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Long time readers will have seen mention on many occasions of a little company called Unit Models. When I first came across them they did a range of resin bits mostly for US modellers in HO scale but what a range it was. Noting spectacular but they produced no end of useful little bits and pieces for people who scratchbuild buildings and the like. Things like vents, wall fans, lockers etc. The sort of stuff that was a bit of a ball ache to scratch build yourself. signal-box---pre-weatheringThe roof vents you see here are from them and as they didn’t do the exact ones I needed Dave was only to happy to do some for me, he didn’t even seem to charge any extra for them either!  Well Sadly Dave passed away recently and the business is up for sale. I hope someone picks it up and continues to produce this specific but invaluable range of bits and bobs and its sad to see such a lovely chap taken from us. My thoughts with his friends and family.


6 Responses

  1. David Sarsfield

    Sad news. Great business, easy to deal with and good products. Sad time for the family. Thoughts with them.

    29/06/2016 at 10:58 am

  2. Andy C

    Oh no, Jim, I hadnt the first clue that Dave had passed away. He was a relatively young chap as well.
    What a devastating loss to his family of a really nice man.
    He produced some roof vents for the toP of our scratchbuilt shed on Leamside, several years ago now, but he always haD the time for a chat.

    29/06/2016 at 11:17 am

  3. That is such a shame, a lovely guy. His components were a boon to architectural modellers of a certain persuasion, and I hope someone takes the business over. A terrible loss for his family.

    29/06/2016 at 1:49 pm

  4. Steve Williams

    I only found this out a couple of days ago. As has been said, he was a lovely friendly chap. Condolences to his family.

    04/07/2016 at 1:20 pm

  5. A lovely chap. Business associate too. I still find it difficult to comprehend. Sincere condolences to Elaine & the wider family.

    05/01/2017 at 8:46 pm

  6. Jamie Guest

    The business has been picked up by another company in the same area. I believe that it’s also associated with the new owners of Frizinghall Model Railways but I’m not sure when Dave’s range is likely to be back on the market.

    16/05/2017 at 9:10 am

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