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South African Railways NG
lettering sets for selected 2ft gauge wagons

  • We make the transfer in:
    1. 4mm = 1 ft scale
    2. 5.5mm = 1ft scale
    3. 7mm = 1ft scale
    4. 16mm = 1ft scale
    5. plus others when requested

  • From Union to about 1934, the lettering was in English only. We don't believe that the class lettering was displayed during this period.

  • From the mid 1930s to decimalisation in the early 1970s, the lettering was in English on one side and Afrikaans on the other.

  • During the 1960s, silver-painted vans displayed black lettering and numbers instead of white. However, many narrow gauge vans remained in red oxide.

  • Unless you request otherwise, we include the yellow class letters and a leave a gap for them in the number sequence. Some photographs taken in the 1960s on the Avontuur show class letters which appear to be white.

  • We have details of the individual numbers, loads and tares of wagons extant in the late 1960s. We will normally use these in the transfer.

  • We have used the 'correct' typeface and size for the lettering used up to about 1970. Towards the end of this period other styles, particularly stencilled, were used.

  • We have photographs showing spacings and positions of lettering which vary from the 'correct'. We have taken note of these variations, but you can only achieve complete accuracy by supplying a photo of your wagon taken during the period you model.

  • The transfer does not include the extra lettering carried (eg) by tank wagons and guard's vans. Email us with your requirements for these.

7mm = 1ft scale
SAR lettering sets for selected 2ft gauge wagons

  • Please read the notes above before ordering this transfer
Price = £ per order plus £ per wagon for up to six different wagon classes
Wagon class
Running numbers (if known)
Confirm Quantity  
   Repeat for each wagon class
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    roll over green text
    click on blue

  2. Main Menu

To get details of the transfer in a scale not given above
  • Select a scale from the drop down menu
  • If the scale is not in the menu, write the scale in 'Unlisted' box
  • Click on the Add to Basket button
  • Check out in the normal way
Anything else?  

We do not charge for this request.   The basket will not ask for your card number, nor other financial details if your order comprises this alone.

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Blackham Transfers, 9 Benar View, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd. LL41 3UT.
North Wales, United Kingdom.