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7mm Narrow Gauge O-16.5
WAGONS

Open Wagon Body - 2 Plank (NG01)

This one piece cast resin wagon body has been produced from my own master and mould. It represents a typical design of small two plank open wagon with a central drop down door. The model features full plank detail and iron work including bolt and rivet heads, plus iron corner plates.

 

Supplied in white resin ready for painting and additional detailing. An ideal project to use up that old chassis that has been sitting in the spares box for years!

 

The photographs show the white body that you will receive plus some examples of how the body can be incorporated into different designs of finished vehicles. The grey dumb buffered wagon representing a design from the late 1800s, the brown wagon a later design with steel end stanchions added from strip styrene. 

Body dimensions approx. 68mm x 39mm x 12.5mm (L x W x H).

 

Timber Quarry Tub Wagon Kit (NG21)

  

The wooden tub wagon represents one of the earliest forms of industrial rail vehicle. Favoured by many quarry and mine owners owing to their light weight, cheap construction costs and easy maintenance, many continued to be used well after the introduction of iron and steel wagons. These wagons endured a very hard life and it was common to see them dented and scarred as a result of their labours. The sample model has been finished to depict a typical tired and work-beaten vehicle.

 

Approximate dimensions: length 54mm, width 37mm, height ARL 32mm.

 

The kit comprises a cast resin body and separate cast chassis unit with overlays for the pedestal bearings. Supplied with brass pinpoint bearings, the kit requires wheels (26mm pinpoint axles) and couplings to complete.

 

Display model built and distressed by Ron Houghton.

Iron Quarry Tub Wagon Kit (NG22)

  

The tub wagon was once synonymous with quarrying and mining and the main rolling stock of many an industrial narrow-gauge system. Often moved by hand over temporary track to the working face for loading, then marshalled into rakes ready to be hauled away by the quarry loco to the crusher or for loading into standard gauge wagons at the interchange sidings. This freelance design of iron tub wagon was inspired by similar vehicles used in ironstone mining operations in North Oxfordshire up to the 1930s.

 

Approximate dimensions: length 52mm, width 31mm, height ARL 32mm.

 

The kit comprises a cast resin body and separate cast chassis unit with overlays for the pedestal bearings. Supplied with brass pinpoint bearings, the kit requires wheels (26mm pinpoint axles) and couplings to complete.

3-Plank Drop Side Open Wagon. Body Only (NG25)

Freelance three plank open wagon body.

This freelance kit has been designed to represent a popular design of open wagon, the three plank drop side.  Loads could be for example crated goods, machinery or loose stone/minerals. 

Approximate dimensions: Length 93mm x width 40mm.

Quarry Flat/Slab Wagon Kit (NG26)

Quarry Van Kit (NG27)

A simple kit to construct a quarry tool van, comprising a one-piece cast resin van body, separate preformed styrene roof and one-piece cast resin chassis. Includes separate styrene detailing for pedestal bearings and an optional buffer moulding. Brass wheel bearings included.


Having spent its working life in the quarry, this old van has seen better days. Known by the workers' nickname of Bobbin or Dobbin, the van leaves from the quarry yard on the first train of the day, remaining by the quarry face until returning with the final train of full tubs at the end of the last shift. Carrying picks, shovels and lifting gear, it is the refuge of the track gang, responsible for repositioning the temporary track as the quarry face moves back. It also carries jacks and timber baulks for re-railing vehicles, a regular task given the unpredictable quarry rails. Originally timber clad, the old van has had a rough make over with some thin tin sheet roughly fixed to the old framework. Only the timber door remains as a reminder of its original form. Built on the quarry company standard short chassis, the height of the body gave the van a slightly awkward appearance when compared to the regular open wagons and flat trucks. Loaded back up at the end of the shift, the faithful old van would be trundled back to the yard. As it disappeared from view, lurching on the rough track and improvised point work, the high body exaggerated the bucking and swaying. The foreman, watching the conclusion of proceedings could be heard to say, ‘’and there goes Bobbin Dobbin………..’’

Approximate dimensions: Length 54mm x width 35mm. 

Open Wagon Body - 1 Plank (NG28)
 
One-piece cast resin wagon body.

 

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