Worsley Works have increased their selection of 'scratch aid' etched brass body kits for South African 2' gauge bogie coaches with an Avontuur branch first with lavatory, in both original matchboard and later plywood panelled versions The prototypes date from 1902, and were built by the Bristol Carriage & Wagon Works.
All parts are very cleanly etched, with fine detail. Tabs to the fret are minimal and easily cleaned up. The holes for the door handles and handrails should need little or no opening out
The sides and ends have no form of location, but they can be accurately soldered together if care is taken, standing them on a true flat surface. It is worth strengthening the corners with a fillet of solder.
The window droplight frames are etched separately to enable them to be represented open if required.
The kits presume the builder will have access to drawings and photos to complete the detailing as appropriate. No roofing material is supplied, but there are mounting brackets to enable the floor/underframe to be made detachable. The roof will need lamp tops, ventilators, and a water tank. Bogies, wheels, and couplings, as well as door handles and wire for handrails, are also left to the builder.
For 4mm scale narrow gauge
19 Douglas Road,