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Isle of Man 'G' Van, Unvented

Isle of Man 'G' Van, Unvented

SKU: R20-3

Accucraft UK - For the opening of the Peel Line in 1873, the Isle of Man Railway included in its initial stock purchase from the Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co, four hand-braked covered goods vans with load 6 tons and central double-doors to each side. The covered vans were allocated the stock letter “G” when a revised identity system was introduced by the Railway after 1876.  Two additional vans (G.5 & G.6) were supplied new by the Ashbury Carriage & Wagon Co in 1877, a single van (G.7) was believed built by the Railway itself in 1897 using spares and parts supplied by Metropolitan, followed by two further examples (G.8 & G.9) supplied new by Metropolitan in 1899, all to the same basic early-type design. Van G.1 is extant and currently stored out-of-use on the Railway. The remaining early-type “G” vans were in use until the 1960’s, but scrapped by 1975.

  • Specifications

    • Scale: 1:20.3

    • Length over couplings: 217.5mm

    • Width: 107mm

    • Height: 134.5mm

    • Gauge: 32mm or 45mm

    • Min Radius: (2 feet 6 inches


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