leslie10646 Posted May 4, 2015 Share Posted May 4, 2015 The photo is of our prototype wagon which clearly shows the unusual triangulated chassis, patented by Oliver Bulleid and his chief draughtsman at the Southern Railway - Lionel Lynes. The wagon was introduced in 1956 in this form and was built to the tune of over two thousand wagons, of which 1,000 were still in use by the end of the 1970s. They were used on all manner of traffic initially and were seen all over Ireland, so you can have one (or more!) on your train North of the Border as well. They were extensively used in the annual Beet Campaign, even in steam days and in this form, right up to 1980 or so. Number series was 11817 to 14672. Our model has the signature corrugations inside and out, plus a plated floor as in the real thing. Count the bolts! Note the Builder's Plate and the representation of a consignment clip. The brake gear is a close representation of the real thing. Apart from the brake gear, this should be a very easy kit to build as body and triangulated chassis will be a single casting! About fifteen parts in all. NO transfers are supplied as the original wagons merely had a stencilled number on the left hand triangulation and it would be so small as to be unreadable. In any event, in real life it quickly disappeared under a coating of muck, oil etc!! Pretty well everything you need, bar adhesive and paint are included. You’ll need a few tools, which should be found in any modeller’s tool kit. I have received the first delivery of kits, with more on the way. If you want yours quickly, I shall be on the RPSI tour on 9 - 11 May, but please pre-order. Theoretically, I can deliver in Dublin, Cork, Killarney and Tralee! £21.50 or €29 post paid. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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