4mm Scale
00 Gauge Products

  Connoisseur Models produce a range of model railway locomotive, wagon and carriage construction kits. Providing etched sheet metal and cast parts for the craftsman model maker to assemble into a finished model at their home workbench using a reasonably comprehensive toolkit of hand tools and soldered assembly. These products are commonly referred to as etched brass kits.

  The models are of British Prototypes designed for 0 gauge at a scale of 7mm to the foot, 1/43 scale.

Who is Jim McGeown And is
Connoisseur Models the sort of
company I want to do business with ?

What is an etched brass model kit and is it something that I would enjoy assembling as a hobby ?

Frequently Asked
Questions about
my kits.

"The Great Lockdown", Update 12th October 2020
"Business Open"
But Backorders Have Reached October & November
Sales Limit Thresholds
So “Sorry Folks” No more mail order sales
are possible until December

Around 80% of Kits In Stock, Slater’s Wheels Stocked

I have good stocks of motor & gears to accompany loco kits.
Slater’s have kindly allowed me generous stocks of wheels to enable,
everything in the box, mail order service during the lockdown.
Wheels are priced: Wagon & Carriage - £9.50pair, Loco Driving - £22axle,
Bogie/Tender - £16axle, Plunger Pickups - £14.00six.

My etching supplier has reopened their factory with reduced workforce
& has supplied completed orders.
But their factory lead-time is around 12 weeks. So I still have some
“stock issues” as kits go out of stock before I have etchings to replace them.

If you wish, please telephone, 01544 318263
or email: james.mcgeown2@btinternet.com to check stock or reserve a kit.
Please email to reserve for December production,
no obligation, no money required.

Look after yourself, find the positives, Railway modelling is wonderful!
Best Regards, Jim McGeown & Family.

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- New Projects & Recent Development Work -
- New Kit Introduced April 2020 -
- Drewry 153hp, 0-4-0 Diesel Shunter -
  This Skill Builder Kit is intended to aid the newcomer to 0 gauge diesel era modelling to enjoy the construction of a sophisticated etched kit. Physical parts design & photo instructions assist the modeller to build up their skills & confidence. More Information.
Phillippa McGeown, aged 9, has produced an audiovisual DrewryDiesel Power Point Presentation
This is a learning project for us & if you can’t open it with Microsoft PP, please try Drewry Diesel Slide Show or Drewry Diesel MP4 Video.
or Drewry Diesel HTML (but we don’t think the audio works in all browsers & we don’t know why, do you?). If you are knowledgeable with PPP help & feedback would be welcome.
- New Kit Introduced June 2019 -
- B.E.L. No.1 Battery Electric Locomotive -
  LMS No. 1550 / BR B.E.L. No. 1 battery electric locomotive was built in 1913 by the Midland Railway. It worked in the coal depot near West India Dock in Poplar, East London until 1964. More Information
- New Kit Introduced Easter 2019 -
- LNER Class F3 Fast Passenger Tank -
  Built by the Great Eastern Railway from 1893 as class C32 the last loco was withdrawn as class F3 by BR in 1953. More Information
- Web Site Problems & Errors -
  I am not a competent computer man and I have probably made many mistakes designing this web site so please:
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