LS I Lineside Features, Country Station

LS I Lineside Features, Country Station


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Number LS I
Name Lineside Features, Country Station, Bridge, Signal Box, Signals
First year published 1949
Publisher Micromodels
Number of cards edition 1/8 : 8 plus small sheet with instructions for set LS I
edition 2/6 : 8
Size of cards 9 x 13 cm
Scale 1 : 200
Description First issued in 1949 at 1/8d.
Reprinted in 1955 at 2/6d.
Very large stocks were purchased by Broadway Approvals in 1956, and later passed on to the Watford Model Supply Co. in 1971.

A feature of the first printing at 1/8d is a small additional sheet of paper giving constructional details. This sheet of paper is necessary as the instructions inside the wrapper are for set LS II Loco Shed (a fairly major error). Likewise set LS II has the wrapper instructions for LS I and thus needs a set of paper instructions correcting the error. The later edition of LS I at 2/6d has the correct wrapper instructions and thus lack the small piece of paper.

In the mid-1950’s a large Presso book called “OO Gauge Railway Station” was published. This is essentially LS I enlarged to OO Gauge scale and designed by a Mr. F. C. Banks. The book is also listed on the rear cover of the more common Dan Dare’s Anastasia Jet Plane Presso book.

It is assumed that F. C. Banks designed LS I, LS II, LS III and SD 1-8 for Micromodels, based on study of the similarity of artwork.

Micromodelle Heidelberg and Micromodels London have published a reprint of the Country Station.

The 1950 catalogue shows a nice picture of the completed model.