Category:Superquick Model Kits

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Superquick Model Kits

1960 -     

The Superquick range of card models were designed by artist and illustrator Donovan Lloyd (2014-2009), who started on a career as an architectural model maker, but "swerved" into a different line of work making card kits of model buildings for kits aimed at owners of model railway layouts, instead.

The Superquick models are printed on decent paper, preglued onto a tougher card backing, and then diecut, so the parts only need to be pushed out of their sheets breaking the small retaining links and then used, with no actual cutting required.

2000: outer side of the y2k Superquick brochure

The range is still in production.

Quotes

Superquick expect to extend their range in 1963 by six to eight new kits, two of which will be new 4mm. scale platform and station building kits. On past form these should be very good indeed; each kit seems a distinct improvement on the one that went before.

— , News Special, , Railway Modeller, , January 1963

Superquick kits are produced in five or six authentic colours, mounted on board to produce a tough laminate almost 1mm thick and ready cut for immediate assembly. These realistic models, by the scaling of their detail, by their strength and durability, have been for nearly 40 years now the modellers first choice in buildings for rail and road layouts.

These railway, industrial and country town series models are fascinating to make up whether intended for a model railway or not.

Combined with the low relief models shown overleaf, complete realism can be given to any model village or railway layout.

— , Superquick (PEMS Butler Ltd.), , Superquick leaflet, , January 2000

Scale

The current Superquick range is scaled at 4mm/foot (in other words, scaled for 00-gauge model railway layouts). This was always the main range – the company did experiment with a smaller and comparatively short-lived TT SERIES three-quarters-scaled range for TT model railway layouts, and a small set of 1/32-scale MR SERIES motor racing buildings aimed at owners of slot-car systems.

Later brochure covers

Addresses

  • E. Keil & Co., Ltd., Wickford, Herts
  • P.E.M.S. Butler Ltd., PO Box 5, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 – (~1993)
  • P.E.M.S. Butler Ltd., The Red House, Axminster Devon EX13 5SE – (~2001)
  • SUPERQUICK MODEL KITS, 16 Carlyle Road, Bristol BS5 6HG – (2017)

Range

SERIES A: Railway Buildings

  • A1 – Station Platform
  • A2 – Country Station Building
  • A3 – Island Platform
  • A4 – Island Platform Building
  • A5 – Two Road Locomotive Shed
  • A6 – Signal Box
  • A7 – Goods Depot Building
  • A8 – Water Tower & Weighbridge
  • A9 – Covered Footbridge
  • A10 – Railway Terminus Building
  • A11 – Station Master's House & Crossing Keeper's Cottage
  • A12 – Coal Tower
  • A13 – Ash Plant
  • A14 – Red Brick Bridge / Tunnel Entrances
  • A15 – Blue Brick Bridge / Tunnel Entrances
  • A16 – Stone Bridge / Tunnel Entrances

SERIES B: Country Town Buildings

  • B21 – "The Swan" Inn
  • B22 – Two Country Town Shops
  • B23 – Two Detached Houses
  • B24 – "Greystokes" Farmhouse
  • B25 – Police Station or Public Library
  • B26 – Farm Hayloft and Barn
  • B27 – Supermarket and Shop
  • B28 – Elizabethan Cottages
  • B29 – Country Church
  • B30 – Four Terraced Cottages
  • B31 – The Village School
  • B32 – Country Garage and Petrol Pump
  • B33 – Railway Hotel
  • B34 – Depot Building
  • B35 – Market House
  • B36 – Country Fire Station

SERIES C: Low Relief

  • C1 – Hotel, Offices and Restaurant
  • C2 – Cinema, Post Office and Shop
  • C4 – Regency Period Shops and House
  • C5 – Red Brick Terrace Backs
  • C6 – Red Brick Terrace Fronts
  • C7 – Red Brick Terrace Corner

SERIES D: Building Papers

  • D1 – Red Brick
  • D2 – Yellow Brick
  • D3 – Engineers Blue Brick
  • D4 – Red Tiles
  • D5 – Grey Slates
  • D6 – Grey Paving Stones
  • D7 – Flintstone Walling
  • D8 – Grey Sandstone Ashlar Walling
  • D9 – Red Sandstone Ashlar Walling
  • D10 – Grey Sandstone Courser's Walling
  • D11 – Red Sandstone Courser's Walling
  • D12 – Grey Rubble Walling
  • D13 – Red Rubble Walling

In the museum

The museum holds a full archive of the unbuilt Superquick range (as it was around y2k) ... which has turned out to be somewhat less significant that it might otherwise have been, since the range is still available, new, from the company!

We also have a few Superquick buildings on the two 00-gauge layouts, and a couple of "scaled-up" Superquicks on the central 1930s gauge 0 layout.

External links

Pages in category ‘Superquick Model Kits’

The following 5 pages are in this category, out of 5 total.