Three sheets of card paving for use with Kingsway Models kits. This is printed on stout mounting card 1.25mm thick, equivalent to a kerb depth of nearly 4". It just needs to be cut out, have the edge darkened with a 3B pencil and stuck down on a baseboard.This paving will match that contained in many of the building kits. Two sheets are mainly straight, the other has some wider sections and angled corners.
The kit provides over 100" of straight paving with corners as well. Each pack includes a large corner suitable for use with many of the 'corner site' buildings such as Burtons and Bounds Green station.
PAV Str Straight Paving
An alternative pack of PAV paving with three sheets of mainly straight sections.
ADV 1950s period adverts
Period photos showing 1950s street scenes commonly show a large number of commercial advertising posters on billboards.
This pack contains 32 different small vertical format posters approx. 2.8 x 4cm, and 8 larger horizontal format posters approx. 8 x 4cm, printed over two A4 sheets.
Black card is also provided to which the posters may be fixed. The resulting advert boards may be fastened to buildings, walls, or could be used as hoardings around bombsites.
APH Angel Public House
This full relief model provides a distinctive corner site pub.
This is not a kit for the beginner, with many windows that require cutting out. The dome needs some careful work, but spare parts are included as is paving and a choice of alternative pub names -Nags Head, Swan, and Nightingale
The side and rear walls of the pub are detailed. The footprint is approximately 7" x 7.5" and the model is nearly 9" high.
BCT Black Cat Tavern
This public house requires a corner site. It is a full model with plain brick rear walls to abut other buildings.
A plan with measurements in inches can be seen to the right. The paving is included in the kit and will match that found in the PAV kit.
The pub is based on the Commercial Tavern in London EC1, but comes with a choice of five names.
Black Cat Tavern, Commercial Tavern, Red Lion, Rose & Crown, and Kings Head.
This detailed model is built in the same way as other Kingsway Models kits, but the curved design demands some care - not a kit for the raw beginner!
The kit now includes the option to fit the classic Courage brewery slogan letters as a '3D' effect.
A little fiddly to do, but well worth the effort.
CPW Car Park Wasteground
This diorama shows a small car park situated on a disused building site with partially demolished walls still in situ. There are seven parking bays and two ticket machines.
A selection of eight hoarding posters and their frames are included. Two may be fixed to the rear wall and the others will be useful around your layout.
The whole model measures approximately 10.5" by 4", and may perhaps be usefully inserted into a high street scene between other buildings.
LBW Local Bank Wingham
A typical small local Bank. This model is intended for a corner site. The model measures approximately 5.5" x 4.5" plus the included paving.
A variety of different bank names are provided.
LBW Local Bank with other Kingsway models as part of a town diorama.
| MFS Modern Filling Station
A typical modern styled petrol station. The complete diorama fits on a base (included) a little smaller than a A4 sheet of paper. The shop is a complete building having a detailed rear wall.
Signs and pumps are included, as are access covers for the forecourt.
Construction of the pumps is fiddly, but spare parts are provided.
| KG Kingsway Garage - (Esso version shown above)
This filling station is based on one that stood in Birmingham, but is similar to many that operated in the 1960s.
You will need to provide some thin black wire for the pump hoses.
Regent version Shell version
PP Classic Petrol Pumps
Now available separately. These are the pumps included in the KG Kingsway Garage kit above.
Eight pumps may be built in four different brands - Regent, Esso, Shell and BP (a maximum of four of any brand)
You will need some black wire to represent the fuel hoses, and a steady hand for this fairly intricate kit.
Here is the SHC Second Hand Car showroom kit (details on the Shops page)with an added petrol pump from the PP kit.
LC Little Chef, A66 Appleby-in-Westmorland
A once common sight alongside the main roads of Britain, this kit builds a full (not half relief) model of a roadside diner. The building has a footprint approximately 6" by 7", but don't forget to allow space for a car park! Signs included.
This kit is now also available in 1/43 scale (O gauge). See this page for details.
Use grass mat from model shops and other scenic items to help create the scene.
Don't forget to look at the LCW Wansford kit (just below) for an alternative version of a Little Chef restaurant.
LCW Little Chef , Wansford, A1. Art deco style
Now closed, the Little Chef at Wansford on the A1 was a well known landmark. It had opened in 1932 , being the fifth in the 'Knights of the Road' chain, and was built in the then popular Bauhaus style of architecture.
model has a footprint of approximately 6" by 11". With some careful
landscaping (using scenic items available from model shops) an
attractive scene can be produced, in which several vehicles may be
displayed. It is a complete building , not half relief.
using a few items that can be obtained from model shops - grass mat,
foliage etc. an attractive scene can easily created. The baseboard is a
piece of hardboard or MDF which has been sprayed with grey car aerosol.
MDG Main Dealer Garage & petrol station
This main dealer garage with showroom and filling station is modelled on a prototype in Hessle, East Yorkshire.
The half relief model has a footprint of approximately 13" x 7". It comprises a covered showroom, together with a fuelling area. Eight classic petrol pumps are included which may be constructed in four different brands - Esso, BP, Shell or Regent. You will need to provide some thin black wire to represent the hoses.
This model is now also available in 1/43 scale - see here.
The original building featured the large Ford sign but the kit also contains alternatives including a number of famous British motor manufacturers.
The kit includes various signs for the garage and a selection of petrol pump brands. Also included are car price labels for display on the windscreens. The model above has been fitted to a weathered base incorporating a small sales lot with extra fences (not included).
MWB Motorway Bridge
This kit provides parts to build a half relief model of a typical motorway bridge - as used on the M1.
Please note: only the parts for the bridge are included. You will need other scenic items to complete the scene, easily obtainable from a model shop.
Full instructions including measurements and advice for reproducing the road surface are given.
The bridge is scaled to cross a full six lane (plus two hard shoulders) motorway in 1/76 scale measuring 16" wide.
Please understand that the kit only contains the card parts seen above.
You will need to provide a card deck for the bridge and also a base (MDF?) to build the scene on. The road surface is grey car aerosol paint, and the markings are simply strips of adhesive paper. The weathering is done by rubbing in some charcoal.
Producing the realistic scene above is much easier than you might imagine!
A motorway diorama like this provides an ideal way of displaying a large collection of model road vehicles or might be an interesting addition to a model railway layout.
NTC Newark Tyre Centre
Based upon a tyre centre in Nottinghamshire, this model can be built in either of two brandings. The building has a footprint of approximately 9" x 5", although space should be left for a forecourt.
Whilst non-operational, the two inspection ramps may be built either 'up' or 'down'.
A small piece of clear plastic packaging will be required for the shopfront window.
The building is a full model, not half relief.
| QR Oxford (Rewley Road) Station
The Oxford Rewley Rd station of the Buckinghamshire Railway opened in 1851. The building's structure was built to the same design as that of the Crystal Palace built for the Great Exhibition the same year. Passenger services ended one hundred years later in 1951, and after fifty years of gradual decay the building was re-erected at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre at Quainton Road in 2001.
This half relief kit depicts the station in LMS days and measures approximately 13" by 7".
| QV Queen Victoria Public House.
A typical corner site public house based on a existing building in South Bermondsey, London.
The building has rear detailing as well as a choice of four different names: Queen Victoria, Kings Head, The Railway, and Black Cat Inn.
The building is approximately 5" x 7.5".
RLP Red Lion public house
This pub is a taller version of the QV kit. The footprint of the building is 5" x 4.5" plus paving which is included.
Signs are provided for the Red Lion, Royal Oak or Rose & Crown. Trumans and Watney brewery signs are included.
Price : B
SJB St John's Bethnal Green
This is the front part of a city church in Bethnal Green, East London. It was built in 1830 to a design by Sir John Soane. It is one of the 'Commissoned churches' financed by act of parliament after the Napoleonic Wars, sometimes known as Waterloo churches.
Please note: - This is a large half relief model in 1/76 scale, being 11" wide by 8" deep. This is much larger than typical 'OO' scale church buildings!! The top of the domed tower is nearly 12" high. Incorporated into a scenic setting, with railings, monuments, and trees , this could be the centrepiece of a city layout.
Above: aerial view
Left: Tower detail
SJC St Judes Church
This is a model of a relatively compact church. Even so, in 1/76 scale it's footprint is approximately 7.5" x 11" - just about sitting within an A4 sheet of paper. The spire is about 12.5" tall.
The model has the potential to be quite a centrepiece for any layout.
Here it is on a London based model tram layout.
It is perhaps not the best kit for a raw beginner, but the general principles are the same as for any other kit in the range.
Click here to view the instruction sheet.
|SLDO South Lambeth Postal Delivery Office
Based on a still existing building in Wandsworth Road, South London, this postal delivery office is modelled fully on all sides, although the rear is just plain brick.
The length of the sorting hall has been slightly reduced from the original, in order to make a more manageable model, but with the extra walling included a yard can be added in which to display the range of Royal Mail vehicles that are now available from the classic Morris Minors to modern Ford Transits.
The building (without the yard) measures approximately 11.5" by 7".
PDO Postal Delivery Office
This modern style postal delivery office is based on a building in Salford.
The model is half relief and has a 'footprint' of 5" x 11".
The model should be given a large yard in which to park Royal Mail vehicles.
STE Streatham Telephone Exchange (Leigham Avenue)
A half relief model of the exchange providing a parking area in which to display a number of GPO Telephones vehicles. The model measures approximately 13" wide by 6" deep (allowing for an access either side.
Although this is a telephone exchange, the architecture is similar to that used for some post offices, and alternative signage is included for this purpose. (see picture below)
The kit also includes a free-standing complete model of an UAX (unattended automatic exchange) commonly used in rural areas (below). Just add some fencing and perhaps a call box, and add to any rural scene.
Price (for both STE and UAX) : B
FFR Fast Food Restaurant
This model may be built in one of three alternate versions. It includes a drive through counter, paving and various signs. The completed model measures approximately 8"square , and detailed on all sides.
Ideal for use alongside the new RPU kits (seen in the shops page)
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Modern filling station forecourt detail