The Redlake Tramway had 3 coaches for transporting workers 8 miles to the clay works on Dartmoor. Built to 3ft gauge, the coaches used basic wooden bodies on bogies very similar to the WD ones to come later. Coach No3 was cut almost in half later to make 2 not identical short coaches that were mounted on 4 wheel chassis.
The kit is mostly parts cut from 0.5mm styrene sheet using a craft cutter. The bogies are resin printed and a modified version of my WD ones with 10.5mm disc wheels, wire is supplied to make grab handles and the end balcony rails. 3D printed bench seats are included as are bogie fixing screws.
These are fairly quick to build with only basic skills required, my test example took around 3 hours including cleaning up all the edges and openings. The result looked good to me, I just need to find the time to build another 7.
Suitable for O9 to O16.5, if anyone wants them I can supply 3ft bogies to order.
Redlake coach kit - £50.00
2 or more in 1 order - £45.00 each
By request I have made a scaled down version for 5.5mm gauge, 16.5mm track with 8.5mm wheels,same price.
Someone is bound to ask the dimensions of this coach so here they are;
Overall length - 170mm, length of main body - 140mm, width at the roof - 45mm, width of main body - 42mm, height above rails 65mm, bogie spacing - 105mm and bogie wheelbase - 21mm.
All 3 types are now available although as of late November I have only around 10 of each type in stock, I can only print 2 runs of 3 per day as they take over 7 hours to print. If I get large orders I may have to ask them to wait while I supply the smaller orders first.
The printed parts are in a pale grey colour and will need light cleaning up of the attachment points, mostly underneath. Assembly should take at the most 1 hour, a lot less with practice. You only get 7 parts plus wheels and 2 screws, the F also has 22 side stakes which includes 4 spares, that one will take longer to assemble.
The bogies are available separately with a plain 2mm pivot hole, the kit ones fit on a 5mm stub. £16 per pair, £30 for 2 pairs, specify gauge on purchase. The bogies have a deeper end beam with a slot to allow for Kadee couplings, if you particularly want them without this, I can supply them to order but fitting couplings will be very difficult. I will be producing a WD coupling some time next year.
All types have full planking inside and out with all visible trusses, strapping and tie down rings. On the D I had to omit the drop down door stops, they print fine but are far too delicate for handling. Please excuse the pictures below as they are of test prints before I finalised the drawings, the production ones have thicker sides and trusses. They are also not banana shaped, that's an effect caused by the camera lens.
All types are £40 each, £70 for any 2, specify gauge on purchase. The 16.5mm version has widened bogies to get the wheels in, the 14mm is dead scale and 12, 12.7 and 13,3mm gauges can be built using the 14mm bogies with slight adjustments.
D type drop side wagon, built in 1000s for general purpose carriage of goods, ammunition, soldiers, wounded and anything else that could be squeezed in.
The kit is a 1 piece body with handbrakes, bogies, wheels and 2 screws.
E type drop door well wagon, used much as the type but designed mainly for bulky loads that could be dropped into the well.
The kit is a 1 piece body with hand brakes, bogies, wheels and 2 screws.
F type flat stake well wagon, basically an E type with no sides.
The kit is a 1 piece body with 22 side stakes (4 spares included), hand brakes, bogies, wheels and 2 screws. This will take a little longer to assemble as the stake pockets will need filing until the stakes fit.
Bogies and F type stakes. These bogies are from the kits and have the larger 5mm holes, loose bogies will normally be supplied with 2mm holes.
I also have a pile of bodies that could be called seconds. They all have faults like broken trusses, warped ends or sides and theearly thinner test prints,they could be used as scenic features if anyone wants them, £4 each.
Based on the Corris Railway wagons used at Aberllefenni Slate Quarry, the 2 plank body and chassis are copies of the original but the other 2 bodies are freelance. The flat and round ended bodies are aimed at estate use but all 3 can be used anywhere, the chassis can also be used with wood strip cross beams to carry blocks.
Printed in HIPS or PLA depending on which printer I used, they come complete with 8.5 or 9.5mm disc wheels, 10.5mm will fit but will need 4 small notches to clear the flanges. The inside bearing units suit all gauges from 9 to 16.5mm and are best held in place with Blutak to leave them removable. The end cross beams will take most couplings and NEM pockets are available.
Any wagon complete - £8 each
Pack of 3, any type - £18
Extra bodies or chassis £4, bearing units £2
Wheels £2 per axle
The Wasserwagen was designed to go with the Brigadelok which had rather small tanks. There were two versions, this one being the most common. They were often to be found in sidings acting a a water bowser and found some interesting uses after the war.
The kit has an etched chassis and bogies with lost wax brass castings for springs, axleboxes, dome, fillers and brake mechanisms. The seats are strip wood on etched formers. The body and toolbox are resin castings and need very little fettling before use.
Feldbahn couplings are available in the parts and accessories section and other types will fit easily.
24-02-2021 - I have borrowed a drawing of the Wasserwagen from Henrik Laurel of Sweden to act as a replacement for the casting I can no longer get. It includes more detail and some of the parts I supplied separately will no longer be needed. It has been a struggle to get it to print and I had to remove the hand rails and brake standards which can be added from wire. It has to be printed slowly and takes over 14 hours for just one, its not perfect but it is acceptable. I can supply 3 kits at present, then will need more etches, which cannot happen until several months after lockdown as all suppliers have a massive backlog to clear before taking on more work, the current delays are 3 to 6 months. The price of these 3 will be £60.00 each.
The Brigadewagen was the German all purpose wagon. With it's removable sides and ends it was many wagons in one.
The kit has etched bogies and underframe with lost wax brass castings for the springs, axle boxes, stake pockets and end guard rails. The body is a resin casting that can be cut up if required to represent other versions of the wagon.
Feldbahn couplings are available in the Parts and Accessories section and other types will fit easily.
For 12 - 16.5mm gauge £45.00
For gauges smaller than 14mm, some filing will be required to make clearance for the wheels.
If using this wagon with 1/45th stock I can supply it with 9.5mm wheels, please specify on ordering.
From April 2020 the cast body will be replaced with a 3D printed one, the same detail but a lot easier to supply to order.
As an alternative to the standard body, I can now supply one with the sides missing. If assembled in the normal way it becomes a stake wagon, leave off the side posts and its a flat wagon. Available as an alternative to the complete body or as an extra for £5.00.