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Newsletter - February 2012

Firstly, a rather belated New Year Greeting to alll our subscribers! We have been wanting to get a newsletter out for several weeks, but what with preparations for the London Model Engineering Exhibition and endeavouring to keep on top of our workload, it has slipped a little! But better late than never, here is our latest news!

1) GWR Shunter's Truck

As those among you who managed to get to visit our stand at Alexandra Palace will already know, the Shunter's Truck is now available, in both 5" and 7 1/4" gauges and you can find more details and photos on our website.


We have a long "wish list" of things we hope to add to our range, particularly expanding into more parts for both the wagon and loco builder. Here is a little news of some of the developments along that path:

2) LMS / BR Loco Buffers & RCH Wagon Buffers

Again, premiered at Alexandra Palace, we can now offer CNC turned Locomotive Buffers, suited to a large range of standard gauge steam and diesel outline locos. Available to order now in 7 1/4" gauge and, shortly, also in 5" gauge. See website for further details and photo.

As you probably know we already supply accurate 5" gauge RCH type cast buffer stocks. Now we are also planning to introduce, in the near future, competitively priced, 7 1/4" gauge RCH cast wagon buffers - both as buffer stock castings and also as complete sprung assemblies. Let us know if this is of interest and we will be able to advise you as soon as they are available.

3) LMS 4000 gallon Locomotive Tender in 7.25" gauge.

If you have looked at our latest price list edition, you may have spotted that we have detailed a number of parts for this very useful tender design - ie useful in that it would be seen behind many popular locomotives. Our model, which is the rivetted body type, is in advanced stages of development and will be of very accurate design. Here is the parts list so far:

Available to order:
Laser-cut Chassis Kit
Laser-cut Body kit (rivetted version)

The following additional parts are in development – please call Tristan for further info:
Tender Wheel Castings
Axlebox material
Horn castings
Axlebox Covers
Brake blocks
Brake Hangers
CNC turned (alluminium) water scoop dome
CNC machined Rear Vents
CNC machined water filler kit.


4) Beware Imitations!

It has come to our attention that certain parts are being / have been offered for sale on the net, quoted as being NEW and of the 17D Miniatures brand.

NB: We do not supply any products to third party sellers. Other than secondhand, you can only buy original new items from us. Therefore we do ask that if you see any items so offerred, other than directly from our own website "" (or from our own ebay listings - easily checked as we give our full seller information), please do contact us so that we can deal appropriately with this problem.


That's all for now. As always, please get in touch if you have any questions - we are always delighted to hear from you.

Tristan & Robin
17D Miniatures

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