Last week in the post arrived the new Wild West carriages from 4Ground which consisted of a goods carriage and two passenger carriages. They cost £17.50 for the passengercarriage and £14.00 for the goods carriage, although they do offer a deal on buying all three.
These are new releases that support the recently released train and tender. Please see earlier blog.
These carriages go together really well as you would expect from 4Ground and on the whole have a good look. I still have one to make.
The fitting of the chairs in the passenger carriage is awkward as the chairs are made out of 5 pieces of card. As with the train itself there is a lot of card in these kits and storage is again a concern of mine.
As fare as I am concerned there are two disappointing aspects to the passenger coach. These are:
- The size of the seats – they look too small and I do not believe if and when passengers are added they would be able to it next to each other in a seat. I suspect this was done to allow figures to move in the aisle.
- The steps on to the carriages do not feel elegant enough. Maybe I expected some sort of railing to finish off the boarding area.
The goods carriage is a little sparse inside with just a small set of shelves. It does have 4 sliding doors and they are large enough to allow horses to board althhough inside there is nowhere to stable them.