WHAT BUILDINGS ARE AVAILABLE TO GO WITH MY NEW ‘J70’?
I’ve just received my Model Rail ‘J70’ locomotive and am planning a small Wisbech & Upwellthemed layout. Are there any suitable buildings available?
Malcolm Macgregor, by e-mail
Peter says: Depot office buildings could be found at various locations on the Wisbech and Upwell Tramway, a surviving example of which can be found at Outwell.
Dating from 1883, the single-storey red brick structure features a hipped slate roof with deep eaves. A central doorway with segmental arch and four-panel door features at one end, with two segmental arch window apertures and stone window sills on one of the longer sides.
A kit of this typical Wisbech and Upwell building is produced by Arch Laser, part of a growing range of ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge kits and accessories available via Osborn’s Models of Bideford.
The depot kit is available in ‘N’ (£7.95) and ‘OO’ (£10.95), rendered in micro plywood. Once painted, the building looks very realistic.
Availability: Osborn’s Models
Tel. 01237 423453
Arch Laser offers an excellent laser-cut plywood kit of a typical Wisbech & Upwell depot building, in either ‘N’ or ‘OO’ gauge. This is the ‘OO’ version. PETER MARRIOTT