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From its beginning in 1915 the Leeds Model Company regularly advertised in the model railway press. In this section we show some adverts from the early period as they appeared in Models, Railways and Locomotives, in Model Railway News and in Model Railway Constructor over the years. We have also included news items, editorials and correspondence from both magazines about the introduction of new models and parts and news about the company.

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Recent updates

09-2018 1939 Stedman Cinematograpgh Advertisement added

09-2018 1919-23 The Model Engineer Advertisements added

08-2018 1934-5 Model Railway Constructor Advertisements added

08-2018 1934, 1951-42 Model Railway News Advertisements, News and letters added

04-2018 1932, 1939, 1946-47 Model Railway News Advertisements, News and letters added

01-2018 1926-27 Model Railway News Advertisements, News and letters added


Models, Railways and Locomotives (1915-1917)

February 1915 trade news

Leeds 1915 February Trade News

February 1915

Leeds 1915 February Advertisement

1st LMC Advertisement

March 1915 trade news

Leeds 1915 March Trade News

March 1915

Leeds 1915 March Advertisement

April 1915 trade news

Leeds 1915 April Trade News

April 1915

Leeds 1915 April Advertisement

May 1915 trade news

Leeds 1915 May Trade News

June 1915 trade news

Leeds 1915 June Trade News

July 1915 trade news

Leeds 1915 July Trade News

July 1915 trade news

Leeds 1915 July Trade News

July 1915

Leeds 1915 July Advertisement

August 1915 trade news

Leeds 1915 August TRade News

August 1915

Leeds 1915 August Advertisement

September 1915 trade news

Leeds 1915 September Trade News

September 1915

Leeds 1915 September Advertisement

October 1915 trade news

Leeds 1915 October Trade News

October 1915

Leeds 1915 October Advertisement

November 1915 trade news

Leeds 1915 November Trade News

December 1915 trade news

Leeds 1915 December Trade News

December 1915

Leeds 1915 December Advertisement

December 1915

Leeds 1915 December Advertisement

January 1916 trade news

Leeds 1916 January Trade News

February 1916 trade news

Leeds 1916 February Trade News

April 1916

Leeds 1916 April Advertisement

June 1916 trade news

Leeds 1916 February Trade News

June 1916

Leeds 1916 June Advertisement

August 1916 trade news

Leeds 1916 August Trade News

December 1916 trade news

Leeds 1916 December Trade News

January 1917 trade news

Leeds 1917 January Trade News

February 1917

Leeds 1917 February Advertisement

February 1917 trade news

Leeds 1917 February Trade News

December 1917 letter

Leeds 1917 December Letter


The Model Railway News (1925-1952)

June 1925 trade news

Leeds 1925 June Trade News

September 1925 trade news

Leeds 1925 September Trade News

September 1925

Leeds 1925 September Advertisement

November 1925

Leeds 1925 November Advertisement

January 1926 trade news

Leeds 1926 January Trade News

January 1926

Leeds 1926 January Advertisement

February 1926 trade news

Leeds 1926 February Trade News

February 1926

Leeds 1926 February Advertisement

April 1926 trade news

Leeds 1926 April Trade News

April 1926

Leeds 1926 April Advertisement

May 1926

Leeds 1926 May Advertisement

July 1926

Leeds 1926 July Advertisement

September 1926

Leeds 1926 September Advertisement

October 1926

Leeds 1926 October Advertisement

November 1926 trade news

Leeds 1926 November Trade News

November 1926

Leeds 1926 November Advertisement

January 1927 trade news

Leeds 1927 January Trade News

January 1927

Leeds 1927 January Advertisement

February 1927

Leeds 1927 February Advertisement

February 1927 our mailbag

Leeds 1927 February Mailbag

March 1927

Leeds 1927 March Advertisement

March 1927 our mailbag

Leeds 1927 March Mailbag

April 1927 trade news

Leeds 1927 April Trade News

April 1927 trade news

Leeds 1927 April Trade News

April 1927

Leeds 1927 April Advertisement

April 1927 our mailbag

Leeds 1927 April Mailbag

April 1927 our mailbag

Leeds 1927 April mailbag

May 1927

Leeds 1927 May Advertisement

July 1927 trade news

Leeds 1927 July Trade News

July 1927

Leeds 1927 July Advertisement

August 1927

Leeds 1927 August Advertisement

September 1927

Leeds 1927 September Advertisement

October 1927 trade news

Leeds 1927 October Trade News

October 1927

Leeds 1927 October Advertisement

November 1927

Leeds 1927 November Advertisement

December 1927 trade news

Leeds 1927 December Trade News

December 1927

Leeds 1927 December Advertisement

February 1928 trade news

Leeds 1928 February Trade News

February 1928 trade news

Leeds 1928 February Trade News

February 1928

Leeds 1928 February Advertisement

March 1928

Leeds 1928 March Advertisement

April 1928

Leeds 1928 April Advertisement

May 1928

Leeds 1928 May Advertisement

June 1928

Leeds 1928 June Advertisement

August 1928 trade news

Leeds 1928 August Trade News

September 1928

Leeds 1928 September Advertisement

R.F. Stedman and Co takes over LMC

November 1928 trade news

Leeds 1928 November Trade News

November 1928

Leeds 1928 November Advertisement

January 1929

Leeds 1929 January Advertisement

February 1929

Leeds 1929 February Advertisement

May 1929

Leeds 1929 May Advertisement

June 1929 trade news

Leeds 1929 June Trade News

June 1929

Leeds 1929 June Advertisement

August 1929

Leeds 1929 August Advertisement

September 1929

Leeds 1929 September Advertisement

October 1929 trade news

Leeds 1929 October Trade News

October 1929

Leeds 1929 October Advertisement

November 1929 (left page)

Leeds 1929 November Advertisement

November 1929 (right page)

Leeds 1929 November Advertisement

December 1929

Leeds 1929 December Advertisement

August 1930

Leeds 1930 August Advertisement

January 1931

Leeds 1931 January Advertisement

February 1931

Leeds 1931 February Advertisement

April 1931

Leeds 1931 April Advertisement

June 1931

Leeds 1931 June Advertisement

September 1931

Leeds 1931 September Advertisement

November 1931

Leeds 1931 November Advertisement

December 1931

Leeds 1931 December Advertisement

May 1932

Leeds 1932 May Advertisement

July 1932

Leeds 1932 July Advertisement

August 1932

Leeds 1932 August Advertisement

Fire at Jack Lane factory

September 1932

Leeds 1932 September Advertisement

Back to LMC again

October 1932 trade news

Leeds 1932 October Trade News

October 1932

Leeds 1932 October Advertisement

November 1932

Leeds 1932 November Advertisement

December 1932

Leeds 1932 December Advertisement

January 1933

Leeds 1933 January Advertisement

March 1933

Leeds 1933 March Advertisement

August 1933

Leeds 1933 August Advertisement

September 1933

Leeds 1933 September Advertisement

October 1933 trade news

Leeds 1933 October Trade News

October 1933

Leeds 1933 October Advertisement

December 1933

Leeds 1933 December Advertisement

January 1934

Leeds 1934 January Advertisement

March 1934

Leeds 1934 March Advertisement

June 1934

Leeds 1934 June Advertisement

July 1934 trade news

Leeds 1934 July Trade News

August 1934

Leeds 1934 August Advertisement

September 1934

Leeds 1934 September Advertisement

October 1934 trade news

Leeds 1934 October Trade News

October 1934

Leeds 1934 October Advertisement

November 1934

Leeds 1934 November Advertisement

December 1934

Leeds 1934 December Advertisement

January 1935

Leeds 1935 January Advertisement

June 1935 trade news

Leeds 1935 June Trade News

June 1935

Leeds 1935 June Advertisement

New factory Potterdale Mills

September 1935

Leeds 1935 September Advertisement

Introduction of the Series II Tanks

October 1935

Leeds 1935 October Advertisement

November 1935 trade news

Leeds 1935 November Trade News

November 1935

Leeds 1935 November Advertisement

December 1935

Leeds 1935 December Advertisement

January 1936

Leeds 1936 January Advertisement

May 1936

Leeds 1936 May Advertisement

August 1936

Leeds 1936 August Advertisement

October 1936

Leeds 1936 October Advertisement

November 1936

Leeds 1936 November Advertisement

December 1936 trade news

Leeds 1936 December Trade News

December 1936

Leeds 1936 December Advertisement

Fabruary 1937

Leeds 1937 February Advertisement

September 1937 trade news

Leeds 1937 September Trade News

September 1937

Leeds 1937 September Advertisement

Introduction of the Bakelite stock

October 1937

Leeds 1937 October Advertisement

January 1938

Leeds 1938 January Advertisement

October 1938 trade news

Leeds 1938 October Trade News

April 1939

Leeds 1939 April Advertisement

September 1939

Leeds 1939 September Advertisement

September 1939

Leeds 1939 September Advertisement

April 1946

Leeds 1946 April Advertisement

July 1946

Leeds 1946 July Advertisement

September 1946

Leeds 1946 September Advertisement

February 1947

Leeds 1947 February Advertisement

March 1947

Leeds 1947 March Advertisement

June 1947

Leeds 1947 June Advertisement

August 1947

Leeds 1947 August Advertisement

September 1947

Leeds 1947 September Advertisement

December 1947

Leeds 1947 December Advertisement

June 1950

Leeds 1951 June Advertisement

September 1951

Leeds 1951 September Advertisement

December 1951

Leeds 1951 December Advertisement

February 1952

Leeds 1952 February Advertisement

August 1952 trade news

Leeds 1952 August Trade news


Model Railway Constructor (1934-1935)

June 1934

Leeds 1934 June Advertisement

July 1934

Leeds 1934 July Advertisement

July 1934

Leeds 1934 July Advertisement

December 1934

Leeds 1934 December Advertisement

January 1935

Leeds 1935 January Advertisement

January 1935

Leeds 1935 January Advertisement

June 1935

Leeds 1935 June Advertisement

June 1935

Leeds 1935 June Advertisement


The Model Engineer (1919-1923)

February 1919

Leeds 1919 February Advertisement

June 1921

Leeds 1921 June Advertisement

January 1922

Leeds 1922 January Advertisement

February 1922

Leeds 1922 February Advertisement

May 1922

Leeds 1922 May Advertisement

May 1922

Leeds 1922 May Advertisement

January 1923

Leeds 1923 January Advertisement


1939

Stedman Cinematograpgh Advertisement

After he had left the Leeds Model Company in 1932, Rex Stedman opened Stedman's Cinematograph Laboratory. This business was almost opposite the LMC factory, which had moved from Jack Lane. Rex Stedman worked on developing cine cameras.


June - July 1930

Leeds 1930 June Advertisement

A curious advert that appeared in the German "Magazin für den gesammten Modellbau" (Magazine for the whole of modelling) for June-July 1930, which appears to indicate the Leeds Model Company around that time tried to find customers on the continent - but since the re-acquisition of LMC by its original founder, Rex Stedman, in August 1928 the company operated under the name R.F. Stedman and the Hunslet address was no longer Balm Road but Jack Lane. The German advert thus was nearly two years out of date…


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