I posted back in September about the last chance to obtain the late Albert Goodall Bulleid Pacific components due to Shirley Goodall and her and Albert’s friend Jim Corbett both retiring from attending exhibitions, and may we wish them both a long and happy retirement and thank them for keeping Alberts parts available for the last ten years. I am now delighted that my friend and fellow Bulleid fan Robert Thompson of RT Models (yes he is also bus enthusiast and driver for which he has most suitable initials) has now announced that he has acquired the Albert Goodall range of mostly 4mm scale Bulleid pacific detailing parts.
Robert advises that the whole range won’t appear as yet as there is alot to sort out so it could be a few months before anything is released again. Also whilst almost everything will be re-introduced, some parts will be upgraded or replaced as well adding a few more items to the range, this will also see the current Bulleid parts (such as Cylinder Drain pipes and lost wax brass front footsteps) he already does moving over to Albert Goodall pages shortly as Robert will be keeping Albert’s name on the website pages with his nameplate displayed on them too.
This is superb news for anyone who models Bulleid Pacifics as Robert will be an excellent custodian of the range, who already does some excellent Bulleid detailing parts and I am pleased that he will be keeping the Albert Goodall Name / ‘brand’ alive which is a fitting tribute to the amount of work and research that Albert did in his time. I wish Robert all the very best in his endeavours and I am sure he will be receiving yet more of my cash in the future. Robert’s RT Models also has a wide range of other detailing parts and narrow gauge model kits and parts.
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Thanks for this news Graham, I am always concerned that some of the old ranges will just disappear over time, so your news on the old Albert Goodall range of Bulleid fittings is welcome.
I saw the lost wax brass front footsteps recently, but haven’t bought any yet. Do let me know what you think of them as many of my Hornby Bulleids are bereft of the front footstep accessories; so easily lost, especially the left hand one for some odd reason.
I had been in discussion with Robert of RT Models for some time with respect to these steps as at once stage we thought we could do it with an etch but could not get the shape to look right from flat brass. The lost wax brass steps look great and have a nice lug that goes behind the buffer beam to enable a nice strong fix to the loco. I hope to start fixing in a couple of weeks when I get some modelling time back.
Maybe not strictly related to the Albert Goodall range but do you know where I could obtain some Bulleid safety valves in 7mm please?
I think Markits might do them, I know they do the Bulleid whistles and also Q1 safety vales in 7mm so might be worth checking out his list or contacting him direct at http://www.btinternet.com/~markits/