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Six Wheeled Full Brake Coach

  PROTOTYPE. Most of the pre grouping railway companies built six wheeled coaches to similar designs. Many continued in service on branch lines until the 1950's and others were converted for engineers department use.

  This kit is based on a Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway prototype chosen because it is very similar in appearance to coaches owned by most of the pre grouping companies. Many Modellers will be happy to paint it in their chosen railways livery.

  Many branch line coach sets included a full brake at the opposite end of the train to the brake third. Not only did they provide guards accommodation at each end of the train the large van section would be used for small loads of suitable goods traffic (often referred to as smalls) that could be taken to the junction station for forwarding.

  This enabled the railways to offer local businesses a more convenient service than waiting for the daily wagon load freight train. In effect these full brake coaches were the forerunners of the carriers white Transit van that are on the roads today.

  KIT. The main components are etched in brass, with cast whitemetal axleguards etc. A pre-rolled brass roof and etched door and grab handles are provided. As is straight brass wire and rod for handrails etc.

  A full colour printed interior kit is included to enable you to make up a planked floor, guards brake wheel and upholstered seats for your guard to travel in comfort.
Kit Reference Code
PMK - 17
Kit Price £77.00
Print Off Order Form pdf file
- Additional Components Required to Complete -
- Wheels -
1½ Packs (3 X axles) 3'7", Mansell Disc Coach Wheels
(Slater's Catalogue Number 7124). Available From
Slater’s Plastikard, Old Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2ER, Telephone 01629 734053, Fax 01629 732235.
(Wheels are only available in packs of two axles so you will have a
set of wheels for your next coach)

Approximate Cost of Completing The Model
Kit - £77.00 + 2packs Slater's Wheels - £21.00 = £98.00
- Download Full Brake Coach Instructions as PDF Print Off -
  Downloading the instruction booklet will allow you to evaluate the kit and its construction and help you to determine its suitability for yourself and your project.
Download Full Brake Coach Assembly Instruction Booklet