My first project is building a lineside industry that could fit into the corner of any layout. Making use of the Kestral Designs factory building, but using techniques applicable to all scales, McVittie Mouldings could be from any era in the last half century.
If you have some old Graham Frish BG's, or spot some on sale cheaply, the all they need to come up to modern standards is replacement of the rather basic underframe. Handed a kit at TINGS last year, I finally get around to fitting it to the bottom of a vehicle. It's a simple enough job and certainly lifts the model.
Finally, while on holiday on the Isle of Man, I dropped in to Union Mills models to have a chat with the owner. Several of our club members are big fans of the range but I suspect many won't have heard of them. While more basic than the latest GF etc. they are built like tanks and will run forever. For the budget conscious, the loco above is the top of the range and only £85...
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