02 March 2022
Two new OO9 gauge injection-moulded plastic kits emerge as a manufacturing name is revived.
Five 79, manufacturer of injection-moulded kits for N, OO and narrow gauges is to change its name to Chivers Finelines as two new kits are unveiled for OO9 gauge. The Chivers Finelines name (originally started by Roger Chivers, father of its present owner) is to be revived, as new scale 20ft open bogie wagon kits are revealed.
Its new (RC811) OO9 gauge Tramway 'H' wagon kit is designed to produce a 20ft tramway open bogie wagon, largely based on those that ran on the Innisfail Tramway in Queensland, Australia. The kit was designed from the drawings of Jim Fainges and requires 6.2mm wheels, couplers and paint to finish. A screw is supplied for the bogies.
Joining the new release is another wagon for OO9 gauge, (RC812) a round end bogie open kit, designed to produce a 20ft open bogie wagon with round top ends, loosely based on the Innisfail Tramway wagons. The kit requires 6.2mm wheels, couplers and paint to finish. A correct screw is also supplied for bogies.
Further details, including current pricing and availability of the new kits can be found on the Chivers Finelines website.