F I German State Railways & Paris, Lyons, Mediterranean Railways
|German State Railways & Paris, Lyons, Mediterranean Railways
|First year published
|Number of cards
|Size of cards
|9 x 13 cm
|1 : 200
|First and only printing in 1947 at 1/3d.
This is one of the first five post war Micromodels.
Catalogued as out of print in 1951.
Micromodels London has designed a wrapper, and has the intention to publish the model in the near future as a packet with cards and a wrapper. They already published it as part of their calendar 2017.
The German streamlined locomotive is of the BR 05 series.
Justin Olson, who has built this set, has some remarks about the models:
“ This set is interesting because both locomotives are entirely comprised of streamlined paneling. As is the case with Set M II’s Princess Coronation, the paneling must be shaped and curved out prior to fitting or else the model will look very chunky.
The “wheels” are a simple strip with wheel edges poking out. These have a habit of going flat so I try to reinforce them with a thick card strip mounted beneath the wheels to hold both them in place. This set was an early discontinuation, possibly owing to how inaccurate both models turned out: the PLM locomotive was actually a blue 4-4-2 and the German locomotive’s shape is vastly different from its real life prototype. I still find them to be good models regardless of their faults. ”