GNR Goods Brake Van (horizontal planks)
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*** This kit is supplied with one set of wagon axleguards, also available in a pack of 4 sets: D3D-07 Wagon Axleguards ***
This 4mm scale kit is primarily made from laser cut and etched wood. It can be completed to represent any one of several versions of a standard type used by the Great Northern Railway. The kit is for the body. It does not include any underframe parts, wheels, axleguards, buffers etc.
These brake vans have been described in books (e.g. 19th Century Railway Drawings by A. Prior, and LNER Wagons by P. Tatlow) and the Model Railway press (Especially an article in "Model Railway News" December 1967). A representative model will enhance any model railway based on the GNR or its former geographical area.
The GNR had several types of brake van. The brake van type that this model is based on, with horizontal planking, was made in 10 ton, 15 ton and 20 ton versions. The physical dimensions overall were the same, however one version had six wheels. A few vans were vacuum fitted in later years.