Wizard Models News

A page for product and other news from Wizard Models


Advance warning that around 100 products will be increasing in price on 1/7/18. Also on the same date there will be changes to overseas P&P – all overseas orders will go Royal Mail Tracked and Signed, which means that we will be usually able to respond with positive information about overdue orders. To accommodate this, the notional P&P rate for all overseas orders will be £15.00 – in practice you will be charged the actual amount plus 75p packing, up to a maximum of £15.00.

Last show of the season coming up this weekend – Railex at Aylesbury. We are on Stand 5, the usual spot.

This weekend’s show is ExpoEM Spring at the Bracknell Leisure Centre. We expect to be in our usual spot – far end of the right hand wall as you come in.

It’s the Bristol (Thornbury) show this weekend. We are in Hall 2, Stand 86, which is the usual spot. This venue is notorious for poor reception for card machines, so please bring lots of cash!

ABWC018L and ABWC022L sprung Oleo buffers are back in stock.

Scalefour North is this weekend’s show. We are on Stand 15, with lots more of the Mainly Trains products in stock.

Two new products added this weekend, together with a few more of the Mainly Trains items. New are GCR oil axleboxes (GCRC001, £3.00 for 12) and 4-bolt buffers (GCRC003, £2.70 for 4). The Mainly Trains items include LMS vacuum brake gear, GWR Dean/Churchward brake gear and the J52 scale chassis. The former MT243 GWR token exchange apparatus has been moved into the MSE range as LS0017.

Apologies for the site outage earlier today – this was caused by the database running out of space (no warning from the host, unfortunately). All fixed now.

CWSBD and CWSHB handwheels are back in stock. More Mainly Trains products added, including GW buffer stops and the SR Mogul detailing etch.

Five more Mainly Trains products added – all loco brake shoes.
Our next show is York this coming weekend. We are on Stand 49, in the usual place.

ABWC025 and ABWC026 Oleo buffers are back in stock.

We are pleased to announce that Mainly Trains is now part of Wizard Models Limited. Following a trip down to Somerset this weekend, all the stock is now here, comprising Mainly Trains own lines and some from other manufacturers. We will be giving priority to getting the former on to the website, and some of the latter may not appear at all, as they will not be restocked – have a good look in the Bargain Box at the various shows we attend. Please e-mail with your requirements (rather than phone) if there are any items you would like to see on the website first. We hope to have as many lines as possible on sale at the Nottingham Show next weekend.

Three new 4mm scale items today: platform/yard lamp housings LS0010 (£3.00 for 10); MR short carriage J hangers (MRC007A, £1.20 for 12); and MR long carriage J hangers (MRC008, £1.80 for 12).

Items back in stock: UC012 carriage vacuum cylinders; SCT8 signal lamps; GST3 ground signals; LS0015 telegraph pole cross-arms.

Alan Gibson crankpins are now stocked – £5.70 for a pack of 6, order code 4M42B.

Two new RDEB LNER/BR kits: the 1938 Flying Scotsman restaurant triplet (LNED255, £126.00), and its rebuilt form for the 1957 Northumbrian (LNED255(57), £126.00). SC03/1 short McK&H signal finials are back in stock.

Our next show is Nottingham on 17/18 March – with a bit of a surprise in store!

A new product – BR vertical whistle, code LS68A, £3.30 each.

BRM’s Doncaster Show this weekend, at the Racecourse. Wizard Models are on Stand 5, the usual spot on the left near the entrance.

The Pontefract Show is this coming weekend. We are in the Main Sports Hall, probably in the left hand corner as usual. BRD1/166 ironstone hoppers are now back in stock.

BRD1/163 ironstone hoppers are now back in stock.

Chiltern MRA show at Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre this weekend. Wizard Models are in the main hall.

BRC023 and BRC024 BR wagon axleboxes are back in stock.

UC002 wagon springs are back in stock.

Happy New Year! All the price changes have been made.

A new top-level menu item – About the Site. This provides more information on the how the site works and the order process together with other useful information. It will be added to on an ad hoc basis. The T&C page has also been amended today.

Merry Christmas everyone!
If you wish to access the old Comet website, please note that for some reason cometmodels.co.uk does not work – you need to type www.cometmodels.co.uk

The masters have arrived for a new wagon kit – GCR Diagram 6A 12T 3-plank dropside. This will go for test casting after Christmas, followed by a test build. It will hopefully be on sale by the Nottingham show in March. More GC wagons are to follow.

Advance warning that some prices will be increasing on 1/1/18, including most Slater’s items and various castings.