S106M: GWR S17 (METROPOLITAN) 5 COMPARTMENT THIRD

Diagram S17 5 Compartment Third. LE4MW 'Metro' Profile (Lewis System).

25 ft 3/4 in Body, 16 ft 0 in wheelbase, 8 ft 6 in wide.

Re-tooled version

Designed to be used with the Ratio 613 long chassis (cut and shut).

Having been designed to fit the Ratio LE7N profile, the original S106 sides are 1 mm (3 in) too high and the body is too narrow. On this re-tooled version all of the errors are corrected but it is a less straighforward conversion of the Ratio kit. New, etched ends to the correct profile are supplied with the sides. The Three Arc (Elliptical) roof supplied with the Ratio kit is 2 mm too narrow and has to be widened (by cutting it in half and inserting a length of 2 mm strip).

Optionally, cast springs and axleboxes (MJT 2258), sprung buffers (MJT 2335S) and gas lamp tops (MJT 2945) are also available. Note: if converting a Ratio kit, the gas lamp tops will have to be replaced as the existing ones are moulded into the roof in the wrong places for this vehicle.

Newly available from Shire Scenes is a cast resin roof S182 specifically for this vehicle having the correct length, width and 3 arc profile.

(OO Gauge / 4mm Scale)

Grey parts on diagram are from Ratio kit.

For more information on this range of etched sides, how they can be used to represent various GWR coaches and the Lewis System for categorisation of coach profiles click here.

A construction guide specific to this vehicle can be downloaded here

Price: £18.00


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