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 are mostly commissioned from Dapol Ltd. and are exclusive to the Medway Queen Preservation Society; and GSNLRS. Over the years the “wagon project“ has raised thousands of pounds towards the restoration costs of Medway Queen. 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 dockyard sidings needed.
NEW FOR 2022
These 7-plank open wagons are the latest 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 two societies have commissioned this joint batch of 00 models from Dapol and sales will help the restoration of locomotive 35011, General Steam Navigation, and of PS Medway Queen. Each society sells the wagons to support its work. 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, but at the same time is also very relevant to the General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society. As usual the wagons have been produced in two colours, green and black, and carry the running number 22 - for the year of issue.
The wagons, are available at £12.90 per model and £3.75 per order for UK P&P
For an extra £14.95 you can add a copy of “PS Ryde” to your order with no extra postage charge. Richard Halton's new (2021) book documents the story of a well-loved SR/BR Isle of Wight ferry thorough all stages of her career including World War II and her time as a "Boatel" on the Isle of Wight.
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