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GNR Parcels Fruit and Milk Van (4mm scale)

The GNR produced a small number of six wheeled parcels fruit and milk vans to diagram 331. Some of these vehicles survived to be renumbered as LNER vehicles. The vans featured a clerestory roof. This model is an unusual and interesting addition to a layout.  GN04-D331 Parcel Fruit & Milk Van

Trains for Children of All Ages

Smarty trainsThe Corona virus and lockdown has not been kind to young children. Many of them have been kept indoors for months.


We own a collection of child-safe wooden trains however there was a demand for trains that resembled the ones we had seen and travelled on. This was a tall order. Any retail model would have been trashed in short order, to say nothing of the potential danger to the children’s health from small pieces. Whatever was produced had to be simple and safe.


After some thought a plan was devised.  The "train" could be printed onto paper and then rolled into a tube to give a 3D effect. This is safe, cheap and child friendly with limitless possibilities. The children would have fun cutting out the shapes (under supervision) and could play with the results. Trains for Children of All Ages

"OO" gauge wheels & Mansell inserts

These metal "OO" disc wheels are approximately a scale 3ft 5in in diameter, excluding the flanges. The wheels are suitable for use with our coach kits. The inserts give an effective represenation of a Mansell pattern wooden centered wheel.  D3D-01 conatins Three axles and six Mansell pattern inserts. This is sufficient for one six wheeled vehicle. click here D3D-01 3 axles Mansell WheelsD3D-02 conatins Four axles and eight Mansell pattern inserts. This is sufficient for an eight wheeled vehicle. click here D3D-02 4 axles Mansell Wheels

"OO" Wheels, 3 axles & Mansell inserts"OO" Wheels, 3 axles & Mansell inserts4 axxles "OO" with mansell wheel inserts

North Eastern Railway (NER) 32ft carriages - Guards Vans (4mm scale)

NE04-D021 assembled 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 Guards Van with two 3rd class compartments (diagram 20)  Click here NE04-D020 Van third

 

 The models feature a detachable roof and are based on original drawings and reference material.

Another model available now is the Guards Van (full brake),diagram 20, NE04-D021 Van

NE04-D021 assembled

NE04-D021 assembly

North Eastern Railway (NER) 32ft carriages - First & Composite (4mm scale)

NE04-D068 assembled 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.

NE04-D009 assembled

NE04-D009 assembly

North Eastern Railway (NER) 32ft carriages: Third & Luggage Third (4mm scale)

NE04-D015 assembled 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.

NE04-D013 assembled

NE04-D015 assembly

GN04-D281 GNR six wheeled brake carriage (4mm scale)

GNR D281 third class brakeGreat Northern Railway (GNR) Diagram 281 (D281) Third Class Brake:

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).

One of These coaches, number 589,  has been preserved at the Keighley Worth Railway.GNR D281 third class brake

GN04-D129 45ft Composite Coach (4mm scale)

 GN04-D129 45 foot Composite Coach This 45 foot coach built to diagram 129 (D129) was one of several similar vehicles which were designed by Howlden for the GNR in the 1890’s..

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

GNR Brake Van "O" Gauge
This "O" gauge kit is will enhance any layout. The kit is based on a well known type produced by the Great Northern Railway for many years. Examples of this type of brake van could be found after grouping and beyond.   This model represents the horizontal planked variant of this vehicle.   This kit is not difficult to make and would make a good starter project   The assembly instructions are available here: PDF  Instructions Click on any image or here for more information: GN07-W001   or on the product page