Produced in collaboration with Will Curry, this laser cut kit represents the recently completed replica of ‘Carriage 21’. The original vehicle was one of a pair, of ‘tourist carriages’ (21 & 22) built by Ashbury in 1897. However, neither of these vehicles survived in original condition, with ‘Carriage 21’ being scrapped in 1962 and ‘Carriage 22’ being subsequently rebuilt and now bearing little semblance of its original appearance.
The replica ‘Carriage 21’ was built in Boston Lodge between 2013 and 2019, with work predominantly undertaken by volunteers. It was officially accepted into traffic as a part of the heritage fleet in July 2019 and has seen significant use in the Covid-Secure ‘Heritage Services’ of 2020 and 2021.
The kit is designed with our proven hidden slot and tab construction technique throughout for easy and accurate assembly and will be 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 will include, 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’.
A kit for ‘Carriage 21 & 22’ in their original condition is also planned, so if this is something you would like, please do get in touch to register your interest.
At present, orders placed on or before the 31st of October should be completed in time for pre-Christmas delivery. Orders placed after that date may be pushed back to mid-January, dependant on supply chain.
- 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: Carriage 21
MDF: £115.00 + Postage
PLY: £125.00 + Postage
If you would like to place an order, please see our 'Ordering Page'