With the risk of putting a hex on it, the Minerva 57xx panniers will be arriving next week, about 10 days before the Reading 0 Gauge Trade show on the 2nd December. If anyone wishes to pick up and pay for their advance order for the 57xx on the 2nd... read more →
We have received many nice remarks about our Panniers, and one question asked a lot has been if we could make the rather nice buckets, intended to be hung from the fire iron brackets on the bunker available separately. Well we have listened and here they are!! Packs of... read more →
With thanks to James Harrison for providing us with these images of his weathered pannier, we can admire his beautiful subtle rendition of 4614, in its last years working in the Forest of Dean.
Chris K has been weathering his personalised Minerva 8750 for work on his Cwm Bach layout. Number 3753 was an Aberdare engine in this period. The only items that don't come with our model are the number plates and shedcode plate (Narrow Planet), lamps (ModelU), route indicator discs (Roxey Mouldings... read more →
MINERVA MODEL RAILWAYS ANNOUNCES THE ITS FIRST READY-TO-RUN GOODS VAN - THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY IRON MINK VAN IN 7MM ‘O’ GAUGE (1:43.5) FOR 32MM STANDARD GAUGE Penarth, United Kingdom, 2ND September 2017. Minerva Model Railways, the independent company formed by Chris Basten and Chris Klein, announces the... read more →
The first 8750s have now started their journey to their final homes, and will be arriving tomorrow onwards. The first customers will be those who have ordered the Top feed fitted versions with the late BR crests, DC only. We expect to start sending the GW green versions, the early... read more →
As our photo studio is unavailable for the next week or so, we asked the factory to take some photos of two other different liveries that our panniers will carry. As before, these photos are of decorated samples, the brass buffers etc. will be blackened on production models. Also we... read more →