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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.
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The latest D3D kit is a 4mm version of a LNWR 4 compartment coach which was originally made for 7mm scale.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 The model is based on historical documents and references.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