top of page
BLV Van_edited.jpg

Prototype Info.

The BLV code seems to have been a bit of a catch-all for various bogie louvre vans around the early part of the 20th century. There are a number of published photographs, but no two seem to be exactly the same, with a variety of underframes, 2 or 3 compartments, and so on.

This queen post version of the kit is based on BLV 15593, which is in the collection of the Dorrigo Steam Railway and Museum, and many photographs and measurements were taken from this during the preparation of this kit.

The Model

Our all new BLV comprises an Polyurethane multipiece body, floor and roof. The body has been created from 3D printed patterns to give the ultimate detail and fidelity.

We have also created a cast polyurethane Corrugated roof that is supported by ultra fine polyurethane roof support brackets.

Both King and Queen post variations of the wagon are available. Brass castings for the king post assembly is included along with brass wire and brass etches for the hand brake and release lever, cast brass buffers and brake cylinder, Decals and a detailed set of assembly instructions.

Both kits include Stephen Johnson Models Thow archbar bogies along with fine scale spoked metal wheels, KD158 Scale head couplings, decals and a detailed set of assembly instructions.

The screw coupled version do NOT include couplings. Stephen Johnson Models Screw couplings are required and are available through our webstore under the accessories tab, or direct from SJM.

bottom of page