Model of Southern Railway crane 1561S as built in SR Black livery, but also suitable for 'twin' 1560S. Allocated around the London area, Guildford & Ashford (Feltham and Nine Elms for S1560). This crane is currently preserved at the Swanage Railway in Dorset.Length 393mm.
This model represents BR122 in lined BR Early Emblem livery as based at Gorton on the Eastern Region. This crane was transferred to the Midland region at Newton heath and renumbered. The crane is preserved at the Bluebell Railway in Sussex.Length 393mm.
Expected quarter 3 2018
A detailed model of the BR engineers Turbot bogie open ballast wagons featuring a finely moulded body with many separately fitted details.
The BR engineers' Grampus is produced for the first time as a ready-to-run model. This version is one of four numbered models painted in the engineers grey and yellow Dutch style livery.Â
Engineering wagons have long been neglected, theÂ Grampus was one of the BR engineers principal open wagons.Â EverythingÂ that needed to be moved to a remoteÂ worksite could beÂ loaded into Grampus wagons. Full drop sides allowed ballast and spoil to be unloaded easily, while the removable ends allowed long loads to be accomodated.
The BR engineers' Grampus produced for the first time as a ready-to-run model. This version is one of four numbered models painted in the engineers grey and yellow Dutch style livery.
Engineering wagons have long been neglected, the Grampus was one of the BR engineers principal open wagons. Everything that needed to be moved to a remote worksite could be loaded into Grampus wagons. Full drop sides allowed ballast and spoil to be unloaded easily, while the removable ends allowed long loads to be accomodated.
Many of these vans survived in BR ownership, latterly with the engineering departments who appreciated the combination of a mess/riding van and tool storage in the verandahs either end. This example allocated to the S&T (signal & telegraph) engineers department has been painted in the departments' own 'SatLink' livery.
These wagons were converted from redundant chassis, providing an economical basis for these track maintenance wagons. Two different body styles have been used, one design with 5 strengthening ribs and one with 7 ribs. Models of both designs have been produced by Bachmann.
Model GWR crane 16 in Black with white tip to the jib. One of four identical cranes built for the GWR in 1940 (others being 17, 18 and 19). This crane was based at Old Oak Common for its entire life until withdrawal in 1979.Length 393mm.
The railway engineers departments were divided into areas of specialisation, principally mechanical (locomotives & rolling stock), civil (track and infrastructure) and signal & telegraph (signalling and communications). Each department used spare coaching stock for a range of purposes, from moving stores to mobile workshops. Vehicles fitted with hand brakes were the first choice as these coaches would often be stored during the week and these vehicles could also be used as both barrier coaches and as guards' vans for moving other vehicles between depots and repair works.
Southern Railway design 4-wheel parcels van finished in BR engineers olive green livery.Many of these vans were transferred to the engineering departments for use as mobile stores and workshop vans and as static stores at depots.
The BR engineers' Grampus is being produced for the first time as a ready-to-run model. The plain black livery was commonly applied by the engineering departments, even whenÂ the official livery colour was differentÂ and was still seen well into the 1980s.
Engineering wagons have long been neglected, theÂ Grampus was one of the BR engineers principal open wagons.Â Developed from the last GWR ballast wagon design everythingÂ that needed to be moved to a remoteÂ worksite could beÂ loaded into Grampus wagons. The long length wagons easily accomodated crossing timbers (extra-long sleepers), while full drop sides allowed ballast and spoil to be unloaded easily, while the removable ends allowed longer loads to be accomodated.
Another version of the Grampus steel bodied engineering open wagon painted in bauxite livery carried by a number of these wagons which were painted in the standard livery after workshop repairs.
The Grampus was one of the most numerous engineering wagons used by BR, being suitable for a wide range of duties. One could usually be found lurking around any sizable station or goods depot being used as a convenient carrier of anything which needed to be moved.
Includes stabilising jacks, two riding trucks and matching truck to support the jib in transit. Jib lifts and rotates.Overall length is 356mm