I was asked to post this by Alan Hodder a little while ago - my apologies for the delay.
After some 25 years in the business Les & Alan Hodder (Wirral Miniature Ships - the suppliers of WMS, and the inheritors of the Len Jordan & Hein Muck ranges) have decided to retire with immediate effect. As I understand it the reasons are simply that both are in their mid to late 60s and wished to 'downsize' (and take things easy). Both have moved to new premises near the mouth of the Mersey - I understand Alan will tend his garden (& Les's) and Les will sit with his binoculars and watch ships.
I understand the moulds & masters are in 'safe-keeping'.
On a personal note - its been a pleasure working with them over the last twenty years or so and I wish them a happy & well-deserved retirement.
Tim H (firstname.lastname@example.org)