LARNE CABIN Posted March 8, 2021 Share Posted March 8, 2021 Firstly, I never imagined that I would be posting a topic on the Workbench Forum! I am constantly amazed by all the masterpieces that appear here, especially those super brass steam engines and Victorian carriages, BUT, having discovered the GNR(I) 'P' Van and it's typical 1960's roster, being taken off the 3pm ex Londonderry at York Road and attached to the 5:30pm ex York Road to Larne Harbour, with mail for Stranraer, I have become intrigued and want to model it's authenticity and unique links with Larne Harbour. My aim is to model one of the 1934 built P2 Vans (783 - 788), actually 788 as a tribute to it as it still exists, albeit in a derelict and forlorn state at RPSI, Whitehead. I intend to leave one of the doors open and have the van sit in a siding at Larne Harbour with mail bags being unloaded for transfer to the Stranraer Ferry. Many thanks to MikeO and Leslie McAlister who provided a lot of detailed information and Lambeg Man and airfixfan who posted photos when I asked a question on the Questions and Answers Forum about the 'P' Van. I have also unearthed a few photos in various books. After lots searching, I came across a Southern Railway Bogie Parcels Van (Ratio Kit 592). This will help with the chassis, (slightly oversize, but easily adjusted to exact), and bogies, and the body will be entirely scratchbuilt with Slater's 2mm (6 inch) Embossed Planking and plain 1mm and 1.5mm Plastikard. So here goes, first tentative steps, the first cuts: and the four doors and two ends, I wanted to have the planked ends, as per the official GNR(I) drawing, even though some photos seem to show plain smooth steel ends: and the cut for my open door, difficult to get correct, but I'm happy with it! More photos of progress to come soon, hopefully............ 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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