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A Maintenance Record

A Photographic Record of Repair and Maintenance of Some Classic UK Minitrix Model N-Gauge Locomotives.

Minitrix produced a range of around 20 UK Steam and Diesel N-gauge Locomotives from the early 1970s to the late 1980s.  Many were marketed by Hornby (from 1973), but a few later models were sold solely under the Minitrix brand name.  They were superbly engineered and although lacking the detail of their modern counterparts, they represent a pretty good impression of the real locomotives.  Good quality, pre-owned models still attract good prices at auctions.

These pages are notes from my determined attempts to get these working again and from a desire to collect more of these beautifully made classic models.  I have focused on the models starting from the Hornby era in 1973.

The pages pictures and text are copyright ©2011 and ©2012 JHeath.  They are free to view, but please do not re-use the text or the photos without my permission.

Minitrix locos in the picture - from the back:  Class 47 Intercity, Evening Star, Flying Scotsman, Mallard, Class 47 Queen Mother, Class 2F No 41234, Britannia
Carriages and wagons are mostly Graham Farish.
Buildings are mostly Metcalfe card kits - most still without their chimneys, for fear of them getting knocked off.

Maintaining Classic UK Minitrix Locos

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