GWR 16 ton Toad brake van Diag AA3
Constructed from a Connoisseur etched brass kit. I really rate Jim McGeowen's kits, well thought out, go together well and don't cost the earth. I just wish he did more Edwardian Great Western Stock!
GWR 10t outside wooden framed brake van Diag AA16
Constructed from a WEP etched brass kit. I had real problems with this one! The outside framing has to be folded up along it's length to form a "U" shaped channel for each individual piece of framing. I found making the first bend was o.k, but trying to fold the second and keep everything square impossible. I'm sure there's a "magic" jig out there that would have helped, but I must admit I gave up and it sat on my modelling shelf for 3 years! In the end I bought some square brass tubing and soldered that to the sides and ends before assembly.