It is with great regret that we start the New Year with the announcement that the proposed merger between Masterpiece Models and the Lee Marsh Model Co will not now be able to go ahead.
We have taken this difficult decision in light of the consequences of the Covid-19 Pandemic, as well as the resulting economic uncertainties affecting not only our customers but also the production facilities in South Korea. While there is no threat to the Masterpiece Models now in production, we felt it unwise to expand the scope and size of operations of the business at this critical time.
As we enter 2021 we are fully committed to Masterpiece Models customers and we are concentrating on our core product range including the current build programmes (the Western Diesels, GWR Halls and 28XX freight locomotives) and we will be channelling all our efforts and resources into these existing and future programmes.
Customers who have reservations for Lee Marsh Model Co products and projects (including Castles, GWR Passenger Brake Vans, A1/A3s, 850s, Manors, Lord Nelsons and BR Standard Class 4 80XXX locomotives) should contact Lee Marsh directly on these models. We have therefore removed the pages relating to these models from our website, but you can still refer to progress with these projects on Lee Marsh Model Co‘s own web site, www.leemarshmodelco.com .
We have long been admirers of the great work on both locomotives and coaches produced by Lee Marsh Model Co and we wish it every success for the future.