A very tall striker 26’ 6” full size which would have provided a fair challenge to the punter. In 1/24th scale it comes out at 340mm (13½”) and with supporting struts extended needs a very modest 5″ x 2″ (125mm x 50mm) of ground space.
This set of drawings and instructions is based on a fine contemporary scale model of a striker travelled by the Bartlett family of Fordingbridge, Hants around the Southern counties until the Second World War.
The model works, the back hinges down as in the prototype and the main boards and struts separate for travelling. The model makes up fairly quickly and will be an attractive asset to any model fairground as well as providing a novel mantelpiece decoration.
I provide a set of ten etched brackets for this design which will save a great deal of the modelmakers time.
The kit of materials has all the plywood and stripwood cut to size and shape and no fretsawing is required. The metal brackets and hinges are cut to size with all the holes drilled; rods are threaded and shaped where necessary. The runners are made from nickel silver to represent the steel originals and the gong is a specially produced brass spinning that only needs polishing before fitting. The only skills required are an ability to use sandpaper and needle files, to drill small holes in wood with a hand held pin vice and to cut wood and plywood to length and shape.
The kit is quick and simple to make and is recommended to the newcomer to the hobby.