Broad Gauge Coaches

Dean 6'4" Bogies

There are a number of alternatives for modelling these bogies :

247 Developments

These are whitemetal units, designed for 00 gauge. Part of the location socket to fit the centre section into needs removing to clear P4 or broad gauge wheels. They can be fairly easily stretched for broad gauge purposes.

MJT

MJT Dean bogie

These are etched brass units using a torsion bar compensation system. They are the correct gauge, but are a little fiddly, and do not include the required castings.

Broad Gauge Society

These are etched brass units using a rocking axle compensation system. They are to the correct gauge and include the required castings.

Slaters / Coopercraft

These are etched brass using a sprung compensation system. They need stretching for broad gauge use, and include brass castings. Fiddly to assemble, and not very free running.

GWR Covered Carriage Truck

GWR Broad Gauge covered carriage truck model

Obtained secondhand from ebay, this is a laser cut plastic model from an unknown supplier. Apparently part of a limited run of 6 models. It needs a fair bit of work, especially to remove the excess of glue used for assembly - laser etched plastic kits are not made from styrene as the fumes when cutting are extremely toxic, and standard plastic adhesives don't work on this stuff.

GWR 8 Wheel Convertible Composite Coach Diagram E3

GWR Broad Gauge Diagram E3 Composite Coach

Built from the Broad Gauge Society's etched brass body kit F001 on Rigid underframe kit F060

GWR 6 Wheel 1850s First Class Coach

GWR Broad Gauge 6 wheel First Class Coach

Built from the Broad Gauge Society's etched brass kit F002

GWR 6 Wheel 1847 Second Class Coach

GWR Broad Gauge 6 wheel 1847 Second Class Coach

Built from the Broad Gauge Society's etched brass kit F003

GWR 4 Wheel 1838 First Class Coach

GWR Broad Gauge 4 Wheel First Class Coach

Built from the Broad Gauge Society's etched brass kit F004

GWR Iron Third Class Coach

 GWR Broad Gauge Iron 3rd class coach

Built from the Broad Gauge Society's etched brass kit F005.

GWR Iron Passenger Brake Van

GWR Broad Gauge Iron Passenger Brake Van

Built from the Broad Gauge Society's etched brass kit F006

GWR Diagram V8 Passenger Brake Van

GWR Broad Gauge Diagram V8 Passenger Brake Van

Built from the IKB Models etched brass kit with wide ends and roof

GWR 6 Wheel 1886 Diagram S6 Third Class Coach

Built from the IKB Models etched brass kit with wide ends and roof.

GWR 6 Wheel Diagram U21 Convertible Luggage Composite Coach

Built from the IKB Models etched brass kit with wider underframe.

GWR 6 Wheel Diagram U22 Convertible Tri-Composite Slip Coach

Built from the IKB Models etched brass kit with wider underframe.

GWR Diagram K2 Convertible Passenger Brake Van

GWR Broad Gauge Convertible Diagram K2 Passenger Brake Van

GWR Broad Gauge Convertible Diagram K2 Passenger Brake Van

Diagram K2 covered 3 different lots which were all different. This represents the earliest lot, no. 288 built in 1884, it has no windows in the doors and an arc roof. It has a narrow body on a wide underframe. Built from IKB Models etched brass kit 4K2, with wide footboards, bogies and double width guards duckets.

GWR Diagram C3 Convertible Third Class Coach

GWR broad gauge Diagram C3 third class coach model

Built using the Coopercraft (ex Slaters) diagram C10 plastic/metal kit on a scratchbuilt underframe. The clerestory roof must be replaced with a sheet of brass, as the diagram C3 had a single arc clerestory roof, rather than the 3 arc in the kit. The 8'6" dean bogies also need replacing with 6'4" dean bogies. Unfortunately availability of these kits is somewhat erratic, only certain components being available, and no complete kits.

Required Components
Part Number
Description
Quantity
SID 301
Clerestory Sides - All Third
1
RFC 301
Clerestory Roof - All Third
1
END CLE
Clerestory Ends
1
PTN GWC
Clerestory Partition
2
FLR CL1
Clerestory Floor
1
BOG GW4
GWR 6'4" Dean Sprung Bogies
1
UFM GAS
Gas cylinder & Vacuum Cylinder
1
STS FWS
Non Corridor Seats
1.5
LOS GCE
Steps, Queenposts, vac pipe lost wax castings
2
LOS GGA
Gas light tops
1
LOS GST
Footboard supports & lamp brackets
2
LOS GDH
GWR Door T handles
2
4914
GWR Round base sprung buffers
1

GWR Diagram E27 Convertible Composite Coach

GWR broad gauge Diagram E27 composite coach model

Built using the Coopercraft (ex Slaters) diagram E37 plastic/metal kit on a scratchbuilt underframe. The clerestory roof must be replaced with a sheet of brass, as the diagram E27 had a single arc clerestory roof, rather than the 3 arc in the kit. The 8'6" dean bogies also need replacing with 6'4" dean bogies. Unfortunately availability of these kits is somewhat erratic, only certain components being available, and no complete kits.

Required Components
Part Number
Description
Quantity
SID 302
Clerestory Sides - Composite
1
RFC 302
Clerestory Roof - Composite
1
END CLE
Clerestory Ends
1
PTN GWC
Clerestory Partition
2
FLR CL1
Clerestory Floor
1
BOG GW4
GWR 6'4" Dean Sprung Bogies
1
UFM GAS
Gas cylinder & Vacuum Cylinder
1
STS FWS
Non Corridor Seats
1.5
LOS GCE
Steps, Queenposts, vac pipe lost wax castings
2
LOS GGA
Gas light tops
1
LOS GST
Footboard supports & lamp brackets
2
LOS GDH
GWR Door T handles
2
4914
GWR Round base sprung buffers
1

South Devon Railway First Class Coach

South Devon Railway Broad Gauge First Class Coach

3 coaches built in 1864 by Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon of  Birmingham. After the absorption of the SDR they were renumbered by the GWR in 1877/78, and again in 1885/86. They were withdrawn in 1889/90. Drawing from Broad Gauge Society datasheet 264. Body scratchbuilt from plasticard on a scratchbuilt brass chassis utilising some spare suspension units from a BGS GWR 6 wheeled first.

South Devon Railway Second Class Coach

South Devon Railway Broad Gauge Second Class Coach

4 coaches built in 1864 by Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon of  Birmingham. After the absorption of the SDR they were renumbered by the GWR in 1877. They were withdrawn between 1889 and 1892. Drawing from Broad Gauge Society datasheet 266.Body scratchbuilt from plasticard on a scratchbuilt brass chassis utilising W iron units from Comet Models as inside bearing units.

South Devon Railway Third Class Coach

South Devon Railway Broad Gauge Third Class Coach

11 coaches built in 1864 by Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon of  Birmingham. After the absorption of the SDR they were renumbered by the GWR in 1877/78. They were withdrawn between 1886 and 1892. Drawing from Broad Gauge Society datasheet 270. Body scratchbuilt from plasticard.

GWR 6 Wheel 'Improved Std' Luggage Van

GWR Broad Gauge Improved Standard Luggage Van

12 built in 1854-6. Most of these became goods brake vans for the West Cornwall Railway. As Broad Gauge Society datasheet 153. Body scratchbuilt from plasticard on a scratchbuilt brass chassis based around a Brassmasters cleminson suspension system.

GWR 6 Wheel 'Revised Std' Luggage Van

GWR Broad Gauge Revised Std Luggage Van

6 built in 1861. One was condemned in 1873, the others were sold to the South Devon Railway for use as goods brake vans. As Broad Gauge Society datasheet 170. Body scratchbuilt from plasticard on a scratchbuilt brass chassis utilising some spare suspension units from a BGS GWR 6 wheeled first.

Bristol and Exeter Railway Horsebox

Bristol and Exeter Railway Broad Gauge Horsebox


Built from the Broad Gauge Society's etched brass kit F014.

Carriage Truck

Broad Gauge Carriage Truck

Broad Gauge Carriage Truck

Built from the Broad Gauge Society's etched brass kit F013

Page updated : 24 Feb 2018