Diagram No: D664
D664 unfitted type, steel underframe (10' 0" wb./ 17' 6" oh.). With "one-piece" underframe.
800 were built between 1911 & 1921, of which the first 200 were fitted. These vans were the forerunners of the LMS standard vans. There were also vans with this body that were built as grain hoppers in 1922. Some of these were used by the Port of Bristol Authority, whilst some of the ordinary vans had an extended life at MOD sites. 50 vans built to lot 955 in 1920 had W12 axleboxes instead of W7 and were rated 12 tons. Wagon (M)35036 is one known example.
The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre has one of these vans, but their Stockbook says it is Diagram 1830 and has a 9' 0" wheelbase. It seem from the picture that the wheelbase is 10ft. and not 9ft. There is no Midland Diagram 1830, although there was an LMS D1830 van, but these had angled end corner plates (and no diagonal outside brace).
Kit comes with Alan Gibson Wheels and Bearings
Kit requires: Couplings, Glue, Paints and Transfers to complete.
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