Sunday, 31 August 2014


A generous proportion of the proceeds from the sale of every Boston Largs Works kit is being donated to the fund to restore FR Large England 'Welsh Pony' in time for its 150th anniverary in 2017. This graphic proudly features on the front of our instructions leaflet.

The kits have been selling like hot cakes in the FR shop at Porthmadog this summer and its wonderful to see that the funds we've been able to contribute are leading to the first steps being taken in making the locomotive fit for service again.

It goes without saying that an enormous amount of work likes ahead to put a locomotive that last steamed in the 1930's into traffic again but, for me, the saddle tank is the most iconic part of an FR England engine so it's really exciting to the old rusted sections being replaced using traditional methods.

A real case of turning resin into rivets.

Saturday, 19 July 2014


Our latest SAR/ WHR resin wagon kit for the V-16 Brake Van has now been released. It is available to buy from the Ffestiniog Railway shop in Porthmadog or online at Festshop
As with all our kits you will need to buy wheels, brass cup bearings and couplings. Details of the parts required are included in the instructions. All the parts are available online from Parkside Dundas.

Monday, 26 May 2014


It has been eight months since the last update of the blog but that was mainly on account of the fact Boston Largs Works has been busy producing half a dozen bespoke resin carriages for customers.

With those complete I am now able to turn my thoughts to adding to our range of SAR / WHR wagons with a vehicle to compliment them.

A customer has asked me to make them a model of the NG V-16 brake van as running on the WHR and rather than simply make a one off from styrene I thought I would test the water and see if there is a market for producing a kit for this van in resin.

Expressions of interest to the usual email address, please: boston largs works (alloneword )@ btinternet (dot) com