NBR Dia. 69 LNER Dia. 34B brake van (Kit Ref 9107)
This kit is for Reid’s first design of brake van built from 1902 to 1909. Developed from the original Holmes Dia.33B design of 1890 (kits 9105 & 9106), they were the first to incorporate a steel-plated guard’s lookout central on the bodyside. They were fitted with clasp brakes though the weight diagram from the LNER period states that vans to this design had the single brake. Available photographs however show only the clasp brake version but push-out brakes are provided just in case new evidence comes to light. Only one was to see BR service, 700195 which was withdrawn in 1954. A Dia.34B was purchased after withdrawal from the mainline by the Weymss Private Railway and lasted into the 60s.
Plus postage and packing
The kits of NBR Goods Brake Vans 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 9107: NBR Dia. 69 LNER Dia. 34B brake van
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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