Hornby magazine have put a video, with sound, of our 57xx Pannier in operation onto YouTube. It gives an excellent example of the way the sound system operates, and the link is here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TAGQmzR2jk
We are delighted to show the first pictures of our new model, in 'Works Grey'. As you can see, there is lots still to do, but we are happy that it is coming along so well, and look forward to the arrival of the prototype...with wheels!!!
A little quicker than even we expected, our limited edition 'Modernised' Minks have arrived safely and are now being despatched to customers who have already ordered. To the same standard as our other two iron bodied vans, but with replacement planked doors, they offer another option to modellers building a... read more →
We announce the production of two fine-scale RTR, injection-moulded 0 gauge models of the 'modernised' version of the Great Western Railway (GWR) Iron Mink steel-bodied goods van in 7mm scale (1:43.5, for 32mm standard gauge). It is the final phase of Minerva’s GWR Iron Mink programme and follows the Gunpowder... read more →
Tooling has started for the Minerva 0 Gauge RTR Manning Wardle K Class 0-6-0ST locomotive. Each model will be supplied with three different cabs designed to clip into the locomotive. The models will be supplied fitted with the full extended over-the-top weatherboard, with the large and small weatherboards supplied as... read more →
Chris Klein has been busy in our studio, taking some excellent portraits of our riveted Panniers. Scroll down to see them in their full glory!
We are pleased to report that the Minerva riveted tank 57XX panniers have arrived, and we will start shipping direct to customers shortly. They have already had rigorous testing in the factory, but, in common with all our other models, will undergo more quality inspection here before we send them... read more →
We are pleased to report that our Gunpowder Vans arrived last week, and all advance orders have now been dispatched. It was a mammoth task over the last few days, but worth the effort.
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... read more →
Minerva Model Railways, the independent company formed by Chris Basten and Chris Klein, announces the production of a finescale, injection-moulded 0 gauge model of the Manning Wardle K Class 0-6-0 saddle-tank locomotive in 7mm scale (1:43.5, for 32mm standard gauge). It is the ideal locomotive for industrial and light railways... read more →