Introduced at Ex-Po NG in October 2008 our first kit was Katie, modelled in O9, cast in resin and supplied with a special ready to run chassis, Katie will be the first of a range that will, hopefully provide inspiration to those modellers wanting a larger scale while using a familliar gauge, and to those wanting something just a bit different. We are hoping to produce a second Heywood loco, Effie, in white-metal with brass detailing, both should be ready in Spring 2010.
Katie as she now appears with a full test chassis with semi-working valve gear, fully painted just waiting for her name and makers plates.
Although we never intended producing loco kits in 009, through the development of the motor bogie and the steam version, the compact, we realised the possiblity of producing a kit of one of the most iconic narrow gauge engines. Seemingly hanging onto the narrowest ledges of the Welsh slate quarries, the Quarry Hunslets of North Wales are known world wide by most narrow gauge enthusiasts and many others. We hope that our kit in white-metal with etched brass detailing complete with ready to run outside framed chassis reflects the character of these infamous engines. Delivery of these loco's is expected to start in the Spring/Summer of 2010 and reservations, without a deposit, are now being taken, with our close conections to the 009 Society and to acknowledge the help and support of it's officers, priority will be given to members orders until prior reservations have been fulfilled.
Alice is shown here without her etched brass footplate and rear sheet on a test chassis, there will be plenty of opportunities for detailing as your favourite loco.
It is hoped to introduce a range of kits of industrial 0-4-0's for N gauge during 2010, the first to be released should be the Wisbeech and Upwell 0-4-0 tram loco followed by the LMS Kitson. Release dates will be announced as we progress