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Railroad Kits and Sheepscot Scale Products

Postby JimmyD » Wed May 11, 2011 2:19 pm

Yesterday I met with George Barrett of Cumberland, Maine. George produced a number of craftsman structure kits in the 90's under his company "Sheepscott Scale Products." George only builds trucks now. See his website here.
I obtained the rights to a number of his structure kits. Among the more popular ones are The Lime Company, Red Herring Packing, Acadia Granite, Beanfield Siding, Cats Head Pier, and Hawks Nest Lodge. These kits were very limited production, some less then 100. I've always admired the design of George Barrett's kits and I am thrilled to now "own" them, so to speak.

Now What? Well I'm not sure. I will eventually do something with them. There is a lot to go through. What I like about this deal too is the great number of brass parts I now have. These can be incorporated into future kits, or sold as separate details. I may sell the buildings included in his kits separately as individual structures. I have no idea! I just know I have a lot of stuff to go over. Boxes, & boxes! Green ones...

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Re: Railroad Kits and Sheepscot Scale Products

Postby kathymillatt » Wed May 11, 2011 2:45 pm

Jimmy

That looks like a lovely kit.

I look forward to whatever you bring out. You can never have too many detail parts :)) :)) :))

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Re: Railroad Kits and Sheepscot Scale Products

Postby gnatshop » Wed May 11, 2011 2:47 pm

Congratulations, Jimmy! :-bd :-bd

Whatever you decide to do with these and however you decide to market them, they are a great addition
to your 'Railroad Kit Empire'. Speaking for everyone here, 'We're proud for you and proud of you"! :D :D
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Re: Railroad Kits and Sheepscot Scale Products

Postby roughneck » Wed May 11, 2011 2:51 pm

Jimmy D, great find :D I remember looking at these and drooling, when kits get above $100 bucks I look $-) I'm sure you can move this line after seeing some of the great modelers on the site. Once again congrats :ymapplause:

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Re: Railroad Kits and Sheepscot Scale Products

Postby rebel » Wed May 11, 2011 8:49 pm

I remember when the club that used to be in town allocated funds for the lime kit.
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Re: Railroad Kits and Sheepscot Scale Products

Postby DarkTerritory » Thu May 12, 2011 9:26 am

Always been a big fan of Sheepscot models, I even have one of their cranes on my layout as well as one of their windmills. Can't say I'll ever need one of their full kits but they were awfully nice and it's great to know at least for now they won't go the way of the Dodo.
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Re: Railroad Kits and Sheepscot Scale Products

Postby postalkarl » Thu May 12, 2011 10:41 am

Hi Jimmy:

I could use a barge kit. It was one of my favorite that I never got.

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Re: Railroad Kits and Sheepscot Scale Products

Postby swissrails » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:49 am

Jimmy,

George's kits are fantastic, and are works of art in themselves. Adding these super-kits to your line is a real milestone--not to mention, you are preserving the significant amount of work that George has done. For my part, I would love to see Red Herring Packing available as a whole kit at some point again--perhaps you could re-issue this or another kit as a special edition. I would love to see more people build them, and, making them available, even in a limited way, might spur people to dust off their green boxes, or, open a shiny new Railroad Kits box. Congratulations.

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Re: Railroad Kits and Sheepscot Scale Products

Postby ACL1504 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:33 am

I really like the Sheepscot kits. I have several and my favorite is the barge. I built the Granite Company and sold it for quite a chunk of stash!

I've never seen one of his kits I didn't like!

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Re: Railroad Kits and Sheepscot Scale Products

Postby bparrish » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:26 am

The word....... Railroad Tycoon ............ come to mind here.

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