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GNR Outside Framed Van

  • The first step: Putting the inner "box" together. The side panels are about to be attached to complete the box. The wooden parts are assembled with PVA ("white") glue.
  • Having made the inner box, For illustration, all the parts that will be used to complete the model (excluding the roof) are shown.
  • Begin with the outside framing which fits in the recess between the ends. Hint: The framing can be held in place using a small rubber band until the adhesive sets. PVA ("white glue") is used as the adhesive and the parts are lightly clamped until the adhesive sets.
  • The roof profiles are put in position and attached.
  • The completed steps so far, after a pause to allow the glue to set.
  • There are two sets of stanchions for each end. One set is slightly longer than the other. The longer ones fit in the middle. This is probably the most fiddly part of this model. if in doubt then assemble without adhesive and then add adhesive once satisfied that all is correct.
  • Completed.
  • These axleguards are supplied with this kit
  • Standard wagon with large lettering
  • Fiited for inclusion in passenger trains, small style lettering
  • Fitted with through pipes to allow inclusion in vacuum fitted trains.
  • Passenger version for Southampton Docks traffic, fitted with footboards and wide axleguards. The Southampton traffic was large scale migration ro America typically arriving at Hull and then leaving from Sothampton Docks.
  • As a gunpowder wagon
  • Petrol Engine Van
  • Another view of a Pertrol Engine Van
  • For "Sowerbys" traffic, "Return to Grimsby".
  • A step by step walk through of the assembly of this 4mm scale model of a GNR outside framed covered goods van with examples of the many uses of this vehicle.