Burnham and District Model Railway Club (BDMRC) have, for some years now, been producing ‘Limited Edition Wagons’ for OO Gauge model railway enthusiasts dedicated to the 20th century steam era.
Individual productions, normally of no more than 140 models each, are either exact replicas of wagons that ran on our railways ‘in period’ , or, are imagined replicas of what might have been. One of their latest productions (total 99 models only) is quite definitely of the latter category.
This wagon has been produced in Warminster Maltings Ltd livery following a special request from the BDMRC. This wagon has been produced to compliment the almost disproportionate number of brewery liveried wagons that they have turned out up to now, in most cases, sadly, commemorating hallowed names long disappeared from Britain’s brewing landscape. But even if this wagon is imagined, Britain’s oldest working maltings is, of course, very much ‘for real’.
The models retail for £15.00 each, and, most importantly, all profits go to charity, in this case to SENCE, the organisation dedicated to helping the Deaf Blind.
This novel production appears to be a ‘first’ for today’s (surviving) malting industry, and, if not already, must surely bestow on Warminster Maltings Ltd the title of ‘Model Maltings’!