Electra Railway Graphics goes into the clear!
|Electra Railway Graphics has long been producing a range of transfer overlays to permit multiple units to be converted from existing RTR stock, principally for 2mm scale. However, the chief criticism of these products is the lack of clear windows which may, or may not, be a significant problem to modellers working in 2mm scale. The good news is that ERG have now solved this and are now producing their "Electra Plus" range with clear windows. These feature a two stage system consisting of a white backing layer and a coloured top layer. The latter uses the same decal paper as the existing range which goes perfectly clear when varnished with acrylic. Modellers need to strip the Farish shell using Brasso or Superstrip before applying the first set of decals.
(top) Alphalink 158747 with
clear windows from the new Electra Plus range compared to the Arriva unit below from the
So far, the range consists of:
Currently on the drawing board are improved 4 Cig and 4 Vep units, the North London Class 501 and EPB/HAP stock.
The ERG 4 Sub project is progressing and will feature cast resin roofs/ends to the correct profile and Electra Plus decals.