the modeller. Click here to find out more. On the site you will find copies of our latest publication: Modelling Cumbrian Railways. This is an occassional publication containing a variety of articles including: - reviewing models, details of suitable kits and modifications, articles to assist the modeller, and a whole host of other bits as well.
When logging on for the first time please give as much information as possible about yourself and interests as it will help the moderator to approve you joining. On the site you can ask questions of fellow modellers or answer others queries. Additional information is also held within the file and photgraphic archives. There may or may not be overlap between both sites so it is adviseable to join both!
Pochin/Shillcock Model Collection
Early in 2008 the Cumbrian Railways Association acquired an important collection of 4mm scale models of mainly Furness Railway prototypes. The nearly 200 items were created by Ross Pochin and Bill Shillcock of the Manchester Model Railway Society and selections will be displayed from time to time at CRA meetings and on the Association's stand at local model railway exhibitions and other events.
In order for Ross and Bill to construct these models they produced a set of drawings for them. A selection have been uploaded to the Resources & Services Drawings page