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Clear, illustrated instructions

GNR D303 Full BreakOur model kits are easy to assemble without specialist skills. 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 to help you make the kits.

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 TK-GN04-D303  

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

New Carriage Kits

Our new GNR kits feature:

  • Pre-printed models
  • Lined GNR livery, with alternate numbers on each side for variety
  • 3D printed roofs
  • 3d printed roofs, (optionally) removable for access
  • Sturdy construction
  • The carriage carcass is made from MDF, strong and easliy assembled
  • Axleguards or bogies (as appropriate for the vehicle)
  • 3D printed axleguards or bogies are included with each model

Great Northern Carriage kits

 

If you prefer the older kits, these can be found in the clearance section, however the stocks are limited. The older kits will no longer be manufactured once they have been sold off and are offered at very attractive prices. There are other items in this category, spring cleaning of our inventory is in progress...

Clearance Items at reduced prices

7mm ("O" gauge) Siphon O2 & O3

GW07-SO1 GWR Siphon (4 wheel)New Kits for "O"  gauge: GWR milk van "O2". and "O3"

These vehicles, were a six wheeled Milk or Fish vans. The sides were similar but the roof profile was higher on "O3".

The kit features 3D printed roof, brakeblocks and axleboxes. The main structure is made from laser cut MDF.

 

Follow the links for further details on both kits

GW07-SO2 GWR milk van "O2"

GW07-SO3 GWR Milk Van "O3"

7mm ("O" gauge) Siphon O1

GW07-SO1 GWR Siphon (4 wheel)I am pleased to announce the latest kit for "O" gauge of the GWR milk van "O1". This is the four wheeled version of the vehicle.

This kit features 3D printed roof, brakeblocks and axleboxes. The main structure is made from laser cut MDF.

The original vehicle was produced in several lots between 1871 and the late 1880's. There were two distinct variations with differing door profiles. Sufficient parts are provided to complete either one of the versions of the vehicles.

Follow the link for further details

GW07-SO1 GWR milk van

Carriage Bogie kits

This kit makes a set  of carriage bogies  which match our 4mm bogie coach products. These bogies permit our kits to be used on radiuses of about 2 feet (500mm) without extensive modifications to the kits.

The kit consists of 3d printed parts (random colour) and card overlays. The plastic parts are made from PLA which is environmentally friendly. The kit is readily assembled. The images show our wheel set (D3D-02 - 4 axles)  which is not included.

This kit can also be used for other projects.D3D-06 carriage bogies kit

Six Wheeled coach showing axleguardsD3D-05

LNW704 Horsebox

This 7mm scale model of an early LNWR horsebox 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.LNW704 Horsebox (13ft 6in)LNW704 Horsebox

HO Scale Models

Following a recent request, HO scale (3.5mm to a foot)  versions of our models are being made avaialble. This will take some time, but we hope to have a good selection available soon.

At present, we have begun with GW35-SO1 GWR Milk Van (Four Wheeled).

6 wheeled coach axleguard set

This kit makes a set of axleguards which match all our six wheeled 4mm coach products. These axleguards permit our kits to be used on sharp radiuses (about 2 feet or 500mm) without extensive modifications to the kits.

The kit consists of 3d printed parts (random colour) and card overlays. The plastic parts are made from PLA which is environmentally friendly. The kit is readily assembled. The images show our wheel set (D3D-01)  which is not included.

This kit can also be used for other projects.D3D-05 6 Wheeled coach axleguard set

Six Wheeled coiach showing axleguardsD3D-05

GN04-W006 Perishable Goods Van

GN04-W006 GNR Perishable Goods VanThese express vans were fully fitted. They were used for the transfer of lard,butter and fruit. Vans of a similar design were used for the rapid transfer of other perishable cargoes. They were originally given "teak" livery for inclusion in passenger trains. Although there were not many examples of this vehicle type, it does add atmosphere with its distinctive clerestory roof.

GN04-W006 GNR Perishable Goods Van

The construction details for this kit are similar to the more common Covered Goods Van:GN04-W004 GNR Outside Framed Van