F I German State Railways & Paris, Lyons, Mediterranean Railways

F I German State Railways & Paris, Lyons, Mediterranean Railways


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Number F I
Name German State Railways & Paris, Lyons, Mediterranean Railways
First year published 1947
Publisher Micromodels
Number of cards 6
Size of cards 9 x 13 cm
Scale 1 : 200
Description 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.
The French loco is a PLM 221 B series locomotive.

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.