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Changes to specifications 7mm kit: Resin roof and extra liquid resin not supplied; some castings no longer available - 1 or 2 types out of a total of 10; screws no longer supplied with any of our kits.

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K&ESR Pickering Railcar No.16 (6)
in
4mm and 7mm Scales


This is Steam And Things first "powered" kit.

The model will run (without modification) on curves as tight as 2'4" (700mm) radius in O scale and 15 3/4" (400mm) in equivalent OO. There are some test etch photos lower down, and on a separate page we have a selection of photos of the first (7mm) test build. Click this logo link to view.


Photo: John Scott Morgan Collection and S&T Test Build of (7mm scale) late version


Historical notes:

This steam railcar car "ran" on the Kent & East Sussex Railway. It was delivered to this "Colonel Stephens" Railway in 1905, being built by Messrs. Pickering. It was basically a 4 wheel fixed frame vehicle, powered by a vertical boiler. The length over buffers was 30ft with a wheelbase of 17ft. It sported various numbers during it's existence; No 16 as part of coaching stock and No 6 as engine stock.

Various cosmetic changes took place over the railmotor's life, and from phototgraphs we have identified 3 different panelling arrangements, be that on the sides or the ends. One modification was of course the famous "Garden Shed" doors! (Seen in the model photo above).

Kit specification in 7mm:

The kit is in 0.3mm (12 thou) etched brass to our usual high standard (see "Customer Testimonials"), with whitemetal castings, wire, screws, glazing material, resin roof profile, casting resin and decals. In fact a complete kit, per our usual specification. All that will be required will be wheels and motor (and possibly a drive chain) to complete.

With respect to in depth specifications, we offer:

Kit specification in 4mm:

The 4mm version is a development of the 7mm kit and is just as comprehensive with respect to the specification etc.
There is really only one important difference, in that we have not included a cast resin roof. However full instructions are given as to how construct the roof in balsa wood or laminated styrene. Templates are also supplied.
Also, we have taken a license with respect to the the castings. Due to low market potential of this product, and because they are so small that we have utilised very similar items used in our other kits. Modellers may wish to use as is or modify. Castings included in the kit are those for buffers (with turned steel heads), oil/grease boxes, leaf springs and roof vents/lamp covers. We can quote without castings, but the cost reduction will be negligible.
Fully dimensioned drawings are given for items that can be made from scrap brass tube and rod, viz. parallel chimney, whistle and acetylene cylinder. Wire and screws are not inlcuded in the kit.





Test etches of sides, ends and "bits and pieces" sheet and test build in progress


On a separate page, which is linked via this logo we have (hopefully) clearly identified the various side and end differences. It is neccessary to stipulate preferences at time of ordering.

Kit prices as follows:

  • 7mm Scale A$272.00
  • 4mm Scale A$105.00
  • Prices include air mail; sea reduction available
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