1/48th scale fairground models
This scale is much beloved by UK fairground lorry modellers. In this scale an eight wheel lorry is 190mm (7 1/2″) long by 50mm (2″) wide. The range of British or European lorries available as white metal kits from specialist suppliers like Kingfisher Models or as ready made diecast models by Corgi and others is far greater than in other scales. Unfortunately there are no rides or fairground attractions available in this scale.
To complement these models I make a range of kits for lorry and trailer bodies and various ride parts. These kits use 18thou (0.5mm) thick etched brass with resin, white metal and plasticard details. This thickness of brass gives good strength and the bodies, once assembled, are rigid. The kits can either be soldered or glued with five-minute epoxy glue.