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NBR Dia. 69 LNER Dia. 34B brake van (Kit Ref 9107)

The prototype

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 Only one was to see BR service, 700195 which was withdrawn in 1954.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.

The kit

Please click on the thumbnails below to see larger images of a model built from this kit.

Test model of kit 9107 - built by Ian Terrell
Model built from kit 9107, in NBR livery - built by Ian Terrell   |  click on image to close
Test model of kit 9107 - built by Ian Terrell
Test model of kit 9107 - built by Ian Terrell   |  click on image to close

This product is for future release.

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.

Please click on the image below to see a larger drawing of the brake van.

Kit 9107: NBR Dia. 69 LNER Dia. 34B brake van

NBR Dia. 69 LNER Dia. 34B brake van
NBR Dia. 69 LNER Dia. 34B brake van - Kit 9107   |  click on image to close

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More information

Further details and photographs can be found in the following books: