This Royal Arsenal Ammunition Wagon kit is based on the War Office designed wagons used on the 18 inch gauge Royal Arsenals Railway during the great war. Being a standard design means these wagons could have easily been built for two foot gauge for other war office sites as well. After the war, the war office sold large quantities of “war surplus” stock off to private enterprises and so some of these wagons could easily have ended up on your railway.
The wagons were of particularly rugged construction with thick wooden components bolted together with longitudinal and transverse bars. The main feature of the design was that complete body could be lifted off the chassis (four lifting eyes were securely bolted to the body ends) by crane to facilitate the swift loading of ships.
Please click on “Product Dimensions” to the left to get the model’s measurements. This is kit is available in both SE32 and SE45 scales, for information on scale and gauges click here.
This kit features:
Easy To Assemble Chassis
The model features the characteristic one piece outside pedestal bearings. The chassis parts are cut from premium quality Poplar plywood which slot together to give a nice “square” chassis ensuring good running characteristics with a greatly reduced risk of derailment.
This kit is supplied with Accucraft 30mm diameter steel wheels with 3D printed wheel inserts.
Laser Cut Bodywork
The wagon body is cut from premium quality poplar plywood which is pre-stained in a “light oak” colour. Both sides of the body work have engraved plank details so that wagon looks good even if no load is being carried. The body can be left to lift off the chassis as per prototype
3D Printed Sintered Nylon Detailing
The War Office wagon kit includes several detail parts 3D printed in SLS nylon. These include the end support brackets, door hinges, latch mechanism and the distinctive axle box castings. They come pre-coloured in a satin “charcoal black” finish.
3D printed hook and chain couplings are included in the kit
Paint and glue not included in this kit