Earl King is one of the people responsible for me being involved in railway modelling. His enthusiasm pointed young Phil at the hobby so it's partly his fault.
Anyway, a few days ago, he drops in. Having seen my pieces in BRM, in his pocket is a mystery 7mm scale Wickham trolley kit. It's obviously a very early multi-media model but there are no makers marks or other details to identify the manufacturer.
The floor is nicely moulded and complete with some interesting "junk" detail. Underneath there is a rectangular indentation to accommodate a SPUD for motorisation. That places it late 1980s at the earliest.
So, can anyone suggest a manufacturer? I'm going to build the model anyway but it would be nice to know.