Hello from the lineside of The Pinehill & Watersmede Railway.
'JigStones' might mean absolutely nothing to you, and if so I hope the information here might be of some enlightenment.
This website is shared between my own 16mm:1ft railway and the JigStones modelling involvement required of it. These are model structures built to shrug off the weather, and constructed from the ground up.
If the system has never been properly explained to you, then I hope the demonstrations here (please see the menu bar) will help.
Hi. I'm Pete Chandler - 'Mr JigStones', as some used to call me. I've included at this website some video demos which may be of use to newcomers to the self-cast, self-build system.
As to my own use, the system has been handy for making railway related buildings and structures. Accommodating a full blown model village isn't really my thing, but may be something others want to blend with their railway. How little or how much JigStonery is used rather depends upon how many moulds can be mustered...i.e. begged, borrowed, or even purchased! The more a modeller can lay his or her hands on the more pleasure it brings. Failing that, patience, as they say, is a virtue.
At the time of writing, the sole dealer for JigStones moulds, Back2bay6, appears to be expecting new stocks in soon. I hope Steve won't mind me mentioning this. They are not cheap but, used with normal care, will last for many years - I'm still using moulds I produced twenty years ago.
For the video demonstrations of JigStones modelmaking please see the menu above (or below).
If I am able to help in any advisory way not covered in the demos, my email is:
An instant response to a query might not always be possible, so please sit tight until I can deal with it. Please also note that I have no business connection these days with JigStones. Any enquiries relating to the product's availability, etc, must be addressed to the manufacturer, A & A Bretzler, or, for UK distribution, their UK dealer Back2bay6. Thank you.