Tuesday, 22 November 2011


Here are a couple of shots of our latest completed model.

It is a 7mm scale model of the original FR Observation Carr 100. It was scratchbuilt in styrene, painted by hand and finished with a spray coat of matt varnish. The transfers are supplied by EDM models (the FR crests) and Fox Transfers.

To enquire about our scratchbuilding service contact us at: bostonlargsworks@btinternet.com

Friday, 21 October 2011


The latest model outshopped at Boston Largs Works is a 7mm scale replica of FR observation carr 100.

It is shown here prior to the application of a protective coat of varnish and without the glazing in place.

Enquiries about scratchbuiding your next model are welcome: bostonlargsworks(at)btinternet.com

Friday, 30 September 2011


The latest model made at Boston Largs Works is this 7mm scale / O14 gauge version of Festiniog Railway Observation Carriage 100.

The era chosen by the client is the original 100 with three windows at the end of the observation end and the guard's compartment.

The model is shown with the construction work complete. It will now be painted in two-tone Maroon/Cream livery and transfers applied before being finished with a coat of varnish.

Friday, 9 September 2011


The latest models to be completed are these three 4mm (OO9) carriages which have been scratch built in styrene and hand painted for the client.

They are, from the top down, Festiniog Railway carriage 116, FR 114, and ex-NWNGR / WHR Observation Carriage (aka the 'Gladstone Carriage')

My current commission project is a 7mm scale model of FR Observation Carriage 100. You can read about progress with this model on the Bron Hebog blog

Enquiries are always welcome, you can get in touch by emailing: bostonlargworks@btinternet.com

Monday, 27 June 2011


One of the ways any producer or retailer can tell whether they're getting it right is when customers keep coming back, so it's pleasing to announce that no sooner has the Line With No Name taken delivery of our latest pair of carriages than it has placed an order for a further three.

So the next models off the production line will be FR carriages 116 and 114 - the prototype '70's aluminium saloon and a 'Carnforth' buffet respectively - and also the WHHR's 'Gladstone Carriage'.

Not having any pictures of the prototypes myself, and not wishing to disrespect copyright, I haven't got any pictures of them to post, but if you're not immediately familiar with them you can get more information on them here, here and here.

Friday, 24 June 2011


Some portraits of the latest models produced at Boston Largs Works.

This is a pair of 4mm scale / OO9 Festiniog Railway 'Barn' carriages 107 & 123.

They have been scratchbuilt in styrene and have just been delivered to The Line With No Name.

Thursday, 9 June 2011


The latest pair of carriages made at Boston Largs Works are now ready to be painted into FR two tone livery.

They are 4mm (009) models of 'Barn' carriages 107 and 123, which has recently been overhauled and converted from a 1st class observation carriage, running at the downhill end of FR trains, into a 3rd class carriage and turned so it can run as the first vehicle at the uphill end of trains where passengers can still enjoy the views from the windows in the former observation compartment.

Thursday, 12 May 2011


My latest client was so delighted with his pair of FR 'Barns' 102 & 105 that he has immediately placed a follow-up order for two more - new-build composite 107 (completed in 2005) and born again Observation Carr 123 (you can read about me building my own model of this carriage on the Bron Hebog blog).

Here's where I've got to with this latest project with the first stage bodysides of both carriages completed.

You can see where 102 and 105 have ended up here

Thursday, 21 April 2011


My latest models to be completed are two 009 / 4mm scale FR 'Barn' carriages 105 and 102 finished in their current condition.

Each carriage has been scratch built in styrene and hand painted. Interior detail has been added to the client's specification and bogies have been supplied at the normal retail price.

If you would like to find out more about how our service works or discuss a commission please get in touch using the email address at the top of the page.

Friday, 15 April 2011


Boston Lodge Works is proud to have done its bit to help the UK's export drive with the safe arrival in Holland of a pair of 7mm scale ex-SAR AY ballast wagons.

A delighted client emailed to say: "These are indeed massive models, wow! Fabulous work, I'm really chuffed with them."

Thursday, 7 April 2011


Good progress with the commission for a pair of FR Barns 102 & 105.

102 is now complete and both of them will now be painted in the current red and cream livery.

For details on the construction of 102 see the Bron Hebog blog.

Monday, 4 April 2011


Here are a couple of snaps of the finished paint job on a pair of 7mm scale ex-SAR AY ballast wagons which have been built for a client (who is providing his own bogies).

Look closely you can see the transfer rivets beneath the paint.

If you would like to discuss a commission or find out more about our service please email us: bostonlargsworks(at)btinternet(dot)com

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


Shown below are two of our latest commissions.

This is a 4mm scale (009) model of Festiniog Railway carriage 105. The client asked for a model in its current guise with a centre toilet compartment. The model has been completed to the client's specified level of detailing and is pictured here prior to painting (and the fitting of bogies).

A second model is being constructed as part of the same commission: FR Observation Carr. 102.

Also ready for painting are a pair of 7mm scale models of ex-SAR, now WHR, ballast wagons. These have been made to a high level of detail including bespoke etched brass handwheels and cogs for the ballast door mechanism. They have been finished off with resin waterslide transfer rivets. They are being supplied without bogies.

Please get in touch using the email address at the top of the page if you'd like to discuss a future commission.

Monday, 21 February 2011


When the brake and ballast control wheels go on the AY's really start to look the part.

Not much more to go now. Just transfer rivets, some footsteps and a bar beneath the buffer beam.

Saturday, 19 February 2011


Work has recommenced on a pair of 7mm SAR AY ballast wagons.

I had been waiting on some etches for the cogs on the ballast door mechanism arriving courtesy of Allen Docherty of Worsley Works. He has also produced enlarged etches of the wheels which control the hand brake and the door mechanism, which you can see below.

Here are the cogs on their shafts fixed in place on one of the wagons.

Friday, 7 January 2011


The latest model outshopped at Boston Largs Works is this 4mm representation of the Welsh Highland Railway's Romanian built ballast wagon. A very complex wagon indeed as you can see below.

This example is destined for Colin Lea's 'Rhyd Ddu' exhibition layout.

We have already received queries about producing a 7mm version of this wagon. Feel free to contact us using the email address opposite if you're interested in having us make one for you too.