Wednesday, 12 February 2020

FR Van 51

It's been a long while since the last post but we haven't gone away. We've been quietly working away on a new kit for FR infrastructure Van 51 in its current condition.

We're now ready to start taking orders for these castings. The kit is designed to run on the Dundas FR quarryman's carriage chassis - as is the real thing - which is available as a separate unit from Dundas Models.

We had hoped to provide a bespoke etch for the handrail on the balcony but this has not been possible to arrange yet, but we're going to go ahead with offering the body casting anyway.

What you get with the kit is the four sides of the main body, a floor which locates a cut-back Quarrymans chassis, a balcony steps casting and a casting to help you form a styrene roof skin (but there is nothing to stop you using brass if you wish.)

We are offering these castings for £25 + postage - please email us at the address on the site if you would like to place an order.

Saturday, 18 February 2017


It's been more than 18 months since the last post on this blog and we know what it's like to stumble across a site that hasn't been touched for a long time and wonder if the information is still current?

Well please be assured that in this case it most certainly is.

We haven't released any new kits but the full range of 009 SAR wagons is still available.

Just last week a fresh batch was cast and delivered to our stockist at Narrow Planet.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015


It has been long while since this page was updated but as there have been no additions to the range there has been little news to report.

The kits are still very much in production though, on a limited run basis as ever, and we now have two outlets where you can buy them online.

The newcomer is Narrow Planet, who supply the etched brass frets used in the kits, and have expanded their website.

The full range also remains available online from the Ffestiniog Railway shop.

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

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


A new batch of ex-SAR / WHR B Wagon kits has been cast and are available exclusively from the FR's Shop.

You can buy them by visiting Porthmadog Harbour Station, or by mail order through calling the shop or visiting the website

I understand that the kits are already flying out of the door so if you're wanting one I wouldn't hang about.