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.

Connoisseur Models, Business Modus Operandi, During
“The Great Government Lockstep & WEF Reset 2021”
Update 16th August 2021

Open For Business, Orders taken for Prompt Dispatch
Most Kits Now Back In Production

Everything in the Box Mail Order Service
Slater’s Wheels Now 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.

Free Mail Order Using Royal Mail Small Parcel Service
These should be delivered by your normal postman on their round

Order by Post, Telephone or Email
By post, you may find it helpful to use the print off order form
but a plain letter or back of fag packet also works well.
By Telephone: 01544 318263, if I am not available, please leave details
on the answer phone & I will contact you to discus your requirements.
By Email, Please send your requirements: james.mcgeown2@btinternet.com
I will send confirmation details & then when the order is ready for despatch
I will contact you regarding payment options.

Payment by Cash, Cheque or Card Data
Payment by Cheque or Cash is Best & Aids Freedom & Democracy
(send cash using Royal Mail Special Delivery & deduct £10 from total)

Kit Reservations
If you wish, please telephone, 01544 318263
or email: james.mcgeown2@btinternet.com to reserve a kit for
August production & your preferred dispatch date , no obligation, no money required.

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We are all well & thank you for your understanding,
look after yourself, Railway Modelling is wonderful & positive!
Best Regards, Jim McGeown & Family.

Wonderful Stop Press News!
Face to Face, Real Life, Live Events Return.

- 0 Gauge Gathering on the Severn Valley Railway -
Sat 4th & Sun 5th September 2021, the Engine House Visitor Centre,
Highley Station, Everyone Welcome, Event is Confirmed, Details Evolving, More information in Events Diary section of Gauge 0 Guild Website: https://www.gaugeoguild.com/news/news_details.aspx?id=2980
Details of train services: https://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=175
or visit www.svr.co.uk
I plan to attend with my full stand & ample stock of kits, set up inside the Engine House, hopefully alongside the class 2 Mogul 46433.

How to get to the “O gauge get together”, 4th and 5th September 2021

By car: Car parking is extremely limited at the Engine House; we advise to arrive by Severn Valley Railway train (see below), but there is a small car park at Highley Country Park (WV16 6NU) on Station Road. Alternatively there is parking in Highley village which is 20 minutes walk away.

By Train: The Severn Valley Railway are running their current covid safe service which entails booking a seat/compartment for the duration of the day. We advise for flexibility to book on the “Adventurer” or “Explorer” services which call at Highley 4 times during the course of each day. The “Flyer” service is also planned to run on the Saturday which includes an hour stop at Highley in the morning. The “Pioneer” diesel service is also booked to run on the Sunday, which makes 3 round trips of the railway, using Class 40 ‘40106’. We would like to point out that a saving can be made by booking a compartment as opposed to individual seats.

By Public Transport: Diamond Bus operates the 125 Halesowen-Bridgnorth service on Saturdays which calls at Highley village.

- Bury St Edmunds O gauge get Together -
Sunday 19 September 2021. Plans are in hand for another O Gauge Get Together in Bury St Edmunds at the British Sugar Club IP32 7BB.
I plan to attend with only a small table supplied by a van full of kits in the car park (not my full stand). So if you are interested in looking at any product, Please let me know by email or phone and I will be pleased to have an example with your name on, no obligation.
Watch Events Diary section of Gauge 0 Guild Website for further details: https://www.gaugeoguild.com/news/news_details.aspx?id=2956
- 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.
- 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
- Until the Shows Return We Have Gauge 0 Guild Virtual Events -
G0G An Evening with Jim McGeown Zoom presentation recording
Join Jim McGeown of Connoisseur Models to hear how O gauge
enabled him to journey from the dole queue to being his own man.
G0G Introductory Video to be watched before Zoom presentation
- Web Site Problems & Errors -
  I am not a competent computer man and I have probably made many mistakes designing this web site so please:
Watch Out For Errors & Omissions !
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