|N-Trains was established
in 1985 to produce a range of New South Wales N scale freight
wagon kits to go with the then growing range of whitemetal locomotive
kits from Weico and Sentinel Models.
Our first model was the GLX 45' louvre
van, as an injection moulded plastic kit.
The tooling and injection moulding
were done by outside contractors and took approximately six
months to get onto the market. Over the next few years we
continued with this process to develop the range of plastic
kits that we have available today.
As tooling costs continued to inflate,
we switched our primary production methods to urethane vacuum
casting. This is all done "in-house" (garage actually)
as it is the most cost effective method of producing the more
complicated items such as the chassis frame for the GT van
and other detailing parts like our water tank kits. It also
makes possible the CPH body as a complete one-piece casting
which would be totally cost prohibitive in injection moulded
For those interested, we also do contract
casting work in the urethane material so, if you can make
the model we can do the casting and/or marketing for you.
I am also looking for a couple of modellers to produce pattern/masters
for me for upcoming projects I have in mind but, currently
don't have the time to implement.
Thank you for checking out our site
and hope you enjoy your little excursion around our world.
Don't forget to check the links
to shops/suppliers for other Australian N scale models.