I recently had a conversation with the Science Museum Group's Retail Operations Manager, Tom Mackie, about recent communication issues. It proved to be an interesting conversation as, shown in the statement below, Locomotion are considering coaching stock appropriate for the Stirling Single.
Locomotionmodels.com, the Science Museum Group’s specialist, on-line, railway modelling sales operation, based at Locomotion, Shildon, is very much looking forward to the future, with some exciting projects in the pipeline.Tom Mackie, Group Retail Operations Manager for the Science Museum Group, explains:“For the last five years, Locomotionmodels.com has offering a range of limited edition and exclusive edition models of selected vehicles from the National Railway Collection.Sales of these products – our “National Collection in Miniature” collection – then generate profits which are re-invested into the Science Museum Group’s ongoing work to conserve, expand and display the National Railway Collection.The Locomotionmodels.com team are currently reviewing some areas of the business, and we’re looking forward to developing our plans for the future.The next model in our series is the GNR Stirling Single No. 1 in OO gauge, which we’re producing in association with Rapido Trains Inc. This model is now very much in the final stages of production, and we’re expecting to be able to give our customers a full update on delivery by mid May 2018.We’re also looking forward to the arrival of our Evening Star box set, and we’re planning a Grand Launch event at Locomotion, Shildon, for the weekend of June 30/July 1 – which will feature Class 66 No. 66779 on display outside the front of the museum’s Collection Building, plus a host of other exciting activities for visitors to enjoy.We’ve recently developed a partnership agreement with Rails of Sheffield, which will enable us to work closely together on certain key projects. We’re also exploring a range of other ideas for new releases, including coaches for the Stirling Single – watch this space for more details!The Locomotionmodels.com team are always happy to hear from customers – our office at Locomotion, Shildon is open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Please feel free to get in touch with us by telephone or email – we aim to reply to all enquiries within five working days.”