Thursday 15 July 2010

North Yard Model Railway Parts for sale

I just received my latest copy of NZ Model Railway Journal. I will write a summary report in my model railway magazine update next week when AMRM is due to be mailed out to subscribers.

A flyer inside the Journal advised that the business of North Yard Model Railway Parts is up for sale. Sadly, the owner of the business, Graham Selman, died suddenly on the 10th June.

Australian and New Zealand railway modellers would be familiar with the North Yard brand of model railway parts, particularly brass strip, wheel sets and gearboxes. I think Bergs (new website under construction) in Sydney used to stock North Yard bits and pieces.

Expressions of genuine interest for the purchase of the North Yard business can be sent to:

Neesham Pike Thomas Limited
PO Box 47256
Auckland 1011
New Zealand

or email


  1. So sad to learn of Graham's passing. My expressions of empathy to all who are closest to him. Revelation ch.21 vss.3&4.

  2. Having met Graham at a number of NZ Model Railway Guild conventions, I too am saddened by his passing. As a model railway community we will be much poorer. As mentioned by Brad, Graham produced a signicant range of scratchbuilding aids, including wheels, gearboxes, but also diesel chassis for some Bergs W/M kits, and NZR locos. As far as I am aware, Graham only ever produced one complete loco kit - the NZR A class 4-6-2 in Sn3.5 was a masterpiece.

  3. North Yard Model Railway Parts Update.

    Following the sad loss of Graham Selman recently we wish to advise that North Yard Model Railway Parts has been sold and is in good hands. New Owners are Rodger & Christina Cullen from Blenheim, New Zealand. New contact details are: email: Fax: 03 579 1986 and phone: 03 579 1984. Rodger is an avid rail modeller and is passionate about model rail. Please note that the last pricelist available is out of date, stock items are still available, please contact us for a current price if wishing to order products listed in last catalogue. We look forward to continuing the supply of specialist model railway parts and accessories. We are working on getting a website up and running but this will not be operational until 2011. Rodger & Christina Cullen, North Yard Model Railway Parts