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Pontop and Jarrow Chaldron Pack

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Three wagon multi-pack, NER 4T Chaldron

Pack D: Pontop & Jarrow Railway - Two ex-NER P1 style Chaldrons and an S&DR style Chaldron in pre-1932 lettering, circa 1910. 

Containing three wagons, numbered:

  • 405
  • 460
  • 92

Each pack produced has been themed by colliery, and each waggon depicted is based on photographic evidence and reference to colliery records to confirm lettering styles. Some packs contain just one style of waggon, while others contain mixed styles where research has shown that they operated in conjunction with each other. 

Specification List:

  • Die-cast metal chassis with plastic body. Weight of 9g unloaded.
  • Operates over minimum radius curves (371mm, 1st radius set-track)
  • Five different body designs, covering a time period from 1840 to 1978.
  • Three styles of wheel design; split spoke, star spoke and wave spoke, to a blackened 00 gauge RP25-88 profile.
  • Three styles of braking arrangement and brake handles, with different block types and the more complicated Londonderry clasp type brake.
  • Three arrangements of ‘bang-boards’.
  • Additional, removable ‘greedy boards’ (horizontal board extensions to the body) to the Shildon Works built Chaldron, giving an increased coal loading.
  • Scale width wire handrails, metal pin jaw coupling and wire/etch handbrake levers.
  • Eroded metal/plastic detail parts, including grab handles, door securing pins, chassis chain points and safety chains in metal.
  • Wagons connected via an all new link fine chain with Neodymium magnetic heads, connected at the wagon via prototypical cotter pin coupling.
  • Two extra NEM fitted magnetic couplings supplied with wagon packs to allow for fitting to locomotives and/or additional rolling stock.
  • Artwork features authentic colliery markings and numbers, accurate to time period modelled and based on actual photographic evidence where possible.
  • Additional research assistance provided by Beamish Living Museum, Bowes Railway and the North Eastern Railway Association.

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Alfie B.
Perfect

These are truly amazing models, very accurate and extremely well made. Would reccomend these to anyone.

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RS
Pontop and Jarrow chaldron

Another great pack arrived in good condition. Nice detail.

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David H.
Chaldrons

Great models. High quality

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KEITH B.
Chaldron Coal Wagons

Fantastic little models but full of so much detail.

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MICHAEL F.
Accurascale Address the Dawn of Steam Locomotion

At last, the iconic 4-ton chaldron wagon, a contemporary of the opening of the Stockport & Darlington Railway, which survived in hardly any changed form for over a century in countries as far apart as UK and Australia. In OO 4mm scale this tiny wagon is a marvel of incredibly accurate miniature railway model engineering. Rakes of them realistically join together with chains linking together with near invisible pull-apart magnets. These magnet chain couplings allow a rake of chaldrons to take curves as tight as FOUR INCH RADIUS curves hauled by 1830s era locomotive such as Rocket and the Clint de Witt. The only minus is that the cost of a realistic rake of 24 wagons that Locomotion hauled to Darlington would cost over £320. Apart from Lion and its alter-ego, the Titfield Thunderbolt, there are no tiny period locomotives in planning or production despite the fact that Hornby, Bachman and Trix produced them over 50 years ago. ( Rocket, King of Prussia, Saxonia and Clinton de Witt to name the few I have managed to acquire and run on an 8 x 16 inch OO scale oval track!). Come on, you digital designers; 3-D printers are printing and painting extraordinarily detailed tiny Warhammer models in one go twenty at a time….

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Nicholas P.

Nice model, excellent packaging

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Kieron

Excellent

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