Metro-Ashbury Model Works

Narrow Gauge Locomotives, Rolling Stock & Fittings

We assist in the design and prototyping of narrow gauge model locomotives, rolling stock and fittings, with a particular focus on the Isle of Man Railway.

IMR Engine No.16 MANNIN

Over the past few years we have been very pleased to work with Accucraft UK and Trackshack IOM in bringing to market a number of products for the garden railway enthusiast, and to undertake and supply single and limited edition model builds, conversions and livery changes for customers.

2-plank Ballast Wagon
'Porthole' vented Goods Van
2-plank Asphalt Wagon
Roofed Cattle Wagon
2-plank Fish Wagon
Brake Luggage Van
Ex-CDRJC Railcar No.20
Closed Goods Van
Bolster Wagon
All Third 'Pairs' Carriage
Brake Luggage Van

We are continuing to develop further items of Isle of Man Railway rolling stock in 15mm scale / 45mm gauge for release as Limited Editions by ourselves as kits and in ready-to-run form, with cast resin or moulded plastic bodies and scale IMR pattern fittings predominantly diecast but some whitemetal or brass.

Wagon bodies have an exceptional level of detail reproduced in miniature, including bolts, nuts, washers, plates, strapping and even the wood grain!

Wagon Stock

IMR 'L' Bolster Wagon

Original design of bolster wagons L.1 to L.4 (1874).

Available to order now - see details.

IMR 'H' 3-plank Open Wagon

Original design of 3-plank open goods wagons H.1 to H.20 (1873) and H.21 to H.26 (1877). Design and patterns complete. Expected release 2021.

IMR Fish Wagon 3

Two-plank open wagon built in-house by the IMR using the chassis of scrapped Brake Van E4 in 1920. Design and patterns complete. Expected release 2021.

IMR 'K' Cattle Wagon

Original open-roof design of cattle wagons K.1 & K.2 (1873), K.3 & K.4 (1877) and K.5 & K.6 (1899). Design and patterns complete. Expected release 2022.

Carriage Stock

IMR Guard Brake Third Carriage

Bogie carriages F.45 & F.46 (1913) with five passenger compartments and a small luggage / guard compartment. Initial design stage complete.

IMR All Third Carriage

Bogie carriages F.47 & F.48 (1923) with six passenger compartments. Initial design stage complete.

IMR Half Luggage Brake Third Carriage

First introduced with the Saloon carriages in 1905, later variant bogie carriages F.40 to F.44 (1907/8) and F.49 (1926). Initial design stage complete.

Our scale models and fittings are intended only for adult model makers and adult model collectors. They are NOT suitable for children because of small parts which can present a choking hazard. In addition, some of the components have functional sharp edges or points and should be handled with care.

Castings and mouldings included within our kits require trimming, drilling and/or preparing prior to painting, varnishing and assembly. Glues, paints, varnishes and modelmaking tools are required to complete our kits but are NOT included in our kits or supplied by us.