GWR Siphon O1 (four wheeled) kit HO
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This kit is based on the original early GWR siphon version O1. This was a four wheeled vehicle and should not be confused with the six wheeled siphon which is also available as a kit from Diagram3D.
This is the HO (3.5 mm scale) version of this kit. The OO (4mm scale) version of this kit is also available from this website.
The orginal vehicle was produced in several lots between 1871 and the late 1880's. There were two distinct variations with differing door profiles. Sufficient parts are provided to complete either one of the versions of the vehicles. The kit consists of a MDF frame with card sides and end overlays.
These vehicles were modified over their lifetimes in keeping with applicable regulations. In general it is advisable to have access to a good reference work with photographs. A book was written on the development of these vehicles: “Great Western Siphons” (by Jack N. Slinn, Pendragon books 1986 in association with the Historical Model Railway Society). The book describes and enumerates these vehicles in detail.
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