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Author Topic: Continental model manufacturers - how do they stack up?  (Read 7589 times)

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Re: Continental model manufacturers - how do they stack up?
« Reply #45 on: June 18, 2017, 12:01:16 pm »
Thanks again. :thumbsup:  I took a quick look via Google and it seems John Brightwell's company Nscalech is 'dissolved' but it seems he is atill active at shows.

I didn't know about Contikits, so am now taking a long look at their listings. Much appreciated link. :thankyousign:

As your link to Contikits shows me so many goodies available, including items on my 'wishlist', I will check them out first and keep John's address on file should I need to use it in future if there is something I just can't find. Prices look good, and better in some cases than the guy I was looking to buy from.


Lots to look at and consider, so little money! :D
« Last Edit: June 18, 2017, 12:26:11 pm by daffy »
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Re: Continental model manufacturers - how do they stack up?
« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2017, 12:27:55 pm »
Thanks again. :thumbsup:  I took a quick look via Google and it seems John Brightwell's company Nscalech is 'dissolved'.

I didn't know about Contikits, so am now taking a long look at their listings.


John is still very much around dealing Swiss stuff.  He had a stand at the East Surrey N Gauge group show in April, and I met him out in Stuttgart last November trawling the second hand sales!

Contikits has been around for decades, I think I've had a few bits from them. Pretty sure they used to take out an ad in Railway Modeller and/or Continental Modeller.
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Re: Continental model manufacturers - how do they stack up?
« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2017, 07:21:58 pm »
Just for fun I have posed versions of the Re460 from the three makers side by side for comparison.
From front to back Kato, Fleischmann, Minitrix.
Apologies for not having a Minitrix loco in standard SBB livery.
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Re: Continental model manufacturers - how do they stack up?
« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2017, 11:26:32 pm »
Just for fun I have posed versions of the Re460 from the three makers side by side for comparison.
From front to back Kato, Fleischmann, Minitrix.
Apologies for not having a Minitrix loco in standard SBB livery.



Hi John,

Nice pic. Just wondered if your layout is on here and if so what's the name / link etc. if that's OK?

Remember a couple of pics you posted many moons ago about winter scenes. Lovely stuff and made me feel a bit cooler so have done a quote reply on the original post for others to enjoy.

Cheers weave

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Re: Continental model manufacturers - how do they stack up?
« Reply #49 on: June 19, 2017, 12:54:45 am »
Thanks again. :thumbsup:  I took a quick look via Google and it seems John Brightwell's company Nscalech is 'dissolved'.

I didn't know about Contikits, so am now taking a long look at their listings.


John is still very much around dealing Swiss stuff.  He had a stand at the East Surrey N Gauge group show in April, and I met him out in Stuttgart last November trawling the second hand sales!

Contikits has been around for decades, I think I've had a few bits from them. Pretty sure they used to take out an ad in Railway Modeller and/or Continental Modeller.

John (N Scale CH) consistently has his stand at the East Surrey show, and other specialist European shows, and always at the Swiss Railways Society AGM (still in Derby next year).

Contikits (Geoff) also consistently supports the SRS AGM (his wife's layout was there this year), and consistently advertises in Continental Modeller, where he always lists next shows (as he does on the web)



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Re: Continental model manufacturers - how do they stack up?
« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2017, 09:12:35 am »
Just for fun I have posed versions of the Re460 from the three makers side by side for comparison.
From front to back Kato, Fleischmann, Minitrix.
Apologies for not having a Minitrix loco in standard SBB livery.



Hi John,

Nice pic. Just wondered if your layout is on here and if so what's the name / link etc. if that's OK?

Remember a couple of pics you posted many moons ago about winter scenes. Lovely stuff and made me feel a bit cooler so have done a quote reply on the original post for others to enjoy.

Cheers weave

Hi weave,
There are some photos of the layout I am currently building in my gallery. It hasn't been subjected to the Winter treatment........yet :D
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=1574;u=193
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Re: Continental model manufacturers - how do they stack up?
« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2017, 09:20:48 am »
Thanks Swisstrains (John)

I've just had a look at the pictures on your gallery. You have a very impressive layout there.

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Re: Continental model manufacturers - how do they stack up?
« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2017, 11:36:42 am »
Hi John,

Just looked at them too. Fantastic stuff. Very jealous.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Continental model manufacturers - how do they stack up?
« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2018, 09:53:17 am »
Hello all! John Brightwell from NscaleCH here (yes, I'm still alive!). My website has become active again, in a greatly improved format, with photos of stock, links to events and special offers! We always welcome new stock, so if you have any to sell, please come to one of the shows. Alpenbahn will be accompanying us too, at some of the shows in 2019. I hope to see you all soon.

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Re: Continental model manufacturers - how do they stack up?
« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2018, 01:16:07 pm »
Thanks for the update John. :thumbsup:

Google not too helpful in finding your website, but I got there eventually.

For ref for others, site is here:

https://www.nscalech.com/
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