Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has revealed details of its next exclusive ‘O’ gauge wagon, with the announcement of an all-new London & South Western Railway (LSWR) Diagram 1410 covered van.
Built between the mid-1880s and early 1920s, more than 1,000 of the distinctive vans were introduced. Many survived into the ‘Big Four’ and some even into BR days, mainly in departmental use.
The KMRC-owned tooling suite will enable vans with 8½in or 6½in end planking to be produced, with or without end vents, with eight open spoke or ten closed spoke wheels, and single sided, Morton, freighter or lifting link brake styles. Each will also feature sprung buffers, beam compensation and sprung coupling hooks with metal three link couplings.
Twelve individually numbered models are planned initially with two of each livery covering LSWR brown, Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway grey, Southern Railway (SR) brown (pre-1936), SR brown (post-1936), BR brown and BR grey, with detail variations between vehicles.
Initially priced at £77.95, this is due to rise once the models arrive in the UK shortly.
Visit Kernow Model Rail Centre for more information.