This week, after thirteen years of operation and probably a three figure total of locos weathered, to say nothing of a good number of builds, ‘Kingmoor Works’ closes its doors for the last time as relocation north beckons.
The last models have left the works in the last month or so.
This Heljan Class 60 is the last O gauge model to leave and is now back with its owner.
The backbone of my work, however, has always been the 4mm model and fittingly, the two very last jobs were a pair of Sulzer Type 2s; a Heljan Class 25 and SLW Class 24 for Eddie Reffin’s, Glencoe layout, itself developing into truly wonderful creation.
On Friday, the great move north is finally effected and a new era begins.
Watch out for the rise of Hercules Works in the not too distant future.
More on the origins of the title in due course…