This page last updated October 16th 2013

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Examples of ETCHING Custom work

available for further sale

and boat / ship parts also shown


Steam And Things is proud to show this short section of custom work carried out for our clientelle where we have produced the drawings and phototools from sketches supplied by them. ALL these products are available from us. This is our custom etching and bespoke etching service.

In brief we charge out as follows:

  1. Phototool from A$25
  2. Consumables / Materials from A$10
  3. Processing A$20-$30
  4. Drawing time at A$20 per hour
  5. Etching only MAY attract a greater processing fee
  6. Postage from A$6
  7. Above based upon 0.3mm (12thou) brass

Prices in Australian Dollars (A$)
We accept British Pounds Sterling (-Sterling)
US$ available (custom work, USA customers)
other currencies not available.
We quote -Sterling and US$ prices on request
If you wish to have a quote please ask
DO NOT use your local bank rate, as there are many other considerations

Please see our full terms and conditions and our price list for more information

Further details (including presentation of information) are given with an official quotation.

Please note,that custom etching or bespoke etching is akin to development work - every job is different!

We do not offer an etch only service. Our service is CAD design and etch minimum
We do not offer a contract etching only service.

This button takes you to a list of typical custom jobs done over recent time, whereas if you scroll down this page you can see a selection of pictures and short descriptions of some of them.


Preparing the etching solution


Photos: Etch,S&T; model, client
These are coach sides in 4mm scale for and LNER (NE) Composite / Van Coach DIA 124 52 ft to replace sides in a D&S kit. Apparently D&S do a range of kits, including a DIA 125 but not a 124.


Photograph: S&T Photo & Model Neil Blinco: S&T
Left to right: Sets of balcony gates for QR Bogie coach CO of 1889 in 0.3mm brass. 1/4" scale (1:48)
Balcony gates for WAGR passenger coach in S scale



More Esoteric Examples

which are definitely one-off...?


Photos: our client
Hand built 19th Century side tipping wagons, by one of our clients, using our etchings. The prototpyes of these models were used during the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal and the Great Central Railway, London Extension. Timbers are from www.modellingtimbers.co.uk


Photo: S&T
These are etched cab parts to convert Bachmann (?) HO locos into lookalikes of Victorian Railways Rogers 4-4-0 "D" Class of 1877 and the Baldwin 2-8-0 "V" class of ~1900


Photo: S&T
These paddle wheels, geared and ungeared are for a large scale model of Brunel's "Great Eastern". This will be a very large model - the wheels are 175mm (7") diameter and there are 384 teeth on the gear.
Cargo blocks; Photos & Model: R. Lees
Live steam name, number and works plates; Photos & Model: E. Ames
Scratch builders parts; Photos & Model: B. Bruce


Line drawings of further examples...loco plates and miscellaneous parts


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