New kits for three SAR 2ft Gauge wagons plus two types of bogies have been announced by EDM Models.
These have been in development for some time and are the work of Peter Balderstone who also designed our Linda/Blanche/Charles kit. They actually started life as a personal project worked on over many years. Recently they have been reworked with commercial sale in mind and many of the small detail parts that were originally assembled from etches have been replaced by brass castings.
Each kit caters for variants of the prototype and both styles of bogie, the diamond frame and the cast Bettendorf are being produced.
Originally we weren’t going to mention these kits until they were in boxes and ready for sale but as they are nearly ready and there has been a lot of discussion of the prototypes on various internet sites we have set to, planned a release date and decided to announce that they are on their way.
The intention is to release them from sale at the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association Convention in Burton on Trent on the 9th June and make them available for online sales immediately after that.
They are on the NG Trains website http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/EDM_Models/SA_Stock/sa_stock.html and more detail [like prices and more pictures] will be added between now and the release.
The kits are designed to be built for either 16.5mm or 14mm gauge.
Expressions of interest are welcome as they would give us an idea of demand.