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 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

NSWGR Water Gin S Wagon Underframe

The Model

The Model comprises a Cast polyurethane Body, Ian Lindsay Models cast brass arch bar bogies and RP25-88 spoked wheels. There is an etch that includes the roof batten brackets and parts to make up the ladders. These ladders were for way and works variants and should not be added for a regular service vehicle.

The kit also includes cast brass buffers, scale head whisker KD couplers, Brass wire and corrugated roof sheet and styrene strip for construction of the insulated roof.