The Dart Castings range includes cast scenic detailing accessories and horse drawn vehicles in 4mm/1ft (00) scale.
The Monty's Models range offers a wide variety of high quality cast white metal figures. The 4mm/1ft scale range is joined by an increasing selection of figures for 7mm/1ft (O) and 2mm/1ft (N).
The MJT range offers a vast selection of detailing items for 4mm/1ft (OO) scale rolling stock.
The Shire Scenes range provides a wide selection of etched brass scenic detailing accessories, horse drawn vehicles and GWR coach components for 4mm/1ft (OO) and 2mm/1ft (N) scales.
The Frogmore Confederacy range is aimed at GWR modellers working in 4mm/1ft (OO) scale and includes GWR rolling stock kits and specialist parts.
The Trackpass range of 1:43 scale (7mm) figures features a number of characters that might be found at motor sport events; drivers, photographers, spectators, etc. These figures are primarily intended to complement the extensive range of 1:43 scale racing and rally cars available from various manufacturers.
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What We Do:
We manufacture and supply miniature figures and scenic accessories, made from etched brass and cast white metal, in the Dart Castings, Monty's Models and Shire Scenes product ranges along with model railway vehicle detailing parts in the MJT Scale Components range. We also supply the Frogmore Confederacy range of detailing parts for Great Western Railway vehicles. While our roots are in model railways many of the items we supply can be used in other modelling projects such as dioramas and photographic work. All castings and etches are made in Great Britain. Click here for details about our products or use the buttons above to navigate the site.
We are pleased to announce a new marketing collaboration with Trackpass. While Trackpass will remain a separate entity, the range of figures which are designed to complement 1:43 scale racing and rally cars will be available from Dart Castings through our website, at exhibitions or by conventional mail order. A few of the Trackpass figures have for a while featured in the Monty’s Models ‘MGV’ ‘O’ Gauge range. While still listed in the Monty’s Models area, these figures have now been migrated to the Trackpsss area on the website. Over the next few months the complete Trackpass range will be available from Dart Castings.
New items added to range:
Four new figures have been added to the Monty’s Models 1:76 / 4mm scale range. MLV45 is a housewife in a housecoat and slippers; a companion for MLV39. MSV70 is a Storeman or anyone who might be found in a dust coat or lab coat (depending on what colour it is painted). He is carrying a small case which could be a laptop computer. MSV71 is an Industrial or Narrow Gauge Locomotive Driver. He is wearing a one piece dungaree type overall and is of small stature so might work for HO. MSV72 is a gentleman wearing an overcoat (or raincoat) and trilby hat; he is carrying a clipboard. hile we have called him a ‘Depot Manager’ he is a fairly generic character and could pass as a foreman, surveyor or inspector.
New to our range of Trackpass figures are a mechanic in overalls carrying a watering can (TP08) and a lady racing driver unzipping her racing overalls (TP16). Recent additions to the Monty’s Models range include Standing Diesel Locomotive Driver (MGV26) in 1:43 scale while in 1:76 scale we have an Industrial Locomotive Driver (MSV69), again standing, and a Driver for a Wickham Trolley (MSV68).
A new addition to the Dart Castings collection of 1:76 scale farm animals is a pair of Pigs - one standing and the other sitting (A38).
Newly featured in the MJT range is Great Central Railway Axlebox with 4ft 6in springs with and without ‘J’ hangers (MJT2265) as used on the GCR 3 axle brake vans. Also relatively new to the MJT range are a low Profile version of the well established Internal Wagon Compensation units (MJT2292 for OO / HO and 2293 for EM / P4) and NEM 362 Coupling Pockets (MJT2580 and 2583). The low profile compensation unit is better suited to vehicles where the clearance between the floor and the axle line is limited; along with some 1:76 scale wagons, this will make it easier to use with HO gauge and 7mm narrow gauge.
We have recently taken our first steps into the realm of social media by introducing a Facebook page for Monty’s Models. As we gauge the response it is our intention to introduce similar pages for the other parts of the Dart Castings Empire. Please have a look at the page, ‘like’ us (assuming of course that you do) and tell your ‘friends’.
The Electric Railway Museum:
Modellers of electric railways may be aware that the Electric Railway Museum near Coventry is being forced to relocate and is having to find new homes for its fascinating collection of electric stock. They are seeking help and the Suburban Electric Railway Association has set up a crowd-funding page here.
Our first venture into retail shops:
We are pleased to announce that our Monty’s Models range of figures is now available at Rochester Games Models and Railways. The lineside accessories should be available there soon. Rochester Games Models and Railways’ new shop can be found at 21 Corporation Street, Rochester, Kent. For more details visit their Facebook page.
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