Bagnall side tank

NPL-011 • by Narrow Planet

About the kit

This kit is comprised of a 3D printed plastic body shell, whitemetal chimney and dome and a fret of etched nickel silver detail parts. Minimal folding of these parts is required and they can all be glued in place.

The body is designed to fit on the Minitrains Porter 0-6-0 steam loco chassis. Replacement etched coupling and connecting rods are provided to convert the chassis from an 0-6-0 to more a representative 2-4-0, although note that this step is optional.

Model photos show examples fitted with and without skirt, and modified chassis. B&BR model photo with thanks to Richard Doe.

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Please note this is a scale model for adult collectors, and not intended for children under 14 years of age.

Prototype Info

W.G. Bagnall Ltd’s Castle Engine Works in Stafford turned out many narrow gauge locomotives from the late 19th century through to the works closing in the 1960s. From industrial concerns across the UK ranging from quarries to breweries and then abroad during the war, many survived to be re-sold and found use across the globe and as far away as India and Japan.

This Narrow Planet kit draws inspiration from the diminutive 3ft gauge Rye & Camber Tramway’s ‘Camber’ as well as similar engines supplied to gas works in the early 20th century. Proportions and details are scaled from original drawings, although this model is based upon no particular prototype. It’s simple construction rewards careful assembly and provides the modeller a good basis for further detailing.


Postage is included for UK orders. For international orders shipping is at cost. Please note any local import duty or taxes that may be applied on delivery are the buyer's responsibility.