Tuesday, 11 January 2022
After an exciting day tossing grenades in the RM office it's back to the LSWR van. The end bracing on the van is a pair of fairly hefty timbers. These were made from 2mm strips of 60thou which were tapered with a file. The 'vent' is odd looking to those of us brought up with the more common V-shaped block that sits on the end of most post-war designed vans and in model terms is a solid block. This is a more obvious separate cover plate and is a piece of 15thou 8.5 x 12mm welded onto the end timbers with solvent. I assume that the prototype would cover a hole or holes in the van. It's starting to take shape.