I am sorry that there has not been an update for a while. It’s always a major task when a new consignment of models arrives, but I am pleased to report that the GWR/BR Halls and 28XXs have landed safely from South Korea.
The delay was partly due to the fact that flights from Korea now have to go via at least one intermediate stopping point due to the current ban on flying over Russian airspace. The international situation has also resulted in a near quadrupling of the shipping costs, but at least these new models are now here in the UK.
Halls, Modified Halls and 28XX/38XX
We have been busy opening each box and checking the contents – all appears to be good, and indeed most impressive. We test-ran two Collett Halls and two GWR 28XXs. They all ran beautifully smoothly, and the low speeds possible with the 28XX have to be seen to be fully appreciated.
I am taking a short break at the moment – still recovering from the after-effects of Covid – but when I get back we will start the detailed checking process and preparation of the models for delivery. I will contact each buyer individually as each locomotive is released for sale.
There are still a very few Halls available, as well as a few curved-frame 28XXs in BR and GWR plain green liveries. After we have checked them all we will post revised lists on the website, together with new photographs.
Class 52 Western Diesel
We have now passed the halfway mark on the enhancement programme and there are a number of engines ready to be delivered. I will get in touch with you individually to make the delivery arrangements after I complete my short break.
I hope you are all able to enjoy a bit of sunshine as Northern Hemisphere summer approaches!
17 May 2022.