BR 1/208 Vans

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BR 1/208 Vans

Postby iak » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:22 pm

The dreaded BR standard vans were anything but standard.
Here are some Dia 1/208's for starters:

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This one built in 1951 in Lot.2181 has those classic "upright" vacuum pipes and plywood doors - almost certainly replacements by the 1970's
Those spindle buffers are also clear here.

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Now this van built in 1955 in Lot.2706, has the lower fitting for vacuum pipes and a planked set of doors.
So it has differences to the first yes but easily missed? Possibly... :scratch
The point is the underframes and axleboxes are at least the same.
Something I'll show with some other beasties as being a veritable minefield...
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Re: BR 1/208 Vans

Postby Pixie » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:25 pm

Another thumbs up from this corner! Is it Masokits brake gear on these also? It looks like lovely stuff if so.

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Re: BR 1/208 Vans

Postby iak » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:02 am

The brake gear on these is a mixture of stuff.
Spare Ratio shoe mouldings, Bill Bedford etches and Masokits Morton etches from memory...
The Brake Lever guides again are Nickel Silver strip bent and folded into shape.
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Re: BR 1/208 Vans

Postby iak » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:58 am

A special newbie this...

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Its for use in Mostyns sidings to carry the sheets for the sulphur hoppers
This image frae Mr Bartlett should show what I'm aiming for...

http://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brvanplanked/e38a7d5ab
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Re: BR 1/208 Vans

Postby iak » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:55 am

Another one for the collection...

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The Craig Welsh etches are a vast improvement on things!
NEXT!! :lol:
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Re: BR 1/208 Vans

Postby iak » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:26 pm

More finished naughtiness... :o

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Two scabby 1/208's that still run with their original running number lettering - more common it seems than I thought :?:

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The close-up shows just how good the Craig Welsh etches really are on a finished item - more I say!! 8-)
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