Narrow Gauge Goods Wagons from contractors lines, North Wales, Lynton & Barnstaple and WD WW1 trench railways.
Expected July 2019These covered box vans were ordered for use as ambulance vans on the WW1 narrow gauge trench railway system were not a success on the battlefield, but proved suitable for more permanent railway systems.This model is finished in the brown goods wagon livery of the Southern Railway who gained the narrow gauge Lynton and Barnstaple line following the grouping in 1923.
These covered box vans were ordered for use as ambulance vans on the WW1 narrow gauge trench railway system were not a success on the battlefield, but proved suitable for more permanent railway systems.
A detailed model of Lynton and Barnstaple Railway box van number 6A free running OO9 model featuring plenty of detail with separately fitted brake hangers, brake levers and vacuum pipes. The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway was well equipped with, by narrow gauge standards, large 4-wheel open wagons and box vans supplied by the Bristol Railway Carriage and Wagon Company. Although small when compared to a mainline box van the size and capacity of these vans proved well suited to the loads and traffic of the North Devon agricultural communities.
Robert Hudson Ltd of Leeds are one of the best-known British suppliers of industrial narrow gauge and contractors' railway equipment. The 'Rugga' skip was probably their most numerous product, with several hundred still to be found on narrow gauge heritage lines, often still delivering ballast for the permanent way gang!
The familiar Rugga V-Skip tipping wagon design was introduced in the 1930s, developed from earlier designs dating back to the earliest railways and similar wagons ordered from Hudsons for WW1 trench railway requirements. They could be supplied to the customer's specific requirements with a skip size ranging from 13.5 to 54 cubic feet (0.38 to 1.53 cubic metres) and in most track gauges. The company boasted that at any one time several thousand could be supplied from stock!The design allows the skip to tip in either direction, perfect for small industrial railways that needed to move and unload materials quickly and efficiently.
The Peco models are supplied in packs or 3 skips, complete with integral OO9 loop couplers designed for prototypical close coupling. This pack is finished with a brown ship body, possibly a good starting point to recreate the typical well-rusted appearance!
The Peco models are supplied in packs or 3 skips, complete with integral OO9 loop couplers designed for prototypical close coupling. This pack is finished with a grey painted body, one of the standard colours applied to a newly delivered or unusually well maintained skip (eg a preserved example).
These models of narrow gauge trains are scaled for use alongside British OO and European HO scale standard gauge trains and run on 9mm N gauge track. British outline models are described as OO9 for OO scale for 9mm gauge, European models are described as HOe, HO scale but running on 9mm N gauge track. Due to the size of the models, great variety in prototypes and the widespread sale of locomotives and sometimes rolling stock across Europe, as can been seen by the stock of the preserved Welshpool Llanfair line, the two scales and design styles can be mixed to create an interesting roster of models.We can supply models for the full Peco, Parkside Dundas, and Liliput ranges, though we have listed just a core selection here. Please contact us by telephone on 01453 825381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if your choice of models is not listed.