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Trains for Children of All Ages

Smarty trainsThe Corona virus and lockdown has not been kind to young children. Many of them have been kept indoors for months.


We own a collection of child-safe wooden trains however there was a demand for trains that resembled the ones we had seen and travelled on. This was a tall order. Any retail model would have been trashed in short order, to say nothing of the potential danger to the children’s health from small pieces. Whatever was produced had to be simple and safe.


After some thought a plan was devised.  The "train" could be printed onto paper and then rolled into a tube to give a 3D effect. This is safe, cheap and child friendly with limitless possibilities. The children would have fun cutting out the shapes (under supervision) and could play with the results. Trains for Children of All Ages

Assembly

 Our model kits are easy to assemble without specialist skills.

 Nevertheless our kits can give outstanding results while saving valuable time. They save your time and effort, enhancing your skills and abilities. The YouTube video shows a a kit being assembled.

 Assembly instructions for our products can be downloaded from the product page.

Clear, illustrated instructions

GNR D303 Full Break All our products contain clear instructions which are available for download (in PDF format) from this website.

 Read the instructions before buying and there will be no hidden surprises when you order. The instructions include illustrations like the one shown above .

We aim to make the assembly process as  pain free and efficient as possible.

Historic information is included. For example,  livery details and numbers are included. Hints and timing of the stages is included as an aid to help plan the project.

Click on this link to view an example of the instructions for our kits : PDF instructions for 4mm kit GN04-D303  

Click here  GN04-D303 to be taken to the product description for this kit.

LNW403 LNWR 21ft Full Brake Van (4mm scale)

This 4mm scale bodyline model of an early LNWR 21ft Full Brake carriage is based on a vehicle which was the subject of an article in the LNWR Historical society journal. This included photographs and measurements of a grounded vehicle. This model is based on those measurements and other photographic material..LNW403 21ft Full BreakLNW403 21ft Full Break Van

LNWR 4 Compartment 3rd (7mm scale)

** Updated Model** This 7mm model of an early LNWR third class  carriage is based on a grounded vehicle which was examined by the LNWR society. This vehicle is typical of carriages which were in use by a many pre-grouping companies in the early years of railway development.LNW701 LNWR 4 Compartment 3rd

LNWR Tri-composite carriage (7mm scale)

** Updated Model** This 7mm model of an early LNWR tri-composite carriage is based on a vehicle which was acquired by the Mawddwy Railway from the LNWR. The vehicle was photographed around 1900 when passenger services were withdrawn. The photographic evidence gives an excellent idea of the construction of this vehicle.LNW702 Tri-composite carriage

LNWR Tri-composite carriage (4mm scale)

This 4mm scale bodyline model of an early LNWR tri-composite carriage is based on a vehicle which was acquired by the Mawddwy Railway from the LNWR. The vehicle was photographed around 1900 when passenger services were withdrawn. The photographic evidence gives an excellent idea of the construction of this vehicle.LNW402 Tri-composite carriage

GWR Four Wheeled Siphon O1 (4mm scale)

GWR Siphon O1 (4 Wheeled) assembled

This model is based on the original GWR siphon which was produced in the late 1880's. These were fairly long lived and survived into the early 1900's.

The model consists of an MDF frame with card overlays. The kit brings to life an attractive and unusual vehicle.

Two versions of the van can be represented.

 

 

Click on this link:GWR Four Wheeled Siphon O1

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GNR Parcels Fruit and Milk Van (4mm scale)

The GNR produced a small number of six wheeled parcels fruit and milk vans to diagram 331. Some of these vehicles survived to be renumbered as LNER vehicles. The vans featured a clerestory roof. This model is an unusual and interesting addition to a layout.  GN04-D331 Parcel Fruit & Milk Van