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Brake Vans

Postby glencairn » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:38 pm

Three photographs of a couple of different types of Brake Vans seen at 'Locomotion' in Shildon.

Maybe someone may be interested in modelling either (or both)?




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Re: Brake Vans

Postby SRman » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:21 am

The bogie 'Queen Mary' van is still available from Bachmann in OO, albeit that is a fairly old moulding nowadays.

The other van looks like a standard BR 20T van (or maybe an LNER one, as it has shorter footboards) but has had extra panels added as balconies: could that be a modification for the preserved railway to offer brake van rides to the public?

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Re: Brake Vans

Postby Byegad » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:59 am

Having ridden on the balcony at locomotion I can confirm that it's a modification for that purpose.

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