Produced in collaboration with Will Curry, this laser cut kit can be used to represent either FR Carriage 21 or 22 in their original condition as supplied to the FR in 1897. Neither vehicle survives in this condition with ‘Carriage 21’ having been scrapped in 1962 and ‘Carriage 22’ being completely re-built and bearing little resemblance to its original appearance. A modern replica of Carriage 21 was built in Boston Lodge between 2013 and 2019, a kit for which is also available from our range.
There are various detail difference between the original vehicles compared to the modern replica of 21, with the earlier vehicles featuring a single full height partition, which split the interior seating bays 3 -4. There is also different match-boarding, framing detail as well as additional rivet detail.
The kit is designed with our proven hidden slot and tab construction technique throughout for easy and accurate assembly and is available in MDF or Plywood. It includes individually glazed panels with droplight frames / and or window beading in full relief. Interior panel detail and bench seating is supplied in full. Prototypical profile bogies, complete with steel wheelsets and bronze bearings are supplied as standard.
As per prototype, the floors are raised at both ends, in order to accommodate the bogies mounted below. On 32mm gauge there is room for the bogies to rotate adequately to allow the carriage to negotiate a 2ft 6in radius although it does cut a significant chord in the process. However, I am unsure what the constraints would be for 45mm gauge; but it would be very tight. If there is anyone running on 45mm gauge who would be interested in a kit then please contact me and I will look into it.
The kit includes, 3D printed representations of the Door Handles and Grab handles. As standard the kit also includes ‘SLR Models’ 3D printed ‘Door Buffers’ and ‘Door Lock Covers’, all of which are manufactured here in the UK. Despite their fine appearance these are surprisingly strong components, especially once mounted in position and will easily stand respectful handling.
Couplings and vacuum pipes are not supplied.
The lettering illustrated here, as well as other prototypically suitable decals are available separately from ‘Endon Valley Custom Transfers’.
- 16mm Scale Laser Cut MDF or Plywood Kit
- Proven, hidden slot and tab construction to aid accurate assembly
- Full interior panel detailing and seating framework supplied
- Individual glazing panels, complete with droplights and exterior window beading modelled in full relief
- 3D printed Door Handles, Door Stops, Door Lock Covers and Grab Rails
- Includes prototypical outline ‘Bogies', complete with steel wheelsets in 32mm gauge as well as suitable bearings.
- Does not include couplings, vacuum pipes or lettering.
L: 484 mm (Over Headstock)
W: 96 mm (body) 109 (Over footboards)
H: 122mm above railhead
Price: ‘Ashbury Tourist Carriage’ – Original Condition
MDF: £115.00 + Postage
PLY: £125.00 + Postage
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