Welcome to the Knightwing website:
The Knightwing Models International Website where you can now buy direct from the manufacturer.
Knightwing Models are at the forefront of developing and producing plastic and white metal modern image kits and accessories for the discerning railway modeller for over twenty years. Steam has not been left behind as our range of items for the steam modeller is constantly growing and improving.
Our history is one which sees the staff at Knightwing, from our designers right through our production department, being railway orientated. Ian our chief designer, is a long standing modeller and railway enthusiast. Mel, the guy in charge, still reads his old Loco Spotting Combines as well as being the 'idiot' (not his description) who plunged the firm into preservation.
Knightwing Models International are also the proud owners of over ten preserved vehicles which include the Class 85 Electric loco at Barrow Hill, Roundhouse in Derbyshire.
So you can see where our funds end up, not in the back pockets of 'suits' who can't tell the difference between a Castle and a Deltic or spent hours getting wet through chasing their favourite loco around the country, camera in hand!
Please remember we are rail fans as well as modellers so we are always willing to listen to our customers. New ideas and feedback are always welcome and we are not infallible.
Here at Knightwing we are always trying to think up ways to improve our service and get a more interactive dialogue with our customers. For too many years many well known manufacturers have talked the talk but chosen to do their own thing in regard to modeller's ideas and concerns. While financial limitations stop us producing all the things we as modellers would like, we are trying to be as innovative as possible. With this in mind we are looking to you, our customers, to help us get our act together and any ideas, thoughts etc would be most welcome.
If you want to talk to Mel (he thinks he runs the firm) on any subject regarding Knightwing give him a ring after 6.00 at night. He will try to answer any question, regarding our products or listen to ways we can improve. (Tel 07765 302675).
YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!
The latest cynical, light-hearted, but somewhat serious observations on our Railway Modeling hobby by Yorkshireman Chairman Mel, taken from his 'Little Red Book', can be now be found on our website, just Click on the 'Thoughts of Chairman Mel' link in our Pages Menu.
PICK & MIX
If in any of our White Metal kits there are items in those kits where you want more than 2/3 kits (ie where there are just one or two items, but you require 8 or 9 or whatever) we will make up special packs for you of just the item you want. Prices will vary according to the item, but we will keep the prices sensible.
Please send all enquiries to the address below.
tel: 01484 537191 - Fax: 01484 559509
YORKSHIRE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
(A warning from history)
It has come to the attention of Chairman Mel that certain companies have begun to copy some of our products and ideas. While we appreciate this form of flattery it may be necessary to reciprocate if we can find time that is, but on the other hand it may be easier to send round the heavy mob to discuss the situation and help them to a more enlightened, productive and safer way of life.
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB
Last night Chairman Mel's favourite football club survived in the Premier League, just. So next season, if you're coming up to Leeds Road to watch your football team - pop into our shop on 1 Wood Street in the town centre - tell them Chairman Mel sent you and see if you can scrounge a cup of tea out of them it won't cost owt.
VALUE PACKS (WELL WORTH A LOOK)
SECURITY FENCING (OO Gauge)
Check out our PM121 Security Fencing length Approx 24" price £8.99 alongside our PM500 Twin Pack length Approx 48" price £16.99 and our PM501 Triple Pack length Approx 72" price £23.99
Our Security Fencing Kits feature, working gates, post support bases and individual posts. This enables fencing to follow the site you wish to secure including going round corners.
We think this is the best Security Fencing Kit on the market! We would would say that, wouldn't we (it is actually) but from our customer's point of view their comments support this opinion.
POST FREE ON ORDERS OVER £10.00
As a thank you to our customers all orders over £10.00 will be despatched Post Free to UK addresses by Royal Mail.
Please note the standard £2.50 postal charge displayed on your invoice WILL NOT be charged on all orders received over £10.00.
Also we DO NOT have a minimum order. This means you can order just one item from us.
Unfortunately postage on overseas orders will be charged at cost, but we do knock the VAT off where appropriate.
N GAUGE ACCESSORIES
Our range of N Gauge Accessories (A Numbers) allows you to customise your layout from essential trackside equipment (Power Boxes, Point Levers and Station Nameboards etc) to Town, Village and Countryside items (Bus Stops, Cows, Street lights etc).
00 SCALE DIESEL FUELING POINT
The first plastic kit we produced is still the market leader by miles.
PM103 BR Diesel Fueling Points £19.99
(Two fuel points with choice of two roof styles)
PM136 BR Fuel Point £12.95
Single Fuel Point with two roof styles supplied)
OO SCALE PORTAKABINS
We are pleased to have the permission to use the name of Portakabin for our model kits of the Portakabin Pacemaker. This model is the only one able to use their name as the ones from Hornby Scaledale and Bachmann Scalecraft are only buildings and not like the real thing.
PM115 Portakabin Pacemaker £13.95
PM124 Double Portakabin Pacemaker with steps
N GAUGE PORTAKABINS BACK IN STOCK!
Our kits PN10 Single Portakabin price £8.99 and PN18 Portakabin Double Pack £14.99 are now available to order.
N GAUGE CHURCH KIT PN20
Our limited new release of a typical, traditional church which can be found in every town and village and is worth considering for every layout. Our price £8.99.
2 NEW WHITE METAL KITS
Have you tried our White Metal buildings, well we have added 2 new ones to the range B094 Station General Store and B095 Station Garage with pumps.
Easy to put together and as a bonus you get several accessories with each kit so if you've 20 minutes and some superglue give them a go and you won't be disappointed.
Our range of OO Road Transport Vehicles is worth looking at. Some of these are ex-Scan Kits, all now priced at £8.99 the most popular being the H19 Volvo Tipper along with the H10 Foden Haulmaster, F12 Mercedes and Ford Transcontinental Artic Units which look good on layouts with goods yards, quarries and road sections. There are also plenty of trailers and containers to go with these kits.
If you require more of a certain item than is available in our standard packet, please get in touch and we can make up the number you want of that item in a special pack. (This applies to our white metal OO Gauge (B) range as well as our N Gauge (A) range).
RIVER DENE JUNCTION RESIN RANGE
A BRAND NEW KNIGHTWING RANGE FOR MODELLERS
These OO/HO Unpainted Resin items will enhance the appearance of your layout and can be used in conjuction with our white metal and plastic kit ranges and will find a home in every goods yard.
RDJ001 Coal Yard Stack £3.99
RDJ002 Wooden Coal Staithes £4.25
RDJ003 Wood Construction Buffer Stop £4.25
RDJ004 Stone Construction Buffer Stop £4.25
RDJ005 Brick Pile £3.99
Photos of these items can be found on our New Releases page on our website.
More products in this range will be released in the future.
We have recently added a number of new kits. PM141 Storage Tanks x2 55mm (14ft)and PM142 Storage Tanks 72mm (18ft) have been added to our OO-HO Building Kits Range.
We have also added kits B092 Lineside Winter Warmers (Braziers and Fires) as found round points and signals in Winter plus B093 High Level Pipe Supports and Cradles which can be used with our 'UN' Pipe ranges in Chemical and Fuel Sites (OO-HO Lineside Kits Range).
We have also added and updated a few photos of our existing kits on the website, so why not take a look?
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
Slot Car Building Range (Available Now!)
SUITABLE FOR USE WITH SCALEXTRIC SETS AND LAYOUTS
This Slot Car Laneside Range of buildings was previously released by a well known Slot Car Racing company. We have now reintroduced it into our range as the..............
KNIGHTWING SLOT CAR RACING BUILDING RANGE
This range can obtained from your local Knightwing stockist or direct from ourselves.
PS001 Grandstand £29.99
PS001a Grandstand Conversion £29.99
PS002 Pit Stop £17.99
PS003 Spectator Stand £12.99
We are sure you will find these buildings have a home on any race track be it a racing car or a rally car racing set
We now deduct VAT (Value Added Tax/UK Sales Tax) at 20% from our advertised prices for all international orders from non EC (European Community) countries.
Postage will be charged at cost.
Our items don't just benefit a British based layout, but can be used on layouts based on many countries railway systems giving a more realistic appearence.
TELEPHONE OR WEBSITE ORDERS: YOUR CHOICE
You can place your order via this website, by post or by phone. You can also ring in the evenings or weekends - just ask for Mel who is a railway enthusiast and modeller.
We offer our customers a personal service where advice and help count as much as much as sales. Give us a try.
When buying direct we despatch within 24-48 hours of receiving your order (Mon-Fri) and if your order is £10.00 or more its post free in the UK!
If your local model shop is having difficulty getting Knightwing Models tell them to get in touch directly with our friendly and helpful team.
Shops buying direct from Knightwing get access to all our ranges, a fast delivery service and a great back up service.
If your local shop only has our Knightwing plastic kits, please tell them that the white metal ranges are only available direct from Knightwing.
Remember we can supply shops of all sizes, large or small orders always welcome especially from our independent colleagues.
If you are wondering why we don't advertise in certain national magazines much these days, its because certain magazines we could mention spend more time advetising their own in-house products than being independently minded.
Talk about having your cake and eating it! "Up here in Yorkshire we are lucky if we get a drip sandwich."