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Romford Fire Station
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No: 1271   Contributor: Furio Micheli   Scale: OO scale   Year: 2010   Manufacturers: Corgi, Kingsway Models, Oxford Diecast   Country: United Kingdom
Romford Fire Station

Card kit from Kingsway in OO scale. Dennis fire appliances from Corgi Trackside series and Anglia van from Oxford Diecast.
Romford fire station was built by Essex County Council post war and then passed on to London Fire Brigade. The station is still in use. Due to the length of time that the station has been operating it is possible to display appliances from various eras.
Picture added on 19 November 2010 at 17:19
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Nice model, i have not heard of Kingsway before,
thanks for the information.

Added by Bristol Bob on 20 November 2010.
Very nice model, out of interest, what does the back of the model look like?

Added by Dave Lewis on 22 November 2010.
This looks a very nice model and is the first fire station produced I beleave.It can also be displayed with the doors open, also comes with a 12"high drill tower.
Check-out the full range of card models by Kingsway by just typing in Kingsway Models on your search engine.The company covers most items including bus depots, cinama's, shops, department stores, houses, etc, and is well worth a quick look.

Added by Pete Matten on 22 November 2010.
Dave, unfortunately there is no back to the station. Only front and sides, however, with a little ingenuity, I think that a rear wall can be built and added to the structure. Kingsway models have an extensive range of OO kits, mainly bus depots, but lately have been producing shops, a cinema, Post Office buildings and of course the fire station. I hope they add more fire stations to their range.

Added by Furio Micheli on 23 November 2010.
Hi all, just out of interest and while where on the subject of fire stations, Paul Slade(FBM-Fire Brigade Models)at this time is drawing up plans for a 5 bay(wanted-6)1/76th scale typical London fire station.This will consist of a three storey building with a back, and should even feature a railed walkway like so many LFB stations have between floors.
I should also like to mension that having spoke to Paul on many occasions over the years in reference to firemen models-again in the 1/76th scale, he's finally made enquiries with a company in Hampshire.I've seen the proto's and they look very good.The sets being proposed are of the NFS period, the 50/60s period, and last an up to date set.There will be 8 figures in each set in various positions, such as a firefighting crew with 3 BA men in one set, a ladder crew in another set, etc, etc.
Paul's keeping me up dated at this time on the progress and when I hear more, and get samples, I will be happy to send more information and some pictures into the site.

Added by Pete Matten on 23 November 2010.
Hi Pete,
And when you do talk to him, why not suggest that he advertises on this site? :)

Added by Marcel Gommers on 23 November 2010.
I saw Paul at the Emergency Services Show at Stoneleigh this morning. He showed me the drawings for the London fire station. It is only a 3 bay plus a watchroom as he wants to keep it to A4 size, but this is typical of older London stations. I also saw the prototype 1/76 figures. They will be great for all the appliances now available.
George Illingworth

Added by George Illingworth on 24 November 2010.
Hello George, yes I stand corrected on my last comment in reference to the amount of bays for the proposed model fire station-its 3 bays.Paul rang me today in reference to the fireman sets, these are ready and he's just today picked the sets up.I'm expecting my order from him in due course, once I've received a particular set I will then send in a picture of my latest scratch built fire station model with fire appliances to the site.Pete.

Added by Pete Matten on 26 November 2010.
You have to see the latest Kingsway Models fire station - a splendid model of Leytonstone Fire Station which has 3 bays and has served the district for about 100 years being built originally for the Leyton Fire Brigade before World War 1. There are also great possibilities for combining 2 kits to make a larger (imaginary) fire station.

Added by Stan Harrison on 10 January 2011.
howmuch does the romford fire station model kit cost?

Added by Paul M. Hillstead on 03 February 2011.
HI Paul, if you go on the Kingsway Models website it gives you details of all card kits available as well as pricing and mailing details.

Added by Furio Micheli on 03 February 2011.
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