First off I'd like to say I'm rather happy that there is such a active forum for Gn15 modellers, and as such it has given me many ideas for my own projects
However, this one is being created around plans for my own Gn15 garden layout, and as such stock will be designed first, then built, and then I will sell on any successful designs.So what is "Half pint Heywoods"?
A range of kits, that will initially be based around designs by Sir Arthur Heywood. I plan to eventually move on to kits for some of the Ravenglass and Eskdale stock, and then possibly some other items from other lines. Whilst a few items may be based upon fictional ideas, the bulk of the kits will be prototypical.What will you bring to the table?
To start? A Heywood 0-4-0T for the Hornby Smokey Joe chassis that includes outside frames, new valve gear and crank conversions for the wheels. I will also release a range of Heywood and what if
wagons (Top, Flat, Bolster, Van, Salt and Tank) to complement the locomotive. When these are done, I will be working on a kit of the Eaton Hall's "Ursula" for the Bachmann 57XX chassis.So far there are no pictures, what have you done before?
I used to sell a range of kits under the 2A-Rail name, which I have now named JL Design. The O9 kits from that range will be reintroduced into the HPH range.Idea on price?
£15-20 per wagon without wheels, £60-100 per loco body including parts to convert chassis to match the design. Imagine £40-80 for a typical Heywood coach body without wheels.Website?
Coming soon - will update this thread soon.