Reply To: New range of simple to assemble 00/EM gauge pointwork kits

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John Cutler
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Thanks Michael

See:

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/160234-new-range-of-simple-to-assemble-00em-gauge-pointwork-kits/page/5/

This seems to be a serious venture by an existing 2mm scale track producer. Of interest is that Martin Wynne approves of what he has seen so far (of course he has not gone so far as to endorse the product). The turnouts will be in kit form comprising nickel silver bullhead rail, requiring no soldering and with a choice of thick or thin plastic sleepering. It is suggested that the rails may be slightly longer than required to allow some flexing (curving) of the turnouts. The common crossing will be cast. The initial offering will be of a B7 priced at £22.99.

The only criticisms I can make are that:
1. the rail will be from SMP, which is slightly narrow compared to the prototype; will it be noticeable?
2. yet again the sleepers are coloured very dark making painting difficult and a requirement for most; why not a light grey? It is much easier to successfully overpaint a light colour and I suggest a light grey can easily just be weathered not completely overpainted.

Design seems to be at the prototype sample stage.

I hope the EMGS has recovered most of its tooling costs on the ready-to-lay B6s. Maybe it will not be worthwhile expanding on its own range with the advent of this competitor. Maybe our leaders should comment?

I hope this helps readers.