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Can anyone tell me if you any of the leading manufacturers have produced any horse box/trailers as part of their Wagons collections.
I'm talking about the sorts of trailers that the GWR used to use to transport horses to stations such as Lambourn and Ascot.
Many thanks for your help in advance.
 

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Triang and possibly Triang-Hornby produced one in the late '60s. Pretty basic by todays standards though and needs re-wheeling as a minimum. They do crop up fairly frequently on the second-hand market. Rather less common is the Hornby-Dublo or Wrenn horsebox as it is 'collectable' now and decent ones can be expensive - damaged or playworn ones are more affordable.

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I am assuming you are referring to road going vehicles. If so Dinky made one in about O scale based on the Maudsley coach chassis. I have a feeling that Langley make or have made a kit.

It would also be fairly easy to convert an EFE or OOC model.

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If you're talking road vehicles, there was a Matchbox Superfast model made in 1977 by Lesney and that's "No40 - Horse Box". A good model that's the correct scale for OO gauge.

There's also a Marshall Horsebox Mk 7, also by Lesney. That's No 35, but although it's supposed to be 1/75 scale, I would say it's slightly too small, as the scale dimensions if it was OO gauge are 13ft long x 6ft 3" wide x 6ft 6" tall.
I'd say this one is 1/100 scale, so it resides on a farm at the back of my layout.

The Maudsley Horse Box by Dinky is definately O gauge. See May and June 2007 issues of model rail for two interesting articles on detailing of both road and rail horse boxes.
 

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If its the lorry type of railway horse-box, Corgi are due to release an OO scale one in their Trackside range in October I think.
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QUOTE (Gwent rail @ 21 Sep 2007, 23:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If you're talking road vehicles, there was a Matchbox Superfast model made in 1977 by Lesney and that's "No40 - Horse Box". A good model that's the correct scale for OO gauge.

Was this the AEC with the Green body? - if so it was also a non superfast release.

QUOTE (Dinwiddy @ 22 Sep 2007, 12:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If its the lorry type of railway horse-box, Corgi are due to release an OO scale one in their Trackside range in October I think.

And don't forget that Oxford Diecast are bringing out a Bedford TK articulated version in Chipperfields livery.

Additionally Budgie produced a Leyland cab with a number of different bodies - I think one of these was a horse box.

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For a small road trailer, suitable for use behind a Land-Rover, Vovlo estate or similar, Corgi-Juniors did quite a nice model that was available from the late '60s to at least the mid-'80s. The wheels need changing, but the detail is quite good. It has a planked wood body with a tapered front.
 

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Just thought of another one - Dinky Dublo Land Rover with horsebox. However a mint and boxed one won't be cheap.

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QUOTE (Ben04uk @ 20 Sep 2007, 20:21) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Can anyone tell me if you any of the leading manufacturers have produced any horse box/trailers as part of their Wagons collections.
I'm talking about the sorts of trailers that the GWR used to use to transport horses to stations such as Lambourn and Ascot.
Many thanks for your help in advance.

Lima made rather a nice one, LMS maroon, which I have. Must be 20 odd years ago since I bought it. Its on my "I'll get round to it someday" shelf for fitment of decent brake gear. Perhaps Hornby will re-release it, otherwise you might find one at second hand sales.
 
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