Our specialist railway vehicle is made to seat walking disabled and carry wheel chair bound disabled people on the 7¼" gauge track at the Malden and District Society of Model Engineers railway at Thames Ditton. For many years there has been a desire to provide facilities for people with disability on the miniature railway at Thames Ditton. With a track gauge of only 7¼" (184 mm), the safe handling of wheelchairs and also walking passengers presented a challenge. So, such a vehicle was going to be an entirely custom effort for design and build. This is widely accepted to be the narrowest gauge that it is feasible to make such a vehicle for general public use.
The maximum wheel chair width that can be accommodated is 650mm - or 25½ inches