BTG Burtons Tailors
A distinctive art deco shop in the iconic Burtons style. This half relief model is designed for a corner site, measuring approximately 7.5" by 7.5". The building itself is about 3" deep, thus fitting neatly alongside other buildings in the range. In the picture above it is positioned next to the Odeon cinema (CWLO) and Woolworths (WWMD), and card paving has been added. This particular building is based on the one in Greenwich, but is typical of many.
This half relief DIY superstore and the included paving occupies a 'footprint' of 24" x 4". It comes with a choice of brandings. Construction is straightforward with options as to positioning the entrance, and how the wall cladding is fitted.
On a model railway layout, this building might be suitable for disguising a control panel.
Used alongside the RPU Retail Park, further down this page, and FFR Fast Food Restaurant found on the Other Items page, a sizable modern shopping centre can be created.
HRS High Road Shops
HRSa HIgh Rd Shops (all brick) HRSb (part plaster) High Rd Shops
These two half relief kits are identical apart from the finish on the front wall. Each kit has three shop units and contains nine different shop fronts - the Fish & Chips, Prospect Bakery and empty shop are common to both. A selection of posters and signs are included.
The size of each block of three shops is approx. 7.75" x 2.5".
Price per kit: B
The side walls may be built with windows, or as plain walls to facilitate being joined to another kit.
A selection of shop fronts means that a large parade can be built without repetition.
A versatile kit that can quickly create a model HIgh Road for your layout.
David Ashdown tried to burn this one down!
HRM High Road shops with modern shopfronts
These kits are similar to the HRS kits above, but with a selection of nine modern day shopfronts.
The HRMa kit (above) is the all brick version. HRMb (below) has the centre rendered shop unit. The choice of nine shop units is the same in each kit.
Included in the selection is a closed shop unit.
The end walls may be plain or with windows.
A choice of advertising billboards are included.
Each block of three shops is approx 7.75" x 2.5",
HSS High Street shops (modern)
This half relief kit comprises a block of five shop units typical of the sort that can be seen in almost any town in the UK. It has been designed for use at the rear of a scene - the shops have been slightly 'squeezed' in order to fit in as much as possible. Consequently the shops units are a little small for OO scale.
The kit is approximately 1.75" deep, but may be easily cut down if required. The supplied paving is about 1.5" deep, and matches that which is available in the PAV kit. The block of five units is about 10" wide. Ten different shopfronts are supplied, and so two kits may be used without duplication as shown below.
This kit has been designed to be as simple to build as possible. The windows above the shops do not require cutting out.
It is therefore a good kit to try if you are new to card modelling. See also here for what sort of skills are required.
Detail view of roof.
LCS Local ConvenienceStore
A half relief representation of a typical modern local convenience store. The store comes with alternative signs, and includes a forecourt with parking bays. There are two litter bins and an atm machine. The model including forecourt measures approximately 10" x 7".
LDS Large Department Store
A half relief department store building with a selection of different name signs.
The shop frontage is approximately 10". The pictures show some of the various signs included in the kit.
Also available in N gauge
OSS One Stop Shop local store
This is a full relief model (it has a back) and comes complete with a small parking area and paving.
The overall 'footprint' of the finished model is approximately 9" wide x 9.5" deep.
RSP Romford Station Parade
A typical parade of shops as found in almost any town. The half relief kit comes with a choice of nine different shop fronts.
This kit can be extended using the RSPX kit, adding a further four shop units to the building, and a further nine shop fronts to choose from.
RSPX Station Parade Extension kit
This half relief kit is to be used with the RSP kit, and provides a further two shop units at either end. Also included are a further nine different shop fronts to the ones included in the RSP kit.
It is possible to add two RSPX kits and have a parade of eleven shops without any duplication.
Note that as the extension kits are designed to be added to the RSP kit, rather than used independently. No further instructions are supplied, as construction follows the same pattern.
SHC Second Hand Car Showroom
This half relief car showroom measures approximately 10.5" by 2.75". The paving and parking area is included making the overall 'footprint' 10.5" x 5.5".
It comes with a choice of four different signs, and includes price labels for use on the car windscreens.
This kit is now also available in 1/43 (O gauge). See this page for details.
The showroom installed on a model tramway layout. A petrol pump and sign from the KG Kingsway Garage kit has been added. See the Other Items page. for this.
The London Transport, Streatham AK bus garage is seen in the background.
SSM Sixties / Seventies Supermarket (half relief)
This half relief supermarket is typical of those that appeared during the 1960s. The model measures approximately 10" by 3" excluding the paving which is included.
Two alternative sets of shop windows and signs are included.
SSS Small Suburban Shops Parade
These shops are typical of those found in suburbs all over the country. The model has three shop units, although eight different shopfronts are included in the kit so it is possible to use two kits together with no repetition.
The model has a footprint approximately 9" x 3", and is a full model with a detailed rear wall.
Just two storeys high this parade would fit in well alongside some SEMA or SEMB semi-detached houses kits. It would also be a suitable parade of shops for use by a suburban railway station.
SSS small suburban shops parade Rear view
|UCT Upminster Corbets Tey Rd shop parade.
A parade of half relief shops dating from the nineteen-thirties in typical art deco style with curved windows and balconies. Shop fronts are representative of the 1960s period.
Completed model is approximately 18.5" wide by 3.5" deep.
WWMD Woolworths Market Drayton
A small high street store. The model is half relief and measures approximately 6" wide by 3" deep, plus paving.
It now comes with the option of early style wooden doors and windows, and the classic 'Nothing in these stores over 6D' sign.
A later (1980s?) fascia is also included.
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Town centre scene with shops from the Kingsway Models range