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.
7mm Kit specification is as follows:
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
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.