We are pleased to announce the early arrival of the latest “Medway Queen” promotional wagons for N Gauge. These promotional wagons are a product of the cooperation between the General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society, based at Blunsdon on the Swindon and Cricklade Railway, and the Medway Queen Preservation Society.
The wagon design fits the MQPS theme of fictional wagons that might have been seen at Gillingham Pier if there had been a rail connection, and is also relevant to the General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society. These Dapol 7-plank open wagons are available in two colours (black and green) with white lettering. They are now available in person from the Medway Queen Visitor Centre (on Saturdays) and will, of course, be featured on the MQPS stand at The International N Gauge Show (TINGS) on 10th/11th September - where you can inspect and buy them over the counter (please note that the stand cannot accept card payments). They are priced at £12.40 per model plus £3.75 per order for UK P&P if buying by post. Mail order from Richard at 2 Drury Close, Hook, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 8EL. Please make your cheque out to "R Halton". Email email@example.com for online payment options.
I called in to the Medway Archive Centre on Monday, after the MQPS Board Meeting, to see the display and to check a few historical details on our ship.
The display looks great and is well worth a visit. MQPS supplied the design and the components and the people at the Archive Centre have done a good job installing the display on their exhibition boards. Click below for details of opening times etc. On a Saturday you have plenty of time to pop in to see the display before going on to visit the ship at Gillingham Pier. The cream teas on Medway Queen were such a success over the Jubilee weekend that Pam is making them a regular feature. I tested one on Monday and it was delicious!
Photo: Elspeth Millar, Medway Archive Centre
Our thanks, again, to everyone who took part. The ship is open as usual today (Saturday) so pop down and take a look if you are in the area.
Photos: Ron Vant