Monthly Archives: July 2015
Back in November 2013, I hinted that I was trying to crack transfers for the Highland’s locos in LMS days; something that is not realistically available via other sources and there does not seem to be much prospect of anyone else doing them.
Anyway, hopefully, I have cracked all I need to with regard to these and the final artwork is complete. This is what it looks like – hopefully it has covered all the locos you might fancy!
Also on the sheet are one or two other things; but I am less certain that these will work so I’ll keep these as a secret until I find out.
The intention is that these will be available in 4mm & 7mm scales; pricing to be confirmed but I am afraid they will be fairly expensive as the production run is not big and you 7mm chaps in particular eat the page with the size of the prints!
Once they come in, I decide whether they are viable.
You will recall that approximately a year ago, I posted about my last visit to Castle Rackrent and I mentioned that the layout was about to undergo a significant reconfiguration. A month ago I had a chance to revisit Richard Chown and see how it is getting on.
Here are some photographs from my visit (but only a few as I had difficulties with low light levels):
Castle Rackrent Station
Storms above Castle Rackrent
St Juliet Town
As you can see, a number of stations are undergoing a rebuild.
A lot of work remains, as large sections of the line remain simply track on bare track on boards and some fettling of the track will also be necessary but already there is a lot done. Hopefully I will be able to visit again when things are a little more developed.
Also on view was Fangfoss which was in an even darker room, so no photos at all of the actual layout, but a few of the locos were elsewhere and here is a taster.
You will be able to see Fangfoss for yourself (and it is worth I can assure you) at this year’s Scaleforum which will be held in Aylesbury on 19/20 September – details here .
See you there if you go!