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Linka (and ScaleCraft) Construction Sets

Linka was a system for making building by casting sections of walls in moulds. These wall sections would then be glued together to make buildings. Finally they would be painted. It was launched in 1979 by Thomas Salter Ltd, Scotland, UK. However after the initial launch, sales were not good and because of this and other problems in the company, Salter went into receivership in 1983. An enthusiast then took over the system and production transferred to Alnwick. However sales did not improve and eventually the factory closed in 1993. Shortly before closure a bookshop was opened in part of the factory premises to help with the overheads and the bookshop is now a large successful business in Alnwick.

However a group of enthusiasts has continued to keep the system alive and there is a very detailed website with lots of information and model plans at http://www.linkaonline.co.uk/. The original Linka model plans L1 to L16 below all came from this website

A company called ScaleCraft now supplies kits based on this system mainly to model railway and wargames enthusiasts, a link to the online shop for these kits is on the above Linka website.


Manufacturer / Distributor

1979 to 1982: Thomas Salter Ltd, Scotland, UK.
1983 to 1993: Linka, Alnwick Old Station, Alnwick, UK


Below there are manuals/leaflets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


Instructions for the Linka set L1: Country Inn.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L2: Village Shops.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L3: Watermill.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L4: Village Church.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L5: Brick Terrace.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L6: Stone Terrace.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L7: Medieval Gatehouse.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L8: Town Hall & Market.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L9: Farmhouse.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L10: Farm Buildings.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L11: Detached House.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L12: Town Station.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L13: Town Pub.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L14: Corner Shop.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L15: Factory.
(Added 16/02/2022)

Instructions for the Linka set L16: Queen Elizabeth Centre.
(Added 16/02/2022)