Minerva Model Railways and ModelU – Crew and Accessories for the Minerva 0 Gauge RTR Great Western Railway 57XX/8750 Pannier Tank Locomotive
Penarth and Shrewsbury 3rd April 2018: Minerva Model Railways, the 0 Gauge RTR manufacturer, and ModelU, the pioneering designer and maker of figures and accessories, have collaborated to produce sets of 7mm scale crew figures and locomotive accessories for the widely acclaimed Minerva RTR GWR 57XX/8750 pannier tank locomotive. Owners of the Minerva Pannier will be able to claim a 20% discount on the usual retail price for the special ModelU Pannier items.
Two unpainted crew sets are available each comprising a driver and fireman with one pair in GWR uniform and the other in British Railways attire. The crew figures were designed from live models posed on real pannier locomotives at the Great Western Society’s Didcot base and Minerva’s CAD drawings of the models. Also included in the offer are sets of GWR/BR(W) lamps and oil cans.
Chris Klein, a director of Minerva Model Railways said, “We have long admired the products of ModelU and are delighted to be able to offer these superb items to our customers. They are the perfect complement to the Minerva Panniers.”
Alan Buttler, owner of ModelU said, “With Minerva’s reputation for high standards, it was a privilege to work with them on designing bespoke figures for the new Panniers. This opportunity showed how the technology combined with Minerva’s attention to detail and Didcot’s experience, could be applied with the most effective results.”
New buyers of Minerva Panniers will find a coupon in the box of their locomotive with the unique discount code. Existing owners of Minerva Panniers can obtain the discount code by contacting Minerva with proof of purchase for each locomotive. Details, illustrations and ordering can be found on the ModelU website at www.modelu3d.co.uk/minerva
For more information contact Minerva Model Railways or ModelU at the following:
Modelu, Abbots House Courtyard, Butcher Row, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UW, United Kingdom
Minerva Model Railways Ltd, PO Box 244, Penarth, CF64 9FJ, United Kingdom