Metro-Ashbury Model Works

Narrow Gauge Rolling Stock & Fittings for Garden Railways

We assist in the design and prototyping of 15mm and 16mm scale narrow gauge locomotives, carriages, wagons and fittings, with a particular focus on Isle of Man Railway models.

IMR Engine No.16 MANNIN
IMR 'M' Ballast Wagon
IMR 'G' Goods Van
IMR 'M' Asphalt Wagon
IMR 'E' Brake Luggage Van
Ex-CDRJC Railcar No.20

We are currently developing further items of Isle of Man Railway rolling stock in 15mm scale for release by ourselves as Limited Editions in both pre-assembled and kit form, with cast resin bodies and scale IMR pattern fittings predominantly in diecast and whitemetal.

Our next model release is expected Q4 2020 - the original type of IMR 'L' Bolster Wagons. Provisional prices, product, build service and ordering information are shown below.

Prototype model IMR 'L' Bolster Wagon
Prototype model IMR 'L' Bolster Wagons shown with timber load and adjacent 'M' Wagon for reference

IMR Bolster Wagon Kits (x2) - £160 (plus P&P) - including scale IMR pattern wagon fittings.

  • Detailed Wagon Body with Bolster Beam
  • IMR wagon axleboxes, leaf springs and W-irons x 4 sets
  • IMR working buffer couplings x 1 pair
  • IMR safety chains with mounting eyelets and end hooks x 4 sets
  • IMR 45mm gauge wheels on axles x 2 pairs
  • IMR wagon brake gear x 1 set
  • Bolster posts, shackles and chains x 1 set
  • Assembly bolts
  • Running Number decals (L.1/L.2 or L.3/L.4)

Kit Building Service - add £40 per wagon - for customers wishing to purchase the IMR Bolster Wagons in ready-to-run form:

  • Trim and prepare resin and whitemetal castings
  • Drill assembly holes
  • Paint body and bolster in grey, separate fittings in black
  • Assemble wagon, apply decals
  • Track test

Important Information - Please read before ordering:

Our models are intended for adult collectors, our kits for the more experienced adult model maker. They are NOT suitable for children as some components are small, sharp or fragile.

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

When running the bolster wagons, only carry light loads at low speed to avoid breaking the bolster posts, shackles and chains!


Our IMR Bolster Wagons are a Limited Edition release of 110 models (i.e. 55 pairs).

To pre-order, please email and provide your full contact details (name / postal address / phone number) and whether you wish to pre-order a pair of wagons in assembled or kit form (maximum 4 wagons per customer).

We will acknowledge your email to confirm your pre-order, then contact you again when the models are ready for dispatch to confirm the total amount due (including P&P), request payment (by Bank Transfer or PayPal) and check the delivery address.