NBR Dia. 21 LNER Dia. 33B brake van (wide planked) (Kit Ref 9105)
This kit is for the original, broad planked, brake van introduced by Holmes in 1890 and which became the basis for later North British brake vans built by Reid and Chalmers. While the first of the vans probably did not have a heating stove for the guard, this would have been added to all builds early on in their working life. A few vans in this condition could be found until c1914, thence rebuilt with narrow planking (kit 9106 / 9116).
Kit with grease axleboxes:
Plus postage and packing
The kits are in 0.3mm brass and includes white-metal castings and brass wire.
W-irons, wheels, paint and transfers will require to be purchased seperately to complete.
Kit 9105: NBR Dia. 21 LNER Dia. 33B brake van (wide planked)
Other brake van pages:
Further details and photographs can be found in the following books:
- NBR Wagons - some design aspects : G.W.M. Sewell : ISBN 0953399508
- British Goods Wagons from 1887 to the present day : R. Essery, D. Rowland and W. Steel : ISBN 071534739X
- Wagons on the LNER - No 1 - North British : John Hooper : Irwell Press : ISBN 1871608228
- LNER Wagons : Peter Tatlow : Pendragon : ISBN 1899816054