Welshpool & Llanfair Open Wagon

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway was well provisioned with goods rolling stock when it was opened in 1902, all of which was supplied by Pickerings and the majority of which survived the closure of the line.  The initial order included forty of these open wagons built to carry four tons, equipped with drops sides and single brake and later fitted with safety chains.

Available in W&L Light Grey, G W Dark Grey, 4 different running numbers in each colour; or Data only in light grey. The wagon comes with a 45mm insulated wheel set fitted but a 32mm wheel set is provided for use on ‘0’ gauge. Couplings are chopper type but have a hook fitted if you wish to remove the chopper hook and use 3 link chains.

Trackshack, on the Isle of Man, has commissioned a limited run of private owner wagons based on those operated by Messrs. J. L. Peate & Sons, coal and lime merchants in Llanfair.  Private owner wagons on British narrow gauge systems were rare but Peates used five on the W & L, painted dark maroon with white lettering.  We have produced four (No’s 2,5,6 & 7), based on our existing Welshpool & Llanfair open wagon, which are only available from Trackshack. In addition Trackshack have created four more private owner wagons based on standard gauge liveries.

Specifications:

  • Scale: 16mm to 1 foot (1:19)
  • Length over couplings: 230mm (9 inches)
  • Width: 105mm (4.25 inches)
  • Height: 85mm (3.25 inches)
  • Min Radius: 600mm (2 feet)

Versions available, subject to production batch:

R19-3A – W & L OPEN WAGON W&L LIGHT GREY, choice of #15, 16, 17, 18
R19-3B – W & L OPEN WAGON W&L LIGHT GREY, DATA ONLY
R19-3C – W & L OPEN WAGON GW DARK GREY, choice of #34161, 34163, 34168, 34170
R19-3D – ‘PEATE’ PO WAGON, W & L Rly, MAROON, choice of #2, 5, 6, 7 (available only from Trackshack)
R19-3E – W & L OPEN WAGON BAUXITE, DATA ONLY (available only from Trackshack)
R19-3F – W & L OPEN WAGON ‘GAS FOR RELIABILITY’ (available from Trackshack only)
R19-3G – W & L OPEN WAGON PO LIVERY ‘HEREFORD’ (available from Trackshack only)
R19-3H – W & L OPEN WAGON ‘CONSOLIDATED’ (available only from Trackshack)
R19-3J – W & L OPEN WAGON ‘OXCROFT’ (available only from Trackshack)

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