hard to believe, but 8 years have passed since I agreed
to assist Silver Crest Models in the design and testing
of their live steam models. It all started with a Gauge
3 Britannia and, at a controlled pace, I assisted our
suppliers to develop the engineering skills necessary
for them to manufacture sophisticated 5" and 7.25" gauge
models. Now we have built over 600 large scale live
The military model market is a new challenge and one
with have been working on for the past 2 years. The same
disciplines we have applied to the manufacture of live
steam models are now applied to the military model
range. As an award winning model maker I am delighted to
have been involved in this new adventure. It is always a
challenge to "go one better" and I feel we have achieved
this. We will not rest on our laurels and will strive to
make each new model better than the last"
"The Churchill Tank is absolutely stunning. I can't take
my eyes off it. My order reservation is on its way!"
An Introduction to Battletrax.....
our registered trade mark for a new range of 1/6th scale
military vehicles. Our models are innovative and exciting. Built
primarily in aluminium and brass the models include substantial
detailing as standard. All are delivered fully assembled and
painted as illustrated in the photographs shown here, ready for
the installation of your choice of RC. We intend to be
adventurous in our choice of subject and we are launching this
Autumn with a classic British tank and a Russian truck. We hope
that this change of pace from the ubiquitous Tiger and Panther
will find an enthusiastic following amongst the military
modeller looking for a stand-out model with a difference. When
we speak about "making a difference" this is a serious ambition.
We want our models to have the "wow!" factor and in the
accompanying pages we demonstrate why this is no idle boast. The
1/6th scale Churchill Crocodile has a working flamethrower. Our
Katyusha missile firing lorry can fire off sixteen 9" rockets in
as many seconds. Enjoy our new products. There is a whole lot
more in development. Battletrax is changing the shape of 1/6th
scale military modelling.
Unique design and great value.....
All our designs are unique and originated by Silver Crest
Models. We aim to produce a quality working model that will
provide a lifetime of good service. Models are delivered fully
assembled and painted to a high standard. We provide a model
that will take pride of place in your collection and be the head
turner at get-togethers. For models of this quality and detail
we offer outstanding value for money.
Creating new models is time consuming and expensive. Typical
lead time from the selection of a new subject to receipt of a
"production standard" pilot model is 10 - 24 months. At this
point we open the order book and invite customer reservations
for a model from the production batch that is typically around
50 pieces. The advertising campaign runs for around 20 weeks at
which time the model is usually sold out.
Traditionally hand built to
We only build models against a firm customer order. Models are
all built by traditional methods. Certainly batch production and
the employment of CNC machining centres can deliver some
economies of scale, but this is a long way from what you could
call mass production. Paint is hardwearing and applied by a
stove enamel process. We know of no other manufacturer that can
offer a similar combination of quality and value for money in a
model that is delivered painted and fully assembled.
Staged payments spread the
Your order can be secured by payment of a deposit followed by a
number of staged payments as the build of your model progresses.
The final staged payment is due on model completion before
delivery. Payment is accepted by credit/debit card, bank
transfer, or cheque. Although new to the 1/6th scale military
market Silver Crest Models has, over the past eight years,
established itself as the UK's leading supplier of large scale,
ready-to-run, live steam models with over 600 delivered to date.
Our aim is to replicate the success we have enjoyed in the live
steam market in the RC 1/6th scale tank market. Take a look at
our new products now.