M III Tank Engines and Goods Wagons
|Tank Engines and Goods Wagons, Eight Complete Models
|First year published
|Number of cards
|Size of cards
|9 x 13 cm
|1 : 200
|First printing in 1949 at 1/8d.
Re-printed in 1950 at 1/9d with standard text on the back.
Re-printed in 1950 at 1/9d with text “six cards” on the back (see picture).
Re-printed in 1952 at 2/6d.
Re-printed in 1954 at 3/-d.
Large stocks of the 3/-d re-print passed down the line to the Watford Model Supply Co. in 1971.
The wrapper for this set is unusual in that it does not give the set a title, and it also only provides silhouettes of the 8 models contained therein.
Micromodels London has designed a wrapper, and has the intention to publish the model in the near future.
The set contains the following locomotives and wagons:
The GWR Tank Loco is inaccurate. The boiler and the firebox do not fit between the side tanks. Michael Kaintoch built this model in scale 1:250 . He first glued the cab’s front and end into the cab and tank unit, and then carefully trimmed the tank tops and sides until the boiler and firebox smoothly went between them.