|S126: GWR T49 4 COMPARTMENT BRAKE THIRD|
Diagram T49 4 Compartment Brake Third. LE7N profile (Lewis Syetem).
31 ft 3/4 in Body, 19 ft 0 in wheelbase.
Designed to be used with the Ratio 613 long chassis.
This coach makes an interesting change from the general pattern of GWR 4 & 6 wheel vehicles insofar at the guards 'duckets' or 'projections' are at the extreme end of the coach and thus form part of the coach ends. The 19 T49s were constructed between 1891 and 1894. At least one survived into preservation and has been beautifully restored by the G W Society at Didcot. Because the handbrake standard was mounted at the end of the vehicle a ‘blister' was introduced in the end. V hangers and cranks below the buffer connected to the braking system. The blister was removed when the coach entered departmental service. This kit contains the blister and cranks and an alternate blanking piece for the coach end.
Optionally, cast springs and axleboxes (MJT 2258), 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)
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A construction guide specific to this vehicle can be downloaded here