: > On 26-Dec-2011, Charlie Hulme wrote: : >
: >> Thanks - was that available in the 1980s, do you know? : >
: > From what I remember their range today is but a fraction of what it once : > was : > ... I seem to remember having a couple of catalogues from the
70s - badly : > photocopied A4 pages folded over to make a very thick booklet with dozens : > of : > variations of each design they produced so I really wouldn't be surprised : > if : > it dated from a period even earlier than the 80s ... Of course I could be : > misremembering and talking BS but I do remember that those catalogues : > (whoever's they were) served as a real inspiration. : >
: > -- : >
: > All the best, : >
: > Chris : : Its not in the 1977 W&H catalogue, think have a GEM catalogue around : somewhere - will keep searching. :
Hi Simon (and "Chris).
A -now- extremely foggy memory of the late '70s early '80s kit scene seems to suggest to me that GEM were primarily into the N and TT (or was the latter 009) gauge scene rather than competing with the many bigger boys such as Wills, K's, Millholme and NuCast etc. I can certainly remember skipping the GEM section in my late 70's/early '80s W&H "Bible".