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WOLSELEY-SIDDELEY RAILMOTOR

Hundred of Manhood & Selsey Tramways / Kent & East Sussex Railway / Shrophshire & Montgomeryshire Railway

7mm (O) 1:43.5 and 4mm (OO) 1:76


This model may well be suitable to run as freelance narrow gauge


This railmotor entered service on the Selsey Tramway about 1924. It was built on a Wolseley-Siddeley (old) motor car chassis and was chain driven. The body is believed to have been built by Drake and Fletcher of Maidstone, Kent.
An early photograph show the chassis only running on the Kent & East sussex Railway as a type of goods vehicle with a rear platform.
Some time after arrving at Selsey, the railmotor was married up to a converted Ford Model T lorry, and ran with it back to back. This lorry may be the subject of a future Steam And Things kit. The unit finished it's sad life on the Shrophshire & Montgomeryshire Railway, but not before it was refurbished and hauled by the erst-while Gazelle. Follow this link to Gazelle.


The kit will be as complete as possible per our usual specification and will include K&ESR and any other suitable transfers. The product is now available from us. 7mm and 4mm test etches have been produced and a 7mm test build carried out. Click on this link to see photos of the 7mm test build and the test etches, as well as other photographs of models.

7mm Kit specification is as follows:

  • Etched brass in 0.3mm (12thou), 0.5mm (20thou) and 0.125mm (5 thou)
  • Body construction with etched detail overlays
  • Nickel-silver chassis
  • Internal detailing - this is in the form of simple etches for seating, driver's seat and goods platform
  • Other etched details include wheel overlays, chassis detail overlay, placebo gears and chain etc.; there being a total of some 45+ parts in the kit without multiple counting
  • Wire, screws, glazing, etc.
  • The kit will be offered as a KESR lorry only kit, a S&MR body only kit or a complete HMST kit
  • Comprehensive instructions with drawings and photographs of the prototype are included, including on CD
  • 7mm Kit prices as follows:

  • Full kit A$185.00
  • Body kit A$115.00
  • Lorry kit A$ POA
  • Prices include air mail; sea reduction available
  • Full terms and conditions click
  • Please note, due to the very small size of the model, and the fact that it is of a very open glazed construction,motorisation will be an issue. There may be a number of ways to motorise this kit and we are not putting forward ideas or recommending systems, as there are major changes in the (parts) market place at the moment and products available today may not be available tomorrow.
    The kit has therefore been developed as a rolling chassis, and as part of our bespoke customer service we will etch free of charge our standard chassis (and any other required items?) with cut-outs etc. to suit the modeller's specific requirement.
    We have however designed the floor and chassis with a removeable central section to facilitate motorisation.

    4mm Kit specification is as per 7mm
    though some of the tiny parts have been left out since not etchable

    4mm Kit prices as follows:

  • Full kit A$ 105.00
  • Body kit A$ 87.00
  • Lorry kit A$ 79.00
  • Prices include air mail; sea reduction available
  • Full terms and conditions click
  • For narrow gauge (freelance) specification, contact us with your requirement. It may be that the kit will be suitable for your gauge as it is - due to the design of the prototype - or we could offer an alternative chassis.


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