Tyne Dock-Consett 56 ton iron ore wagon.
One of the sights of the steam age was the transport of iron ore up the bank to Consett using trains of 8 or 9 of these unique wagons.
Cast whitemetal doors complement an accurate detailed etched body. Only couplings and wheels (Lowmac type) are required.
Reviewed in MRJ #117.
£30 + £2.00 P & P.
21 ton hopper detailing etch
Upgrades the Dapol/Hornby model. Parts are provided for 4 wagons, 3 using the original plastic underframe. The etch contains steps, handrail brackets, door handles, platforms, etc. and a scale chassis with NER type clasp brake gear and high lever.
Several different detail versions are possible and you can always build a higher percentage of wagons with the scale underframe. Review in MRJ #83.
£12.00 each, 5 for £55 + £1.50 P & P per order.
BR Brake Van Underframe.
£28 + £1.50 P & P.
14 ton and 16 ton Charles Roberts steel hopper wagon.
Etch only. £25 + £1.50 P & P.
BR 13 ton steel hopper
LNER AVB wagon underframes.
This etch builds into the distinctive 10ft. wheelbase underframe with two V hangers on one side. Overlays are provided to enable the wooden solebar version to be produced with the addition of brass angle. Axlebox, spring and brake cylinder castings are required.
Two underframes per pack.
£20 pair + £1.50 P & P.
Sprung Coach Bogies.
These are the Pendlenton/Mitchell design of sprung bogies with primary and secondary springs, evolved to enable coaching stock to be pushed reliably around reverse curves.
Originally described in MRJ #64, these elegantly simple units are being updated and the 8ft 6in wheelbase version is now available. The frame shape and steps give a closer match to BR and Gresley bogies.
Brakes and footsteps are incorporated in the design and only wheels and cosmetic sideframes are required to produce complete bogies.
£8.50 per pair + £1.50 P & P per order.
Chris Pendlenton designed these “boxhead” couplings as the final element in his battle to propel long rakes of coaches reliably round reverse curves and with Pullman gangways touching and all forces taken at the coupling like prototype Buckeye fitted stock. MRJ 200 described these and other innovations as applied to Bachmann Mk1 coaches.
£10 sheet of 12 pairs + £1.50 postage.
A fret of 16 spring plates, designed to convert plastic wagon chassis to sprung suspension. Reviewed in Scalefour News 186.
£2 per sheet, or 5 sheets for £8. £1.00 postage (any quantity)
Now back in stock
LNER Single Bolsters
The North-East of England had an obsession with single bolsters building large numbers until, in the 1950s, someone discovered that, perhaps, the new fangled bogie bolsters were a much better way of carrying long loads and outstanding orders for large numbers were cancelled. The kit is for the 8 ft wheelbase all steel type built to diagram 197 from 1945.
The BR 10 ft wheelbase version is available as a different kit, same price.
£25 per pair, etch only + £1.50 P & P per order.
NCB 21 ton hopper
This is the welded version of the very boxy hopper used widely by the NCB. It requires the Parkside underframe PA10.
Each at £20 + £1.50 p&p per order