After my last blog where I enthused about the beauty of the Waggonfabrik Uerdingen AG coaches on the Waveney Valley Railway I received an email from Mark Crane with some very interesting information.
Mark told me that Station Road Steam in Lincolnshire have restored one of the coaches and it is for sale. Full details of the coach and a lot more pictures can be found on the Station Road Steam website here.
I must say the Station Road Steam team have done a fantastic job of the restoration. Look at the beautiful teak and the lovely green livery. The coach is priced at £11,500. I’m no expert on the value on miniature railway stock but that seems pretty reasonable to me.
Gosh, I am tempted. Although there are a few minor things I have to keep in mind.
- I don’t have the space to store it.
- I don’t have any track to run it on.
- I’m not sure I can persuade my wife that we really need a vintage miniature railway coach.
- I searched hard but I can only find £2.53 down the back of the sofa
I guess it will have to stay a pipe dream until I win the lottery!
Many thanks to Mark for emailing me, and fuelling my dreams. (Mark – I tried to reply but my mails are bouncing back because your servers think my emails are spam. I suppose IT systems don’t appreciate trains like we do!).
Finally, I hope the Station Road Steam team don’t mind me using one of their photos for this blog. The coach is so beautiful I couldn’t resist….
i can round that upto £3.00 if that helps?
Every little helps… Now, I’ve only got £11,497 to find 🙂
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
USED TO KNOW A FRIEND WHO RESTORED GARDEN RAILWAY EQUIPMENT. A GAS=POWERED F-3 AND TWO PASSENGER CARS, RUNNING ON 16-INCH GAUGE TRACK, RAN AROUND $15,000.00 AMERICAN!