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Latest news on ModelMaster transfer and nameplate orders

We are deeply indebted to the member Richard Brown who has volunteered to take over responsibility for the Modelmaster items.

Stocks have now been transferred to him. Once he has finished checking what is in which box of the large number involved, and sorted them into sequence, despatch of the backlog of orders can commence.

Once again, apologies to the members involved for the delay, and thanks for your patience!

22nd May 2021.  Further to above, and with particular reference to the second paragraph, we have unfortunately hit further snags.  Our new incumbent is his doing his level best, within the time he has available to devote to the task, to sort matters out, and we sincerely hope that it won’t be too much longer before we can get things moving.

16th June 2021. Some of you who have been patiently waiting for your orders will be aware that things are now on the move! Some orders went out recently and more will follow shortly. By and large, orders will be despatched in the order they were placed, but getting through the full list will take a little while!
Unfortunately, it transpires that one or two items which we were given to understand were in stock and which therefore appeared on the original ordering site, are not. Members affected will be advised, with their order, of what’s missing and of arrangements to effect required refunds.

6th July 2021. As of 30th June, all orders placed between the 4th and 9th Oct 2020 (60 orders) have been posted.
The remaining 100 orders are being worked through in date order.

10th August 2021. As of 7th August, all outstanding Modelmaster orders have been dealt with. However, as mentioned above, the process has revealed various inaccuracies regarding items actually in stock and quantities thereof. Richard will therefore be engaged in checking and stocktaking. This may take a little while, but as soon as it is completed and the Shop pages updated, items will once again be made available for purchase.

In the event of any queries regarding previous orders, please contact the Membership Secretary in the first instance.

Latest Journal

Journal 4/21 (Jul/Aug) mailing was handed to Royal Mail by our distributors on Wednesday 21st July.

Members who have registered for e-journals instead of hard copies should have received an email on Friday 23rd July containing the links enabling them to obtain their copy.  If not, email

Members who have not registered for e-journals but who would nevertheless like to obtain an electronic copy can submit requests for the links at, for which they will be required to pay a token sum of £1.00.


Your renewal date is shown on your membership card. If you receive your journal by post, it also appears above your name and address on your journal address sheets, together with your membership number. A reminder is printed on the first page of the newsletter which accompanies each journal, prompting you to check the foregoing.  If your renewal is due, a renewal form is printed on the reverse of the address slip, or you can renew your membership online at

Unfortunately, for members who have registered to receive their journals in electronic format, our progression into providing journal links by email means that we are now unable to confirm individual member’s renewal dates at the same time.

However, any member due to renew in a two-month journal period who has failed to do so will receive a reminder shortly thereafter, either by email or by letter; (e.g. a member, whose membership has lapsed in January or in February, will receive a reminder early in March, in good time to enable renewal before the next journal is due for distribution).