UK shop recommendation for detailing parts

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I am looking to stock up on some barrels, shovels, oil cans and suchlike to add detail to a few steam locos.

I'm ideally looking for a one-stop shop rather than place multiple small orders for an individual barrel or pair of shovels, etc. Can anyone recommend somewhere UK-based that I should try, before I spend the rest of the day trawling the inter-web?

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Rhinochugger

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Rather than vaguely trawl the internet, there are some places that you could target.

Garden Railway Specialists do a decreasing number of bits and pieces - website is under GRSUK

There are some manufacturers of various goodies on the 16mm Association website - just Google 16mm Association and go for the 'suppliers' Link and you may find the sort of bits you're looking for.

As to whether you can do a one-stop-shop .............. :think::think::think:
 
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Garden Railway Specialists are a good source - eg
and they have other items such as re-railing jacks.

Another possible source is Trenarren, but their range isn't as extensive

Rik
 
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Thanks both. I'd tried GRSUK but didnt' realy find what I was after - the Bachmann Track Tools was pretty comprehensive but out of stock. The detail pack you linked Rik looks like a candidate...

Swift Sixteen have a nice toolbox and Locoworks have a nice shovel and can footplate set but again it's just one or two bits.

I hadn't heard of trenarren. I'll give them a go and look at the 16mm stuff too. I think it may be worth while otherwise placing a US order for everything in one hit..
 
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The Trenarren stuff looks like it'd cover most of what I'm after :)

Are 16mm items likely to look too out of scale with G / 1:20.3 ?
 
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The Trenarren stuff looks like it'd cover most of what I'm after :)

Are 16mm items likely to look too out of scale with G / 1:20.3 ?
Well, 16mm is 1:19 so not too far out.

A muscular bloke could handle a big shovel >:)>:)

LGB stuff and Bachmann Big Hauler (not Spectrum) is 1:22.5 - so that could be a bit of a bigger leap, but 16mm to 1:20.3 (Fn3) no real problem in my book.
 
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Well, 16mm is 1:19 so not too far out.

A muscular bloke could handle a big shovel >:)>:)

LGB stuff and Bachmann Big Hauler (not Spectrum) is 1:22.5 - so that could be a bit of a bigger leap, but 16mm to 1:20.3 (Fn3) no real problem in my book.
:D Thanks Rhino. Good enough for me!
Sorry for being dense. I have a *real* mental block when it comes to figuring out the scale differences... :rolleyes:
 
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The Trenarren stuff looks like it'd cover most of what I'm after :)

Are 16mm items likely to look too out of scale with G / 1:20.3 ?
I wouldn't have thought so - 1:19 isn't that far away from 1:20.3

Rik
 
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:D Thanks Rhino. Good enough for me!
Sorry for being dense. I have a *real* mental block when it comes to figuring out the scale differences... :rolleyes:
Don't worry. The whole G Scale "scale" thing is a bit of a nightmare.......

Rik
 
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So I think my stumbling block was that what I was trying to look for on grsuk was just hard to find. I missed the tool packs I was after by looking in the wrong sections or using the wrong wording in the search.

Between those bits and the trenarren parts, I've found everything I need! Thanks for the guidance :)
 
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Trenarren stuff works well for me in 1:20.3, and I'm a bit of a rivet-counter. It seems that 'stuff' tends to be a bit more flexible in scale than people. If you are looking for figures, Jon's People get my vote -no website, but they might do mail order: I always buy at shows when I see them.
 
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Trenarren stuff works well for me in 1:20.3, and I'm a bit of a rivet-counter. It seems that 'stuff' tends to be a bit more flexible in scale than people. If you are looking for figures, Jon's People get my vote -no website, but they might do mail order: I always buy at shows when I see them.
Great stuff. Thanks a million Northsider
 
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