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Old 17-08-2017, 08:26 PM   #1
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A couple of years or so or more I bought a kit of an LBSCR signal box (apparently it's Isfield on the Lavender line) from ABM Models and made it up rather badly. I would like to replace now that I have some better skills but I can no longer find the ABMRailcraft website.
Does anyone know whether the kits are available somewhere else or whether there are any left?

On another website 'Your Model Railway Club' is this entry and a picture of the model which I attach

ABM Models, the LBSCR/SR card model specialist, run by Alun Mansfield, a SR nutter [there has to be at least one....] is doing a lot of work to promote the Seldom Reliable and I have just finished his Isfield Box, on the Lavender Line near Brighton.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:05 AM   #2
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Sadly closed ABM due to personal circumstances, bit of a shame had a great range of kits.
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As said ABM Railcraft produced a great range of kits and I used several on my layout from the ex LBSCR range. The loss of such a great range was extremely sad representing as it does not only a loss of a great source for us southern modellers but also no doubt many hours of painstaking work by the proprietor. I can only assume the personal circumstances with which I am unfamiliar were extreme. I had heard that someone from Norfolk was making enquiries about acquiring the range but as this was some time ago can only assume they were unsuccessful. This leads me to a wider point. That is that many of the small businesses in our hobby tend to be founded by older enthusiasts. I don't know if this is the case here but inevitably this can make continuity a problem. It would be good wouldn't it were there to be a well recognised source of advice and support to the proprietors and their families in the event of continuity being a problem. It potentially would also assist those looking for opportunities to take on an established business. / range.
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