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SECR Twin Bolster
C109 SECR Twin Bolster Wagons  details…

 

Cambrian Models 4mm Scale Plastic Wagon Kits & Accessories

On this page:
About our kits •  How to buy them • Putting them together
Couplings • Paint/Transfers • Wheels
Planned kits • Price list sections • Buying direct

  •  News

Web site changes: LBSC, LSWR and SECR kits are now on a separate page; as are accessories – underframes, "A" type container, chain, tiebars and wheels. There is a new page with links to pictures of trains on Google Street View at home and abroad.

C89 BR/EWS BNA Steel Carrier and C109 SECR Twin Bolster Wagons are available now.
Here are assembled samples  >

C89 C89 BR/EWS BNA Steel Carrier details…

C109 SECR Twin Bolster details…

Also available now: C45 5 pairs Tiebars for 10ft. wb wagons  details…
The fine chain used in our GWR Crane kit is available separately. There are approx. 33 links per inch, and it comes already blackened details…

Available later: C110 GWR P22 Ballast Hopper (tooling has begun on this, see picture below), C112 BR Timber wagon and more. See "Info & History" page for possible future kits.

Pictured below left is the underframe and hopper for the forthcoming C110 GWR/BR P22 hopper wagon. The underframe includes the "V" hangers for the brake gear, the end platforms and supports for the door operating bars. It also includes the lower part of the hopper.
Below right, a 17' 6" / 10' 0" wheelbase underframe intended to be used for wagons without a floor, such as tank wagons and hopper wagons. This is available as an underframe kit (C105), and at some point will be used for the C113 LMS/BR Roadstone Wagon (D2131) which carried four skips.

one piece underframe and hopper for GWR p22  one piece skeleton underframe

  •  About our kits

These are plastic (polystyrene) kits which include underframes etc. & bogies (where needed). You will need wheels/bearings, transfers, couplings & paint to complete our kits – more details below. Plastic buffers are included in all kits, however some newer kits have separate buffer body parts which make it easier to fit cast/sprung buffers. Our range covers a long period of railway history: from about 1900 to the present day – wagons such as C14 Sharks & C88 ASF-bogied Salmons were still in use in 2010 (some as Ospreys).
If you are new to kit building, these kits with "one-piece" floors and underframe (pictured above) are the simplest to put together – C79, C84, C93, C96 and C97.

  •  How to buy them

Our kits are available from good model shops & other stockists (See list). They are also available by mail order and at model railway exhibitions from some stockists. We also attend a number of exhibitions with our own stand. We can also supply direct if you do not have a model shop nearby – see details at bottom of page.
PLEASE NOTE: we are no longer able to supply goods direct to the USA or Canada, as our insurers have advised us that our product liability insurance does not cover these countries.

  •  Putting them together

Suitable adhesives (solvents) are Humbrol Liquid Poly or Revell Contacta – there are two types of both of these: a bottle with a brush, or with a thin tube; avoid the Revell brush type as the bottle is easily knocked over and the liquid seems to thicken once opened. Also it is easier to control how much is applied using the tube type. You might need a short length of thin wire to clear the tube from time to time.
Lost the kit instructions, or want to see them before you buy a kit? Nearly all instructions are available, select: Instructions (pdfs) in the left hand Menu.

  •  Couplings

Most kits have mounting blocks for Hornby metal couplings. Bachmann Mini couplings can be fitted if the mounting holes are enlarged a little. NEM type couplings can be fitted using pockets available from Parkside (see: PA34 on the Parkside web site). Bogies can be fitted with either Hornby or Bachmann couplings. C82/C106 Sturgeon kits have NEM pockets.
With the exception of kit C100, "dummy" prototype coupling hooks are not included in our kits. Etched brass hooks can be obtained from Brassmasters in packs of 12/24 (depending on whether they are folded in half to increase thickness).
NOTE: kits from C100 (except bogie wagons), with their own underframe moulding, will not include mounting blocks for couplings.

  •  Paint & Transfers

Transfers are available in the Modelmasters, Cambridge Custom, Scalemodeltransfers and HMRS ranges. Transfers for PO wagons are available from POWsides. Suitable paint colours are in the Precision Paint range — kit instructions give reference numbers. The Railmatch range also includes similar colours but these are not currently indicated in our instructions.

  •  Wheels

Kits are designed for 26mm axles (& brass bearings) with "OO gauge" wheel spacing, plus EM or S4 wheel sets (on 26mm axles). We recommend Alan Gibson or Romford (Jackson) wheels. Avoid "RTR" types such as Hornby or Bachmann as these may be larger than the kit is designed for – this could make fitting couplings difficult, particularly on shorter wagons; also the axle length may also be shorter than the recommended makes' standard axles (26mm).

◊ We usually have stocks of Alan Gibson wheels and bearings for 16.5mm/OO gauge. 12mm spoked and 3-hole are also available for EM Gauge and S4. See Details & Prices. The wheel type for each kit is shown to the right of the prices on the Price List

  •  Planned kits

In the price column, TBA = "To Be Announced"; or a date is an indication of when the kit will be available. If there is no price then that kit is not yet available. Kits with "Cxxx" instead of a number are likely to be further down in production order. Our next kit will be C110 GWR/BR P22 Ballast Hopper.

The Kits Price List is now on a separate page: Retail Price List (January 2012) 

or go straight to a section of the price list:

Great Western Railway (GWR) Wagon Kits

London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) Wagon Kits

London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) Wagon Kits

Southern Railway (SR) Wagon Kits

British Railways Departmental/Engineers' Wagon Kits

British Railways Bogie Wagon Kits

British Railways 4-wheel Wagon Kits

Private Owner Wagon Kits

Freight Wagon Bogies etc.

Underframe Kits

Accessories

Alan Gibson Wheels

 See also (in the 16mm section):
LEDs, Switches, Battery boxes and Connectors … for building lighting, control panels etc.
 

Prices shown are recommended retail prices including 20% VAT (GB & EU)

Our kits are available from the Model Shops listed on the Stockists page (Some of those listed only or also attend exhibitions). If you do not have a nearby shop and wish to order direct please send a cheque or postal order, made payable to Cambrian Models.
Please add £2.50 postage & packing for orders up to £10.00
and £3.80 for orders over £10.00 in GB

We can now take debit or credit cards which have the Visa, Mastercard or Maestro logo, for telephone or mail orders. We do not recommend sending card details by email.
It is also possible to pay using PayPal, either from your balance, or using a credit or debit card – contact us via our email form and we'll send a Paypal Invoice for the amount payable including postage.
Do NOT include your credit card details in the email to us.
NOTE: the minimum order value for Paypal is £10.00 including postage.

Please note that we do not offer a "by return" service. We are a two-person manufacturing business, not a warehouse, and time has to be split between making items and sending orders. Inclusion of items on our website does not mean that we have the item "on the shelf". Please allow 21 days for delivery (28 days outside Britain).

OVERSEAS ORDERS
To order goods we will need a cheque in GB pounds drawn on a British Bank, or cash in GB pounds, or Euros e.g. from a Bureau de Change or Travel Agent. Otherwise, payment can be made by Paypal; or by including your credit/debit card details – see above.
PLEASE NOTE: we are no longer able to supply goods direct to the USA or Canada, as our insurers have advised us that our product liability insurance does not cover these countries.
Postage & Packing:
EU countries — £3.80 for orders up to £10.00, £5.00 for orders over £10.00.
Non-EU countries – postage will be a minimum of £4.00. We will estimate the postage cost and use prices without VAT to work out the total payable.
The prices shown on the price list page include a VAT element of 17%. Prices without VAT will be used for non-EU orders.

Our address is:
Cambrian Models,
10 Long Road, Tydd Gote,
WISBECH, PE13 5RB, GB

Our phone number is: 01945 420511

Overseas: +44 1945 420511

The best time to phone is 9 - 10am or 2 - 3pm.

 

 

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