Eight of these First Class vehicles were constructed by ‘Sachsische Waggon’ and delivered to SAR in 1927. They were placed in service on the Kakamas Branch, South West Africa and later on branches in Natal, as well as the Avontuur. Before the end of their working lives, many of these vehicles were rebuilt in various forms, either as vans or as other passenger vehicles. As such, only NG 105 has survived in its original form and is now part of the Apple Express Formation.
This latest 16mm scale kit is intended to be the first of several similar style vehicles, which will start expanding the number of prototypical SAR formations that can be made-up using Resurgam Rolling Stock Kits. It would also sit well on any freelance line running larger generic locomotives.
As ever this detailed laser cut kit features Resurgam’s proven hidden slot and tab construction techniques for easy and accurate assembly. It includes, individually glazed panels with droplight frames in full relief and a fully fitted plywood interior as standard. This allows for the application of a varnished finish, as so often seen on the full-size prototypes. The application of thin faux leather to cover the seats would lift this even further; although as there are at least three different prototypical colour schemes, this will not be supplied, and is left to individual taste.
The full-sized prototype has seen many detail differences over its life, including different bogies, ventilators, gates etc. As standard the kit will be supplied with parts to build it in the condition illustrated, with plate frame bogies. However, if anyone would like minor detail differences provided for, please just ask.
- 16mm Scale Laser Cut Kit available in MDF or Plywood
- Proven, hidden slot and tabs construction for easy and accurate assembly
- Fully fitted interior
- Dummy Brake Detail
- Individual glazing panels, complete with droplights modelled in full relief
- Coloured copper wire is supplied to make the handrails and door handles
- Includes 'SAR style' Plate Frame Bogies', complete with steel wheelsets in either 32 or 45mm to suit your preference as well as suitable bearings.
- Does not include couplings, vacuum pipes or lettering
Length: 480mm (Over Headstock)
Height: 155mm (Body) 160mm (Water Tank)
Width: 110mm (Over Footboards) 96mm (Body)
Most of the vehicles represented in the range were built in significant quantities. As such no lettering or numbering is provided as it would be impractical to include so many numbering options. However, ‘Endon Valley Decals’ produce appropriate decals and these can be customised to suit your requirements.
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MDF £110.00 each Plus P&P
Plywood: £120.00 each Plus P&P
If you would like to place an order, please see the information on our ‘Ordering Page’