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Etched Pixels / Ultima N Gauge Catalogue 2016 Other Thompson Vehicles

Thompson designs encompassed a small number of other vehicles including a six wheel CCT and a matchboarded brake produced just after the war when there were serious material shortages.

Thompson Matchboard Full Brake

The first Thompson designed vehicles produced after the war. The D.327 brakes were built using the Gresley chassis and, due to material shortages, matchboarded sides. Built in 1945/6 they survived into rail blue livery in the 1970s.

The kit consists of a set of sides with integral floor, ends, underframe etches, white metal detailing parts, brass buffers, hand rail wire, plastic roof and ventilators. To complete the kit you need a pair of N gauge society 8ft Gresley bogies and wheels. A small amount of filling of the plastic roof is needed.

Suitable bogies include the N Gauge Society 8' Gresley Bogies.

UME1116: LNER Thompson matchboard corridor full brake Period: 3456 : In stock, order, £19.95

Some soldering is required for the solebars and steps, as well as filing work to tidy up the tabbed joins.

Thompson Six Wheel BZ Van

Eighty of these six wheel vans were introduced in 1950, in a very similar style to the Thompson bogie coaches being built at the same time. They were the last six wheeled coaches built for British Rail. Although built to passenger standards they were banned from passenger services in 1959 but continued to see service in other trains until the mind 1970s. Most were scrapped by 1976 with a last few hanging on until 1980.

Several were preserved for their underframes. Due to the poor quality timber used in the body framing only one complete van, E70654E, survives in preservation. It can be found on the Great Central Railway where it was restored.

This is a full etched kit including underframe along with white metal fittings, 3D printed buffers and a plastic roof

UME1144: Thompson D.358 BZ six wheel van Period: 4567 : Out of stock, £17.95

A full kit for the Thompson BR built six wheel BZ vans. This kit includes etched underframe and body, plastic roof profile, white metal fittings, brass buffers, plastic roof ventilators, bearings, coupling mounts coupling arms and wheels.

UME1144A: Thompson D.358 BZ six wheel van (no wheels/couplings) Period: 4567 : Out of stock, £14.95

As UME1144 but without the coupling mounts, couplers or wheels. Intended for those planning to build using 2mm fine scale wheels and couplings.

Related Products

UM120: LNER (Thompson) coach buffers (pack of four) In stock, order, £1.95

For suburban coaches and vans

UM320: T pattern door handles (pack of 100) and drill plate In stock, order, £2.50
UM568: LNER lightweight bogie (one pair) In stock, order, £2.95

Etched brass. Bearings included. You will neeed wheels/axles (Ultima UM180).

Difficulty: Can be assembled with glue. Small parts.

UM569: Gresley heavy duty bogie (one pair) In stock, order, £2.50

Etched brass. Bearings included. You will need wheels/axles (Ultima UM180).

Difficulty: Can be assembled with glue. Small parts.

UM580: One pair of Dapol ready to run LNER Gresley bogies with wheels and pickups. In stock, order, £4.50

One pair of Dapol RTR bogies as used on the lightbar ready Gresley coaches. Includes mounting pin, wheels and power pickups. Preassembled.

These bogies are the version with full footboards.

UM581: NEM coupling adapters for Gresley bogies. In stock, order, £2.25

A pair of coupling adapters that snap fit onto the bogie and provide a NEM mount for couplings. Tested with the Graham Farish NEM couplers. Used in our Gresley suburban kits.

UM581B: NEM coupling adapters (glue in NEM coupling) for Gresley Bogies In stock, order, £1.50

A pair of coupling adapters that snap fit onto the bogie and provide a NEM mount for couplings. Tested with the Graham Farish NEM couplers. Used in our Gresley suburban kits. This version does not allow the coupling to be fitted and removed but provides a glue in mount. This makes it much cheaper.

UM544: Pair of Dapol bogie mounts In stock, order, £2.00

Designed to allow the Dapol bogies to be used with our etched floor coaches or when scratchbuilding.

UM731: LNER Thompson 63'6 floor Out of stock, £3.50

Etched coach floor and solebars to fit the Ultima ends and sides.

UM732: LNER Thompson 58ft floor In stock, order, £3.50

Etched coach floor and solebars to fit the Ultima ends and sides.

UM802: LNER pure white frosted glazing sheet In stock, order, £3.50

0.15mm strips, enough for approximately ten coaches