The Royal Naval Armaments Depot, was the designation for a number of armament depots located around the UK, primarily intended to meet the needs of the Royal Navy but later extending to other British and Allied forces. Normally consisting of multiple underground ‘magazines’, they were generally rail served by the national network, and many had internal 2ft 6in gauge railway systems to facilitate distribution between the standard gauge railhead, magazines and workshops.
These, true to 16mm scale kits, represent some of the most common narrow-gauge vehicles found in these depots some of which were in government service until as recently as the early 2000s. A significant number of these vehicles have made their way into preservation, and being easily re-gaugeable have also found homes on 2ft, 2ft 3in and of course 2ft 6in gauge lines; they seem to turn up just about everywhere.
Whilst some of these vehicles retain their traditional naval grey colour scheme, others have been repainted into countless new liveries, offering a plethora of options for both the prototype modeller or freelancer alike and should look at home on any garden line.