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 →
Owing to the very bad weather and travel conditions in our areas, we regret to announce that Minerva Model Railways will not be attending the Gauge 0 Guild Spring Show at Kettering on Saturday 3rd March 2018. We hope that those who actually get there on the 3rd will understand,... read more →
We are pleased to announce the production of a fine-scale RTR, injection-moulded 0 gauge model of the Great Western Railway Gunpowder Van in 7mm scale (1:43.5, for 32mm standard gauge). It is Minerva’s second model in a range of rolling stock and will be available during March 2018. The first iron Gunpowder Van actually preceded... read more →
Riveted Panniers As you may recall, the initial delivery of our 8750 Panniers was about 6 weeks late last summer, due to a moulding issue that needed a little extra time to put right. Despite our best efforts, and of those in our factory, it was not possible to recover... read more →