model coal stage and pit

Coal Stage & Inspection Pit

Two versions of the loco yard coaling stage are included. The generic version is suitable for all small loco yards and has a coal retaining wall of sleepers. The Swanage version is based on the prototype that existed throughout the lines pre-heritage days. This version should be used alongside the small water tower available from this range to create an authentic Swanage scene. The Inspection/Ash pit is also from Swanage but suits any small loco yard. It is designed to fit 00 gauge track and will also fit finescale track. Coal heap not included with the card kit.

Coaling Stage Footprint: 150 mm x 59 mm x 17.5 mm
Inspection/Ash pit Footprint: 90 mm x 10 mm x 13 mm deep

Build skill level: BEGINNER (See Welcome Page for definition).

Expert build time: 1.5 hrs (Coal stage without coal and pit)


coal stage and pit


Coal Stage & Inspection Pit Card Kit

Delivered as multiple .pdf data files.

When your payment has cleared at PayPal you will be shown the assembly instructions to download. The kit .pdf file will be delivered separately to your PayPal registered email address within 24 hours of cleared payment.

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Weight: kg

Coal Stage & Inspection Pit Materials Kit


  • 1 x 750 micron (0.75 mm) A4 Grey Board.
  • 2 x A4 Sticky Backed Paper for Ink Jet or Laser Printers.

You still need to print the model kit yourself and source adhesives.

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Built to Order Coal Stage & Pit

Enhanced with real coal heap.

Note 1: Coal heap shape may vary.
Note 2: Swanage version should be used with the Small LSWR Water Tower.
Note 3: Generic version is recommended to fit Track Mat.
Note 4: Instructions for Pit installation is supplied.

Hand built to order.

  • Paper and card construction
  • Printed using Epson Durabrite┬« Ultra Ink for colour fade resistance, smudge and water resistance. See full specification here
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  • Price includes postage - Second class signed for
  • Allow 14 days for delivery
  • Not suitable for children under 14 years of age.

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The Prototype

On which this model is based - Swanage pre-heritage.