S122: GWR W5 HOUNDS VAN

Diagram W5 Hounds Van. LA9N profile (Lewis System)

21 ft 3/4 in Body, 12 ft 0 in wheelbase

A short vehicle designed to be used with the Ratio 610 or 612 short chassis, 'cut and shut' to give the correct length and wheelbase.
Etched brass ends to the correct profile and incorporating windows are supplied with the sides.

A somewhat obscure prototype which appears to have been a V2 Full Brake modified with side windows and vents.

Optionally, the correct length cast springs and axleboxes (MJT 2259), sprung buffers (MJT 2335S) and oil lamp tops (MJT 2947) are also available. Note: if converting a Ratio kit, the existing gas lamp tops will have to be replaced as they are moulded into the roof in the wrong places for this vehicle.

Newly available from Shire Scenes is a cast resin roof S181 specifically for this vehicle having the correct length single 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: £16.00


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