A very accurate scale 16mm/foot model of the Ffestiniog Railway’s Hearse Wagon used to transport passengers on their final journey.
The original could be seen in the Welsh Highland (Heritage) Railway’s museum, Porthmadog, but is now back with the Ffestiniog Railway.
Made from plywood, with brass finials which look just like the original's.
The doors don’t open.
Couplings are included both in the kit and on the finished model. Some historic pictures show it not having couplings or buffers. However it is believed it did have for most of its life.
Finished in gloss black, with gold trimmings and a matt black roof.
The kit can be made for either 32mm gauge or 45mm - but is not re-gaugable.
You have a choice to buy a 32mm or 45mm gauge version of the finished model.
The kit isn't too hard to make (it needs a fine application of wood glue), but fitting the buffers is a bit fiddly.