Firstly our apologies for the delay in updating everyone, but we have simply been awaiting news ourselves, and had nothing to report. To start with the good news........the GW wooden minks are on their way and expected to be with us on or around the 20th June, subject to the... read more →
Our factory have advised that they are hoping that the recalcitrant pcbs will now be delivered on or before the 10th May. As we have learnt over the past months, the realisation could be different, but at least we have a date to look forward too. Once we get the... read more →
We announce the production of a finescale, injection-moulded 0 gauge model of the Great Western Syphon G in 7mm scale (1:43.5, for 32mm standard gauge). It is Minerva’s first venture into bogie rolling stock and tooling is already underway. The base model will be to Dia. O33, built from 1930... read more →
First the bad news..... The factory have advised that the mother pcbs for the Class 14, which are the link for the working headlights and cab lights etc. did not arrive from the sub contractor last week as expected. They are chasing like mad, as they don’t want part assembled... read more →
Our factory has just confirmed that production of the Class 14 diesel will be complete on or around the 20th April. Delays due to Covid isolation difficulties at suppliers and a general shortage of staff have added to everyone's frustration, but we hope that first deliveries to customers will be... read more →
In the warehouse this morning, I found an opened box of......... Great Western Iron Minks with the 1923 16" GW lettering I had thought that we had sold the last of these back last autumn, but obviously I was wrong! So I have reinstated the model on the shop, and... read more →
We have just received decorated samples of the GW Minks, V4, V12 and later V12.
The final tooling for the wooden Minks has now been completed. Included with every model will be a set of parts to convert them to the vacuum fitted versions, including tie bars, cylinders and pipes. The attached photo shows the parts that will be in every box.
Many thanks to Tony Hammond who has sent us this beautifully observed photo of his weathered Iron Mink
Perhaps the most accomplished model figure painter in the UK, Claudia Everett’s work has been available to purchasers of Minerva locomotives for over 2 years at a significant discount. However all good things must come to an end, and with immediate effect the following prices come into force. To supply... read more →