that depends which kit you've bought. Generally the models are cast in a
stable polyurethane resin but we're not one of those manufacturers that
stick to a single
material. We aim to use the most appropriate whilst keeping one eye on
The picture on the left shows
one of the Festiniog Railway vans. This kit is mostly cast in resin with
cast whitemetal buffers in the packet with the wheels and bearing.
The picture on the right
shows a kit which comes with an etched brass chassis. The body is cast
in resin and the chassis is a simple fold up affair. Detailing castings
are supplied with the chassis as are wheels and bearings.
picture on the left shows a plastic chassis as supplied with some of the
kits. These are ones bought in from manufacturers of 00/H0 kits. They
are either close to the prototype or, more usually, hidden by the
bodywork. If you have built a Ratio or Parkside Dundas kit these will be
familiar to you.
are two more views of the brass chassis.
final view is of the FR brake van. Most of the body parts are cast in
resin with styrene supplied for the floor roof and windows.
That covers most of the kits.
The Sentinel Railcar is built around a Hornby 00/H0 class 90 electric
loco and, at the moment, the 7mm standard gauge wagons are body only
kits although we are working on chassis packs for some of them