Grease axleboxes, as used on by the SER for wagons: pack of 24. These axleboxes are suitable for models of many SER and early-SECR wagons with some notable exceptions.
- Wagons built in the 1860s and earlier had a visibly-different kind of grease axlebox at the time of building.
- Vacuum-braked wagons and NPCS had differentl axleboxes, for which castings are available from Branchlines. However, unbraked stock built for the "express" goods-services did use the D-type axleboxes.
- Some wagons built for the SECR during Mr. Wainwright's tenure as CME used the same D-type axlebox but with different embossed lettering on the front: see my separate product "SECR D-type axlebox".
Any wagon built after Mr. Maunsell took over as CME is unlikely to have had this kind of axlebox.
The axleboxes are modelled without springs, to be used with springs salvaged from plastic kits or cast springs (as sold by Dart Castings in the MJT range), in order to reduce the overall cost of the model wagons. If you need axleboxes printed with their springs, please contact me.
The shape and dimensions of the box were inferred from photographs and 4mm-scale drawings in An illustrated History of Southern Wagons vol. 3,
by Bixley et al.
The dimensions are not, therefore, as exact as could be obtained from an original drawing of the SER. I would be happy to revise the CAD model if sent better information.