Monday, January 25, 2016

Kitmaster motorised van

Kitmaster motorised van

I'm very busy working on the latest Ramsay's British Model Trains catalogue at the moment so there's not a lot of modelling getting done.

Part of the job involves photographing some ancient models including this one in my collection - the Kitmaster RTR motorised van.

The idea is that you could power your unmotorised Kitmaster plastic locomotives with this. Quite a neat idea. Basically a power bogie with a plastic lid and sideframes. Ramsay's needed a picture of the model and box, but I have a feeling readers of this blog will be more interested in the insides.

Kitmaster van in bits

6 comments:

James Finister said...

High Level do a flyshunter kit, though with a slightly different purpose in mind
http://www.highlevelkits.co.uk/

Phil Parker said...

I'd meant to mention the flyshunter but was rushing things so thanks for this.

matt scrutton said...

Is the van a decent runner?

Phil Parker said...

In a 1960s way yes. Compared to mdern stuff? Not so good.

epichero00 said...

All very nice until all the locomotives’ styrene chassis and motion wears out after about four months...

Mark Collier said...

I have one of these from my days of building Kitmaster and Airfix plastic kits as a teenager in the 1960s. In all fairness, it did and still does run as well as any on the contemporary short wheelbase 0-4-0 Triang locos (remember ‘Nellie’ and the dockside shunter?). Still runs the same today... and better than the kit plastic locos with their plastic wheels and axles which tended to slide along the track rather than run!