Simon and Geoff,
Thanks for your kind comments. Yes, I believe the original kit was made by Busted Bricks who sold the rights to them to David Hippey at Houstoun Gate Locomotive works. The improved detail chassis really enhances the model for me. The body has been improved with deeper buffer beams. They have also improved the detail on their box van. The other selling point is the potential for battery powered remote control - direct radio control !. Have a look at this youtube link, and see if you can recognise the chassis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drxH1UMhcmc
When I looked at the HGLW "Everyman" kit range, I thought they were excellent value for money. I've nearly finished one of their flat wagons, another great simple design (12:95). When looking at the size, the length of these models is not much bigger than a medium size OO tank engine and the cost is a great deal cheaper. The cost of the loco body was 9:75 and the detailed deluxe chassis was 25:00. So for 34:75 you get a 16mm battery powered loco - a real bargain. Here's the link to the HGLW website: http://www.eagleassist.com/hglw/Locos.html
I now have to work out how to obtain 32mm NG track here in Canada.
I did have great fun building both kits. I used Vellejo Acrylic/Polyurethane primer to seal the MDF.