It will be nice to see one in maroon. Looking at the linked picture I am sure it has the loading info panal on the right, just a bit mucky. I would be surprised if it wasn't there.
Correct, they were built with a full data panel towards the right hand end. A photo of one when newly built is in
Parkin, Keith (1991) British Railways Mark 1 coaches. Publ Pendragon-Atlantic Historical Model Railway Society 235pp ISBN: 0906899494 The photograph of mine linked to above has the data panel on the right hand side.
Cambridge Custom Transfers lists these as available http://www.cctrans.f...uk/products.htm see
- BR GUV & CCT vans to NPCS Diagrams 810, 811, 815 & 816.
And thanks for the warnings about these kits; they look like a lot of work is needed to get the underframe details correctly positioned.