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The Finecast range of white metal kits fall into five groups. The first to appear in 1958 were the locomotive kits, which have been gradually added to over the last three decades. They were joined by a range of 1(24 scale model car kits called AUTO KITS. A new range of highly detailed 1/24 scale car kits were introduced together with a small range of 1/43 scale car kits. The final group are the 1/32 scale gauge 1 Steam Traction engine range.

Since taking over production of the FINECAST white metal kits in 1988, South Eastern Finecast has added several new models to the range. A programme of renovation and updating was also commenced on the locomotive and car ranges. All revised locomotive and tender kits now include etched chassis and an increased number of detailed parts. Where possible one piece parts such as boilers and smokeboxes are now incorporated.

Because of the wide selection available, wheels, axles, crankpins, motors and gears are not included with the locomotive kits. However, we can supply a range of these items and further details can be found in the relevant section of this catalogue.

Other products produced are the range of FLUSHGLAZE windows and Turntable kits.

We can supply all castings and components as spare parts. Please enclose a SAE with details of the kits that parts are required for and we will send the appropriate parts list and prices. Should a kit arrive with damaged parts, these, of course, will be replaced FOC.

This catalogue should be used in conjunction with a current up-to-date price list which will give details of availability and post and packing charges.

Before each section in the catalogue there is an introduction to the models in that group and a key giving information to the contents of the kits listed. Other information relates to the number of parts in a kit and a three star key relating to the difficulty of the building of the kit ie:

* BASIC (would suit beginners) **  INTERMEDIATE *** ADVANCED.

However, a kit with many parts may not be difficult to build. It might best be viewed as several small sub assemblies (or kits), being brought together into one complete project. With our back up system of spare parts, building can commence with the knowledge that should an error or problem occur a solution is at hand. We do our best to turn round spares orders in the least possible time, allowing that some of the parts may have to be specially made.

Finecast kits are available from selected model shops and model agents throughout the United Kingdom and from model importers throughout the world. However should you have difficulty obtaining our products, please contact our sales department at Forest Row for more information