Railway wagons - 00 gauge
Although the New Medway Steam Packet Co. did not have its own private owner wagons it is entirely believable that a steam ship operator would run such wagons to carry coal and other commodities. The "wagon project" began in 2003 with the aim of making that same provision in the popular model railway scales; allowing you to have something a bit different on the layout whilst promoting and supporting the preservation of PS Medway Queen. The wagons have been commissioned from Dapol Ltd. or Robbie’s Rolling Stock and are exclusive to the Medway Queen Preservation Society. Over the years the “wagon project“ has raised thousands of pounds towards the restoration costs. Recent issues have concentrated on Gillingham Pier, the society's home base. There could easily have been a railway connection to the pier with only minor re-alignment of existing tracks.
NEW FOR 2020
Based on Dapol box vans, these 00 gauge models commemorate Medway Queen’s part in the Dunkirk Evacuation of 1940. In May-June 1940 HMS Medway Queen made seven round trips to Dunkirk rescuing thousands of British, French and Belgian troops. The models are a departure from the usual “Gillingham Pier” theme and feature Ramsgate where Medway Queen landed her evacuee passengers on six of her seven trips. The models are available in two colours, as usual; dark brown and maroon.
We have held the price per model at £12.90 but, over the years, both post and packaging costs have risen and we now find it necessary to charge £3.75 for UK P&P per order. The wagons are available from our “Medway Queen West” support group; a pair of wagons plus P&P comes to £29.55 and can be ordered by post.
For an extra £8 you can add a copy of “HMS Medway Queen Memories of Dunkirk” to your order with no extra postage charge. Like the wagons, the book was intended for sale at commemorative events but the focus has switched to mail order.
We expect to start dispatching these new models around June 8th.
All previous 00 models including GSN are now sold out.
The GSN Locomotive Restoration Society may still have GSN models.