|Model Railway Wagons (1 June 2022) - expanded to include stock from Wessex Wagons - scroll down!)|
Yeovil Railway Centre welcomes customers of Wessex Wagons. We very much look forward to continuing the high quality Limited Edition wagons that you have enjoyed with Bruce and Helen and with whom we have worked with for 4 years. We are glad that they will continue to help for a period of time with the transition.
This site has been updated with the merged stock. The Wessex Wagons website will be refreshed and then will become the one to use in due course. More information to follow when this exercise is completed.
- if you live locally, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements and the wagons can be reserved for your collection in the Shop within 14 days.
- by post at an extra charge of £5.50 (covering up to 4 wagons), £11.00 (covering 5-8 wagons), £16.50 (Covering 9-12 wagons) for postage and packing. Despatch will be via Royal Mail 'Signed For' delivery. Please allow up to 21 days for delivery after initial ordering (although we normally despatch promptly!).
You can order and pay via PayPal - details at foot of page. You do not need to have a PayPal account to do this - just register as a guest.
If you prefer to pay by cheque please contact Eric Tyler (details below) to reserve your wagon(s) for 7 days. Cheques should be payable to Yeovil Railway Centre and sent to Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction Station, Stoford, YEOVIL BA22 9UU.
More information via Eric Tyler on 07584 044217.
Any railway track or scenery shown is used for display purposes only and is not included.
12 June 2022 - Three new designs for 2022 now available!
Our next new designs are due for release during July 2022.
Dark red body, white lettering, shaded black. Suitable:GWR, other Cornish lines
In the first half of the 20th century, Betty & Tom operated a lead mine close to Menheniot, almost certainly the Clicker Tor Quarry adjacent to the GWR mainline at Menheniot station. The lead ore was known as Galena and had some traces of silver, arsenic and many other minerals. Sidings from the GWR main line at Menheniot were laid in 1930. The business diversified into the large scale production of railway ballast and concrete blocks. From a photo.
dark grey body, white lettering, shaded red. Suitable: GWR, other Cornish lines, private ChinaClay sidings
Joseph Treffry owned the Fowey Consol mines and wanted a harbour to export copper and import coal. Between 1829 and 1840 he built Par Docks. In early years substantial quantities of Cornish granite were shipped. Later in the 19th century it became a focal point for the export of china clay. The Treffry estate sold the whole operation to English China Clay (ECC) in 1964. From a photo.
Medium grey body, White lettering, shaded black. Suitable: B&E Rly, GWR, LSWR, others
William Turner moved to Chard in the 1840’s and dealt in corn, seed and coal, with premises at Fulham Wharf (Chard Canal) and Fore Street, Chard. With the opening of the two branch lines to Chard (GWR from Taunton, LSWR from Chard Junction) in 1866, his son, Edward Turner, developed the railway-based business. Subsequently his eldest son established the firm as William Edward Turner & Co. Evidence suggests W.E. Turner had at least four wagons. From a photo.
Chocolate Brown body, white lettering shaded black, Suitable: GWR, LSWR, SR, others
William Jewell entered the coal trade with seemingly no previous connection to the industry. Born in Dawlish in 1873 he worked as a lath renderer and mason’s labourer before changing occupation. By 1904 he was trading in coal from Queen Street Station, Exeter (today Exeter Central). He purchased two 8-ton wagons from Gloucester RC&WCo., both registered by the GWR. In 1911 William was living with his family in Tudor Street, Exeter, described as a coal merchant and employer. In that year he renewed the repair contracts on both wagons for a further 7 years. William may have died in 1914. The business subsequently appears to have been sold, possibly to a larger Exeter merchant such as Varwell Guest & Co. who may have helped him previously. From a photo.
We believe that Royal Mail offers a reasonably secure service. Yeovil Railway Centre cannot be held liable for orders that do not appear to reach their destination when we have despatched the goods in good order and with proof of posting.
We will, however, endeavour to help any customers who are seeking to claim compensation, in line with Royal Mail's Ts & Cs.
|Model Railway wagons (subject to availability).|
Please note that we cannot despatch your order unless the correct Postage & Packing figure has been selected and been 'ADD TO CART'. Thank you!
1) STEP 1: Click on 'Drop Down' arrow and then Click on P&P and 'Add to Cart'. Please select the correct P&P figure for the total number of wagons you are ordering.
Do not Check Out at this stage - only when you have added the wagons you wish to purchase! Click back to this page.
2) STEP 2:Click on 'Drop Down' arrow and Click on wagon of your choice and 'Add to Cart'. Yeovil Railway Centre stock and Wessex Wagons stock are on two separate drop down lists.
3) Step 3:If you require more than one wagon of a type simply increase the number in 'The Cart'.
4) Step 4:Please check the Shopping Cart for accuracy prior to 'Checkout'. It MUST include the correct P&P.