READY TO RUN coaches and wagons
Initial releases are set to cover an open wagon and a boxvan; each offered in a choice of L&B and Southern Railway liveries, with two running numbers per livery. (Painted, but unlettered, versions of the wagons will also be produced.). Coaches will then follow afterwards.
The two wagons represent designs built in 1897 by the Bristol Wagon & Carriage Company, which both utilised the same 6’ wheelbase underframe; the L&B wagon fleet included six boxvans and eight open wagons to these designs. We will offer the boxvan as L&B Nos.3 & 7 and SR Nos.47036 & 47039, and the open wagon as L&B Nos.2 & 10 and SR Nos. 28305 & 28308. They will be finished in both L&B livery (light grey with black ironwork) and Southern Railway livery (umber bodies with black running gear). The models, which are of all-plastic construction, feature brake shoes that are in line with the wheel treads, and separate brake levers (fitted to one side only as per the prototype). Samples of the wagons have been tested successfully around 4″ radius curves. We plan to offer an initial limited run of wagon sets, followed by individual wagons.
(CAD drawings from our design office)
All vehicles will be supplied with couplings fitteing into in NEM pockets. The coupling will be compatible with our existing OO-9 coupling (ref.GR-101) and most other types to this design. Despite these new rolling stock items being to L&B designs, the products are ideally suited for freelance OO-9 systems are are expected to have a wide appeal amongst modellers.
Full ordering and pricing information will be released in due course. The next few months will be exciting as the models are gradually released to the market. It’s also a step forward for OO-9 modelling, with the hope that these new models will encourage modellers to venture into this scale, or at least incorporate a narrow gauge interchange on their standard gauge OO layout. All we need now is a ready to run locomotive…..