M II Princess Coronation Class and West Country Class

M II Princess Coronation Class and West Country Class

 

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Number M II
Name “Princess Coronation” Class L.M.S. Railway, and “West Country” Class Southern Railway
First year published 1948
Publisher Micromodels
Number of cards 6
Size of cards 9 x 13 cm
Scale 1 : 200
Description First printing in 1948 at 1/6d.
Re-printed in 1949 at 1/8d.
Out of print during 1951.
Re-printed in 1952 at 2/-d.
Re-printed in 1954 at 2/6d.
Large stocks of this 2/6d re-print survive through to the present day.

In 1948 this model is also published at the price of 1/- in Australia by the publisher James G. Conolly Pty. Ltd. under Licence of Micromodels Ltd. It was sold in booklet form.

Micromodels London has designed a wrapper, and has the intention to publish the model in the near future.

The Princess Coronation Class streamliner is quite difficult to construct, due to the problems that one has with forming complex shapes in paper.
The West Country Class locomotive carries the name “Salisbury”.