The first artwork proof of Nairnshire Modelling Supplies OO gauge transfers for BR blue ScotRail locos has arrived for inspection and correction. Overall, I am pleased with progress on what is the first sheet we have done in a few years. I know I have been promising this one for a while, but finding reliable information to size the depot logos correctly has been challenging!
Some changes with colours and sizing of the depot logos will be required before we go to print – we are aware of that straightaway. The sheet follows our renumbering pack approach by offering as much as possible on a single sheet for those who wish to renumber and embellish ready to run locos without having to do any repainting. The Highland Rail logos are black on a transparent back ground for application on warning panel yellow. If to be used over other paint colours, they should be applied over a suitably sized and shaped patch of yellow. Missing out one colour (yellow in this instance) from the sheet saves a great deal of set-up and print cost and helps keep the price per sheet as low as possible.
The sheet is set up primarily for BR blue era locos based in Scotland (but some of the elements will suit other sector liveries too) with double arrows and the larger 8 inch TOPS number sets applied to many ScR allocated locos. The anticipated price will be around £4.75-£4.95 because the cost of printing and developing such transfers has risen over the last few years. However, given the large number of elements on the sheet, it will still represent great value for money.
Sheet NMS-5 will sit alongside our existing range of numbering packs which includes NMS-1 BR Blue TOPS numbers; NMS-2 BR Sector loco numbers; NMS-3 BR Coaching stock and EMU/DMU number sets and details together with NMS-4 BR Large Logo livery numbers and details – pictures below.