Current Products

Twenty 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.

Note: Due to an increase in our base costs, we have, reluctantly, adjusted the prices for new releases after 1st April 2018 (from #No.337) to £11.50 for open wagons and £13.50 for vans. Individual prices will remain for tankers, containers and certain other particular wagons.

333. T Gange & Sons, Coal & Coke Merchants, Cowes, Isle of Wight, 7-plank wagon on 9' wheelbase, No.6, with coal load

SR Malacite green body, cream lettering, black details
Suitable:Isle of Wight Railways

Tailored, based on historic documents.

The Gange family had an active coal yard adjacent to the platforms at Cowes throughout most of the 20th century. Although Cowes had its own extensive waterfront, loaded wagons arrived by rail from Medina Wharf, which had a more suitable berth for coal boats. The Station also afforded enough space for a small yard. With the decline in sales of solid fuels in the 1970's and 80's, the business morphed into a taxi and minibus operation, which is still strong.

£11.00 each

 

334. Wm.Cooper, East Street Brewery, Southampton, SR Box Van No.1937

Cream body, red, blue and gold lettering and details
Suitable: L&SWR, SR, SDJR, GWR

Tailored, based on historic documents.

The Cooper family were brewers in Southampton from the 1840's, operating from several premises in East Street and Hanover Buildings. The brewery was acquired in 1867 by William Garton, of the sugar manufacturing family, who also acquired other local breweries. Soon afterwards the business moved to larger premises in York Buildings, off the north side of East Street. The new buildings were of a distinctive red brick and featured a landmark chimney. Acquired by Watneys in 1942, brewing ceased in the mid-1950's.

£12.50 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.

Last Few - less than 5 remaining    

£17.80 each

 

No.342 Joseph Brutton & Sons Ltd. Brewers of Yeovil Vent Van No.23.
Produced in conjunction with Yeovil Railway Centre, and also available direct from them.

SR Brown body, cream lettering and black details, dark grey roof.
Suitable: L&SWR, SR, GWR

Tailored, based on historic documents.

Born in 1831, son of an Exeter pub landlord, Joseph Brutton moved to Yeovil c.1854 and entered business as a brewer and wine & spirits merchant. By 1881, the enterprise included a malting house, and employed 36 men. He also ran a dairy farm with pedigree Jersey cows. After his retirement in 1893, his sons expanded the business further, in all the disciplines. The operation was taken over by Mitchell, Toms & Co of Chard in 1937; the Yeovil Brewery ceased production in 1965

£13.50 each.

 

330. A.T.Frampton, Timber & Slate Importer, and Builders Merchant, Bournemouth, 7-plank wagon on 9' wheelbase, No.13

Charcoal black body, white lettering
Suitable: L&SWR, SR, MR, SDJR, LMS

Authentic

Almost nothing is known about this trader. From the original photograph, the wagon appears to date from the mid-1890’s, and could have been a product of the Gloucester Carriage & Wagon Works. We surmise that Mr Frampton most likely based this wagon at Bournemouth Goods Yard, adjacent to what is now Bournemouth Central, rather than the S&DJR’s Bournemouth West. By the nature of the business, the wagon is likely to have collected slate and timber loads from Hamworthy, Southampton, and perhaps other ports  further afield without a GWR monopoly, like Sharpness.

£11.00 each

 

No.339 Golden Valley Paper Mills Ltd. of Bitton, Bristol, 5-plank wagon, No.2

Red oxide body with white lettering shaded black.
S
uitable: MR, LMS, GWR

Authentic

The paper mill at Bitton was originally a brass mill, but was converted to paper production in the 1830s. It was a busy operation, recorded in the 1860s as working 24 hours/day, 6 days/week, and employing 450 men and women. Like many paper mills fire was a constant hazard, and it burnt down several times; each time the opportunity was take to rebuild and improve. Production continued into the 1960s. Bitton was located on the Midland Railway’s line between Bristol and Bath..

£11.50 each

Note 1: this release will be the Show Wagon at the Bristol Thornbury MREx, 4th/5th/6th May. Our Wessex Wagons version is identical to the Show Wagon version except that ours has the addition of black 'end irons',.

Note 2: Our over-the-table price at Bristol Thornbury MREx may differ from our published price above, in order to match the price offered by the show organisers for the Show Wagon. Our published price is available for pre-orders, to be collected at the show, and to all our 'regulars'.

 

No.335 Sir John Jackson, Contractor, 4-plank wagon No.294 with mud load

Light grey body, White lettering, shaded black. Ex works
S
uitable: Military dockyards, railway construction sites, others

No.336 Sir John Jackson, Contractor, 4-plank wagon No.294 with mud load

Light grey body, White lettering, shaded black. Weathered
S
uitable: Military dockyards, railway construction sites, others

Authentic

John Jackson was apprenticed to Newcastle engineer William Boyd, 1866 to 1868, before studying civil engineering at Edinburgh. His first major contract was to build Stobcross docks in Glasgow in 1876. His most outstanding work was the Manchester Ship Canal, 1894-95, for which he was knighted by Queen Victoria; his company was renamed accordingly. Subsequently he constructed the Keyham Yard extension at Devonport Royal Dockyard, 1896-1907 [where this wagon was photographed], a railway from Arica - La Paz rising 14,500’ across the Andes, 1909, and numerous other major harbour projects across the globe.

£11.00 each

 

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

 

331. Wm.Aldridge, Bedford Brewery, Southampton SR Box Van No.2

Bottle green body, white lettering
Suitable: L&SWR, SR, SDJR, GWR

Tailored, based on historic documents.

William Aldridge had a brewery at 24 Bedford Place, Southampton from before 1800. In the Victorian era, the premises were rebuilt into a typical town brewery complex, with a brick and corrugated iron brew house, water tower and a range of ancillary outbuildings. Taken over by Brickwoods in 1927, the site remained a bottling plant until 1968. Nearby in Lower Bannister Street was the factory of E. Aldridge & Sons, a branch of the same family, producing mineral waters and ginger beers.

£12.50 each

 

No.337  Ashton Gate Brewery, Bristol Box Van No.9 in Dark Blue

No.338 Ashton Gate Brewery, Bristol Box Van No.9 in Chocolate brown

Cream body with Dark Blue or Chocolate brown lettering shaded black. Dark grey roof.
Suitable: probably MR, LMS, GWR

Tailored, based on historic documents.

Thomas Baynton operated the Ashton Gate Brewery in North Street, in the Bristol suburb of Ashton Gate. Upon his death in 1865, a company was established to acquire the business, one of the first 1000 registered companies in Britain. Improvement works in 1866 included new stables, tower, chimney, and a new Copper. Further expansion took place in 1903, with a new fermentation block and a second Copper. The company was bought by Bristol Brewery Georges Ltd in 1931.

£13.50 each

 

No.25 pictured. No.16 is identical except running number and Tare

 

No.340 GWR Drinking Water Rectank. No.16

Off White Body, extra dark red lettering
S
uitable: GWR

Authentic 

G.W.R. Camp Coaches were often positioned on remote, un-serviced sidings. A similar tank wagon was photographed with a Camp Coach at Powerstock, on the Bridport Branch in Dorset, in 1938. With no mains water supply, the tank wagon provided water for all purposes. Despite being [clearly] labelled as ‘Drinking Water’, water for drinking for the station and the residents came in daily by passenger train from Maiden Newton. Other Camp Coaches are known to have been paired with dedicated 6-wheel milk tankers. All such examples were assigned to the Loco.Dept., as they were also used to support locomotive operations.

£14.00 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.

£11.00 each

BULK BUY SPECIAL OFFER:

Buy No.307 Oliver James Gullick of Bristol, 5-Plank wagon with coal Load, No.116 (above) and No.312  Alfred J Fudge of Bristol , 5-Plank wagon with Load, No.9 (below) together for just £19.00

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.

£11.00 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.

Last Few - less than 10 remaining   

£11.00 each

 

No.316 Read & Westmoreland of Salisbury, 7-plank wagon on 9’ wheelbase with sand load. No.23

Black body, white lettering. Suitable: GWR, LSWR, SR, LMS

Authentic  

Read & Son were established coal factors in Salisbury before 1867, as they are known to have had broad-gauge wagons. In the later 1880’s they went into partnership with Westmoreland, although later wagons reverted to Read & Son. Almost all of their coal supply came from Trafalgar and Lightmoor Collieries in the Forest of Dean. Reads had plenty of wagons, at one point in the 1880s at least 166 wagons were recorded, mostly leased from Gloucester Wagon Co.Ltd. They were trading into the 1940’s.

£11.00 each

 

No.332. Alum Bay Sand & Gravel Co, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, 4-plank wagon with signature sand load. No.7

SR Brown body, black and cream lettering, red and cream shadows;
Suitable:
SODOR Railways, IoW Railways,

Fantasy

Alum Bay has long been synonymous with the naturally occurring strate of coloured sands exposed on the cliffs. Tourists have been visiting the beach since Victorian times. However, inland from the cliffs, several large excavations have long served the islands' building trade.      

£11.00 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 [24th April 2018]: they would normally be shown in Red on the HISTORY page.

 

 


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