Category: Departmental Vehicles

The Ff&WHR have an extensive fleet of non passenger carrying vehicles, which are used by the various departments. Many of these vehicles are from the Hudson Stable, but more recently a great number of ex-South African Railway vehicles have been utilised.

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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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 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 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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