|S122: GWR W5 HOUNDS VAN|
Diagram W5 Hounds Van. LA9N profile (Lewis System)
21 ft 3/4 in Body, 12 ft 0 in wheelbase
A short vehicle designed to be used with the Ratio 610 or 612 short chassis, 'cut and shut' to give the correct length and wheelbase.
A somewhat obscure prototype which appears to have been a V2 Full Brake modified with side windows and vents.
This vehicle has a single arc roof and so the three arc (elliptcal) roof supplied with the Ratio kit cannot be used.A single arc roof can be made from styrene sheet or, alternatively, Shire Scenes can supply a cast resin roof S181 specifically for this vehicle having the correct length single arc profile and moulded rainstrip.
(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