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, in Model Railway Constructor and in Model Engineer and Electrician 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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06-2021 1925 Model Railway News News added
10-2018 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)
The Model Engineer and Electrician (1919-1923)
The Model Railway News (1925-1952)
Model Railway Constructor (1934-1935)
1939: 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: 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 The German advert thus was nearly two years out of date.