Friday, October 05, 2012
3MM Society BR Vans.
A couple of vans that take but a few minutes to make.
Top is the 3mm Society PP43, BR Diagram 1/213 Plywood 12 Ton Van.
Introduced in 1952, several improvements were made over seveal diagrams.
It is noted that the 'W' irons are incorrect on the chassis moulding but when moving can't be seen!
Several variations are noted in the excellent instructions- one day I will have the time to make a few wagons not as from the packet!
The lower picture is the PP57 BR Diagram 1/1211 12 Ton Palvan.
Again introduced in 1952-have pallets really been around that long? Production grew to just over 2300 until, with the speeding up of Freight Trains they were found to be responsible for a number of high speed straight line derailments and most were withdrawn by the mid to late sixties.
A few minutes to assemble the body and drop the floor in-Add rainstrips to the roof and off for painting. Rainy weekends can be the ideal time during the TV adverts to make a few trucks!