Ever since I was a boy I've wanted to model the Nantlle Railway, although it is not easy! Being horse drawn, it offers very little scope for operation in model form. Add to that the need for double flanged wheels and in small scales, it is basically impossible. After my discovery of 16mm scale and the possibilities it brings for incredibly finely detailed models using 3D printing, I looked again at the Nantlle system. It is now possible to model the rolling stock accurately, although the horse power still escapes me. I am building a small diorama based on part of Pen Yr Orsedd quarry which used mixed gauge, using 2ft gauge locomotives to move the 3'6" Nantlle Railway wagons around the site. These models here are the result of this project. 

Wagon Bodies & Underframes

These are the basic body units that make up the models. Underframes are available separately in order to take advantage of optimal print processes for each component. There are also some with integral underframes in SLS plastic, although these will not have as high quality a surface finish they will be cheaper and easier to assemble. 

NRB01 - Pen Yr Orsedd Quarry Wagon with Diagonal Strapping

A Common enough style of wagon used by Pen Yr Orsedd Quarry. Recognisable by it's diagonal strapping. 

NRB02 - Nantlle Railway Open Wagon, Plain Strapping

A Similar wagon to the above, but of slightly different dimensions and with much less ornate strapping.

NRUF01 - Underframe for Diagonal Strapped Pen yr Orsedd wagon

Separate underframe to fit NRB01. Printed in Smooth Detail Plastic from Shapeways it will have a much more 'wooden' finish than if printed in SLS Nylon as per the body. 

NRUF02 - Underframe for Plain Body

Separate underframe to fit NRB01. Printed in Smooth Detail Plastic from Shapeways it will have a much more 'wooden' finish than if printed in SLS Nylon as per the body. 

NRC01 - Pen Yr Orsedd Diagonal Strapped Wagon, Complete

Complete, single piece wagon excepting wheels and axles. 

NRC02 - Plain Wagon as per NRB02, Complete

Complete Single piece wagon, excepting wheels and axles. 

Couplings & Wheels

A Range of hook and link couplers for the above wagons, and suitable double flanged wheels to match. 

NRW01 - Nantlle Railway Double Flanged Wheels, pack of 4

Set of 4 double flanged wheels for Nantlle Railway Open Wagons supplied loose on a sprue. These are fitted loose on their axles on the prototype, and retained by cotter pins. Bore is nominally 1/8", but it is suggested to use 3mm. 

NRW01A - Single Nantlle Railway Double Flanged wheel

Single Wagon wheel for Nantlle Tramway wagons. Prototypically these are fitted loose on their axles and retained by cotter pins. 

CPL03 - Coupling Link and Hook for wooden wagons

A D-Shackle and hook for use in the drawbar of wooden underframe stock.