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Geoff Hurley 1946-2023

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We are sad to announce that one of our team, Geoff Hurley, died in hospital on 28th November. Geoff joined Brassmasters twenty years ago when he retired from the Manchester police force.

An engineer by training and a skilled model maker, he became proficient in etched kit design and pattern making. He designed our kits for the rebuilt Royal Scot, the LMS 4F and the Princess Royal as well our detailing kits for LMS locomotives.

In more recent times before he became ill in 2022, he produced the artwork and the boiler/firebox masters for the LMS Coronation kit. We hope to release the kit in 2024 as a fitting tribute to his work.

John Jennison, David Burton and Tony Sheffield

08/11/23 - Warley NEC and locomotive kits ...... - read more

15/09/23 - Scaleforum, Coronation update and work in progress.... - read more

25/05/23 - Scalefour North...... - read more

21/04/23 - Expo EM and more 3-D printed private owner wagons...... - read more

01/12/22 - New 3-D printed private owner wagons...... - read more

01/11/22 - Price increases from 1st November ...... - read more

15/10/22 - Warley NEC and locomotive kits ...... - read more


For earlier posts - read more


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Recent releases

Recent releases

Produced for us by Andy Vincent of Meon Valley Models, these are the best 4mm scale 3D-printed wagons that we have ever seen. They even have readable lettering on the axlebox covers!

The bodies have full interior detail on sides and floor and are designed to fit onto our etched brass sprung wagon underframes; axleboxes and buffers are included.

The first types available are for Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon opens, in either 15ft, 16ft or 16ft 6in body lengths with side or end doors, inside strapping and with either 4, 5, 6 or 7 planks.

Our latest EasiChas kit produces a sprung chassis in either EM or P4 gauge for the Hornby GWR 5101 and 61xx 2-6-2T. There are various levels of conversion with the builder choosing which, of any, additional detail required beyond the basic conversion which makes use of fold-up mainframes, keep plate, and ashpan with sprung bearings, and a separate etch for the rear frame. Replacement brake gear, pony truck, trailing truck and coupling rods are included.

RCH 1923 Morton braked 9ft wooden solebar sub-frame. It is designed to fit under Slaters, Cambrian and Parkside wagons and includes finely detailed single-sided brakes activated from both sides. Newly released are the RCH 1932 10ft Morton braked steel or wooden underframe wagons.

Other easy-to-assemble sprung sub-frames for the RCH 1907, RCH 1923 and Gloucester 9ft wheelbase Private Owner wagons are also available. All types incorporate springing as standard.

3-link couplings


We have sourced some very fine, pre-blackened chain which can be paired with our coupling hook etches to produce superb 3-link couplings (the chain is available in two types - scale and fine, and with either copper or iron links).

Coupling and connecting rods

We have a range of connecting rods and coupling rods for RTR models - complete with working ‘knuckle’ joints and bosses. Available for Class 14 'Teddy Bear', MR/LMS 1F, 3F and 4F, Class 5 and 8F, LNWR G2, SECR/SR Wainwright Class C, GWR 42xx/72xx, 28xx, 2251, Hall, Grange and Manor, 43xx 2-6-0s and 41xx/51xx/61xx 2-6-2Ts and LNER A1, A3 and A4, and the 08 diesel shunter.

Martin Finney 4mm scale kits

We have available the former Martin Finney range of 4mm kits - six LSWR/SR locomotives and three tenders, fifteen GWR locomotives and three tenders, four LNER locomotives and four tenders and two LSWR van kits.


We have included many photographs of completed models and these take the form of thumbnail pictures which, when clicked, open out to full size photographs which can be viewed in (sometimes excruciating) close-up. Yes, these are 4mm models !!! We are incorporating more photographs in the form of a gallery for each loco and tender kit, and also pictures of the etches and extracts from the instruction drawings for many of our other products.


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