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Steam Era Models R4L HO U Louvre Van Modernised Lever Handbrake 1956-90 Kit

Product Code: SEM-R4L
Barcode: 160175

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The U van was designed for the carriage of perishable goods, although other classes of goods could be carried under certain conditions. The vans represented by this kit were constructed at Bendigo Nth and Newport Workshops between 1938 and 1952 and numbered 1217 to 1466. They featured a 7' 0” wide doorway each side, corrugated iron double roof and lever style handbrake. During the mid to late 1960s the mechanical advantage of the handbrake was increased, by changing the attachment point for the pushrods from above each brake shoe to below.

Models illustrated has been fitted with couplers (not included).