Produced in collaboration with William Curry, this laser cut kit represents Ffestiniog Railway 'Carriage 24', which is a modern replica of an NWNGR Summer Car, albeit with the addition of full-height doors. It was built to the original NWNGR loading gauge which can be accommodated on the modern FR as well as the WHR and was outshopped from Boston Lodge in 2002. This vehicle was a stalwart of the WHR service up until the advent of Covid-19, which saw it re-deployed to ‘Covid-Secure’ duties with addition of Plywood Screens between the compartments.
The kit is designed with our proven hidden slot and tab construction technique throughout for easy and accurate assembly and is available to order 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 as well as ‘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 24 in its current livery are available from Endon Valley Custom Decals.
- 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.
Length Over Headstocks: 479mm
Roof Height: 127mm
Max Height: 136mm (Over Vent)
Width Over Body: 96mm
Extreme Width: 109mm (Over Footboard)
At present it is planned the first of these kits will be available for dispatch in Mid-August 2022
Ffestiniog Railway Carriage 24
MDF: £130.00 + Postage
Plywood: £140.00 + Postage
If you would like to place an order, please see our 'Ordering Page'