Discussion in 'Resources' started by Dikitriki, 21 March 2016.

  1. unklian

    unklian Western Thunderer

    Good luck chaps .
  2. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    Good luck Guys :thumbs:

    Steve :cool:
  3. Locomodels

    Locomodels Western Thunderer

    Well I can only reiterate what has already been said by so many. Congratulations and well done.
    I will also be ordering when you all have it up and running. :thumbs:

  4. Archie Atkinson

    Archie Atkinson Active Member

    Congratulations and muchos success to the venture.
  5. ianlbsc

    ianlbsc Western Thunderer

    I, too, am very pleased to see this announcement. I am new to 7mm and having made some 4mm Finney kits, I was looking forward to an M7 to try and hope this will now be possible in the next year or so.
    Thanks again
  6. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    M7 now that is a good idea.
  7. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    the first edition of the Finney7 web site is up an running and can be found at

    We hope that it will be both useful and enjoyable.
    Stumpytrain and Dan Randall like this.
  8. Ian G

    Ian G Western Thunderer

    What are you producing in regards to wagons?

    Ian G
  9. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Thanks for that - it seems an excellent blend of skills and experience so it looks like I'm going to have to resurrect my V2 savings plan!!
  10. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Congratulations to all of you, I just hope that what you have taken on doesn't wipe out the recreational and therapeutic effects of involvement in the hobby for each of you!

  11. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Best of luck to all concerned, it is good to see that one of the best ranges of kits has not only been saved, but is to be expanded.

    best wishes

  12. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Well done to all involved. :thumbs: With such a talented bunch of modellers (not to mention thoroughly nice blokes), at the helm, the Finney range is in very safe hands.

    I expect Steve Fay (Ranelagh Bridge), will be drooling when he sees the picture of a 94xx pannier on the home page! The shape of things to come?


  13. rusty

    rusty Active Member

    Very good news. I am also in a drool mode over the possibility of a 84xx/94xx as I have a set of A Harris wheels that are looking for this prototype.
    Dan Randall likes this.
  14. mickoo

    mickoo Western Thunderer

    Simon, quite the inverse happily, it's rare, if ever at all, that all six participants are washed out at the same time, more as often as not there's plenty of support when hurdles are met, and overcome.

    Time will tell of course, but the work load split into 1/6th certainly helps.

    Mick D
  15. welshwizard

    welshwizard Western Thunderer

    Congratulations to you all its wonderful news, really good to hear that the range has not disappeared.
    Stumpytrain and Pencarrow like this.
  16. Stirling O

    Stirling O Active Member

    I would like to endorse all the comments made about the successful acquisition of Martin Finney's range of 7mm kits and wish the 'gang of six' every success in re-introducing and ultimately expanding the range of kits on offer. It is to be hoped, that with Scale 7 modellers involved with Finney 7, we may see more thought given to designing kits with Scale 7 in mind, and also producing kits of the less popular locomotive types from the 'minor' railway companies.

    Good luck to all involved.

  17. Andrew

    Andrew Active Member

    Hi Ian,

    I've been following the Finney 7 thread and if you're serious about trying an M7, then have a look on Currently, there is a complete unbuilt kit available; it may be of interest to you.


  18. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad


    I am pleased to advise that we have now commenced production of the first 5 kits from the Finney7 range.

    They are the M7, T3, Radial Tank, Duchess, and Bulleid Light Pacific, together with the appropriate tenders. There are still a few production hurdles to be overcome, but we expect the first kits to be available in the next 8 - 12 weeks. These will be available in fairly limited quantities, and prices will be posted in due course as soon as we are able to do so.

    The first new Finney7 kit will be the W1 in rebuilt form. This will have a resin casing, and we will have pre-production material available for inspection at Guildex.

    The web-site has been updated with prototype and model information, and we shall add further items as we can, It is our intention that all instructions, detailed pictures of contents, and photographs of builds are available for all kits. It is, however, going to take time to work our way through all the material, so keep an eye on the site for updates.

  19. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad


    In addition to reissuing the existing kits, work continues apace on a number of experimental projects - one of the advantages of a group approach. We have more ideas than we can bring to fruition, at least short term, but you might be interested in this bit of experimentation.


    1/32 by the way.

  20. jamiepage

    jamiepage Western Thunderer

    Oh, I say..