I had to try this out after having spent a lot of years wondering how it would look.
Forgive that it’s shot on my computer desk with no regard to lighting, etc. I built this based on the drawings from Laurie Cooksey’s excellent book on the Rye & Camber tramway. The prototype was the second coach on the Tramway (one of only two that ever served the line). I’ve built models in 3mm scale before with a view toward narrow gauge on 9mm gauge track. In this case the combination works quite well for modeling the prototypes 3′-0″ gauge track.
I had intended to use a pair of modified Bachmann trucks under it but they actually work out too wide. Their extra width being a product of wide wheel treads in a heavily engineered sideframe. I built my coach shell to exact scale width. I could widen it out a little to work better with the truck. Ironically the extra width necessary to make it work out almost perfectly if I built a coach to 4mm scale. Guess sometimes all roads lead to OO9 eh?!
To finish the above I need to install the louvres above the windows, finish shaping the ends and add a roof. Then there’s the details, etc.
With any luck this link will take you a picture of the prototype in service. Charming scene I think.