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The Kernow Model Rail Centre have received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) from the tooling for the much-anticipated ex LSWR / SR Diagram 1541 10T Road Van. First introduced by the London & South Western Railway (LSWR) in 1884 they were later classed as Southern Railway Diagram 1541.  Almost 500 of these were built between then and 1905 making them the most numerous LSWR Goods Brake Van.  Brake Vans with side doors through which parcels or other goods could be loaded were known as road vans.

The CADs, based on a laser scan of the preserved example at the Isle of Wight steam railway, were approved for tooling earlier this year.
KMRC advised: “The first Engineering Prototype samples have been carefully evaluated and we are very pleased with how the EP has turned out. We are currently discussing directly with the factory a very small number of slight modifications before the next stage of livery samples can be produced. The production of the livery artwork is in progress.”

The pictures show the high level of detail and multitude of separately fitted parts including: flush glazing, hand rails, brake gear with pull rodding, step boards and lamp irons to accurately portray a number of different versions of the prototype.

These options include alternative buffer shanks with a ribbed option as fitted to preserved No. 56046 on the Isle of Wight steam railway and either straight or cranked step board supports, the latter as fitted to the majority of those transferred in 1925 to the Isle of Wight.

In light of further research, a small number of the available versions have been changed with corrected running numbers and liveries as BR Bauxite would not be appropriate for the available options of this road van.

Details of the ten versions can be found on the Kernow Model Rail Centre website here

Anyone wishing to amend their pre-order due to these changes can contact the Kernow Model Rail Centre either through the website or via telephone.

Note: the images show a version with a mix of the potential options and does not necessarily show an actual available version.

I hope that you will agree it is looking great.

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The Kernow Model Rail Centre have today announced that they have commissioned DJ Models to produce the LSWR 10T Diagram 1541 Road Van in OO Gauge as an exclusive model with the tooling owned by Kernow Model Rail Centre.

The Road Van used for Scanning on the Isle of Wight Railway

No. 56046 that was scanned on the Isle of Wight Railway

First introduced in 1886 they were later classed as SR Diagram 1541.  Almost 500 of these were built between then and 1905 making them the most numerous LSWR Goods Brake Van.  Brake Vans with side doors through which parcels or other goods could be loaded were known as road vans.

The CAD for this model is virtually complete

The CAD for this model is virtually complete

The prototype was laser scanned at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway at the same time that they scanned the  ex LWSR Adams O2 Class locomotive. 

I have been working with Kernow Model Rail Centre for a while now on the research and development of this model.

The latest cads, seen left,  are almost complete with just a few very minor tweaks required before tooling can commence.

A further CAD view

A further CAD view

The model joins their growing portfolio of LSWR models and will be ideal for use with their ex LSWR Adams O2 Class locomotive as they will be producing mainland and Isle of Wight numbered vehicles.

The models will be £24.99 each and no deposits are required.

The initial variations are as follows:

  • SB003A Number 56046 in SR Brown livery with red ends.  (Isle of Wight)
  • SB003B Number 12424 in LSWR Brown livery with red ends. (Mainland)
  • SB003C Number DS 54538 in BR Bauxite livery with “RETURN TO THREE BRIDGES” branding. (Mainland)
  • SB003D  Number S56055 in BR Bauxite livery. (Isle of Wight)
  • SB003E Number S56050 in BR Grey livery. (Isle of Wight)
  • SB003F Number S54730 in BR Grey livery. (Mainland)
  • SB003G Number S54656 in BR Bauxite livery. (Mainland)
  • SB003H Number 54611 in SR pre-1936 Brown livery with red ends. (Mainland)
  • SB003J Number 54551 in SR post-1936 Brown livery. (Mainland)
  • SB003K Number 56045 in SR post-1936 Brown livery. (Isle of Wight)

Further product and ordering information can be found on the Kernow Models Website here.

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