Current Products

Eighteen 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.

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.

Low Stock   

£11.00 each

 

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No.363     Tytherington Stone Co., Tytherington, nr. Thornbury, Glos., 7-plank wagon with Authentic stone load, No.39

Bauxite brown body with white lettering
Suitable: MR, LMS, S&DJR, GWR, also others.

Authentic 

Howell Hardwick inherited an estate near Thornbury in 1880 and began operating quarries around Tytherington, initially as Hardwick & Co. The name changed to Tytherington Stone Co. in the mid-1890’s. The business acquired a number of new and used mineral wagons between 1898 and 1914, and was linked to the LMS branch at Thornbury. Later the business was absorbed into the Teign Valley Granite Co, eventually becoming a constituent part of the current Hanson Aggregates. Although moth-balled for many years, blasting at Tytherington Quarry restarted in March 2019.

This wagon comes with a freshly-blasted Authentic load of Tytherington limestone, supplied by ATTWOOD AGGREGATES  

Low Stock already

£13.00 each

 

No.348    Western Counties Agricultural Cooperative Association (t/a Kingsburn Coal), of Bristol, Barnstaple & Plymouth, 7-plank wagon on 9’ wheelbase with coal load. No.14 

Dark Blue body, bright yellow lettering, black shadows
Suitable: GWR, S&DJR, L&SWR, SR, also others.

Authentic 

There were a number of West of England agricultural associations that dealt with coal, which they supplied to their numerous members. The Western Counties Agricultural Cooperative Association Ltd was based in Barnstaple. However they had a trading arrangement with the Kingsburn Coal Co, who had a depot at Redcliffe Wharf, on the Bristol Harbour lines. Their stunning ‘sun-burst’ livery was shown on a business postcard dating from c.1926.

Last Few - less than 5 remaining

£12.50 each

 

No.347    Lovell & Cox of St Peter Port, Guernsey, Container No.30 and LSWR Conflat No.5822

Extra Dark Red body, white lettering
Suitable: LB&SCR, L&SWR, SR, GWR, Channel Island Railways, also others.

Authentic

Lovell & Cox were a large Channel Island business, covering furniture retail, household furnishings, estate agency, auctioneers, warehousing and shipping agents. They proudly proclaimed “Removals by road or rail” and “Goods Removed to all Parts of the Kingdom”. The container was photographed on a horse- cart, probably on Guernsey, around the turn of the 20th century

£18.00 each

 

 

 

 

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

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

Bulk Buy Offer: Any two of these Sir John Jackson wagons for £19.00

Note: No.336 Sir John Jackson, Contractor, 4-plank wagon No.294 with mud load - Weathered - is now sold out

 

No.344 F.J.Moore of Plymouth, 5-plank wagon with Authentic stone load, No.48 (No.38 illustrated)

Dark Red body, white lettering, shaded black  
Suitable: GWR, LSWR, SR

Authentic 

F.J.Moore became the major quarry operators in the Plymouth area in the late 1880’s, with quarries at Cattedown, Prince Rock, Pomphlett, Radford, Billacombe, Elburton, Hooe and Moorcroft. The stone was important for buildings and roadways, as railway ballast, and was even shipped from Radford Quarry across to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the late C19th and early C20th. This example is almost identical to wagon No.38, which was photographed at Moorcroft Quarry in the 1920s.

This wagon comes with an Authentic load of Moorcroft Quarry limestone, supplied by ATTWOOD AGGREGATES                                    

£13.00 each

 

No.349    EPPS’S Cocoa, GWR-style vent van. No.9

Navy Blue body, white lettering.   
Suitable: LB&SCR, L&SWR, SR, GWR, also others.

Tailored based on historic documents

Dr John Epps (1805 – 1869), was one of the pioneers of homeopathy in Britain. Dr John Epps was not the first person to invent soluble cocoa powder, but he discovered a way to make it more appetising, mixing the cocoa with 20% West Indies arrowroot and 13% sugar. His brother James Epps, a London merchant, was largely responsible for presenting the product to the mass market; He heavily advertised Epps’ Cocoa, and by 1855 had coined a distinctive slogan, “grateful and comforting”. Epps’ cocoa was first sold from 1839 for the use of patients for whom tea and coffee were restricted. The almost prohibitive duty on cocoa had been greatly reduced in 1832, allowing the market to grow exponentially. Epps’ Cocoa was initially produced under contract by instant cocoa powder pioneer, Daniel Dunn of Pentonville Road. Epps established his own factory at 398 Euston Road, London in 1863, with a new steam-powered works established at Blackfriars in 1878. Epps was the largest cocoa powder producer in Britain, with an output of nearly five million pounds a year. At its peak the firm processed half of all cocoa imports into Britain. Epps Cocoa later becoming ubiquitous on stations across the country in the form of blue and white enamel signs.

£13.50 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.

£11.00 each

Low Stock

 

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 group of collieries, about 5 miles from Burton-on-Trent, included the mines at Bretby and at Cadley Hill. This wagon was photographed at the Gloucester RC&WCo. in October 1912.

Low Stock

£11.00 each

 

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No.357 D.R.Llewellyn, Merrett & Price (London) Ltd, Coal Factors of London and Southampton, 8-plank wagon No.A4520

Black body, white lettering.   
Suitable: GWR, LSWR, SR, LMS, other railways across Southern England and in South Wales

Authentic  

This business was established in the 1890's, combining the assets of, amoungst others, D.R.Llewellyn & Sons Ltd. and H.H.Merrett, t/a Merrett Brothers of Cardiff. Sir David Llewellyn, Bt., was a major colliery owner and a substantial shareholder of GKN (originally Guest, Keen & Nettlefolds of Heath Green, Birmingham, but later becoming a major investor in the South Wales coal industry). They traded as Colliery Agents, Coal Factors, and Ship Owners with several dozen vessels. In 1927 they joined L.Gueret & Co. to become pioneers of a co-operative selling system for all South Wales coal producers. Gueret, Llewellyn & Price Ltd traded through into the 1950's.   

£12.50 each

 

 

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No.352  Lymington Salt Works, traditional salt wagon, No.3

dark green body, cream lettering,
Suitable: L&SWR, SR, maybe others

Tailored based on historic documents

The Lymington area of the New Forest was, for many centuries, the capital of the English Salt trade. Wealthy local businessman, Charles St.Barbe (1750 - 1826) grew his influence and owned fifteen salt works and forty eight salt pans [known as salterns]. Despite the heavy taxes on salt (£30/ton in 1790s) he made substantial profits. The rise of salt mining in Cheshire, and improved transport, by canals and railways, led to the dramatic decline of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight salt industries in the late 19th Century.

Low Stock

£13.50 each

No.361 RN Storekeeper Department, Devonport, 7-plank wagon on 9' wheelbased wagon with coal load, No.229

Black body, white lettering.   
Suitable: Military Railways, GWR, LSWR, SR,

Authentic based on composite examples   

Construction of Devonport Royal Dockyard began in 1690 on the east banks of the River Tamar. Within the mainly civilian dockyards lies the HMS Drake Naval Base. By the 1860’s the whole complex, mostly comprising the civilian dockyards, had its own internal railway system, with links onto the GWR and L&SWR. Some of the internal system is still active, although the linking spur hasn’t been used in recent years. The wagon would likely have been used both externally and internally within the dockyard complex..   

£12.50 each

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No.355 Liverpool, Bristol & Hayle Steamship Co, Road/rail shipping container No.18 and G.W.R conflat No.39702

Black body, silver-white lettering.   
Suitable: GWR, LSWR, SR, LMS, other railways in NW England and in Wales

Authentic  

The Liverpool Bristol & Hayle Steamship Co established a steam ship servic between Liverpool, Milford (Haven), Swansea, Bristol and Cornwall in the early 1850's. Besides passengers in cabins or on deck, the TROUBADOUR, the BLARNEY, and the HELLAU offered a regular route for cargo. This container was noted on a Foden Steam lorry, probably in Shrewsbury (pre-delivery) or Hayle, around 1900 .   

£18.00 each

 

No.362 E.Tucker of Newton Abbot, GW Style Vent Van, No.42

Brown body, white lettering, dard red and black shadows.   
Suitable: GWR,

Authentic based on open wagon example   

In 1831, Edwin Tucker and his wife Elizabeth acquired an Ashburton business, comprising seed merchant, commercial malting house, and an agricultural supplies enterprise. Each of the three components grew. Soon, Edwin became a director of the emerging local railway company, the Buckfastleigh, Totnes & South Devon Railway. He subsequently opened new premises, first at Ashburton Station (1876) and later adjacent to Newton Abbot Station (1900). Tucker’s Maltings in Newton Abbot continued into the 21st Century, one of the last malting houses still processing grain in the traditional manner.   

£13.50 each

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No.351. Robert Lush & Son of Tisbury, 7-plank wagon on 9' wheelbase, with coal load, No.3.

Red Oxide body, black and cream lettering,
Suitable:
L&SWR, SR, S&DJR, GW ,

Authentic  

Robert Lush was the local coal merchant at Tisbury in the later 19th Century, through until at least the 1930s. Tisbury is a modest rural station in South Wiltshire, built by the Salisbury & Yeovil Railway Co.. It opened in May 1859, with the main line being doubled in 1863. It included a goods yard with a refuge siding, two goods sidings and a loading bank on the up side, and a refuge siding and a coal siding serving three staiths, on the down side. This wagon was photographed, in company of several Ford Model T pick-ups, c.1925.

£12.50 each

 

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No.356. S & TN Blake & Co.Ltd, Brewers of Gosport, GW-style Vent Van. No.4

Cream body, red lettering, green details;
Suitable:
LB&SCR, LSWR, SR, GWR ,

Tailored based on historic documents

James Blake was recorded at the Royal Oak PH in Gosport before 1805. Between 1810 and 1824, three of his five sons became brewers and "Blake & Sons" existed by 1847. The business became a limited liability company in 1897, based at the South Cross Brewery in South Cross Street, Gosport. The company was acquired by Brickwood & Co in 1927 and ceased brewing soon afterwards, although there are several fine examples of local pubs still in the elaborate glazed tile facades branded "Blake's Noted Gosport Ales".

Last Few - less than 5 remaining

£13.50 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 no longer keep a waiting list for specific wagons, instead when any are available they will be noted in Red on the HISTORY page with their prices.

There are none currently available [10th May 2019]

 

 

 

 


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