Produced in collaboration with Will Curry, this latest laser cut kit represents Van 4 / Carriage 11 in its current condition, turned out in the 1960s green and cream livery and numbered ‘Carriage 11’.
The kit is designed with our proven hidden slot and tab construction technique throughout for easy and accurate assembly and will be available in MDF or Plywood. It includes individually glazed panels with droplight frames / and or window beading in full relief. Interior panel detail and all the seating is supplied in full, but the upholstery/seat covering is left to the builder’s discretion; a suggested ‘fit-out’ is depicted in the accompanying photographs. Prototypical profile bogies, complete with steel wheelsets and bronze bearings are supplied as standard.
As per prototype, the floors are raised at both ends, in order to accommodate the bogies mounted below. On 32mm gauge there is room for the bogies to rotate adequately to allow the carriage to negotiate a 2ft 6in radius curve with reasonable aplomb. However, I am unsure what the constraints would be for 45mm gauge; but it would be very tight. If there is anyone running on 45mm gauge who would be interested in a kit then please contact me and I will look into it.
The kit will include, 3D printed representations of the Guard’s Duckets for simple assembly as well as Door Handles and Grab handles. As standard the kit also includes ‘SLR Models’ 3D printed ‘Door Buffers’ and ‘Door Lock Covers’, all of which are manufactured here in the UK. Despite their fine appearance these are surprisingly strong components, especially once mounted in position and will easily stand respectful handling.
Other features of this kit are individually glazed panels with droplight frames / and or window beading in full relief. Interior panel detail is supplied in full, but the upholstery is left to the builder’s discretion; a suggested ‘fit-out’ is depicted in the accompanying photographs.
As the prototypical vehicle is so often seen in the company of its (much rebuilt) fellow ‘long brake van’, Van 5 / Carriage 12, a small multi-purchase discount is also available for those looking to create this highly prototypical pairing.
Couplings and vacuum pipes are not supplied.
The lettering illustrated here, as well as other prototypically suitable decals are available separately from ‘Endon Valley Custom Transfers’.
At present it is planned that the first kits will be available for dispatch in late August and then within our usual 28 days thereafter.
- 16mm Scale Laser Cut MDF or Plywood Kit
- Proven, hidden slot and tab construction to aid accurate assembly
- Full interior panel detailing and seating framework (Supplied in Plywood on both MDF and PLY versions)
- Individual glazing panels, complete with droplights and exterior window beading modelled in full relief
- 3D printed Duckets, Door Handles, Door Stops, Door Lock Covers, Grab Rails and Balcony Rails
- Includes prototypical outline ‘Bogies', complete with steel wheelsets in 32mm gauge as well as suitable bearings.
- Does not include couplings, vacuum pipes or lettering.
L: 400 mm (Over Headstock)
W: 94 mm (body) 114 (Over footboards)
H: 122mm above railhead
Price: Carriage 11 / Van 4
MDF: £125.00 + Postage
PLY: £135.00 + Postage
Multi-Purchase Price for 11 & 12 aka ( Van 4 and Van 5) when ordered together
(See Carriage 12 Page for Full Specification and individual pricing)
MDF: £250.00 + Postage
PLY: £270.00 + Postage
If you would like to place an order, please see our 'Ordering Page'