New projects, whether kit or ready to run, can take up to a year from decision to delivery. It is therefore useful to show members what is on the way! This is where you can:
- See the projects that are in development
- Influence the livery for RTR models (if applicable)
- Pre-order models (usually at a discount)
Information will often appear first in the News section, and then appear here. Once the model has been released the details will be moved to the "Recent NGS Models" section.
Because there is a lot underway from our wagon project team, make sure you scroll all the way down to see all the entries.
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Collett BG (RTR5)
A "Western Variation" as NGS swaps Hawksworth for Collett
The N Gauge Society has decided to produce a Collett BG instead of the previously announced Hawksworth version.
Since announcing plans to produce the Hawksworth coach, ongoing discussions, new financial implications, and member feedback suggest that the Collett vehicle would be a better choice for us in the medium term and would actually satisfy more members.
The Collett K41/K42 BGs were introduced by the GWR in the 1930s and lasted into the 1990s in Departmental use. During their long lives they carried GWR pre and post-war chocolate and cream and plain brown, British Railways crimson, crimson and cream and maroon and BR Blue. They also found their way into departmental use, in the Old Oak Common breakdown train, in the Fisons' weedkiller train, and in Enparts services.
The Ready to Run model
Our model is being manufactured by Dapol, and will feature separate flush glazing, NEM couplers on close-coupling mounts, wire handrails and numerous extra detail parts - including vacuum cylinders, brake gear and underframe components. The liveries have been selected to reflect the attractive lines and long lives of these stylish vehicles. Different running numbers may later become available for popular liveries, depending on orders. Price (subject to final manfacturing costs which can vary over the twelve-month project) is anticipated to be in the region of £25.
1. GWR Lined Chocolate and Cream (109) Era 3 & 4
2. GWR Unlined Chocolate (181) Era 3 & 4
3. BR Lined Crimson and Cream (W152) Era 4 & 5
4. BR Unlined Crimson (W106W) Era 4 & 5
5. BR Lined Maroon (W112W) Era 5 & 6
6. BR Blue (W141W) Era 6, 7 & 8
7. Olive Green "ENPARTS" (ADB 975157) Era 6, 7 & 8
8. GWR chocolate and cream (147) Era 3 & 4
We understand that some members may be disappointed at our decision to change our plans. On balance we feel that the Collett version is more attractive to more of the membership. We are confident that in the long term our members will see that it makes more sense for our finances.
Members who have already ordered and paid a deposit for the Hawksworth BG should confirm to the Shop that their order can be transferred to the Collett and advise the livery required, or request a refund.
See here for an update on the above.
A pre-order form for this model is available here.
N Gauge Society Kit 54: Cubes and Timber!
The N Gauge Society is to produce a kit of the distinctive and imposing ex-Rover KSA-A “cube” wagons, now converted to timber carriers.
The model will be the 54th in the NGS’s ever expanding range, and as ever will be available to members only. It’s expected to be available by Summer 2013.
The prototype wagons were manufactured by Rautaruukki of Finland in 1995 for the Rover car company for the secure transportation of car components between plants.
In more recent years, they’ve been used in partnership by DRS and logistics firm W H Malcolm on Anglo-Scottish freight services and two were repainted to reflect this.
The wagons have also seen service in South Wales and South West England and some are now in use on the Continent, in France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany for commodities such as bottled water.
In 2011, a batch of KSAs was acquired by wagon leasing firm Nacco and converted for use as timber carriers; this involved replacing the sliding hoods with heavy-duty stanchions. The wagons have been repainted and are now in service with Colas on timber traffic from Cornwall, South Wales and the North to a paper and board factory at Chirk.
The model is being tooled by Parkside Dundas and will feature injection moulded chassis and ends. Two versions will be available: Kit 54a depicts the original Rover cube wagons and will include a cast resin hood mastered for the NGS by respected N Gauge designer Bernard Taylor of TPM. Kit 54b represents the timber carrier, and includes a set of injection moulded stanchions. Both kits will be supplied with one-piece injection moulded bogies, etched detail parts and decals.
Below are pictures of the first test builds of mouldings received in February 2013:
For more information please contact: Ben Ando, NGS Vice President