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Ferryvan

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.

CodeEndsLiveryEraWagon Number
NGSR 0731OriginalBR Plain5GB787158 HFS Early non boxed text. No door wording
NGSR0732OriginalBR Plain5GB786930 HFS Early non boxed text. No door wording
NGSR0733OriginalEarly BR5/6B787110- 21 70 214 0 265-6 Box logo. Through to the Continent with British Railways.
NGSR0734OriginalEarly BR5/6B787153- 21 70 214 0 078-3 Box logo. Through to the Continent with British Railways.
NGSR0735ReinforcedBR Corporate7B786951- 21 70 214 0 247-4 BR logo. Through to the Continent with British Rail.
NGSR0736ReinforcedBR Corporate7B787151 – 21 70 238 0 203-6 BR logo. Through to the Continent with British Rail.
NGSR0737ReinforcedBR Railfreight7/8B786974 – 21 70 239 0 101-0 BR Railfreight logo. ‘Through to the Continent by British Rail’
NGSR0738ReinforcedBR Railfreight7/8B786974 – 21 70 239 0 101-0 BR Railfreight logo. ‘Through to the Continent by British Rail’
NGSR0739ReinforcedRed/grey departmental useDB786944 ZSX BR Railfreight logo. No wording.
NGSR073AReinforcedCE Yellow/Grey "Dutch"8/9DB786980 ZSX
NGSR073BReinforcedSatlinkKDB787210 ZJX SATLINK L.M. Wording. Grey roof.
NGSR073CUnpainted
NGSR073DChassis