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North Eastern Railway
Birdcage Brake Van Diagram V1

  PROTOTYPE. The diagram V1 brake vans were built by the NER about 1890. They were a development of similar outside framed vans of much earlier origins and can be thought of as the first standard NER brake van design. They worked in traffic into LNER days and some vans were very long lived with four preserved.

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  KIT. The intricate handrails and detail work plus very limited clearances and the distinctive design of the prototype, make this a pleasantly challenging kit to build. Because of clearance problems, the buffers are not sprung.
Kit Reference Code
PMK - 39
Kit Price £80.00
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- Additional Components Required to Complete -
- Wheels -
1 Pack (2 X axles) 3'7", 8 Split Spoke Wheels (Slater's Catalogue Number 7123) or 3'7", 10 Plain Spoke Wheels (Slater's Catalogue Number 7131). Available From, Slater’s Plastikard, Old Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2ER, Telephone 01629 734053, Fax 01629 732235.
Approximate Cost of Completing The Model
Kit - £80.00 + Slater's Wheels - £12.50 = £92.50
- Download Birdcage Brake 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 Birdcage Brake Van Assembly Instruction Booklet