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
JULY 18TH IS THE CORRECT DATE, PLEASE IGNORE OTHER DATES WHICH HAVE BEEN GIVEN INCORRECTLY IN VARIOUS PUBLICATIONS
Leeds Model Company Day – Tappers Bromley July 18th
The Leeds Stedman Trust archive models, locomotives coaching and goods stock will be on display and in operation with the Tappers ‘0’ Gauge Train Collectors Club at their Bromley Common Methodist Church venue, Bloomfied Road BR2 9RZ (off the A21 Bromley Common Road)*. Saturday 18th July 10.30 – 5.30pm. Come along and bring your LMC models to run or show. There will be two large layouts, a Bring and Buy, Traders and a canteen.
For further information e-mail Graham Lock at email@example.com or go to the Tappers website, www.tapperstinplate.weebly.com.
*Nearest Station Bromley South (from London Victoria). Buses 61,208,216,320,358,402
Presentation to the Historic Model Railway Society
Text: At the invitation of the London Area Group of the HMRS, David Peacock
will give an illustrated presentation on the history and products of the Leeds
Model Co. Keen House, Calshot Street N1 9DA, Monday June 1st, 8 p.m. Further
information from Andrew Jones HMRS London Area Organiser 0797 796 7030
MILBRO MODEL RAILWAYS
Mills Bros. of Sheffield were both competitors and collaborators with the
LMC. Malcolm Harrison, as much an enthusiast for their products as I am for
those of the LMC, continues with the compilation of an impressive website,
milbromodelrailways.co.uk. and you are most welcome to use the link from this
site to view his work and to contact him.
The Bogieman Cometh!
No, not the proverbial bogeyman but a fresh supply of the tinplate pressings required for our replica LMC bogies originally supplied for the litho coach and van range. These are supplied ready to run fitted with LMC replica blacked hard white metal wheels press fitted onto silver steel axles. (Wheels can be set to your back to back requirements). Axleboxes are press fitted white metal. Price £20.00 per bogie
Our replica of the 1935 series cast bogies continues to be available.
The sides are cast in pewter which is stronger for this application than white metal. As for the tinplate bogies the bogies are fitted with LMC replica blacked hard white metal wheels press fitted onto silver steel axles. (The standard back to back for these bogies is 28mm, but wheels can be set to your back to back requirements).The bogies are supplied ready to run at £25.00 per bogie.
The bogies are also supplied in kit form minus wheels, requiring painting and assembly with 4 x 9BA screws (supplied). Price per kit is £12.00.
These 8ft wheelbase cast bogies were originally introduced to run under the LMC range of Bakelite coaches, but were also used on the last supplied LMS litho coaches, the post 1946 ‘Rigid-litho’ LMS coach, the Pullman Coaches and ‘Nettle’ the Sentinel-Cammel rail car.
'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