Office of Steam Forum for Model & Toy Steam Gas & Hot Air Engines

The Regular Stuff: Chat, Buy, Sell, Off Topic, etc. => General Discussion - Dynamos, Generators, Alternators, Magnetos... Scale Models, Toys, Originals, etc => Topic started by: Jasper on June 19, 2020, 12:22:07 pm

Title: What happened to British Old Models Company ?
Post by: Jasper 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
Title: Re: What happened to British Old Models Company ?
Post by: Hero on June 19, 2020, 01:52:46 pm
No idea.

But it's a nice motor.
Title: Re: What happened to British Old Models Company ?
Post by: Swift Fox 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.
Title: Re: What happened to British Old Models Company ?
Post by: Jasper 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
Title: Re: What happened to British Old Models Company ?
Post by: Swift Fox 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.