Here at Cro Fittings we are a small business specialising in producing fine scale products to suit model engineers and their lovely miniature Live Steam Locomotives from Gauge 1 all the way up to 10 1/4″ Gauge. Cro Fittings has been operating since November 2014 and was started by Adam whilst he was finishing his final year of University at Brunel studying for a degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering.
We have spent the last couple of years mastering our 3D design software in conjunction with Rapid Prototyping in a variety of materials to produce prototypes, patterns, wax patterns and finished items whilst ensuring the level of quality remains high across all of our products. Using the latest manufacturing technology combined with some traditional machining methods we are able to offer items that cannot be found anywhere else.
We aim to provide great quality products along with a great quality service. Everyday we are working on something new to expand our range and provide you with something different whilst also working on many bespoke projects for individuals so drop us an email or call up to chat about what you want.
Adam started Cro Fittings in November 2014 whilst at University after being asked to help with a rebuild project. The specification was to add as much detail as possible and make a loco everyone would want. Now working as a Qualified Electronics Engineer for a leading Materials Testing Company in Buckinghamshire Adam spends his evenings and weekends working on the business to expand the range and provide high quality products to his customers.
Adam is currently working on a 5″ 9F which started life as a Winson kit but with a lot of work it no longer resembles the original kits as they were known. Following on from his Grandfather, Adam has been in Model Engineering from the age of 8 years old and has spent many years running and maintaining his Grandfathers 5″ and 3 1/2″ gauge locos.
Looking to the future he has a range of models he would like to build but at the moment he is considering a BR Standard Class 4MT tank in 7 1/4″ to use and develop his range of fittings and also try his hand at a larger gauge.
Mike has been involved with the business from the very beginning, in fact Mike is a big reason why we are able to offer the quality products we do. Mike is the guy we refer to as “our printer man” but he is also very useful for other reasons too! Although not directly part of “Cro Fittings” Mike is our supplier for 90% of our castings, specifically the ones that require super levels of detail and where a wax print is necessary. We class Mike as family!
Living in Auckland New Zealand Mike is the owner of Stanier Engineering who provides CNC machined valve gear and customer specific items for locomotives whilst also using his Projet Wax 3D printer to build a beautiful collection of dead scale 5″ BR Class 3MT Tank engines all designed from Original Works Drawings.