Current Products

Thirteen Limited Edition 00 gauge model railway wagons are currently available, including variations. All models are based on original research and come complete with a Limited Edition certificate. They are compatible with other 00 gauge rolling stock produced by Hornby, Bachmann and others. Models have weighted finely moulded plastic bodies, run on spoked metal wheels and are fitted with detachable tension lock couplings (all the current wagons have slim-line couplings in standard NEM pockets). Each wagon is boxed separately with a clear plastic insert ensuring easy viewing and safe handling. These are ready-to-run models and are ideal for operating or for display purposes. Each is an authentic model and a collectable item.

Authenticity: We sell ‘history on wheels’. With our Industrial History backgrounds, we always strive to make the appearance of our model wagons match the original photographs or drawings as closely as possible. We try not to simplify designs. Unlike some other specialist suppliers, all our wagons are ‘Authentic’ unless we specifically declare them a 'Variation on Authenticor ‘tailored, based on other historic evidence’. Feedback is always welcome, as are further details about wagons past and present, and ideas for future releases.

 

 

No.257 SR/BR(S) IoW Departmental Van, GW-style Vent Van, No.Es 081373

Light Grey body, Black detail, white lettering.
Suitable: SR(IOW), BR(S) - IOW     
 

Authentic

Believed to have been built to L&BSC Rly. Diagram 1436, this was one of 27 similar vans sent to the island, mostly entering departmental use after WW2. This one was noted in use, presumably as a tools van, with the islands’ rudimentary breakdown train at Shanklin in August 1962 during the recovery of an overturned brake van. Like most IoW rolling stock, this vehicle would have had full Westinghouse brakes.

Last Few - less than 5 remaining.

£11.80 each

 

 

No.284 Marks & Riches Ltd, Wholesale Fruit importers, of Jersey, Guernsey and Southampton, Period Shipping Container No.6 on G.W. Conflat wagon No.39329

SR Brown container body, white lettering, shaded red. Dark Grey wagon.
Suitable: GWR, LSWR, SR.

Authentic

Marks & Riches were the dominant fruit and vegetable wholesalers in the Channel Islands for over 100 years. Their principle supply of bananas came via Fyffes Line’s dedicated trans-shipment warehouse at Avonmouth Docks, Bristol. Because of the delicate ripening process for bananas, the first departures from Avonmouth after a fruit boat had arrived were container wagons for Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight. From a photograph at Avonmouth in the 1930’s.

Low Stock - less than 20 remaining.    

£17.80 each

 

No.305 United Dairies 6-wheeled Milk Tanker, un-numbered

Off-white body, Red, Navy Blue lettering, Suitable: GWR, SR, others

Variation on Authentic - Most genuine tanker liveries are already available. However this version represents the earliest version of a UD colourscheme, as noted on a MILTA 4-wheeled tanker in 1927

This wagon represents one of the earliest liveries of United Dairies, and is based on a photograph at the (then new) Wootton Bassett Milk Factory in 1927. The introduction of 3000 gallon tankers in early 1927 largely superceded the labour-intensive use of churns. Up to 30 of the glass-lined tankers were dispatched daily from Wootton Bassett to West Ealing, near Paddington. In later years the wagons were distributed to a variety of milk bbottling plants around West and South London.

£14.80 each

 

No.313 Crane & Company, Firework Manufacturers, Bristol, Gunpowder van No.109

Carmine Red body, White lettering, shaded black , Suitable: GWR, MR, LMS, others

Variation on Authentic, based on an Authentic 7-plank wagon.

The fireworks factory at Warmley, east of Hanham, was started by Issac Crane in 1887. His brother, Alexander, a Gloucester-based coal merchant, had one 7-plank wagon painted to promote the fireworks' business, although this style of advertising was frowned upon by the Railway Clearing House. Crane & Company were well known for their flambuoyant displays, including shows for visiting royal guests. They operated until a major fire at their works in 1937.

£11.80 each

 

 

No.300 Crouchers Ltd of Newport IoW and Southampton, Removal Contractors, Shipping container, on LSWR Machinery Wagon No.32371.

Dark Blue body, cream letters with red shadows, Wagon is LSWR (SR) Brown with white letters  
Suitable: IoW Railways, LBSCR, LSWR, SR, GWR, S&DJR, maybe others 
.

Authentic

Crouchers were established before 1800 as a shipping company, agent and carrier, operating a freight service between Southampton Town Quay, Cowes, and Newport. By the 1930’s they had 11 vessels and 3 barges. In 1936 they were bought out, together with their Solent rival, Shepherd Brothers, by Pickfords, who already operated their own services from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight. This container was photographed on a flatbed Foden 5-ton steam wagon, outside the Croucher’s warehouse in Newport, in 1905.

Low Stock - less than 20 remaining.    

Each £17.80

 

No.310 J.S.Fry & Sons Ltd., Union Street, Bristol. Road-rail containerNo.15 on GWR Conflat No.38791 (No.22 illustrated)

Dark Blue body, white letters. Wagon is GWR Brown with white letters  
Suitable: GWR, LSWR, SR, S&DJR, others 
.

Authentic 

Joseph Fry started making cocoa in 1759. Later becoming J.S.Fry & Sons, the company developed Britain's first moulded chocolate bars in 1847. They merged with Cadbury in 1919, moving from central Bristol to the Somerdale factory in 1923. Fry's operated a number of road-rail containers, widely used for local and long distance deliveries. This example represents one photographered at Canon's Marsh Goods Yard in 1912.                                    

£17.80 each

 

No.309 British Forestry Service, W^D , No.81853

Extra dark green body, white letters
Suitable: All railways,
also Northern Germany to Train Ferry ports

Authentic.  

An interesting wagon because the empty weight (Tare) and the Load are both displayed in Imperial and in Continental units. The British Forestry Service was created in 1945 as part of the reconstruction of Germany, overseen by the Control Commission Germany (CCG). The rolling stock and railway infrastructure in the British sector were so degraded that new wagons, such as this one, were imported from Britain. They were used to ferry sawn timber to England as part of the War reparations. The programme lasted until at least 1948. Incidentally, another associated activity was the training of considerable numbers of Women's Timber Service volunteers in the Forest of Dean, who then travelled to Germany to use their new skills.     

Low Stock - less than 20 remaining.                            

£10.50 each

 

No.307  Oliver James Gullick of Bristol, 5-Plank wagon with coal Load, No.116

Charcoal black body, white lettering
Suitable: GWR, MR, SDJR, LMS

Authentic

OLiver J Gullick set up as a coal salesman in the 1880's, probably as an agent for F.Bird & Co. of Radstock. By 1902, he had his own premises at Clifton Down Station, and expanded in 1904 to include a larger depot at Montpelier Station. The business had a number of 8-ton wagons. No.116 was photographed at Minehead in January 1923.

£10.50 each

 

 

No.311  T.J.Sharp & Co. of Bugle, Cornwall, 5-Plank wagon with timber Load, No.16

Dark green body, white and black lettering, white outlines, black end irons.
Suitable: GWR

Authentic

A rare example of a Private Owner coal wagon from Cornwall. There were many P.O. China Clay wagons in the county, but coal almost always arrived by boat from South Wales, so this one is exceptional. Based on a similar example photographed at Bugle Station, near St.Austell, in 1910.

£10.50 each

 

No.312  Alfred J Fudge of Bristol , 5-Plank wagon with Load, No.9

Charcoal black body, white lettering,
Suitable: GWR, MR, LMR

Authentic

Alfred John Fudge was noted as a Coal Agent in 1901, and is believed to have bought his first wagons in 1905. Coal appears to have been obtained almost exclusively from Hall Collieries at Swadlincote, on the Midland Railway. This roup of collieries, about 5 miles from Burton-on-Trent, included the mines at Bretby and at Cdley Hill. This wagon was photographed at the Gloucester RC&WCo. in October 1912.

£10.50 each

 

GW Paddington – West Country Parcels Vent Van, No.125962

GWR Dark Grey body, white letters,
Suitable: GWR

Authentic  

Photographed in August 1935, this was an example of the Diagram V23 vans. They had movable partitions fitted inside in order to separate consignments going to one destination, to avoid movement of the load whilst in transit. This van was branded ‘Not a Common User’, to work between Paddington and three West Country Stations. It would originally have been fitted with vacuum brakes, for working in ‘fitted freight’ services.     

Last Few - less than 5 remaining.                                

£11.80 each

 

No.306. James Blake & Co. of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, 5-plank wagon with load. No.6

Mid-grey body, black and cream lettering, red and cream shadows
Suita
ble: IoW Railways, SR.

Tailored, based on historic documents.

The Newport, Yarmouth and Freshwater Railway opened in 1883, and survived, with varying levels of debt and independence until Gropuping in 1923. The Blake family were successful merchants, establishing a trading business in Yarmouth in 1790, particularly distributing coal from N.E. England around West Wight, based at Yarmouth Pier. James Ruffin Blake added further depots at Freshwater Station and Yarmouth Station as the FYN Rly opened.

Low Stock - less than 20 remaining.       

£10.50 each

 

No.294      Carter Paterson, Road/rail Container No 203, on SR Container flat No.39230
Dark Green body with red panels, yellow letters, black shadow, Schweppes advertisement in yellow, red and black. Conflat in SR Brown with white lettering, Suitable: SR, GWR, LMS, LNER, BR(S), others

Authentic 

Carter Paterson was founded in 1860, formed into a private company (Carter, Paterson & Co., Ltd.) in 1887, and converted into a public company in February 1934. In October 1933, the ‘Big Four’ railway companies purchased control of the company in equal shares. Its head office was at 128 Goswell Road, London EC1. Upon nationalisation ownership passed to the British Transport Commission, and Carter Paterson was subsequently absorbed into British Road Services. This example was photographed at Southampton Docks in 1935

Low Stock - less than 20 remaining.    

 £18.80 each

 

Earlier wagons

Our Limited Edition wagons are exactly that: they are available for a limited period and when they are all sold, they cease to be available!

However, we do very occasionally have access to individual wagons which were previously 'sold out', perhaps when a regular customer has asked us to help them as they 'thin' their collection; we do keep a waiting list for specific wagons - let us know which one(s) you are looking for and we will let you know if one becomes available. There are none currently available [11th August 2017]: they would normally be shown in Red on the HISTORY page.

 

 


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