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NBR Dia. 70 LNER Dia. 35B brake van (Kit Ref 9108)

The prototype

This kit is for the Reid design introduced in 1905 and continued the development of the original Holmes Dia.33B design of 1890 (kit 9105 & 9106). This was the last of the ‘short’ goods brake vans and differed from Reid’s earlier Dia.34B (kit 9107) in only having one veranda while retaining the centrally positioned steel-plated guards lookout. They were all built with ‘push-out’ single brakes per wheel. Clasp brakes are provided to enable the builder to model the LNER departmentalised Ballast Brake Van which were most likely converted from Dia.34B vans with one veranda planked over to resemble the Dia35B. None survived into BR service, the Dia. 35B being extinct by 1947.

The kit

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

A departmentalised ballast brake van built from kit 9108 - built by Ian Terrell
A departmentalised ballast brake van built from kit 9108 - built by Ian Terrell   |  click on image to close
A departmentalised ballast brake van built from kit 9108 - built by Ian Terrell
A ballast brake van built from kit 9108, in LNER livery - built by Ian Terrell   |  click on image to close
A departmentalised ballast brake van built from kit 9108 - built by Ian Terrell
Underside of ballast brake van built from kit 9108, showing brake gear - 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 9108: NBR Dia. 70 LNER Dia. 35B brake van

NBR Dia. 70 LNER Dia. 35B brake van
NBR Dia. 70 LNER Dia. 35B brake van - Kit 9108   |  click on image to close

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More information

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