Cambrian C82 BR 50 Ton Bogie Rail/Sleeper Wagon Sturgeon A/YBO D1/645 (side doors) Wagon Kit
1:76 4mm Wagon construction kit.
Requires glue, paint and transfers to complete
Other items required:: Couplings and dummy Coupling Hooks
The Sturgeon wagon was based on the LNER "Dolphin" wagons, although these had fixed ends, and diamond-framed bogies. This kit is for the as-built wagons with side doors, for carrying rails, ballast & sleepers. It is thought that ballast was rarely transported in Sturgeons, the main use of those with side doors being for sleepers (old or new) or recovered rails. Some ran without the two top end pieces. Although there were stowage racks under the wagon for these pieces, it is quite likely that some were simply taken off and left in a PW yard, as photos show that they were often missing. In later years, some had the side uprights cut off level with the top of the folding end panel.
Note: Parts for the actual racks are not included in the kit.
The kit can be made with these pieces in place, or omitted. The two sections slot into the side uprights, so don't have to be fixed on (although they could get lost just like the real ones).
The folding end plate can also be fitted on in the folded down position although this does have to be glued on. Includes "One-piece" bogies with optional "NEM" pocket for "fish-tail" couplings such as the Hornby R8219.