Friday, 17 July 2015

BR (LNER) Peppercorn K1: Rolling Stock, Part 3

So what else comes with the Peppercorn K1 apart from a load of clever plank wagons?

Well to start with you can't go wrong with some nice bolster stock.

We made a few of these and we couldn't fit them nicely in 1 picture!
For all your steelworks movement needs the twin bolster is just the part. Built and animated with the rotating brackets so the load is correctly balanced across the 2 wagons, there are loads for large pipes, small pipes, girders and also roof trusses. There are also empty bolsters (as singles) for the return journey when the goods have been delivered. All of these also have animated handbrakes.

If you want to move bricks, what do you use?

You use a wagon built for the purpose - a Palbrick A wagon in this case. These were converted from old "Medfit" or medium goods open wagons specifically to carry bricks - the previous method being a standard plank wagon and lots of straw packing.

And if you're going to have a Palbrick A, then you should have a Palbrick B as well. Much the same but built from new for the purpose rather than being a conversion.
Both Palbrick wagons have solid/spoked wheel options and animated handbrakes.

Back to steelworks goods movement. How do you move a stack of steel plates?
On a 22 ton plate wagon of course!

The plate wagons have solid/spoked wheels and animated handbrakes. They also have differing number of chains holding the plates in place to create some variety in your consists.

But what if the steel plates were too wide for the wagon?

Why then you would need a Trestle wagon, a Trestle AA in this case.
Available with and without plates, they also have solid/spoked wheel options, animated handbrakes and a variety of chain sets to add variety.

So how to end the list of rolling stock. It had to be with our personal favourites which again are a testament to dirt and filth on a working railway.

Gas wagons. These ex-LNER wagons would have been seen everywhere in the LNER era when gas was used in coach lighting and for stations and so had to be refilled regularly. By the time of BR much of this lighting was electric, however some remote stations still had no connection to the national grid and would have continued to have their gas delivered by rail.
Suitably filthy and in 2 or 3 tank versions the gas wagons have solid/spoked wheel options, animated handbrakes and a few optional parts (strengthening rings, end caps, etc) which are again used to give some variety when placed together in a consist.

And finally, what does it look like if you place everything in one train?

This shows just one of every wagon type. With the variations in wheels, optional parts, 2 sided textures, etc. the variations are literally in the hundreds.

Next time in the final post of this series we'll take a look back at the K1 locomotive and list some of it's features.


  1. These wagons look the real deal Pete, thanks a lot. I did notice however, there is no Brake Van, is this still a WIP, or, have you decided against doing one?

    Looking forward to your pack, anyway. :)

    1. Same here, This pack looks more & more like a must have!!