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GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY
BROAD GAUGE - 'Standard' Iron Mail / Parcels Van; 6 wheel; 1853
4mm (1:76) scale
7mm (1:43.5) scale - available in future
Drawing: Copyright S&T
This Steam And Things kit is for a 6-wheel 'Standard' Iron Mail / Parcels Van of 1852 that was
listed under passenger stock with about three built by the GWR.They were condemned 1889 / 1899.
They were approximately (just over) 27 foot long and had three compartments. The grease axle boxes held
splayed ten spoke wheels of four foot diameter. >
This is a body kit ONLY , but we have also supplied W-irons to BGS specification. At present the
kit is only available in 4mm scale, but 7mm is certainly a possibility, subject to firm orders.
Specification for 4mm is as follows: Etched brass in 0.3mm (12thou)
Etches only; castings not available from us
Thirteen different parts (not including multiple; total of just over 20)
Parts include: sides, ends, roof, floor, solebars, overlays, lamp irons, steps, hinge strip
3-link type coupling etches (our own product) are also included
Axle gaurds to BGS specification are supplied
Comprehensive instructions with drawings
We understand that the BGS (Broad Gauge Society) specification sheet is BGdata 151.
7mm specification will be identical.