After two years' worth of debate on RMWeb threads, the time has come to move forward and take steps towards production.
The aim is to produce pointwork for UK prototype layouts from the steam and early diesel eras (bullhead rail) that is more realistic than much of what is currently available but still at a reasonable price.
Design work has started to produce 3D prints from which tooling will be developed for injection moulding of the main elements of the range. Until, we have the first of those prints available, I don't intend to comment much further on this blog.
OO is very much a compromise and that is reflected in some of the choices made in the design.
It is intended to launch the range with four items of pointwork; #6 turnouts RH & LH, #6 diamond, #6 single slip, along with matching track.
Other items of pointwork will follow.
It is anticipated that the more common items of pointwork will be made available in both kit and ready-to-lay versions.
Finally, for the moment, I would like to record my thanks to the many RMWebbers who have helped with this project by posting on the threads and by private messages.
Update: 15 February.
I have purchased an internet domain name. Will try to remember what little I know about websites and start one in the next couple of weeks. Meantime, there is an e-mail address for any technical queries that you don't want to raise here on RMWeb. [email protected]