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Latest update: Buffer castings (P/No. 10) have run out; no more available. Screws, nuts not included as per price list page.

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ROTHER VALLEY RAILWAY (K & ESR) BRAKE VAN (HURST NELSON)

Hundred of Manhood & Selsey Tramways

7mm (O) 1:43.5 ; 4mm (OO) 1:76; 3.5mm (HO) 1:87


This brake van was built by Hurst Nelson for the Rother Valley Railway, presumably in the late 1890's. Two were supplied and were run with both passenger and goods trains. Note the side loading doors. One van was sold to the Selsey Tramway. The kit is complete per our usual specification and of course includes both RVR, K&ESR and HMST transfers, though if the vans even ran with K&ESR or HMST lettering is a moot point!


The product is available from Steam And Things. Click on this link to see photos of the test etches and test build of the 7mm scale model and customers models

7mm Kit specification is as follows:

  • Etched brass in 0.3mm (12thou) and 0.5mm (20thou)
  • External framing formed from 2 layers of 0.5mm material
  • Castings supplied for buffers, springs and axles boxes to correct Hurst Nelson design
  • Additional castings include vacuum cylinder parts, brake shoes and vacuum hoses
  • 3-link couplings (our own product) are also included, as is wire (3 sizes), nuts, bolts and screws
  • The option of using a rocking W-iron is also included, the rocking W-iron being a product of ours
  • Decals, of our own production, for RVR, K&ESR and HMST are also included
  • Internal detailing - this is in the form of simple etches and includes seating, partition, desk, shelf etc. where appropriate
  • Comprehensive instructions with drawings and photographs of the prototype are included, including on CD
  • 4mm and 3.5mm Kit specification is as follows:

  • Etched brass in 0.3mm (12thou)
  • The etches are a direct reduction of the 7mm art-work, with some modification, and all that implies (if in doubt please ask)
  • External framing formed from a layer(s) of 0.3mm material
  • Castings supplied for buffers, springs and axles boxes in a general format from our 4mm castings
  • Castings can be used as is or modified
  • Decals, of our own production, for RVR, K&ESR and HMST are also included
  • Internal detailing - this is in the form of simple etches and includes seating, partition, desk, shelf etc. where appropriate
  • Comprehensive instructions (per 7mm kit) with drawings and photographs of the prototype are included, including on CD
  • This kit specification (slightly different from our usual small scale kits) is at the request of OO/HO modellers and is such to reduce development cost
  • Kit prices as follows:

  • 7mm Scale A$178.00
  • 4mm Scale A$97.00
  • 3.5mm Scale per 4mm
  • Prices include air mail; sea reduction available
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