Prestressed concrete was patented by San Franciscan engineer P.H Jackson in 1886, although it did not emerge as an accepted building material until 50 years later when a shortage of steel, coupled with technological advancements, made prestressed concrete the building material of choice during European post-war reconstruction. Prefabs (prefabricated buildings) were a major part of the delivery plan to address the United Kingdom’s post–Second World War housing shortage. They were envisaged by war-time prime minister Winston Churchill in March 1944 and legally outlined in the Housing (Temporary Accommodation) Act 1944.
This model is made from weather-resistant plastic (not resin) and can be used for indoor or outdoor railways. With the correct use of paint and preparation, this model will provide years of pleasure and enhance your layout. To make the most of your Brunel Model, please follow the safety guidelines and instructions carefully.