An LMS design van built by BR

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An LMS design van built by BR

Postby iak » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:51 pm

The early days of BR saw auld grouping designs produced under the auspices of BR, with BR Diagram numbers...

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This beastie is a BR dia.1/204, built under Lot.2013. An ex LMS design essentially, this is areal curates egg.
Its the auld Dapol/Airfix van body with Parkside Dundas underparts and Evergreen channel for the buffer beam.
Alan Gibson Fitted RCH buffers are present, as are some ABS ventilators on the roof,
This in progress shot shows the combination of bits resulting in a pretty decent model.
The finished article will appear soon ;)
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Re: An LMS design van built by BR

Postby Waveydavey » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:13 pm

Hi Ian,

I didn't know the 1/204 vans had roof vents. Are you working from a photo of one with them fitted?

You might want to do something with the axleboxes as the Parkside moulding is pretty poor. I generally either tickle up the moulded box to represent the smaller type of BR plate box or hack them off and replace with the rather nice BR split boxes available from the EMGS.

Some of these 1/204 vans had three part ends. I'm sure I've worked out which ones at some time in the past but I can't put my finger on what I've done with the info.

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Re: An LMS design van built by BR

Postby iak » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:44 am

This was a photo Job
The vents probably are taking a punt but you live and learn. They may well come off yet :axe:
The Piccie was of a two part ended one as well so
I agree about the Parkside underframe - this was very much a test bed.
I've got some ideas to develop mind involving some butchery.
Its only through finishing it and putting it into service I can see how any improvements for future ones can be implemented...

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