Model Railway etches specifically for the 4mm modeller
Welcome To Palatine Models
With many years experience in railway modelling, particularly 4mm P4 (18.83mm) scale, we
are able to offer useful items for the specialist modeller.
Currently we have many items available with more being planned. With the need for lots of
coaching stock for our layout we are working on developments for building accurate LMS
coaching stock and we will release these items when we have completed the development.
We have 2 types of wagon baseplate and we have various jigs and components to assist in
the manufacture and use of Alex Jackson couplings. Recent additions are rail droppers for
assisting in the wiring of track and some nickel silver strips of metal which can be used for
all sorts of kit and scratchbuilding purposes.
Our wagon baseplates are etched plates that can be used as a solid foundation upon which
to build a wagon chassis using sprung w-irons. They are available to suit wagon chassis up
to 26 feet long. See the baseplate page for more information.
In our Alex Jackson coupling range we have an etch based on the late Graham Turner's
bending jig which will help you make AJ Couplings easily and accurately as well as our 180
jig which makes the production of the first bend simple. We have also developed items to
make the use of the hinged version of the coupling a more simple and effective method.
Anyone who is interested in the use of the Alex Jackson Coupling would be advised to
purchase the book 'Alex Jackson - the man and the coupling' by Dave Booth, Sid Stubbs,
Tony Williams, Graham Turner and friends. This book is published by the Scalefour Society
and is available direct from their website. More details on the AJ Coupling can also be found
on the Manchester Model Railway Society's Website under technical articles.
All of our items have been primarily produced to help the P4 Group of the Manchester Model
Railway Society make models more effectively but are offered for sale to others to help them
make models quicker and more accurately.
Note that unless specifically mentioned, all our etches are in nickel silver, we do NOT use
brass in our products and when you have made some you will see why.
Recently we have added some 7mm Narrow Gauge items to our range.
6ft 4ins Twin torsion bar bogie kit
3D printed mounts for AJ couplings
Post and packing rates:
Post and packing rates
as at January 2018
£1.50 up to £9.99
£3.00 from £10 to £24.99
£3.50 from over £25
Overseas postage will be charged
extra after first payment is made.
If you wish to know approximate cost
please contact us before ordering.
Copyright 2020 Palatine Models
End June 2020 update.
Access to the post is now back to normal although you may experience some
delivery delays due to the Post Office delivery service. We are now getting low on
some stocks and there could be a 1-2 month delay on getting some items restocked.
If we do not have all your order available we will advise you on ordering.