There's no doubt that the article and photos do fair justice to your superb modelling, and the fee is a nice little bonus, I'm sure!
I hope you'll forgive my little observation on the track diagram, though - it was a combination of OCD and worrying that I'd completely lost the plot (again!).
It does not.
Even all wheel pickup can hit dirt and issues which will impact (in particular) lighting and sound. Nothing worse than a sound chip resetting to engine start just because you drove the loco across a point
I think space would really be an issue there. Anyway with all-wheel pick you shouldn't have problems. I could never understand US modeller's (other than yourself) obsession with power packs. Most of there loco's are 4 or 6 axle with power pickup on all axles.
It has taken me a shade under 4 hours to get to this stage, albeit I bought the print rather than design it myself. If you factor the CADing up then I suspect this would stretch to a couple of days depending on your CAD skills.
That said, if you had the CAD file other print options open up to you that have less cleaning up work but the printing is slower and not suited to any kind of batch production.
I saw that you had posted so diagrams of the Hunslet locos (NIR Class 101).
I will shortly be receiving a set from SilverFox Models and I was wondering if you, or anyone else, might recommend a DCC sound module that I could use.
And, if anyone has any examples running, I'd very much like to get links, if possible, to pictures, videos, etc.
Hi John I was just having a look at the RM web site and I noticed it has your name for a possible D17 class steam loco kit? Did it ever happen or is there more research still to do.
I gather from a post you made back in 2017, that you may have a Backwoods miniatures kit of the LLSR Hudswell Clarke 4-8-0 tender locomotive? I also have one but with no instructions!
I was wondering if you would mind helping me out, by scanning or photographing each page of the instructions and emailing them to me? I would be very grateful as I’m in such a bind with this kit. I’m sure you know how complicated they can be.