The ‘NG V-5’ Brake Vans were Built by South African Railways in 1957 and were initially allocated to the Avontuur and Otavi lines. When the latter line was re-gauged in the early 1960s, its allocation of V-5s were transferred to Natal. As such, these vans could be found just about anywhere on the SAR 2ft gauge systems and were a common sight on all manner of workings.
Visually interesting, with the asymmetric placement of the guard’s doors, as well as the body being mounted above the chassis on rubber blocks, with a visible gap between the two; these are just some of the details that have been carefully represented on this kit.
As usual, this laser cut kit features Resurgam proven hidden slot and tab construction techniques for easy and accurate assembly. It includes, individually glazed panels with droplight frames in full relief, dummy brake gear and a fully fitted interior as standard. The interior of NG-V5s were usually finished in stone grey paint, rather than varnished wood. Therefore, MDF kits will in this instance be supplied with an MDF interior, unless a plywood interior is specifically requested. The application of thin faux leather to cover the seats would lift this even further; although this will not be supplied, leaving it to individual preference.
The bodyshell can be fixed in place on the chassis, or left removable for access. Naturally ideal for those modelling SAR, this van would also look at home with any of the larger generic locomotives in general circulation.
- 16mm Scale Laser Cut Kit available in MDF or Plywood
- Proven, hidden slot and tabs construction for easy and accurate assembly
- Fully fitted interior
- Dummy Brake Detail
- Individual glazing panels, complete with droplights modelled in full relief
- Copper wire is supplied to make the handrails and door handles and steps
- Includes, 'SARCAST Bogies' complete with steel wheelsets in either 32 or 45mm to suit your preference as well as suitable bearings.
- Does not include couplings, vacuum pipes or lettering
Length: 400mm (Over Headstocks)
Width: 119mm (Over Periscopes) 115mm (Over Footboards) 105mmmm (Body)
Most of the vehicles represented in the range were built in significant quantities. As such no lettering or numbering is provided as it would be impractical to include so many numbering options. However, ‘Endon Valley Decals’ produce appropriate decals and these can be customised to suit your requirements.
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MDF £100.00 each Plus P&P
Plywood: £110.00 each Plus P&P
If you would like to place an order, please see the information on our ‘Ordering Page’