Rolling Stock Kits

Ffestiniog Railway Carriage 23

Produced in collaboration with William Curry,  this laser cut kit represents Ffestiniog Railway 'Carriage 23', which was originally built by Ashbury as a 'Summer Car' for the NWNGR. When transferred to the FR it was cut-down to suit the more restrictive loading gauge. It has carried many different numbers in its life and in later years gained full height doors. Most recently it has been sporting the 1920s Green Livery and was a regular component of one of the WHR sets, until the advent of Covid saw it incorporated into the otherwise Green and Cream Liveried ‘1960s’ set. A set, which incidentally can now be modelled in full using Resurgam Rolling Stock kits with, Carriages 11, 12, 17, 21 and 38 also being available.

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.

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.

As standard the kit will include, 3D printed representations of the Door Handles and Grab handles along with ‘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 decals are not supplied with the kit, but the correct decals for Carriage 23 in its current condition are available from Endon Valley Custom Decals.

Specification
- 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.

Dimensions
Length Over Headstocks: 479mm
Height: 121mm
Width Over Body: 96mm
Extreme Width: 109mm (Over Footboard)

Availability

At present it is planned the first of these kits will be available for dispatch in Mid-August

Prices 

Ffestiniog Railway Carriage 23
MDF: £125.00 + Postage
Plywood: £135.00 + Postage

If you would like to place an order, please see our 'Ordering Page'

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