A slight diversion in the form of a complete foreigner to me – a Parkside SR Brake Van.
It’s ultimately destined for the small ads but it has made a change which has resparked my interest.
This is as far as I got in a couple of sessions over the weekend.
It’s just posed for the photo at the minute
As you can see the brakes are not fixed yet.
I found an interior shot which showed a couple of small seats below the lookouts. There was also a separate box/locker with a lid which I may or may not model. I say that because when the lid is one there isn’t much visible inside…. Although once the interior is painted a bit more may be seen.
I have planked over the tops of the verandas which I appreciate isn’t visible when looking at it from above but it does enhance it as a model.
Some were made to slightly different diagram in that they had additional windows added adjacent to the doors in each end. many others had them fitted later in their lives. I found a couple of photos where they survived intact without so I decided to leave them as is.
It will be finished to represent a BR liveried example so I won’t be fitting the sand boxes although having said that I am very tempted to model this one
Or this one as being something quite different. I am not sure what the time frame for it being fitted with the cylinders on the end platform though – I want to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/7DQE2L][img]https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2775/4366344270_2c9d84c784_b.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/7DQE2L]S49000 SR BRAKE VAN[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/linda_chen/]Linda Chen[/url], on Flickr