Horse drawn delivery dray

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David B
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Horse drawn delivery dray

Postby David B » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:49 am

Rummaging through my 'maturing box' of kits, I came across a couple I bought many years ago of horse drawn railway drays from Pendon Products - so many years ago that they were priced at £1.50. They are cast in white metal (very clean and crisp) and even have transfers. The horse in particular is very well cast with detail of the harness very clear.

Pendon no longer produce these kits (ref: PP.15), nor does the helpful lady at Pendon know what happened to them. Does anyone know if they can be found under some other guise? If anyone has any and wishes to raise some funds, please let me know as I would like a few more.

David

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Re: Horse drawn delivery dray

Postby pheald » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:19 am

Have a look at the Shirescenes range or posibiliy the Dart Castings range.

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Re: Horse drawn delivery dray

Postby David B » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:36 am

Thanks, Peter, but not there unfortunately.

David

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Re: Horse drawn delivery dray

Postby frizby » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:55 pm

Possibly this - Unfortunately no pic.

http://www.metcalfekits.co.uk/moreinfo.asp?qtya=4876

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Re: Horse drawn delivery dray

Postby Russ Elliott » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:55 pm

Did it look like this?

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Re: Horse drawn delivery dray

Postby allanferguson » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:15 pm

From a free online dictionary "dray (dr ). n. A low, heavy cart without sides, used for haulage"
When you mention a dray I think of a flat lorry like this:-
Coal-merchant's Cart Ref:SH-S22 http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Shi ... scale.html
(but without the board up the middle)

Allan F

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Re: Horse drawn delivery dray

Postby David B » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:55 pm

I made this today. The dray is indeed a flat bed.

Thank you for the other ideas, but they are not the ones, so the search goes on . . . and on . . .

David

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Re: Horse drawn delivery dray

Postby jim s-w » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:55 am

That does look nice. I can see why you want more.

Jim

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Re: Horse drawn delivery dray

Postby Russ Elliott » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:21 am

David - I have a contact in the whitemetal vehicle area who has expressed an interest in commissioning a replica of that Pendon product (which I think we can assume has long since been unavailable). Could you supply a few dimensions:
- wheel diameter
- wheel 'track gauge'
- body height from floor
- body width and length
- yoke arm length
- spring length

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Re: Horse drawn delivery dray

Postby Alan Turner » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:13 pm

Isn't this the one sold by Slaters? code 4A23.

regards

Alan

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Re: Horse drawn delivery dray

Postby David B » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:11 pm

The Slater's dray is plastic.

David


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