We have now placed order forms for the various versions of our new Pannier model on the website for downloading. Since our announcement some 3 or 4 weeks ago, we have confirmed production with our factory, with one small change from the original plan. This means that the batch of... read more →
Just in via 'suitcase' post is our sample Victory in the lined red livery. We have requested two minor changes, firstly that the overall red is slightly darker and secondly, that the red valence becomes black. However to say the overall effect is outstanding is an understatement... we are well... read more →
Minerva Model Railways, the independent company formed by Chris Basten and Chris Klein, announce the manufacture of a finescale, injection-moulded 0 gauge model of the Great Western Railway 57XX/8750 0-6-0 pannier tank locomotive in 7mm scale (1:43.5, for 32mm standard gauge). It is Minerva’s third model and follows the acclaimed... read more →
We are pleased to announce that our third O gauge model will be revealed at the Gauge O Guild's 60th anniversary celebration of all things 7mm at Telford on Saturday 3rd September. It will mark a significant widening of Minerva's offering and will give modellers an opportunity to own up... read more →
We have received first images of the Victory liveries and post them here. There are three, but the black one is.......well just plain black, apart from the buffer beams, motion etc., so a little less interesting!! Samples of each livery are expected next month.
After a frustrating week awaiting HM Customs inspection, the first complete sample of our new Victory class 0-6-0 has arrived. We are now starting to carry out a thorough set of checks before giving full tooling approval, which should take about 10 days or so. First impressions are absolutely top... read more →
At the Reading show on the 7th May, Chris K took the photos below of the first sample shots of our Victory loco. Very impressive with injection moulded plastic overlays for the chassis, giving full detail, a die cast chassis and footplate to give good weight and haulage capacity, and... read more →