This multipack contains 3 of the unique Welsh themed wagons found in my store and a Dinorwic brake van to complete the rake.
This type of gunpowder van has appeared across several quarries within the boarders of North Wales over the years at places like Maenofferen, Oakeley & Minffordd. You can still find them today at places such as Llechwedd Quarry, The Slate Quarry Museum in Llanberis and the Bala Lake Railway.
Graham Farish spoked wheels can be used but for best results, use Parkside Dundas 5.5mm diameter wheels.
Corris Railway 'Queen Mary'
This model portrays the Corris railway's one off 'Queen Mary' coal wagon, as seen in most pre-preservation pictures and can still be seen today. This wagon aquired a bit of fame when it travelled with 'Sir Haydn' from the Talyllyn to the Corris Railway in the early 2000's.
The set compromises the following:
Parkside Dundas wheels and couplings of your choice are needed. the brake handle can be fabricated from a thin peice of wire.
Penrhyn/Dinorwic Waste tipper
This model is based on the Ruston Bucyrus waste wagon, commonly used in the slate quarries of Wales. This model isnt an accurate model as printing tolerances and the necessary widening for 009 gauge prevent from being so, however it definately does the job and it could be just the thing to bring your model to life.
Unlike my previous models which feature a small hole for opening out to fit couplings, this model is designed to have a greenwhich coupling (or something else that suits your preferance) glues directly to the underframe.
Wheels are availible from Parkside Dundas, most sizes will suit but as long as they are small then you should be fine. To attach the bucket itself, there are two holes in both the underframe and the bucket, simply slide through a peice of 0.6mm wire or smaller and bend at the ends to create a pivot. It can also be glued in a fixed position if that is your preference.
Dinorwic Brake Van
This is probably one of the most recognised brake vans from the Welsh slate industry, from the Dinorwic quarries of Llanberis.
This model comes as one peice and simply requires a set of 5.5mm dia wheels from Parkside Dundas and a small offcut of card or plasticard for the roof.