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Steam Era Models R6 T Iced Van 10ft6in Wheelbase Kit

Product Code: SEM-R6
Barcode: 140902

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The ‘T’ van was designed for the carriage of perishable goods requiring refrigeration in summer, although other classes of goods could be carried in certain conditions. The wagon was cooled with ice and heavily insulated to remain cold for several days.

The model is based upon the 10 ton capacity van with 10’ 6’ wheelbase first introduced in 1894. Further vans of broadly similar design were constructed in the years up to 1904 until there were 191 vans, numbered 1-191. The capacity of these vans was increased to 12Tons in 1908 and further increased to 12½ tons when the buffers were removed in the mid to late 1950s. Various changes were made to the vans over the years, including auto’ coupled underframes, end reinforcement, Bohn door fasteners and standardised door hinges.

The kit represents a wagon operating from the mid 1950s until withdrawal in the late 1970s to early 1980s. A more detailed history of these vans can be found in the April 1995 Australian Model Railway Magazine.

The model illustrated has been fitted with couplers (not included).