Metro-Ashbury Model Works

IMR L Bolster Wagon Kit

Matched pair of IMR L Bolster Wagons built from our kits, painted and decorated, with addition of a timber load

The prototype full-size IMR L Bolster Wagons were built by Metropolitan Railway Carriage & Wagon Company Ltd in 1874 and supplied as two pairs of wagons (4 in total) for the carrying of long timber loads and the like. A single bolster wagon could also be used as a match truck for the jib crane as part of the breakdown train.

Our finescale model of the IMR L Bolster Wagon is produced as a Limited Edition kit. Components require preparation, painting, decorating and varnishing before assembly.

Model Specifications:

The wagon body and bolster beam are resin cast with an exceptional level of detail reproduced in miniature, including bolts, nuts, washers, plates, strapping and even the wood grain!  Our diecast metal Isle of Man Railway pattern axleboxes, split-spoke wheels, brake gear and working buffer couplings are all reproduced to scale.

Kit Contents
Side View A
End View A
End View B
Wheelset, Axlebox, & Hand Brake Detail
Bolster & Deck Detail
Side View B
Buffer & Coupling Detail
Side View C



£80 single wagon kit / £150 pair of wagon kits, plus P&P. Expand for kit contents...


For delivery addresses in the UK and Isle of Man, our postage and packing (P&P) charge is as follows:

Items are sent by tracked, signed for and insured Royal Mail services.

Important Information - Please read before ordering:

Glues, paints, varnishes and some basic modelmaking tools (including a 1.5mm hex driver for assembly bolts) are required to complete our kits but are NOT included in our kits.

Kits and built-up models are normally made up to customer order, rather than held in stock for immediate dispatch. We aim to complete orders ready for collection / posting at the earliest opportunity.

Our model kits, components and built-up models 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.

The timber load shown in photos is for illustrative purposes only and not included with our models or supplied by us. 

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