These catalogues are undated, so deduction has to be used to assign a date. Catalogues with 1/3d prices are from 1947, 1/6d from 1948, 1/8d from 1949.
1950 gets a bit messy with a few stragglers of 1/8d at the beginning of the year, some 1/9d models in the middle of the year and 2/- at the end of the year. 1951 firms up with lots of 2/-d packets.The catalogues are in strip form. They fold up to the quarter of the length.
They are well illustrated and printed on both sides in sepia. The catalogues have the illustration of the complete SD 1-8 layout which was later used in the book “Making Models in Card“.
The 1949 catalogues list a vast number of locomotives in preparation, or contemplated. This section is eliminated from the early 1950 catalogue, and most of the projects are never catalogued again:
Geoffrey Heighway’s preference towards old pre-grouping locomotives likely stems from the fact he grew up during the pre-grouping era of British railways. Many of these old locomotives were facing the scrap line by 1950. There were many great, colorful steam locomotives back then and they all tend to look as nice as Micromodels.
Some of the models listed in preparation would be easy to adapt. David O’Dowd has some interesting tips on how to re-build existing models into new versions.