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Our 'Western' diesel wins Model of the Year Award!

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This week we had some really great news. Thanks to all your efforts and determination to go out and vote the Masterpiece Models Class 52 Western diesel hydraulic has received the '0 Guage Locomotive of the Year' award by Model Rail magazine. Despite costing considerably more than popular plastic-bodied 0 gauge diesel models from other manufacturers, with far fewer also having been made, the Masterpiece 'Western' took the top slot. It was quite a tight contest versus Heljan models of a Class 47 and a Class 56, but it proved the point that, finally, metal wins over plastic!

We are so pleased to have won this award as we have made so much effort to get our Western as accurate as possible. We feel this award is great reflection on the locomotive and our team who have put in so much hard work on this project. It also reflects on the huge loyalty and interest that you all have in what we try to do. So, a big thank you to all of you who took the trouble to vote.

The photo shows one of our 'Westerns' in late condition blue livery, subtly weathered by Martyn Welch.

The Western diesel AVAILABILITY LIST has now been updated and revised.

28XX and 38XX, Collett 'Halls' and 'Modified Halls'

We are running late on deliveries as I have been suffering from some post-COVID health problems after my second bout of COVID that led to cancellation of our family Christmas festivities. After Easter we will try harder to get your locomotives out to you. Meanwhile sales, especially of 28XX models, has been steady and there are very few of these models now available. So, if you want a model please do not wait too much longer as soon there may be nothing available in these locomotive classes.

The team and I would like to wish everyone a happy Easter holiday.

John Borkowski
31 March 2023