Fairlight Works

Official blog of the High Weald Light Railway (1977) Co. Ltd.

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I went on the recent trip to Wales with a couple of specific items in mind to measure up and evaluate for potential Narrow Planet kits. As is often the case I came back with more than I bargained for.

RNAD van at Maespoeth

This utilitarian box, pictured at the Corris Railway at Maespoeth, is one of the crew vans built for RNAD Broughton Moor by Hudson in the mid 1980s. Perhaps not the most charming of narrow gauge vehicles, but a good companion for the Baguley-Drewry and it appeals to my industrial sensibilities. It was kind of on the radar before the trip, but a close up examination revealed how modellable it was.

And so.


And this is where I’m up to 009. It has a 3D printed chassis and bogies all printed in one piece, of which more shortly, with etched body and details. So far it seems to be fitting together rather well, and appears to be a usefully quick project to get something new to market.

Test build body