Winifred was built in 1885 for the Penrhyn Slate Quarry. For most of her 80 year working life, she worked at Port Penrhyn helping in the transfer of finished slates to be transported around the world. Later she was moved to the bleak conditions of the levels.
Through a quirk of fate she was transported to the US where she spent over 40 years in dry storage which means that she is in ex-quarry condition.
We have captured Winifred's ex-quarry condition before her rennovation using laser scanning and high resolution photography. We're now using this data to make an incredibly accurate kit of Winifred as she was when she finished work, as she is now.
We will make additional kits available for making a more generic model of the class for her sistes "Gwynedd" and "Lillian"
These kits will ship in February 2013. A chassis kit is in development as are adaptors for commercially available chassis such as Tenshodo Spuds.