These plates are etched in 0.008" thick brass. They are all straight rectangular plates except for the builder's plates, which often had a distinctive, instantly recognisable, shape and style. All plates are supplied unpainted for the modeller to finish in the colour of their choice. Prototype plates were usually cast iron or brass, often painted, popular colours being red, black or light blue. Any raised lettering and edge beading was frequently either polished brass or picked out in a lighter colour, but this was not always the case. Where historical accuracy is required, always study photographic evidence.
It is worth remembering that industrial locomotives very often had their name and/or number painted on, sometimes in quite stylised fashion. This poses something of a challenge to the modeller, although modern technology makes custom-made transfers a much more realistic option these days. For good examples of the variety of styles used, and views of some inspirational paint schemes, the colour photographs in the Ian Allan publication "Industrial Steam" are hard to beat.
Available in 4mm scale only
Available in 4mm and 7mm scale
|HEM HEATH No.1||JUNO|
|NO.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8||FURY|
|ANUBIS||RH Ruston cabside plates - see photo|
4mm scale plates price £1-95 per pair.
7mm scale plates price £2-25 per pair.
Several of the nameplates listed
on the left were produced to suit kits in our 4mm scale range.
Photograph - Ruston Hornsby 88DS built from 7mm scale IMPETUS kit KIKD16
|RUSTON Bonnet front plates - 2 different (Ruston, Ruston/BTH) plus one RH/BTH badge - all on one fret at standard 4mm price.|
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