Latest situation at Progress Products.
We are happy to announce that we have resumed trading. As a man-and-wife-team, both of ‘at risk’ age, we suspended trading early in the epidemic to avoid queueing with parcels in our Post Office, with the attendant risk of infection. However, with the pandemic controlled to some degree and with the introduction of Royal Mail’s excellent ‘Collect’ service we feel safer.
First, however, we would remind you that we have handed production of couplings and some other small parts to -
Eirl Gabriel Mouilhade "Esson trains d'autrefois "
6 rue des tourelles
Website - https://trains-autrefois.com/en/
Gabriel has a technical background and an excellent command of English. I am confident that he will maintain the quality and service that we are known for.
HRCA members may still find dealers in the Spares Directory who hold stock.
This website will be updated and is your source of information on what you can buy from us and what you should go to Gabriel for.
Ordering from Progress Products - Home or Abroad.
I have spent hours trying to formulate postage scales. It is difficult because we offer products of widely differing sizes and weights. Please choose what you want from this website and email for a quotation.
Welcome to Derek Strickland’s Progress Products web site
Old toy train manufacturers like Hornby, Bassett-Lowke, Leeds Model Company, Milbro etc. did not aspire to the realism of a finescale model, yet their products conveyed ‘traininess’ very effectively. Think of them as solid Impressionism; modelling in broad strokes.
For well over twenty years Progress Products have manufactured chassis which have found use under Wessex bodies and have been offered as R-T-R drum wagons, vehicle carriers and container wagons. Modern regulations prevent our selling the products as toys; but what better excuse for the grown-ups to play trains, than ‘supervision’? We don’t limit production runs and we try to export products, not employment.