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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.


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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
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my kits.


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 or order wheels direct from Slater's.
Wheels are priced: Wagon & Carriage - £12.50pair, Loco Driving - £28.00axle,
Bogie/Tender - £20.00axle, Plunger Pickups - £17.00six.

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, Direct Transfer or Card Data
Payment by Cheque or Cash is Best & Aids Freedom & Democracy
(send cash using Royal Mail Special Delivery & deduct £10 from total)
Direct transfer (via faster payment) is of course also welcome.
Please email your requirements: james.mcgeown2@btinternet.com
I will reply with bank details, price & reference code.
Card payment is also possible by telephone or posted order form.

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

- New Projects & Recent Development Work -
- New Kit Available Now -
- Drewry 204hp, 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter -
- British Railways Class 04 -
  A sophisticated etched kit which has a level of finish & detail that will enable it to sit alongside the excellent factory produced locomotives from Heljan, Dapol & Minerva. Alternative parts are included to enable the modelling of a BR class 04 for main line & tramway working or a loco supplied direct for industrial operation. More Information.
- Next Exhibition, See You There -
- King's Lynn O Gauge Group -
- The Famous KLOGGies Christmas Bash -
Sunday 17th December 2023, 11.00am - 4.00pm
Runcton Holme Social Club, PE33 0AQ
Test Track and traders plus optional Buffet
Buffet, £16, must be booked one month in advance (caterer's requirement). To book buffet call Bob Pearman: 01553810673 . Everyone Welcome, No entry charge but donations for hall cost welcome. FREE tea and coffee all day.


Working With Straight Brass Wire, January 2023
  I include in my kits hard drawn brass wire, obtained direct from a UK company, because this produces beautifully straight handrails etc. The current batch of 0.7mm (I have 10Killos, about 6 years worth, so sorry we are stuck with it) may be found a little brittle for tight 90° bends such as handles & ends of brake van handrails. Anneal slightly (purple tint) in a candle flame and allow to cool naturally. Burnish wire bright before forming. There should be no issue with radiused bends such as boiler handrails but annealing is a useful technique to make many wire forming jobs easier.
 
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