| Winson Model Technology Ltd. is a young company formed from the specialist model-making division of Winson Engineering Limited - a company with which strong associations and close co-operation is maintained.
Winson Engineering was founded in 1984 in the heart of narrow gauge North Wales, specialising initially in steam locomotive restoration and now building new locos up to 30 tonnes for the leisure industry. Past work includes the restoration of the Festiniog Railways’ double Fairlie Livingston Thompson on display at the National Railway Museum in York, two purpose-built Indian style ZB locomotives which run regularly on Norfolk's 15" gauge Bure Valley Railway and a Lynton and Barnstaple look-a-like 50cm locomotive built in 12 weeks, together with 3 coaches for a tourist railway in Southern Argentina. In October 1998 a narrow gauge locomotive and three coaches were shipped on behalf of Mitsui of Japan, following construction at the Daventry site.
The company entered the model engineering market in 1995 through the acquisition of JGS Clark & Co., manufacturers of the ‘Polly’ range of 5" gauge live steam locomotives.
It was this experience of model locomotive manufacture that provided the platform for an extensive new series of 5" gauge scale locomotive kits.
Winson Model Technology Limited has been formed as a specialist manufacturer of model kits, but calls on the Research & Development experience of Winson Engineering - the perfect combination to bring new models to the market regularly and to serve our customers to the highest quality standards.
It is our goal to produce the world's finest range of affordable precision model engineering kits which offer a relatively straightforward assembly - accessible by a wider audience of collectors and model steam enthusiasts.
Substantial investment in computer-aided design and CNC batch production methods have resulted in prices which simply cannot be matched by one-off manufacture.
We hope support from you, the customer, will justify our innovative approach and lead to the swift expansion of our new ranges.