Compact locomotive sheds for 4mm:1ft scale

13 February 2023
JS Models releases new laser-cut kits for small sheds, ideal for smaller branch line and industrial locomotives.

JSModels has added to its range of 4mm:1ft scale buildings. Unveiled for the first time at the Festival of British Railway Modelling at Doncaster Racecourse on February 11/12, 2023, and sharing the same footprint as its ‘Pump / Boiler House’ kits (156 x 84mm), its new small industrial locomotive shed is designed for smaller OO gauge or OO9 gauge industrial locomotives. Available in two versions, with and without a roof-mounted water tank, the kits are available in a choice of brick or stone finishes.

JS Models engine shed kit

Related: 7mm:1ft scale products from JS Models

Featuring laser-cut parts in a combination of 1mm, 2mm, and 3mm MDF, the models have internal roof trusses and smoke hood details, with the hoods leading to two covered vents on the roof. Further customisation is possible with two shapes of doors, both flat-bottomed (for inset track) and shaped to go around a raised trackbed.

JS Models engine shed kit

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The water tank version comes with an optional planked roof for the tank, and both kits include stone etched blanking panels to replace windows, if required.

JS Models engine shed kit

All kits include JS Models' removable windows designed to make painting and glazing easier, laser-cut pre-shaped roof slate strips, acetate glazing material, and printed assembly instructions, illustrated in full colour.

Related: JS Models creates slate sheets

Pricing for the 4mm:1ft scale kits is as follows:

  • (JSM40366B) Small Industrial Shed (Brick) £35
  • (JSM40366S) Small Industrial Shed (Stone) £30
  • (JSM40367B) Small Industrial Shed w/Tank (Brick) £40
  • (JSM40367S) Small Industrial Shed w/Tank (Stone) £35

The kits are available on its website from February 13, with shipping of pre-orders to begin week commencing February 27. 7mm:1ft scale versions of the kits are expected to be available later in 2023.


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