Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Groudle Glen Coach kit
It pays to help people out sometimes. A couple of years ago, I made up a CD of photos taken at the Groudle Glen Railway for Peter Lane, purveyor of beautiful wooden kits for garden railway narrow gauge rolling stock through Yatton engineering.
Recently, he sent me an e-mail to say that kits were on the market and since I'd helped him, would I like a coach?
Of course I would!
A few days later, a large parcel turned up in the post containing a kit for one of the bogie coaches. These don't get the coverage they deserve in my opinion despite being the mainstay of services, indeed the onlystay before the replica original vehicles are produced.
The kit is supplied in laser-cut plywood to 16mm:1foot scale, 32mm gauge. It includes wheels, bearings and couplings. Normally sold for £55, this sounds like a pretty good deal to me. that's a a relief as I can see I'll be buying a second model. And a locomotive. And some of the original versions.
Worse, the whole set is being produced in 7/8th scale for 45mm track too. Complete with the loveliest steam engine in the world, Sea Lion. I need to earn more money. Fast.
Groudle Glen stock from Yatton Engineering.