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Pastic kits of OO9 wagons and coachesfrom the Dundas range
Lifiting loop couplers as fitted to ready-to-run OO9, HOe and HOm narrow gauge model railway rolling stock. These couplers are designed to be able to be fitted in the coupler pockets of N gauge chassis and can be glued to the ends of kit-built models.
Nicely detailed kit building a model of the Snailbeach District Railways coal wagon.This is a basic style open wagon as used by the Snailbeach District Railways and typical of the simple wood construction open wagons which might have supplied as a standard design to any narrow gauge line.
Plastic assembly kit building a model of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railways' 4-wheel open wagons in original condition with flap type side doors.
Plastic assembly kit building a model of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railways' 4-wheel open wagons in later condition with side hung cupboard type side doors.
Plastic assembly kit building a model of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railways' 4-wheel covered goods van.
A detailed plastic kit building a model of the WW1 War Department class D bogie open wagon.Many thousands of these wagons were built, being suitable for carrying most types of stores from ammuniton to rations and even able to be fitted to carry stretchers for the evacuation of the wounded.After the end of the war these wagons were bought by narrow gauge railways and industrial operators, the full-length drop-side design being suitable for all types on minerals including coal and aggregate. The wagons were also purchased for use on large farm estates, including the potato farms operated by Smiths crisps.While this wagon will be produced in a ready-to-run form by Bachmann kit building allows for greater variations to be recreated by altering the pieces during construction.
A detailed plastic kit building a model of the WW1 War Department class E bogie open wagon with lower central well floor.Similar to the more numerous D class the E class featured a lowered floor between the bogies forming a well suitable for carrying taller loads or for light weight loads like hay for horses. It appears both soldiers and later railway operators found these wagons rather inconvenient to use, the design of the upper drop doors leaving a bar along the side at floor level, preventing easy loading and unloading of the well section. While many found post-war buyers, it appears these were only used if no alternative wagons were available!Bachmann are producing a model of the more common D class wagons, this kit offers an alternative to add variety to a wagon fleet. Kit building also allows the builder to alter a model during construction, either in prototype fashion to model a wagon with the well area boarded over, or more drastic alterations to create a side-less well wagon, or with sides altered to give full height doors hinged from the bottom of the well area.
Intended to provide covered vans for the conveyance of supplies to the front line and be quickly converted to return with wounded soldiers on stretchers these vans quickly proved unsuitable for service on the rough track of the WW1 front line trench railways. The vans were put to good use at supply depots where the track was better maintained and later on agricultural railways which made use of the readily available ex-WD wagons.
The stone carrying Ashover Light Railway modified its' former WW1 War Department drop-floor type E wagons to have a full-length level floor at the standard height. The wagons could still be identified as they retained a central drop door instead of the two-part drop side design of the type D wagons.
Plastic assembly kit building a model of a small 4 wheel covered goods van based on the vans owned by the Glyn valley Tramway.
Plastic assembly kit building a model of a small 4 wheel open wagon with end door based on wagons owned by the Vale of Rheidol Railway.
Plastic assembly kit building a model of the Welsh Highland Heritage Railways' 'Bro Madog Eisteddfod' coach.This coach has been built by the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway in recent years using the traditional method of adapting a wagon underframe and constructing a passenger coach body onto it. The result is a coach of a typical narrow gauge style with match-boarded sides riding on Hudson type wagon bogies. Like all kits the coach can easily be modified during construction to create a design unique to an alternative model narrow gauge line.
These handy NEM355 type coupling pockets are ideal for use in conjunction with our GR-102 Couplers, and allow modellers to attach the coupling to any other type of vehicle, such as a scratch-built or kit-built wagon. The two halves of the pocket are simply glued together and then mounted to the wagon. The GR-102 Coupler can be inserted and removed as required.Although produced with 00-9 in mind, there is no reason why these couplers and coupling pockets could not be used on other scales including N.Supplied in packs of 8.Please note that this pocket is designed for fixed body mounting of couplers. This will allow standard N gauge couplers to be fitted but may not be suitable for use with couplers relying on lateral displacement for some functionality, eg. delay action on Dapols' Easi-Shunt knuckle couplers.
The Dundas range of plastic kits cover a wide variety of coaches and wagons used on narrow gauge lines in the UK. We are listing a selection of useful kits, concentrating on stock suitable for use with the Lynton & Barnstable rolling stock from Peco and Hejlan and wagons used by the British military services suitable for use with the forthcoming Bachmann WW1 locomotives and stock.We do not normally stock these items but can obtain them quickly to complete orders. Delivery in 10-14 days can be expected.