Brassmasters reintroduce 4mm London & South Western van kits

Brassmasters have reintroduced the 4mm-scale London & South Western Railway 18ft low-roofed van kits designed by Martin Finney.

At £27 each (excluding p&p) two types are available, and use etched brass construction to bring out the detail of the original wagon, together with white metal side-framing and end stanchions, axleboxes/springs, buffers and a pre-formed roof.

In its unpainted form, this is a completed kit of one of the former low-profile former L&SWR ventilated vans from Brassmasters.

The R031 kit is for the 10ft 6in-wheelbase unfitted van covering SR diagrams 14120, 1483 and 1484. The kit includes single-block, double-block, Morton and lift-link brake gears and a choice of Panter or Warner axleboxes.

The R032 kit is for the 11ft-wheelbase fitted van covering SR diagrams 1401 and 1481, built for passenger-rated traffic and with sliding doors. The kit includes single-block, double-block, Morton and lift-link brake gears, a choice of Panter or Warner axleboxes and etched screw couplings.

Almost looking like a wagon from this side view, this is a painted version of one of the SR-liveried, 10-ton unfitted vans.

Brassmasters is also now making available white metal castings as used by Martin Finney-designed LNER and LSWR kits, and details of each one, including photos, are on the website.

Full details of these and all other products can be obtained by sending a stamped, addressed envelope to Brassmasters at PO Box 1137, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B76 1FU.

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