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Goodyear Models 0 Gauge

(Huddersfield, United Kingdom)

Goodyear Models was a British 'cottage industry' producer, operating in the late 1960s/early 1970s era. Models were hand built, and distributed via W&H, Bonds, EAMES & Charles Covey. Models were built to coarse scale 0 gauge 3 rail standards, compatible with other vintage systems including Bassett Lowke, Leeds Model Company, Bonds, Milbro etc.

4 wheeled private owner open wagon in Lockets of Cardiff livery. The builder says "This was built by myself under the Goodyear Models label when I was about 17 years old, circa 1970, and sold though W and H, Bonds, EAMES and Charles Covey. I have to say I am now somewhat embarrassed by the lettering! This is amateur built to a very good standard. Fitted with coarse scale turned steel wheels, brass buffers, 3-link couplings and full brake gear."

4 wheeled private owner open wagon in Baldwins of Swansea livery. The builder says "This was built by myself under the Goodyear Models label when I was about 17 years old, circa 1970, and sold though W and H, Bonds, EAMES and Charles Covey. I have to say I am now somewhat embarrassed by the lettering! This is amateur built to a very good standard. Fitted with coarse scale turned steel wheels, brass buffers, 3-link couplings and full brake gear."

4 wheeled private owner open wagon in Exhall of Coventry livery. The builder says "This was built by myself under the Goodyear Models label when I was about 17 years old, circa 1970, and sold though W and H, Bonds, EAMES and Charles Covey. I have to say I am now somewhat embarrassed by the lettering! This is amateur built to a very good standard. Fitted with coarse scale turned steel wheels, brass buffers, 3-link couplings and full brake gear."

4 wheeled private owner open wagon in H and F Lucas of Cranleigh livery. The builder says "This was built by myself under the Goodyear Models label when I was about 17 years old, circa 1970, and sold though W and H, Bonds, EAMES and Charles Covey. I have to say I am now somewhat embarrassed by the lettering! This is amateur built to a very good standard. Fitted with coarse scale turned steel wheels, brass buffers, 3-link couplings and full brake gear."

4 wheeled private owner open wagon in C & G Ayres Limited of Reading livery. The builder says "This was built by myself under the Goodyear Models label when I was about 18 years old, circa 1971/2, and sold though W and H, Bonds, EAMES and Charles Covey. I was a year or two older when I turned out this one and the lettering is getting better! This is amateur built to a very good standard. Built on a CCW white metal underframe kit with CCW plastic wheels (so will run 2-rail), 3-link couplings and full brake gear".

4 wheeled LMS open wagon. The builder says "Built by Goodyear Models to the standard RCH design for mineral wagons. This is a late production item circa 1975 when dry print lettering was in use. These wagons were sold through W&H, Eames, Bonds, Chuffs & direct to the public. Wooden body with interior planking, white metal buffers, axleboxes & brake gear. running on Jackson F/S 3 hole disc wheels. Has picked up a few scuffs over the years but would still pass muster on a finescale lay-out.".

4 wheeled NE open wagon. The builder says "Built by Goodyear Models to the standard RCH design for mineral wagons. This is a late production item circa 1975 when dry print lettering was in use. These wagons were sold through W&H, Eames, Bonds, Chuffs & direct to the public. Wooden body with interior planking, white metal buffers, axleboxes & brake gear. running on Jackson F/S 3 hole disc wheels. Has picked up a few scuffs over the years but would still pass muster on a finescale lay-out.".

4 wheeled hand built coarse scale O gauge L&Y (Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway) refridgerated fish van. The builder says "This is amateur built to a good standard. Fitted with Leeds Model Company die cast wheels, brass buffers with larger heads, single link couplings & full brake gear. The white paint is a bit grubby, very realistic!".

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