|S105: GWR U12 BRAKE COMPOSITE |
Brake Composite (Centre Luggage Composite).
28 ft 6 3/4 in Body, 18 ft 0 in wheelbase.
While, notionally, intended to represent a Diagram U12 Centre Luggage Composite, there are a number of inaccuracies; primarily introduced to allow the sides to work easily with the Ratio donor. The Diagram U12 had a LA9N (Lewis System) profile with a Single Arc roof while the Ratio kit has the taller (later) LE7N profile with the Three Arc (Elliptical ) roof. As well as having the wrong roof profile, the sides have been stretched by 3in to fit the Ratio body height; the whole coach is therefore not strictly prototypical.
Optionally, sprung buffers (MJT 2335S) and gas lamp tops (MJT 2945) are also available. Note: if converting a Ratio kit, the gas lamp tops will have to be replaced as the existing ones are moulded into the roof in the wrong places for this vehicle.
(OO Gauge / 4mm Scale)
For more information on this range of etched sides, how they can be used to represent various GWR coaches and the Lewis System for categorisation of coach profiles click here..
A construction guide specific to this vehicle can be downloaded here.
This item is now discontinued. A limited number are still available via our Bargain Corner.