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> 5522 Models Pratt Truss LMS Gantry Etched Brass Kit, Where is it now??
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post 14 Oct 2008, 07:24
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Recently read an article by Graham Wharburton in I think it was an article in Issue 1 of Rail MODEL Digest concerning the building of 4mm signals. On page 78 there is a brief article on a Pratt Truss gantry etched brass 4mm scale kit of parts for a LNWR/LMS pratt Truss Gantry made by the now defunct 5522 models.

Does anyone know whether this still exists and if so where from?
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post 14 Oct 2008, 12:33
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I'm not 100% certain but I think it might have been Alan Gibson, certainly he did produce some wonderful etchings. If you follow the link below from the scale 4 forum you should find the new owners of the business.
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post 15 Oct 2008, 00:40
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Can't seem to see it there albeit there are some other great Midland structures of course!

Some of the 5522 stuff went to Longhorm too but they don't appear to be stocking it from their website.
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post 16 Oct 2008, 12:50
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AS LF says, the Highland stuff from the 5522 range went to Lochgorm Kits, but unfortunately none of the LMS items, including the truss concerned. I am not sure if it fits the bill, but the review of the Traintronic's colour light signals in one of this month's magazines mentions a new etch for a trussed signal gantry, but apart from a small picture there isn't much info available at the moment - the website quoted doesn't even mention the range!
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post 21 Oct 2008, 00:32
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Well, it appears to have been consumed by the mists of time then!

Does anyone have an etch laying around that they would like to offload perhaps?
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post 5 Apr 2010, 19:44
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This item was sold on to Alan Gibson about ten years ago. Presumably the tools are still owned by AG's successors who still trade under that name. Why not ask them?

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post 5 Apr 2010, 20:59
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There is a Gibson version on E bay at mo, ends soon!!!!!!!!!!!
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post 6 Apr 2010, 08:39
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I should have pointed out that '5522' Models is NOT defunct. The recent issue of a Stove 'R' kit ought to tell you that. ALL the LMS parts are still available and that includes the extensive series of MR coaches, plus some LNWR, some GWR(B Set etc) , G&SWR (Manson 6 wheelers) , and Cambrian. My parts to complete Comet and 247 etches are still in production as well.

Reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated.

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post 2 Aug 2010, 03:34
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I think Alistair, at the time of these post concerning the Truss the Stove R wasn't around and I had unfortunately been unable to make your aquaintence. I can happily confirm the AListair is alive and kicking at full strength so look out!
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QUOTE (Stanier6256 @ 6 Apr 2010, 08:39) *
I should have pointed out that '5522' Models is NOT defunct. The recent issue of a Stove 'R' kit ought to tell you that. ALL the LMS parts are still available and that includes the extensive series of MR coaches, plus some LNWR, some GWR(B Set etc) , G&SWR (Manson 6 wheelers) , and Cambrian. My parts to complete Comet and 247 etches are still in production as well.

Reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated.

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Hi Alistair,

are these only available in 4mm scale or are 2mm versions produced?

R E Faust
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