Kit Information

6-Wheel Vehicles of the MS&LR/GCR/LNER

These new kits are designed with separate body and underframe structures in etched brass with appropriate brass and whitemetal castings and other parts including prototypical wooden buffer beam material. The underframes have compensated Cleminson mechanisms, with full brake gear detail. Wheels are not included, but can be provided as special 6-wheel packs with appropriate inside bearings. Comprehensive illustrated instructions.

GCR 31ft Fish Van - Diagram 49
MS&LR/GCR/CLC 29ft Passenger Brake Van - Diagram 1Y2

Pack of 6 Slater’s finescale Mansell wheels/bearings for 6-wheel vehicles

Compensation for Royal Mail First Class Signed For service is limited to £50. If you require additional insurance please let me know.

These were originally offered in the 1990s as simple side-and-end etches. After further research, and complete revision and remastering they will be offered with the same design details as the kits above.

MS&LR/GCR 34ft 3-compartment Brake 3rd - Diagram 2A16

MS&LR/GCR 34ft 2-compartment Brake 3rd - Diagram 2A17

MS&LR/GCR 31ft 5-compartment 3rd - Diagram 2B8

MS&LR/GCR 32ft 4-compartment 1st - Diagram 2Q2

MS&LR/GCR 32ft Luggage Composite - Diagram 2K2A

In preparation:

GCR 45ft 15T Bogie Fish Van - Diagram 50/50A


Former S&T Wagon Works Kit - available from Quainton Road Models

Incorpating the original detailed resin bodies with enhancements and extra parts included, such as compensated axles, detailed brake gear, number plates and illustrated instructions; the object being to deliver a 'full' kit, without the builder having to hunt around to source appropriate parts.

GCR 5-plank open wagon - Diagram 8

With options for three different brake mechanisms, the through-piped version, and eight different number plates.


S&T Wagon Works Upgrade Kit

Detailing Kit for GCR Open Carriage Truck Diagram 1T5 

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Accessories and Detailing Parts

I will be offering a selection of the unique parts used in my growing range of coach and wagon kits as accessories. This project is still in the planning stages.

Early Releases will be:

MS&LR/GCR Door Ventilator Bonnet for Standard 25in Doors
MS&LR/GCR Grease Tapered Axlebox with GCR Lettering and Separate Handle
MS&LR/GCR Door Handles
MS&LR/GCR Commode Handles

These accessories are faithful reproductions of the originals produced in a variety of materials, and can be used to enhance the appearance of kits you may already have that lack this level of accurate detail.


Metropolitan Railway

I am planning to reintroduce new versions of a number of kits originally marketed in the 1990s, as well as a some completely new kits.


10 ton goods van 12’- 6” wheelbase
10 ton goods van 10
’- 6” wheelbase
6 ton 2-plank dropside ballast wagon
10 ton highsided goods wagon
10 ton lowsided goods wagon
Weighbridge Adjusting and Workshop Van

New kits:

Standard Cattle wagon
Large Cattle wagon


To help prioritise the order in which these kits come to market it would be most helpful if you could indicate your preference using the Contact form. There will be no obligation to purchase.

Subscription-only kit:

Metropolitan K Class 2-6-4T

This kit was planned, but only to be produced if there was enough interest. Unfortunately that has turned out not to be the case. So the project, with some regret, has been abandoned. 


At the moment I cannot process orders online. Please use the Contact form to place your order, and I will respond by email to arrange payment details.


If you are interested in any of my future projects and wish to make a reservation use the Contact form. There is no charge for this. I will inform you when the kit becomes available. 


I you have any suggestions for a new GCR or Metropolitan kit let me know by using the Contact form. But I already have a substantial backlog to work through.

   © David Howes 2017