24′ 1850s 4-wheel carriages
These three kits represent L&NWR carriages built at the carriage works at Saltley in the 1850s & 1860s. As there are no surviving records for this period it is difficult to give much detail about the vehicles, other than to say they would have been mainline vehicles when new, and would have been cascaded down to secondary and branchline use later in life. It is equally uncertain when these vehicles were scrapped. Some however where sold off to minor railways most notably the Bishops castle railway.
|Five compartment all third||£32.00|
|Four compartment composite||£32.00|
28′ Arc Roof 4-wheel Carriages
The LNWR built large numbers of 4 wheel “suburban” coaches in the 19th century. The prototypes for these models were built to a variety of diagrams between 1892 and 1900 and formed into sets for use on services to Mansion House, and the Birmingham and South Wales areas.Although the same coach body style was used, three different underframe designs, with different wheelbase were built, resulting in different Diagram Numbers for otherwise identical looking carriages. A number of them lasted as late as 1938, receiving LMS livery and numbers. The Mansion House Sets were finished in varnished teak to resist the smoke laden atmosphere of the sub-surface lines. They became generally known as the “Brown Trains”.
The other sets were painted in the standard LNWR carriage livery. Although close up photographs are not easily found, detailed written information of these carriages is available in the L&NWR Society Premier Portfolio No.7.The kit is etched in brass, with a preformed plasticard roof and cast whitemetal fittings. The underframe has built in compensation to allow for the long wheelbase.
Please note. At present we are unable to supply the correct 17ft wheelbase bulb angle-iron underframe for the South Wales versions and it will be some time before these are available. For those who are desperate, the 17ft channel section underframe can be supplied.
|£32.00 each. (For D199, D300, D364 please enquire)|
The LNWR had a large number of 6 wheel carriage types, in 30’ 1” and 32’ lengths. The kits feature a .012” etched brass body, a Cleminson truck underframe etched in .015” nickel silver and cast brass and whitemetal detailing parts.
The roofs are vacuum formed plastic and screws, wire, etc are also included. 3’ 6” Mansell pinpoint axle wheels, with waisted pin-point bearings are required to complete the model.