Category: Rolling Stock Kits

45mm Gauge 3-Ton Slate Waggons

By popular request, a small selection of 45mm gauge slate waggons based on our proven Ffestiniog Railway 3-Ton Slate Waggon kits, but with a modified chassis to accept the wider gauge. Three versions are now available to order: 3-Ton Slate Waggon - Ratchet Braked 3-Ton Slate Waggon - Unbraked (Not Illustrated) 3-Ton Granite Waggon - […]
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Ffestiniog Railway '2-Ton' Slate Waggons

Three versions of these familiar and long lived vehicles are currently available from Resurgam Rolling Stock and are an ideal accompaniment to the many Ffestinog Railway Locomotives currently available. Laser cut from MDF or Plywood and featuring proven hidden slot and tab construction they are complete with Binnie Engineering wheels, axles and coupling hooks, as […]
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Ffestiniog Railway '3-Ton Slate Waggons

Three distinct versions of these familiar, long-lived waggons are available covering ‘Type 1 - Unbraked', ‘Type 3 - Braked' and 'Type 3 -Unbraked'. These laser cut kits are available in MDF or Plywood and feature proven hidden slot and tab construction. They come complete with Binnie Engineering wheels, axles and coupling hooks, HGLW oil filled […]
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Ffestiniog Railway ‘Van 4’ / ‘Carriage 11’

Produced in collaboration with Will Curry, this latest laser cut kit represents Van 4 / Carriage 11 in its current condition, turned out in the 1960s green and cream livery and numbered ‘Carriage 11’. The kit is designed with our proven hidden slot and tab construction technique throughout for easy and accurate assembly and will […]
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Ffestiniog Railway ‘Van 5’ / ‘Carriage 12’

Produced in collaboration with Will Curry, this laser cut kit represents Van 5 / Carriage 12 in its current condition, andwith the illustared model turned out in the 1960s green and cream livery and numbered as Carriage 12. The kit is designed with our proven hidden slot and tab construction technique throughout for easy and […]
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Ffestiniog Railway 3-Ton 'Granite Waggon'

These vehicles were originaly built for the Ffestiniog Railway, as '3-Ton' Slate Waggons, but starting in 1919 were re-built  with raised sides and ends and an 'end discharge door' in order to carry granite from 'Brookes Quarry'. In the earlier preservation era they were a mainstay of the Permanant Way department, who made extensive use […]
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FR 'Bowsider' 'Carriage 17'

Produced in collaboration with Will Curry, this latest laser cut kit represents ‘Carriage 17’ in its current condition, with a single ‘First Class Compartment’ and five ‘third class’ seating compartments. Given the need to provide for the eponymous ‘bow-sides’, this kit will only be available in plywood. As per prototype, the floors are raised at […]
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FR 'Bowsider' 'Carriage 20'

Produced in collaboration with Will Curry, this latest laser cut kit represents ‘Carriage 20’, with two central, ‘First Class Compartments’, enclosed with full height partitions, flanked at each end by two third class’ separated by half height partitions. The kit illustrated, depicts the vehicle turned out in the 1920s green livery, with the sole-bar covers […]
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FR Bowsider 'Carriage 19'

Produced in collaboration with Will Curry, this laser cut kit represents ‘Carriage 19’, with two central, ‘First Class Compartments’, flanked at each end by two ‘third class’ compartments, all of which were separated by full height partitions. When first constructed, the sole-bars on these carriages were covered with wooden strips. However these were removed for […]
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Hudson ‘All Steel’ Drop-Side Bogie Wagon (a.k.a. Ffestiniog Railway ‘Locoal’)

These kits represent vehicles originally built to the design of Robert Hudson, many of which were originally used at the RAF Munitions Store at Fauld, in Staffordshire. However, they have proved a useful and long-lived design, with many finding their way into preservation. Amongst others, examples can be found at the Apedale Valley Light Railway, […]
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Hudson ‘Raletrux’ MOD Narrow Gauge Flat Wagon (NGF) (a.k.a. Ffestiniog Railway ‘MOD’)

These 16mm scale kits represent ‘5 Ton Bogie Flat Wagons’, which were built by Hudson Railtrux and Thompson in the late 1980s for use by the Ministry of Defence, who designated them ‘NGF’ (Narrow Gauge Flat). They were part of a batch originally allocated to RAF Chilmark and its satellite installation at Dinton, in Wiltshire. […]
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Hudson Steel 4W Wagon (a.k.a. Ffestiniog Railway ‘RAF’)

These kits represent all-steel 4W wagons built for use at various RAF sites. In 1963, following disposal from the MOD, 15 were acquired from RAF Lichfield for use by the Ffestiniog Railway Permanent Way department. On the full-sized prototype, the side doors hinged down and could be removed altogether if required; the bulkhead at one […]
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RNAD Bogie Brake Van Kit

Several types of steel bodied ‘Bogie Brake Vans’ were built by ‘Hudson Raletrux’ for use in various British Military establishments during the late 1980s. This particular example is based on a 2ft 6in gauge design, used by the Royal Naval Armaments Depots, with examples known to have been allocated to both Dean Hill and Broughton […]
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Great Whipsnade Railway ‘Brake / Presenter Carriage’

One of three kits within our range, representing vehicles from the Great Whipsnade Railway at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, this vehicle is a 16mm scale model of the ‘Presenter Carriage’ which also acts as a Brake Vehicle. As the train makes its journey around the enclosures, a ‘presenter’ gives a talk via a PA system, discussing […]
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Great Whipsnade Railway ‘Standard Carriage’

One of three kits within our range, representing vehicles from the Great Whipsnade Railway at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, this vehicle is a 16mm scale model of a typical ‘Standard Carriage’. Specification -Laser cut in MDF or Plywood -Proven ‘Hidden Slot and Tab’ construction for easy, accurate construction. - Detailed both internally and externally, including fully […]
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Great Whipsnade Railway ‘Open Carriage’

One of three kits within our range, representing vehicles from the Great Whipsnade Railway at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, this vehicle is a 16mm scale model of the ‘Open Carriage’ known colloquially as the ‘Open Boat’. Specification -Laser cut in MDF or Plywood -Proven ‘Hidden Slot and Tab’ construction for easy, accurate construction. - Detailed both […]
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CGR/SAR L-4 First Class Carriage

One of several 2ft gauge carriage types built originally for the Cape Government Railway and later passed to South African Railways, and used on the Avontuur Branch, running from Port Elizabeth to Avontuur. Whilst a number survive in this original condition, many were later converted to corridor carriages and had their bodywork extended to permit […]
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CGR/SAR L-5 First Class Corridor Carriage

These vehicles were rebuilt from L-4 carriages, in order to provide sanatory facilities for the travelling public. To this end they were lengthened and a W/C compartment inserted in the middle; internal doors were installed to provide corridor access from all compartments. Although prototypical for SAR, this vehicle would look at home on most 16mm […]
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CGR/SAR N-3 First Class Brake Composite

Seven of these carriages were built for the Cape Government Railway and later passed to South African Railways; all eventually found their way to the Avontuur Branch. Two have survived into preservation with Apple Express, although both have been heavily modified. Over their working lives these vehicles have seen several different liveries and many had […]
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CGR/SAR S-15 Third Class Corridor Carriage

These vehicles were rebuilt from 5 compartment carriages, in order to provide sanatory facilities for the travelling public. To this end the vehicles were lengthened and a W/C compartment inserted in the middle; internal doors were installed to provide corridor access from all compartments. Although prototypical for SAR, this comparatively short bogie vehicle would look […]
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CGR/SAR S-5 Third Class Carriage

One of several 2ft gauge carriage types built originally for the Cape Government Railway and later passed to South African Railways and used on the Avontuur Branch, running from Port Elizabeth to Avontuur. None survive in this original condition, having been later converted to corridor carriages and had their bodywork extended to permit inclusion of […]
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CGR/SAR T-1 Third Class Brake Composite

These were the last batch of 2ft gauge carriages built for the Cape Government Railway and later passed to South African Railways. They were used on the Avontuur Branch, as well as the Hopefield Line. However, all went on to end their days of the Avontuur where most lost their passenger accommodation and were reclassified […]
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CGR/SAR U-2 ‘Walmer’ Suburban Carriage

The Walmer Branch opened in 1906 and was a ‘passenger only’ line, built to connect the suburb of the same name directly to Port Elizabeth. A pair of very elegant Bagnall 4-6-2 tanks were provided as the prime motive power for this service, along with three distinctive balcony carriages; designated U-2. Bench seating was arranged […]
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RNAD Gunpowder Van (GPV) Kit

These Four-Wheel Vans were designed for use at RNAD sites, and were especially designed for safe and easy handling of large munitions. In addition to the side doors, the sliding top hatches allowed overhead cranes to lower objects directly into the van. All of the metal fixtures and fittings were made of brass to avoid […]
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RNAD Bulkhead Flat Wagon Kit

These four-wheel, bulkhead flat wagons were built for use at RNAD sites, transporting various munitions from the Standard Gauge Interchange to the various workshops and magazines. Many survived into preservation at various locations and whilst some remain in original condition, many more have donated their underframes, to be rebuilt with other body work. These vehicles […]
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RNAD Four-Wheel Brake Van Kit

These Four-Wheel Vans were designed for use at RNAD sites, providing breaking power on the ‘unfitted’ trains working from the standard gauge interchange sidings, to the workshops and magazines. Many have been preserved, some in close to original condition, whilst many others have been rebuilt to varying degrees. The perfect accompaniment to our other RNAD […]
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Ex-RNAD Converted Coal Wagon Kit

This kit reflects the second lease of life enjoyed by many of the ubiquitous RNAD vehicles. If you have a look around the many and varied preserved narrow-gauge lines you will often find vehicles which have been built to match local requirements, but based on ex-RNAD chassis and running gear. The vehicle depicted here is […]
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SAR ‘Ex-USATC Box Vans’

These distinctive United States Army Transportation Corps type vehicles were originally constructed by the American Car & Foundry Co. for use on the Vicicongo Railway. However, 220 were subsequently purchased by SAR in 1945. Originally built with air brakes and Vicicongo type couplings, they also required their wheels turning to SAR standards, as well as […]
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SAR ‘NG G-7 ‘Cattle Wagon’

Cattle and dairy traffic were a major component of traffic on many of the 2ft Gauge lines in South Africa. The ‘NG G-7’ was a later design and utilised predominantly on the Port Shepstone to Harding Line. Specification - 16mm Scale Laser Cut Kit available in MDF or Plywood - Proven, hidden slot and tabs […]
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SAR ‘NG O-3’ ‘Insulated-Wagon’

In the late 1970s, trials were conducted into the transportation of pre-cooled palletised fruit on the Avontuur Branch, which required the use of an insulated van. Following a successful trial, all 200 ‘NG OZ-6’ vehicles were rebuilt along with many ‘NG OZ-5s.’ In order to accommodate an international standard pallet of fruit stacked 6 cartons […]
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SAR ‘NG OZ-5 ‘Ventilated Wagon’

These ventilated wagons were the mainstay of fruit traffic on the Avontuur line for over 50 years, but also found use in general traffic. During the fruit season they were often seen running in substantial block consists behind double headed ‘NG15s’, and frequently sheeted over with tarpaulins. In the late 1970s, many were rebuilt as […]
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SAR ‘NG TZ-9 ‘Water Cooled Wagon’

The heat in South Africa was often a barrier to transporting perishable goods, but as new narrow gauge lines opened up previously inaccessible but highly productive agricultural areas, the need to transport dairy products became ever more pressing. Whilst simple water-cooling systems had been used in cold storage rooms, it wasn't until the mid-1920s it […]
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SAR ‘NG-8D-11 / NG-8D-13’ ‘Open Wagon’

These 2ft gauge, wooden bodied open wagons were originally built as ‘Type O’ open wagons for the Otavi Minen und Eisenbahn Gesellschaft (OMEG), in former German South West Africa (now Namibia). During the early part of the First World War, Union of South Africa forces drove the Germans out and seized control of this line. […]
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SAR ‘Type 1’ ‘B-Wagon’

The earliest variant of the ubiquitous ‘B-wagon’, which features a range of detail differences compared to the later ‘Type 2’; in particular the ‘Type 1’ features a much greater degree of riveted construction, with different end and door details. These vehicles were seen in use over many of the SAR 2ft gauge lines, sometimes in […]
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SAR ‘Type 1’ ST ‘Lumber’ Wagon

The ST ‘Lumber’ wagons were a common sight on the lines in Natal and some were utilised in the later days of the Avontuur Branch. Whilst ideal for those modelling SAR, this distinctive looking vehicle could find a home on all but the smallest garden railways. Specification - 16mm Scale Laser Cut Kit available in […]
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SAR ‘Type 2’ ‘B-Wagon’

One of the ubiquitous SAR Narrow Gauge bogie vehicles, ‘B-Wagons’ were a common site on many of the 2ft gauge lines. They were used to carry a variety of loads and were also subsequently modified with addition of stakes for carrying logs and sugar cane. Many photographs show these vehicles running in block consists of […]
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SAR L-13 First Class Carriage

Eight of these First Class vehicles were constructed by ‘Sachsische Waggon’ and delivered to SAR in 1927. They were placed in service on the Kakamas Branch, South West Africa and later on branches in Natal, as well as the Avontuur. Before the end of their working lives, many of these vehicles were rebuilt in various […]
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SAR NG DZ-10 ‘Dropside’ Wagon

These vehicles were a development of the earlier DZ vehicles and built with extended sides and ends to increase their overall capacity. They were used primarily for the transportation of limestone between Loerie and Chelsea on the Avontuur Branch. Over time a number of these vehicles lost their side extensions, and as such, kits for […]
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SAR NG DZ-9 ‘Dropside’ Wagon

The very first 'all steel bogie dropside wagons' were built for the Natal Government Railway in 1910, with South African Railways continuing to purchase them thereafter. They saw use on many of the 2ft Gauge SAR Lines, carrying all manner of material from limestone to sugar cane. A number of these extremely useful vehicles have […]
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SAR NG V-16 Brake Van Kit

This was one of the archetypal SAR vehicles used on a number of the 2ft Gauge Lines; as such this Brake Van would be an ideal accompaniment to any of our waggon kits. However, photographic evidence also shows them in mixed trains. An example has also found its way to the re-built Welsh Highland Railway, […]
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SAR NG- Y-1 Ballast Hopper Wagon

These magnificent vehicles were originally constructed for the project to upgrade the Avontuur Branch and were considered a ‘miniaturised’ version of their 3ft 6in gauge equivalent. Two batches were built by Hudson (SA), the first in 1968 and the second in 1976, and featured variable side discharge doors and were braked on both bogies. Whilst […]
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SAR NG-C ‘Gondola’ Wagon

The NG C-class ‘Gondola’ wagons first appeared from 1976, specifically intended for the limestone traffic between Loerie and Chelsea on the Avontuur Branch. At Chelsea there was a connection to the 12-mile-long private system belonging to the Eastern Province Cement Co, which later became Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC). The new ‘Gondolas’ weighed about half a […]
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SAR NG-V2 Brake Van ‘Original Condition’ Kit

This 16mm scale kit represents the characterful ‘V-2 Brake Van’ in its original SAR condition. This vehicle was rebuilt from an ex- Otavi Railway Box Van and was noted as often being used on limestone trains on the Avontuur Branch. It is shown here in Imperial Brown as depicted in S. M. Moir’s Photograph in […]
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SAR NG-V2 Brake Van ‘Re-built Condition’ Kit

This 16mm scale kit represents the rebuilt ‘V-2 Brake Van’, NG 1050, which was rebuilt with full matchboard sides and is today preserved at Humewood Road as part of the Apple Express formation. Although numbered as goods stock, it has been available for use as a passenger carrying vehicle, with seating for nine. The kit […]
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SAR NG-V5 Brake Composite Kit

The ‘NG V-5’ Brake Vans were Built by South African Railways in 1957 and were initially allocated to the Avontuur and Otavi lines. When the latter line was re-gauged in the early 1960s, its allocation of V-5s were transferred to Natal. As such, these vans could be found just about anywhere on the SAR 2ft […]
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