VAN KIT WITH OPENING DOOR.

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VAN KIT WITH OPENING DOOR.

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Post by The Sligo Rover » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:15 pm

Can anybody point me in the direction of a 00 Ventilated Van type kit that can be build with the side doors open for a static display in a corner please?

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Post by Walkingthedog » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:37 pm

Like this?


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Post by The Sligo Rover » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:13 pm

Yes, that sort of thing, but I want it with its wheels on in a goods yard with a goods shed and or platform. Did they have pallets in the days of steam ?

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Post by Walkingthedog » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:19 pm

That one had wheels originally.

The patent for the pallet we know today was filed in 1938.
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Post by The Sligo Rover » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:33 pm

One of those would be ideal, is it a kit and if so who by please?

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Post by Walkingthedog » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:50 pm

No it’s a ready to run van. I did a bit of railway modelling and cut the doors out. :)
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Post by Steve M » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:01 pm

Walkingthedog wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:50 pm
I did a bit of railway modelling and cut the doors out. :)
You’d better have a lie down after that. :D
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Post by Walkingthedog » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:12 pm

I was lying down as I did it :D
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Post by Nick Holliday » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:07 am

Gramodels do a resin cast LSWR van with one side door modelled open.
https://www.gramodels.co.uk/docs/GRA_Se ... ochure.pdf Look for page 10
Without digging my example out of the loft, I can't confirm whether it comes complete with axleboxes, buffers etc., but the body is a single piece moulding, although you have to provide wheels.

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Post by LC&DR » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:10 am

There have been a number of model vans with opening doors, Here are a few -

Airfix / Dapol Meat Van with cupboard doors - kit
Airfix / Dapol Cattle Van with cupboard doors - Kit
Airfix / Dapol Interfrigo van with plug doors - kit (HO scale) ( https://www.dapol.co.uk/shop/model-acce ... its?page=3 )
Airfix LMS van with sliding door, ready to run, tools passed to Mainline, and then to Dapol
Hornby Fruit Vanwide with double sliding doors (1968 version) ready to run
Hornby Ferry Van large sliding door ready to run

There are also a selection of van kits made originally by Parkside Dundas which are now part of the Peco range which can be adapted. Peco also sell Ratio van kits. These may require modification during assembly.

The original Triang / Hornby Freightliner containers had opening doors at one end.

The ready to run vans with opening doors tend to be over scale for strength.
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