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Tunnel Inspection Platform

Tunnel Inspection Platform Instructions.
Click here to download a PDF version of the instructions for this kit.

Product Code : MLS048

Price : £3.00

Product Code : MLS048

Price : £3.00

Despite the fact that there are numerous tunnels and bridges on the railway network, the 'big four' railway companies and then British Railways did not design any specific tunnel inspection vehicles. Instead, in the best traditions of improvisation, it was a case of building a simple wooden platform into an existing wagon, usually an old open wagon that was well past its revenue earning days. Inspiration for this kit has been taken from 'Civil Engineers Wagons Volume 1 (British Railways 1948-1967)' by David Larkin which contains a number of photos of just such a wagon.

This kit is designed to fit the Peco KNR-40 10ft wheelbase 5 plank Open Wagon (or any of the readymade Peco 5 plank open wagons). It will also fit the 7 plank version of the Peco open wagon. It will fit other open wagons such as the Poole era Graham Farish 5 and 7 plank open wagons and the original style Dapol 7 plank wagons.

 

Please note that a wagon is not included in the kit.