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This brake van is a freelance design intended to reflect the common features of this kind of vehicle. 

The sides and ends feature planking and bolt detail together with the characteristic outside framing so typical of late Victorian goods vehicle design. The pack includes two side castings with doorways at both ends, and two end castings with twin windows. The van can then be constructed as two variants. One with the duckets as shown creating a van with doors at just one end, or as an alternative, constructed without the duckets but with doors at each end. A pair of duckets is included, together with a pre-formed plain styrene roof section.

The parts glue together easily with superglue enabling the rapid construction of the body shell. The builder is only required to fabricate a simple floor from styrene card or similar and source a suitable chassis. The body is designed to conceal a ready to run OO gauge chassis, or alternatively and etched brass compensated unit could be used. The photographs show the parts you will receive together with a test build in white and a painted sample to illustrate what the final vehicle could look like when finished and detailed. This sample model uses a Hornby brake van chassis with extended foot boards.

The finished body dimensions are approx. 92mm x 42mm (excluding duckets).

Goods Brake Van Body Kit (NG11)


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