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GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY
BROAD GAUGE - "Improved Standard" Luggage Van; 6 wheel; 1854-1856
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 "Improved Standard" Luggage Van of 1854-1856 that was
listed under passenger stock with about thirteen built by two builders for the GWR.
They were all condemned / scrapped between about the late 1870s and late 1880s.
They were 27 foot 3 inches long and had three compartments and a guard's area. 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
Fourteen different parts (not including multiple; total of over 50)
Parts include: sides, ends, roof, floor, solebars, overlays, lamp irons, steps, hinges
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 153.
7mm specification will be identical.