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BR Ventilated Vans Diagram 1/208

The British Railways standard ventilated van to diagram 1/208 had single vent corrugated steel ends and planked sides with cupboard doors. The roof profile was to the GWR pattern, although the vans were slightly taller than GWR designs. All were vacuum braked with Morton four shoe vacuum brake gear on a 10ft 0in wheelbase with instanter couplings. They totalled 19063 examples, being built between 1951 and 1958.

Later batches were built with fully-fitted brake gear with eight shoes and some later examples were fitted with hydraulic buffers.

The 2mm Scale Association produces a kit that can build this this van and other diagrams; 1/213 (Ply sides), 1/250 (Meat Van), 1/251 (Insulated van) and 1/233 (Fruit Van).

Shopping List

   
2-566 BR Ventilated Van Twin Pack
2-231 Roof Etch
2-354 Chassis etch, 10ft wb, 4 shoe, fitted brakes
2-346 Vacuum cylinder
2-041 Wheel bearings
2-205 Wheels, 3 hole disc, 12.25mm axles
2-443 Buffers (they should be ribbed)

Plywood

Books
British Railway Vans (Railways In Profile Series No.3) British Railway Vans (Railways In Profile Series No.3)
G. Gamble
Cheona Publications
978-1-900298-03-2
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British Railway Vans Volume 2 (Railways In Profile Series No.11) British Railway Vans Volume 2 (Railways In Profile Series No.11)
G. Gamble
Cheona Publications
978-1-900298-14-8
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Wagons Of The Early British Railways Era - A Pictorial Study Of The 1948-1954 Period Wagons Of The Early British Railways Era - A Pictorial Study Of The 1948-1954 Period
David Larkin
Kestrel Railway Books
978-0-954485-98-6
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  The 4mm Wagon Part 2: General Merchandise Vans, Special Purpose Vans and Tank Wagons
Geoff Kent
Wild Swan
978-1-874103-24-0
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British Railways Wagons - The First Half Million British Railways Wagons - The First Half Million
Don Rowland
Leopard Books
978-0-752903-78-1
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Wagons Of The Early British Railways Era - A Pictorial Study Of The 1948-1954 Period Wagons Of The Early British Railways Era - A Pictorial Study Of The 1948-1954 Period
David Larkin
Kestrel Railway Books
978-0-954485-98-6
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