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An etched brass kit with whote metal components requireing wheels, 3'1" plain spoke (e.g.. Slaters 7121), couplings, piant and lettering to finish.
Richard Spratt of the Welsh Railways Research Circle has undertaken considerable research into these vans and I am grateful to him for publishing this in the Welsh Railways Archive, to allow me to give more accurate information.
He has identified 4 types of van in Rhymney Railway stock, this being designated Type 3. It was the first design with internal framing and they were built from 1916 until 1922. As relatively new vehicles at the grouping, they continued in GW service for many years. I believe the last was withdrawn from departmental service in 1951, though this could be wrong.
Livery would have been standard RR grey when built, (an identical shade to the GW) with lettering as per the drawing above. In GW days, the 16” lettering was applied to the sides at the ends, outside of the doors. Known Rhymney numbers are 88, 176,177,182,185,187,198,540,566,569 and 572, the randomness being caused by the RR practice of allocating numbers of withdrawn wagons to the replacement stock. GW numbers were 47821,47837,47842,47845,47847,47858, 47869,47895,47898 and 82876.
Julian & Susan
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