New kit- 1870 Metropolitan Horse Box

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RossB
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New kit- 1870 Metropolitan Horse Box

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Our next True Line Models kit will be the 1870 Metropolitan Horse Box in 4mm scale which will be our first 3D printed model. We are planning on producing a limited number of models predominately printed to order. There will be a display model on show at Model Rail Scotland 2024 and a small quantity of stock for sale. We will be taking orders at the show as well as via email at truelinemodels@crassoc.org.uk. The models will require wheels, w-irons, couplings and brake gear to complete. Prices will be £24 to CRA and NBRSG members and £28 to non-members.


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Tony Guyan
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Re: New kit- 1870 Metropolitan Horse Box

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H Ross,

Ths does look very good and I probably will have one after the double ended caledonian one arrives. Cheers, Tony.
Dave John
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Re: New kit- 1870 Metropolitan Horse Box

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I picked one up at the SECC on Saturday and have made a start on cleaning the print up.

Are there any details about brakes for these a bit later on, perhaps into the early Edwardian era ? Perhaps piped but not fitted ? I have also looked at all the photos I can find but not one of the compartment end. I note that the drawing in the wagon book doesn't seem to show a handrail but I can't see how someone would get up those steps and onto the roof for the oil lamp without something to grab onto. Any suggestions ?

Dave
RossB
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Re: New kit- 1870 Metropolitan Horse Box

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Hi Dave

I was struggling to find much about the brakes. The drawing in the wagon book (which the model is based on) shows the early condition but presumably they would have at least been trough piped in later years. I have yet to come across a clear photo of one of these horse boxes so can't confirm either way.

Ross
Dave John
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Re: New kit- 1870 Metropolitan Horse Box

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Thanks Ross, I'd agree that adding a through pipe is likely and easily modelled.

The kit is now at the painting stage. I added a couple of curved handrails at the steps end.
RossB
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Re: New kit- 1870 Metropolitan Horse Box

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I look forward to seeing the finished model!

Ross
Dave John
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Re: New kit- 1870 Metropolitan Horse Box

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The horsebox is now finished and in service. I rather like the way it has come out, though perhaps the brown livery might be described as ageing a bit. Many thanks to Ross for making the kit available.
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Some further pictures and build notes in my blog;

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/blogs/entry/263 ... ox-part-2/
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