Future Projects :

I was able to go ahead with the Small England engine kits because a small number of people were happy to ‘put money up front’.   It costs a lot to put an etch into production, apart from the large amount of work involved on something as complex as a locomotive kit.   Dependent on sales of the Small England Engine kits, I would like to add to the range.

To whet your appetite, I have the following in mind :

‘Little Wonder’.

The first of the Ffestiniog Double Fairlie locomotives and a very distinctive machine, but I have been informed that there has never been a kit for this attractive locomotive.

‘James Spooner’.

A very different looking engine to ‘Little Wonder’, it lasted a long time and had a parallel boiler for much of its life, making it look significantly different to the locos which followed (and for which kits are already available).

The Large England Engines: ‘Little Giant’ and ‘Welsh Pony’.

I would like to do kits for these in both original form with the weatherboard and the later form with large cabs.

… and, for something completely different :

The Lawley 4-4-0 locomotives of South Africa.

I find these to be most attractive, both with the four and the six wheeled tenders and various louvred arrangements to the cabs.   I am not sure exactly which of the two classes to represent at this stage – I am still fact finding.

If any of the above appeal to you and you would be prepared to offer to commit to one or more kits as people have done with the Small England Engines, and you are prepared to allow me to email you when the time comes to ask for money, then please let me know so I can gauge interest.

I am afraid responses which are limited to,  “I’d definitely want at least [insert number] of these if you do them.”,  are not likely to sway my decisions.   You would be surprised at the number of such messages I  had about the Great Eastern Railway six wheeled coaches from people who have not gone on to purchase any since they have become available.