Conversion kits for Hornby 'Pug' under test
ARC Models is a new name in the model railway kit world, launched last year with a small selection of 4mm scale resin locomotive conversion kits. Portraying popular industrial types, the kits are designed to fit onto ready-to-run chassis with little fuss. I have 3 kits to tinker with, each being a variation on an Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST theme, intended for use with the venerable Hornby/Dapol L&Y 'Pug'.
In each kit, the resin castings are impressively rendered, with lots of smaller details supplied, such as chimney, buffers, steps, clack valves, etc. Indeed, the modeller need only add a few final touches such as wire handrails and brass knobs, lamp brackets and smokebox door handle.
I'm looking forward to making a start with this kit, with a full appraisal and building demo slated for issue 200 of Model Rail magazine.