The Trust was established in 1983 to keep the archives of the Leeds Model Company and R. F. Stedman & Company. Today the Trust provides a service of spares, repairs and technical advice to LMC enthusiasts and continues to promote interest in and appreciation of the products of The Leeds Model Company, founded by Rex Stedman in 1912, and which ceased to trade in 1967.
David K. Peacock, Co- proprietor, Trustee and Archivist
Marcus D. Peacock, Co-proprietor and Trustee
Reginald Frederick (Rex) Stedman
We are indebted to John Bulmer and BAE Systems for the following pictures from the Brough Heritage Department
These show Rex Stedman as he was during the war, a test pilot for Blackburn Aircraft. Rex is at the left hand side of the group celebrating the 1000th repair aircraft out of Sherburn-in-Elmet where Rex was based.
In the second picture Rex, (with flying helmet) with a group of engineers is about to test fly a Blackburn Botha, (an aircraft with a bad reputation for fatal accidents). Fortunately on this occasion all went well!"
Replacement Frames for the 1935 series (zinc die-cast) mechanisms.
The last of our current stock of replacement brass frames has been sold. These laser cut jig drilled frames were purchased on a special bulk order more than ten years ago, and today the source of supply is no longer available to us. We are continuing to investigate possible alternative sources which could
supply frames at an acceptable cost. We have been successful in this and anticipate resuming supplies in the near future.
Something for everyone?
We have almost completed working our way through dozens of boxes delivered to us, and checking and listing the contents. Look out for updates and on the Sales pages of the Gauge 0 Guild Newsletter, the Train Collector and Lowko News.
Do you need wheels, loco and tender, wagon and coach, fine and standard scale, coach bogies, buffers motors, points and point motors, signals /signal kits, etched brass and zinc coach kits, wagon axleguards, enamel station signs (advertisements), catalogues, cars, vans and kits of these all 1/43 scale.
These and many other parts from a wide range of manufacturers come from the collection of the late Pat Messer. Let us know what you want, or send a picture or sample to match, we will shake the boxes and hopefully supply your needs.
Show calendar for 2013
Last year to mark the centenary of the Leeds Model Company we displayed the full archive for Gauge 0 Guild members at Telford. We will not be exhibiting at Telford this year but are willing to bring models or parts for collection on Saturday September 7th.
'The Leeds Model Company 1912 -2012'
This book can only be obtained directly from the Leeds Stedman Trust. If you wish to obtain a copy please use the Contact page on this website. The book is priced at £19.95 per copy plus £2.55 post and packing.
The book (128 pages), with both colour and black and white illustrations and with 24 chapters and 19 appendices, covers every aspect of the company history and products. An accompanying DVD has two video programmes, 'The Leeds Stedman Trust' made for the Gauge 0 Guild by David Peacock and Jack Ray, and 'Augurswell and Great Blessingsby', the Trust layout, made by David Peacock and Chris Pettit. The disc also carries as a CD a high quality photograph of every locomotive and item of rolling stock held in the Trust archive
Reviewers have said…..
….nothing is missed out and it is written in an easy to read style, with plenty of pictures…. a much needed book by an expert on the subject. I strongly recommend it. Pat Hammond, Train Collectors Society
….a definitive history of the LMC ….a most welcome addition to the library of anyone interested in the history of model railways. ….excellent value too.
John Ingram, The Bassett Lowke Society
…well constructed and the illustrations are generally of high quality….there is much here to grab your interest….I ended up reading it cover to cover.
John Kneeshaw, The Gauge 0 Guild