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1921-1928/29: 1st series Scale Models, wooden bodies with lithographed sides.


Leeds litho NER Composite Coach

CO/106: N.E.R. 1st-3d Composite Coach, running No. 840, 1921-29.

Solebar lithos only appeared on early production models.

CO/107: N.E.R. Full Brake Coach, running No. 106, 1921-29.

Leeds litho NER Full Brake Coach

Leeds litho LNWR Composite Coach

CO/120: L. & N.W.R. 1st-3d Composite Coach, running No. 2307, 1921-29.

CO/121: L. & N.W.R. Full Brake Coach, running No. 5410, 1921-26/27.

Leeds litho LNWR Full Brake Coach

Leeds litho LMS Composite Coach

CO/136: L.M.S. 1st-3rd Composite Coach, running No. 578, 1929.

The litho was originally a Midland version, but overprinted with LMS. With this coach, in the past one owner has scratched away the new panelling, partly revealing the Midland text.

CO/135: L.M.S. 3rd Brake Composite, running No. 358, 1929.

Leeds litho LMS Brake Composite

Stronlite Tin printed Passenger set

Copies of Leeds Model Company locomotives and rolling stock date from the 1930's when the Japanese Company Seki (or Sakai), supplied the UK market with a range of products under the name 'Stronlite'. Amongst these were a set of printed tinplate copies of the LMS coaches shown above. The locomotive in this Stronlite passenger train set is a copy of a Milbro 4-4-2 Tank locomotive (Pete Gasowski Photo).


1927-1938/39: 2nd series Scale Models, wooden bodies with lithographed sides.


Leeds litho LNER Corridor Coach

CO/106: L.N.E.R. Corridor Coach, running No. 2253, 1929-38/39.

CO/107: L.N.E.R. Corridor Brake Composite, running No. 3627, 1929-38/39.

This is a late version with the super detail 'Newalloy' bogies (catalogue code CO/17).

Leeds litho LNER Corridor Brake Composite

Leeds litho LNER Suburban Coach

CO/108: L.N.E.R. Suburban Coach, running No. 38295, 1929-38/39.

CO/109: L.N.E.R. Suburban Brake Composite, running No. 38364, 1929-38/39.

Leeds litho LNER Suburban Brake Composite

Stronlite tinprinted copy of the L.N.E.R. Suburban Brake Composite, running No. 3827 (Hans van Dissel Collection).

Stronlite Tin printed Passenger set

Leeds litho LMS Saloon Coach

CO/134: L.M.S. Saloon Coach, running No. 18572, 1929-38/39.

This is a late version with the super detail 'Newalloy' bogies (catalogue code CO/17).

CO/135: L.M.S. Saloon Brake Composite, running No. 18503, 1929-38/39.

Leeds litho LMS Saloon Brake Composite

Leeds litho GWR Corridor Coach

CO/138: G.W.R. Corridor Coach, running No. 3275, 1927-32.  NEW ARRIVAL

Great Western panelled lithos were amongst the first produced post-grouping liveries. These had a short life, because of loss of the lithos in the 1932 fire at the Jack Lane factory. They were replaced by the button type lithos shown below.

Leeds litho GWR Corridor Coach

CO/138: G.W.R. Corridor Coach, running No. 3275, 1935-38/39.

CO/139: G.W.R. Corridor Brake, running No. 6927, 1927-32.  NEW ARRIVAL

Leeds litho GWR Corridor Brake

CO/139: G.W.R. Corridor Brake, running No. 6927, 1935-38/39.

Leeds litho GWR Corridor Brake

Leeds litho SR Corridor Coach

CO/142: S.R. Corridor Coach, running No. 4526, 1927-36.

CO/143: S.R. Corridor Brake Composite, running No. 2127, 1927-36.

Leeds litho SR Corridor Brake Composite

Leeds litho SR Suburban Coach

CO/144: S.R. Suburban Coach, running No. 4526, 1927-36.

CO/145: S.R. Suburban Brake Composite, running No. 2127, 1927-36.

Leeds litho SR Suburban Brake Composite

Leeds litho LNER Twin Articulated Train

CO/150: L.N.E.R. Twin Coach Articulated Train, running No. 6021N and 6023N, 1925-32 (Hans van Dissel Collection). This is an early model with solebar lithos and hook-type couplings.

CO/152: L.N.E.R. Triple Coach Articulated Train (below), running No. 6021N, 6022N and 6023N, 1925-32.

Leeds litho LNER Triple Articulated Train

CO/156: Pullman Car "HAZEL", 1st class, 1932-38/39.

Leeds litho Pullman Car Hazel


1948-49: Rigid Litho Scale Models.


CO/200: L.M.S. Suburban Coach, running No. 3395, Rigid Litho rolling stock 1948-49.

The basis of these coaches was an one piece litho printed card, which formed the body sides and the roof. The card was folded to form the coach profile and fitted between die cast ends on a timber floor.

Leeds rigid litho LMS Suburban Coach


1937-1959: Bakelite True Scale Models.


Leeds bakelite LMS Vestibule Carriage

CM/50: L.M.S. 1st-3rd Class Vestibule Carriage, running No. 9060, True Scale Bakelite Coach 1937-38/39.

The pre-war versions were made in self-coloured bakelite. After the war all coach bodies were black and the livery was painted on.

CM/51: L.M.S. 3rd Class Vestibule Brake Composite, running No. 6140, True Scale Bakelite Coach 1937-38/39.

Leeds bakelite LMS Vestibule Brake Composite

Leeds bakelite BR Saloon Coach

CM/52: B.R. Saloon Coach, running No. E18082, True Scale Bakelite Coach 1951-59.

These coaches were always supplied minus the window frets. Mouldings in which all the frets had not fully moulded would have all the remaining frets broken out and diverted for use as BR or SR coaches.

CM/53: B.R. Saloon Brake, running No. E16520, True Scale Bakelite Coach 1951-59.

Leeds bakelite BR Saloon Brake

Leeds bakelite GWR Saloon Coach

CM/54: G.W.R. Saloon Coach, running No. 4585, True Scale Bakelite Coach 1948-59.

Towards the end of the company life almost anything was done with the livery of the coaches, including despatch of any coach livery without window frets. Nominally and correctly the GWR roof colour was white. The later models were sent out with black roofs.

CM/55: G.W.R. Saloon Brake, running No. 3438, True Scale Bakelite Coach 1937-39/39.

Leeds bakelite GWR Saloon Brake

Leeds bakelite SR Saloon Coach

CM/56: S.R. 3rd Class Saloon Coach, running No. 1508, True Scale Bakelite Coach 1948-59.

CM/57: S.R. 3rd Class Brake Composite Coach, running No. 1652, True Scale Bakelite Coach 1948-59.

Leeds bakelite SR Brake Composite Coach


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