Welcome to Diagram3D
Making models of historical railway vehicles can be frustrating. The prototypes often had complicated panels and details. Reliable historical information can be difficult to find. Producing a set of vehicles from scratch can be a daunting prospect. Our intention is to reduce this frustration and save your valuable modelling time. Each of our kits will assemble into an accurate body shell which can then be used to produce a detailed model.
The results can be impressive. Visit our gallery for images of completed models and details of construction. Save your time by using our products.
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This website will continue to accept orders throughout the festive season, however there will be some delays. We will continue to process orders on working days between Christmas and the New Year. Please check with the Post Office website for information for the period beginnig 23rd December until 3rd January 2018.
Normal service will resume after the New Years holidays.
Our model kits are easy to assemble without specialist skills.
Nevertheless our kits can give outstanding results while saving valuable time. They save your time and effort, enhancing your skills and abilities. The YouTube video shows a a kit being assembled.
Assembly instructions for our products can be downloaded from the product page.
Read the instructions before buying and there will be no hidden surprises when you order. The instructions include illustrations like the one shown above .
We aim to make the assembly process as pain free and efficient as possible.
Historic information is included. For example, livery details and numbers are included. Hints and timing of the stages is included as an aid to help plan the project.
Click on this link to view an example of the instructions for our kits : PDF instructions for 4mm kit GN04-D303
Click here GN04-D303 to be taken to the product description for this kit.
The North Eastern Railway produced 32ft six wheeled carriages in large numbers to a standard design until the late 1890's. These carriages were intended to replace older designs. Our models of these carriages now include a first class carraige (Diagram 68) Click here NE04-D068 to see the product.
The models feature a detachable roof and are based on original drawings and reference material.
Another model available now is the luggage composite,diagram 9, NE04-D009 with more models to follow.
The North Eastern Railway produced six wheeled carriages in large numbers to a standard design until the late 1890's. The most numerous of these was the five compartment third class carriage (diagram 15).
Our model of this model features a detachable roof and is based on original drawings and reference material. Click here NE04-D015 to see the product.
A companion model available now is the luggage third,diagram 13, NE04-D013 with more models to follow.
This vehicle was an ubiquitous vehicle produced by the GNR.. Approximately 370 of this type were included in the stock inventories at the beginning of the 20th century.
Click on the image or here to see the product details:GN04-D281
Click here to see this model in our gallery: Gallery GN04-D281Similar vehicles were used by the East Coast Joint Stock (ECJS).
The vehicle combined an open third class area and separate first class accommodation.
This vehicle is described in “Historic Carriage Drawings” Volume 1 by N. Campling. ISBN 1 899816 04 6 page 94. One of these coaches has been preserved and is stored at the Keighley Worth Valley Railway.
These vehicles lasted well into the grouping period and travelled extensively over the rail system after grouping.
Click on the image or here: GN04-D129 to link to the product page
This 45 foot coach ) was designed by Howlden for the GNR in the 1890’s.. This vehicle combined third class, first class and a guards compartment.
This vehicle is described in “Historic Carriage Drawings” Volume 1 by N. Campling. ISBN 1 899816 04 6 page 94. This was a long lived vehicle and survived well into the grouping period.
Click on the image or here: GN04-D189 to link to the product page.
Our 4mm scale models of a Great Northern Railway brake vans are offered in two versions. The version with vertical planking GN04-W002 is a companion model to the brake van with horizontal planking (GN04-W001)
The brake van illustrated with vertical planking was a 20 ton version that replaced earlier vans from the early 1900's onwards. It was given diagram 1602/N and replaced the earlier van with horizontal planking.
The latest D3D kit is a 4mm version of a LNWR 4 compartment coach which was originally made for 7mm scale. As with all our 4mm scale kits so far, this is a "bodyline" kit, the underframe details are left to the modeller. The illustration reflects the livery of the vehicle at the time which was green with light upper panels. The construction takes advantage of the strength of MDF combined with the detail of the card components to give a sturdy result. The model has a detachable roof.
Click on either the images of follow this link LNW401 to view the product
This is a type of vehicle that was long lived and commonly seen in passenger trains during the pre-grouping era. The model is based on historical documents and references.
Click on any image or here LNW705 to visit the product page
This kit is for a GWR milk van, however it would make a pleasant addition to any layout.. It can represent any one of the versions O1,O2 and O3 of this vehicle.
Click here GWR-S02
or any image to link to the product page.
More kits for GWR modellers, siphon O4 vehicles. There are two kits, one of which represents the standard vehicle. The other kit represents siphon number 1777 which was uniquely adapted with side louvres, a precursor to later designs, As usual these are bodyline kits.
Click Here for GW04-S05
Click Here for GW04-1777