BR FERRYVAN VIX
NGS Ferryvan CAD- further decorated samples awaited.
The first two decorated samples of the N Gauge Society’s next RTR model – the popular BR Ferryvan – have arrived and we await the remaining decorated samples. Once these have been reviewed and signed off the model is authorised and will be ready for production.
Keen-eyed members will also spot that there are variations in the ends; the first batch of wagons built-in 1962 had narrow uprights at each end, but the second and third batches (built from 1964) had reinforcements added from the upper horizontal rib to the buffer beam. The earlier wagons were subsequently given the same modification and photographic evidence suggests the entire fleet had been modified by 1970.
These differences are visually quite obvious, so the NGS model is being tooled to ensure that either variant can be depicted. Final livery selections are yet to be made, but potential options include the original version with “British Railways Ferry Van” lettering, subsequent “Through to the Continent with British Railways” branding and other versions with the BR double arrow and in departmental use.
The models are expected at some time in 2023.
|NGSR 0731||Original||BR Plain||5||GB787158 HFS Early non boxed text. No door wording|
|NGSR0732||Original||BR Plain||5||GB786930 HFS Early non boxed text. No door wording|
|NGSR0733||Original||Early BR||5/6||B787110- 21 70 214 0 265-6 Box logo. Through to the Continent with British Railways.|
|NGSR0734||Original||Early BR||5/6||B787153- 21 70 214 0 078-3 Box logo. Through to the Continent with British Railways.|
|NGSR0735||Reinforced||BR Corporate||7||B786951- 21 70 214 0 247-4 BR logo. Through to the Continent with British Rail.|
|NGSR0736||Reinforced||BR Corporate||7||B787151 – 21 70 238 0 203-6 BR logo. Through to the Continent with British Rail.|
|NGSR0737||Reinforced||BR Railfreight||7/8||B786974 – 21 70 239 0 101-0 BR Railfreight logo. ‘Through to the Continent by British Rail’|
|NGSR0738||Reinforced||BR Railfreight||7/8||B786974 – 21 70 239 0 101-0 BR Railfreight logo. ‘Through to the Continent by British Rail’|
|NGSR0739||Reinforced||Red/grey departmental use||DB786944 ZSX BR Railfreight logo. No wording.|
|NGSR073A||Reinforced||CE Yellow/Grey "Dutch"||8/9||DB786980 ZSX|
|NGSR073B||Reinforced||Satlink||KDB787210 ZJX SATLINK L.M. Wording. Grey roof.|