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Jasper

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What happened to British Old Models Company ?
« on: June 19, 2020, 12:22:07 pm »
Anyone know why the Old Models Company UK has vanished from the interwebs? They were saying that their models were made and shipped from the UK , and that they were recently suspending operations due to the pandemic (i.e.- Chinese Wuhan Coronavirus Covid-19 SARS-CoV-2).
Their website is no longer accessible to me in the USA. Did they get DDOS , or simply go out of business , or voluntarily suspending, or ?

https://www.oldmodels.co.uk/

Older example of their solenoid engine models.
https://youtu.be/D9egFHQQkpM

Hero

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Re: What happened to British Old Models Company ?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2020, 01:52:46 pm »
No idea.

But it's a nice motor.
Bob

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Re: What happened to British Old Models Company ?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2020, 02:13:28 pm »
I've always admired these since they are something a bit different and regret not getting one years ago. As a nice plus they are made here too. :-)

Hopefully it is just a temporary glitch with the website.
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Jasper

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Re: What happened to British Old Models Company ?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 11:18:00 pm »
I've always admired these since they are something a bit different and regret not getting one years ago. As a nice plus they are made here too. :-)
Hopefully it is just a temporary glitch with the website.
Sadly, its been over a month and their website has vanished for me.
Some scant design copies of their adverts remain, but the main website has cloudfare  vanished. They must have been in Chichester , England at least until Feb , 2020.
https://www.agent8.co.uk/work/old-model-company/
I hope they return some day as I was really liking their solenoid engine models, especially since their 2020 prices were On Sale and the deep discounts were attractive.

[There appears to be another small UK maker of solenoid motor kits, a shade more modern in design, but the prices look interesting HERE -> https://extkits.co.uk/. ]

Enjoy a short farewell Youtube  clip from The Old Model Company UK
https://youtu.be/BYOuKfCIuH8

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Re: What happened to British Old Models Company ?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 12:18:13 pm »
It is a shame if they have indeed folded as the offered some very unique engines, i'm pretty certain they were active and trading in 2019. 
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