NEW KITS: the following types are forthcoming :
- C89 BR BNA steel carrier details…
- C109 SECR Twin Bolster Wagon details…
- C110 GWR P22 Ballast Hopper details…
- C112 BR D1/420 Timber Wagon details…
- C113 LMS Roadstone Wagon (D2131) details…
- C114 BR Bolster D VB Roller bearing plate bogies details…
- LSWR D1410 Van
- LSWR 'New" Brake van
- Butterley Steel PO Wagon
The types above are illustrated on the Railway Company or BR pages, and have links from the Price List page.
Other possible kits:
- BR YLA PARR (modernised Borail)
- LMS 7 plank Open (D2102),
- LMS/BR Sole & Haddock,
- LNER/WD/BR Rectank
- SECR Cattle Wagon
- LNWR One Plank Open
A BIT OF HISTORY:
Cambrian Models have been trading since 1973.
We began by making 3-link and Screw-type couplings in 4mm scale. This began after a chance meeting with Ted Morris at Kings Cross Model Shop. Later couplings were also made in 7mm scale. 4mm scale loco brake standards were also produced in brass.
Our first plastic kit was for a sleeper-built platelayer’s hut. The prototype was near Derry Ormond Station on the Aberaeron branch in mid-Wales. It is seen in the distance in a picture in the Middleton Press "Aberystwyth to Carmarthen" book. If you find one of these kits, it will have "dotted" numbers on the inside that were used in the instructions. The earliest ones were moulded in white plastic and have the door and window as part of the walls, rather than as a separate moulding.
Our first wagon kits were RCH 5, 7 and 8 plank types. The underframe for these included the longitudinals & cross members. There were also 3 and 4 plank wagons later and a "beer" van. The 3 plank was available lettered for "Lancashire Steel Corporation"
The early body moulds had detail produced partly by DIY 2-stage etching using a Kodak process that was less than perfect!
Another early kit was for an SECR 8 plank wagon produced from a Skinley drawing that was less than accurate! (Kit C66 is not a reissue of that kit). An unmade kit was offered on ebay in May 2006.
For many years, our range included pre-lettered Private Owner wagons. These were lettered using dry tranfers printed by us. List of liveries (pdf)
Here are two versions of a wagon from the Somerset coalfield:
We make various kits and parts for the Belgian firm Jocadis (HO SNCB "L" coaches, platform edging and lineside fencing, plus HOm SNCV trams, coaches and wagons):
L 3e passenger car
SNCV "S" tram
Bergs NSW (NSWR HO wagons, "N" and "HUB" coaches):
N 2nd Class car
HUB Brake car
Century/Waratah (NSWGR 7mm wagons):
NSWGR Cattle Wagon
Parkwood N gauge (e.g. Warwell) - now transferred to the N Gauge Society, 3mm Society (numerous wagons)
Smith & Finney (3mm):
GER Cattle Wagon
This was also made for the 2mm Association plus numerous other wagons) and the N Gauge Society etc.
SEARCHED AND NOT FOUND?
or perhaps you looked for
- We do NOT make or sell ready-to-run locomotives or coaches.
We do not make or sell track, or model railway products in 4mm scale made by any other manufacturer, other than Alan Gibson Wheels, Romford gears & vacuum pipes. (Though our stockists do so - see "Stockists" page)
- Also we do not make kits of prototypes that fly. We are not connected in any way with the "Cambrian Model Company" (aka "Cambrian Direct").
We no longer make the following:
- CT1/2/3/4/5/6 Transfers
- (CT2 is Modelmasters Sheet 4866 and CT4 is Sheet 4867)
We are unable to supply parts for any discontinued kits,
3-link couplings in both 4mm scale & 7mm scale ones are also no longer in production. We do have quite a lot of the moulded plastic hooks left though.
All trademarks acknowledged.