Produced in collaboration with Will Curry, this 16mm scale, laser cut kit is one of three now available from Resurgam Rolling Stock, representing the NWNGR/WHR ‘Ashbury Corridor Carriages’ in various conditions.
‘Carriage 25’ was originally numbered ‘Carriage 9’ and was one of a pair of identical vehicles built by Ashbury in 1893 numbered 9 and 10. They sported all wooden frames and bodywork and were supplied with air-brakes. Doors were located at the ends of each side, and had a lateral 2-1 seating arrangement with access via an aisleway; this being where the term ‘Corridor Coaches’ was derived.
Both vehicles were significantly altered during the 1920s when their sides were lowered and vacuum brakes were fitted to permit through-running onto the Ffestiniog Railway. ‘Carriage 9’, which was re-numbered as ‘Carriage 25’ under Ffestiniog Railway management, retained its original seating plan throughout its life, and was in almost continuous use right up until closure. It is thought to have been in poor condition by this time and was scrapped at or around the time of closure. However, a replica of ‘Carriage 9’ in its original full-height condition was subsequently constructed by the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway and can be seen in regular use today.
This kit specifically represents Carriage 9 / 25 in its later WHR condition, cut-down in height, with the additional intermediate droplights and retaining its original seating configuration. It 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 (Plywood interior as standard). 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 carriage body is mounted very close to the bogies, but there is room for the bogies to rotate adequately to allow the carriage to negotiate a 2ft 6in radius on 32mm gauge, albeit cutting 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.
Whilst this kit is not supplied with couplings, it can be supplied with ends to suit either Accucraft Chopper couplings mounted from behind the drag-beam, or with a plain headstock to suit couplings of your choice. Please specify when ordering.
Decals are not supplied, but are available separately 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 (Plywood as standard)
- 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: 480 mm (Over Headstock)
W: 96 mm (body) 115 (Over footboards)
H: 122mm above railhead
Price: WHR ‘Carriage 25 – Lowered WHR Condition
MDF: £120.00 + Postage
PLY: £125.00 + Postage
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