Southwold Bolster Wagon


A four wheel bolster wagon as used by the Southwold Railway in Suffolk

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This 1/19 scale model kits makes a Southwold bolster wagon. The Southwold Railway was a 3 foot narrow gauge railway operating in Suffolk between 1879 and 1929. It was a “common carrier” railway, i.e. one that carried fare paying passengers and provided a general goods carrying service.  On opening the Southwold Railway purchased its freight rolling stock from Midland Railway Carriage and Wagon and Ltd including 2 “timber” wagons.  The wagons were painted grey with white lettering and numbered 11 and 12.

This kit features:

Laser Cut Bodywork

The wagon body is cut from premium quality poplar plywood which may be painted, stained or simply left bare.

3D Printed Sintered Nylon Axle Guards

A set of sintered nylon axle gurads are provided that are simply screwed onto the sole bars. These provide a very free running wheel bearing without the need for brass bushes. They come pre-coloured in a “carbon black” finish which looks attractive without needing any further painting.

Quality Steel Wheels

Two pairs of 24 mm steel disc wheels are provided (i.e. two axles). These are precision CNC machined with 2mm journals and have insulated bushes in case you use track power.

The kit includes a centre dumb buffer (with hook) set at the correct 24mm above rail head, height. An alternative pair of suitably spaced pilot holes are also provided in the inner buffer beams so that the customer may replace the center buffer with Accucraft chopper couplings (not provided) if they wish.

Available in both 32mm and 45mm track gauges.

Paint and glue are not included


Product Dimensions


198 mm (over buffers)




76 mm (to top of bolster pins)


Steel 24mm disc

Track Gauge

32mm gauge, 45mm gauge


Center buffer with hook