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Models from the first Micromodel set that I built in the 1970s. These are The Midland Railway 4-2-2, "Spinner", and Great Western Railway "City of Truro" 4-4-0, the first locomotive recorded as exceeding 100 mph by an experienced recorder. These are from set PGII.

Here are two more Micromodels. The background loco is the London and South Western Railway Drummond "Paddlebox" from set PG VIII. The foreground loco is the Caledonian Railway Dunalastair 4-4-0 from set PG VI.


This is the Modelcraft set for Stephenson's Rocket which includes a station building, track etc.

I have displayed it in an old Ferrero Rocher chocolate box, used upside down, the base set in the lid and a painted background.


Here is one of Ferrero Rocher's larger boxes with a card base inserted and 17 locos!

They are all from Micromodel sets except the second top left one, which was an experimental model of a Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 0-8-0 that needs a lot of work to become a Millimodel product.


This is a frequently available model of "Flying Scotsman" but scaled down to 1/200. The LNER pacifics are popular amongst designers of paper models!

Here we have some slightly larger scale models. The goods vehicles are from the Micormodel MIII set together with an experimental version of my L&YR brake van. The locomotives are a J class and "Evening Star" from designs by Ray Morris.


This is the Micromodel South African Railway Royal train from set CII. This was released at the time of the Royal visit.

A comparison of the Great Northern Railway and the London Brighton and South Coast Railway Atlantic locos from the Micromodel sets PGVIII and PG I.


Something different, the Modelcraft tugboat. This had a chamber at the rear that could have a surface tension diminishing liquid such as detergent placed in. This would drive the model forward.

A model of the three masted topsail schooner "William Ashburner", Mainly made from card with some wooden parts and sails from painted and ironed greaseproof paper.


Another display system.

This started life as a "3D" picture frame from The Range. The back was removed and the spacer frame. The back was covered with material and a set of narrow shelves, also covered with material, fitted to it.

The spacer frame was replaced by a deeper one and the back offered up behind it once more.

The back is a loose fit being held in place by the picture support wire pulling the picture against the wall and trapping it. This way it can easily be opened to change the display items.

In this frame are the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Millimodel sets and the Great Central Railway ones.


In the black livery is the German 4-6-4 loco from Micromodels set F1. In the red livery is my redesign depicting the loco (05 001) as it is preserved today, almost as it was in its early days.

I am still not happy with this model as the profile of the front is not correct yet. In elevation it is not a part of a circle but more a part of a parabola.

The tender needs more design work, at the rear in particular, as the sides curve round the end and there is a structure for a coach corridor connection to attach to on the back. 

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