Off The Wall

Who would have thought fire cement could have 101 uses? I was certainly sceptical until I came across a booklet published by the Pyruma people at Sankey’s in the 1950’s. They claim it was ‘Ideal for making – Model Railway Buildings and Accessories, Harbours, Ship Models, Airport Buildings and features, Houses, Bookends, Ashtrays, Animals and Figures, plaques, relief objects in addition to being an adhesive for ceramic fibre blankets

Signs on the Wall at Bradford Industrial museum.

The International Plastic Modellers’ Society (UK), is organised from Bridlington and on 8-9 November all being well it will run Scale ModelWorld show this year in Telford. Expect to see a lot more than a collection of Pyruma enthusiasts.

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