Current Products

Nineteen 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. 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.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.375. G Small & Son, Coal Merchants & General Agent, of Taunton, Tiverton, Thorne[falcon], et al, MR-style vent van. No.44

Light grey body, White lettering, black details.
S
uitable: GWR, LSWR, SR, others

Variation on Authentic; original was open wagon

Born in 1850, the son of a stonemason, George Small started work as a ‘mason’s boy’ in 1861, implying he had a limited education! By 1890 he ran his own building enterprise, later buying a coal business - unusual for a builder. Described as a Coal and Corn merchant in 1901, Kelly’s lists two depots in Taunton and ten in local villages. Between 1892 and 1911, Small & Co. bought over 40 new wagons, a substantial fleet for the time.

£14.00 each

 

No.373. W.E. Turner, Coal Merchant, of Chard, 5-plank, 9' wheelbase wagon, No.11

Medium grey body, White lettering, shaded black.
S
uitable: B&E Rly, GWR, LSWR, others

Authentic

William Turner moved to Chard in the 1840’s and dealt in corn, seed and coal, with premises at Fulham Wharf (Chard Canal) and Fore Street, Chard. With the opening of the two branch lines to Chard (GWR from Taunton, LSWR from Chard Junction) in 1866, his son, Edward Turner, developed the railway-based business. Subsequently his eldest son established the firm as William Edward Turner & Co. Evidence suggests  W.E. Turner had at least four wagons.

£13.00 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

 

374. John Symons & Co.Ltd of Totnes Quay, Cyder Makers, MR-style Vent Van No.5

Cream body, Dark blue lettering, coloured transfer details.   
Suitable: SDR, GWR

Tailored, based on historic documents.

The historic cyder works and buildings of John Symons & Co. continue to dominate the riverside quay in Totnes. A ¾ mile freight-only line ran from a junction just north of Totnes Station (South Devon Railway) to a level crossing at The Plains in the centre of the lower town, before running tramway-style along the streets to the quay of the River Dart. It was authorised in 1866 as part of the Buckfastleigh, Totnes & South Devon Railway, and opened 10th November 1874. Note: it was traditionally ‘cyder’ in Devon and Somerset, and ‘cider’ elsewhere across England!.

£14.00 each. Each wagon comes with a postcard version of the above poster

 

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

 

BULK BUY SPECIAL OFFER:

Buy any two of the following wagons for just £19.00 plus P&P

339. Alfred J Fudge of Bristol , 5-Plank wagon with Load, No.9
335. Sir John Jackson, railway contractor, 4-plank wagon with load, No.294

 

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.

Last few - less than 5 remaining

£11.00 each

 

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

 

No.361 RN Storekeeper Department, Devonport Dockyard, 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

372. Friary, Holroyd & Healy Brewery, Guildford, SR Box van No.19.

Tan brown body, black lettering, red, black details
Suitable: LSWR, SR, GWR

Tailored, based on historic documents.

Tan body with black roof. Black lettering shaded red. Suitable: SR, LSWR, others

Thomas Taunton bought the Cannon Brewery in Guildford in 1865. He traded under various names, eventually settling as the Friary Brewery Co. In 1889 they merged with G.B. Holroyd’s Byfleet Brewery [Est.1845], and acquired Healy & Co. of Chertsey [Est.1855] to form Friary, Holroyd & Healy Breweries Ltd. The business merged with the Meux Brewery Co. of Wandsworth in 1956 to form Friary Meux Ltd.

£14.00 each

 

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

 

371. HMS Sultan, Gosport, Gunpowder Van No.712

Dark blue body, white lettering, gold, red, black details
Suitable: Military Railways, SR, GWR

Tailored, based on historic documents.

HMS Sultan, as shore base (the fourth iteration of the name) occupies the site of one of the earliest Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service airfields, adjacent to Fort Rowner. The site had a rail connection close north of Fort Brockhurst station on the LSWR (later SR) branch line between Fareham and Gosport. Today it is a centre of Naval Engineering and a Naval training establishment.

£14.00 each

 

369. Chaplin & Co, Agents for LSWR, London, Southampton et al, Road-rail container No.113 on LSWR conflat No.5838

370. Chaplin & Co, Agents for LSWR, London, Southampton et al, Road-rail container No.113 on SR conflat No.N38229 - This version: low stock

Dark green body, cream lettering, orange details
Conflat: SR version in SR Brown, LSWR version in Bauxite brown
Suitable: LSWR, SR

Authentic, based on historic documents.

The business was established in the 1820's by William J Chaplin, a well-known coach proprietor, sometime MP for Salisbury, and Chairman of the London & South Western Railway Co. (1837 - 1858). The business was the outcome of merging a number of old coaching firms into the eary railway system. Trading beyond LSWR territory as Chaplin & Horne Ltd., they became the largest railway cartage and local delivery agents in England, supporting all the major pre-grouping companies, and eventually becoming a cornerstone of British Road Services.

£18.00 each

 

 

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

 

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 [1st December2019]; we are expecting a significant number in January, so please watch this web-site after 10th Jan 2020

 

 

 


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