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Etched Pixels / Ultima N Gauge Catalogue 2016 GWR Departmental Vehicles

UME1220: GWR 52ft Hawksworth Inspection Saloon Period: 345678 : In stock, order, £21.95

Diagram Q.13

These inspection saloons were built from 1944 onwards and lasted well into the rail blue era, with at least one receiving inter-city style livery in the 1980s. Seven of them were then preserved.

The kit consists of a fold up etched sides and floor, etched ends, solebars, footboards, truss frames, a polished 3D printed roof profile pre-marked for ventilator fitting, brass buffers, white metal castings, vents, wire, glazing and screws. It is accompanied by instructions and reference photographs.

You will need to provide bogies (UM577) - or Farish Mark 1 bogies can be used, plus a couple of round pins or similar.

UME1221: GWR breakdown tender van Period: 345 : In stock, order, £19.95

Drg. 31874A, built 1930

The GWR built and kept these vans specifically for accidents. The 62ft design first appeared in 1890 and continued through the 1930s. This kit is based upon No. 174 which was based at Stafford Road Wolverhampton. DW174 (later ADM174W) was withdrawn in 1976 and survives today at Birmingham Railway Museum.

The kit consists of a fold up etched sides and floor, etched ends, solebars, footboards, truss frames, window bolections, bogies and doors, an aluminium roof profile, buffers, white metal castings, vents, bogies wire, glazing and screws.

You will need to provide four sets of wheels, and your choice of couplers (mounts for a pair of Peco couplers are included). Suitable bogies for 2mm finescale are available from the 2mm Scale Association plus a bit of plasticard to produce the stove flue.