Quainton Road Models produce 7mm scale kits for the Great Central Railway and the Metropolitan Railway. (Some of the prototypes were in use into LNER and BR days). Kit components are etched brass or nickel-silver, laser-cut MDF or resin castings, with whitemetal and lost-wax brass and other mouldings. Illustrated instructions are included. I no longer attend exhibitions and shows as a trader, so please make contact via the links provided here. (G0G and GCRS Member)
Production schedule currently under review.
About me: My name is David Howes.
As a modeller, starting with Hornby-Dublo 3-rail in the 1950s, I always wanted to re-create some small part of the history of the area in which I grew up. This was not a personal nostalgia, as I had no first hand recollections of many of the subjects I wished to portray. The major influence that first the Great Central Railway's London Extension and later the growth of Metro-Land had on the countryside close to my youthful years in Buckinghamshire, provided the basis of my interest.
But I was somewhat thwarted. As we moved into the early 1990s where were all the kits for the GCR and Met? (Actually today the GCR is well served with locomotive kits). Turning this apparent setback into opportunity, Quainton Road Models was established as a hobby venture - the name taken from the junction station of the two railways of primary interest.
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