kit: Diagram D133 Hawksworth 64' Corridor Brake Third
kit: Diagram D133 Hawksworth 64' Corridor Brake Third GWR BR in 4 mm scale
The Hawksworth coach designs spanned the period between the war years and nationalisation. Several designs, including this one, continued to be built into BR days. The style was distinctive and although appearing massive they were handsome coaches. The fundamental changes were in the roof profile, which was rounded down at the ends (dome-ended), the reversion to a bow-ended design and an increase in length to 64'. The coaches were slab sided with very little tumble home. They had end vestibules and a mix of window sizes with 4' wide for 3rd class and 5' for first class. Sliding vents were provided in some corridor windows. Most were introduced piecemeal as and when demands were made, although the Birkenhead-Bournemouth, London-Brimingham and London-South Wales workings were provided with sets in 1950, and the Bristolian was a Hawskworth formation in 1954. However, they could also be seen in branch line workings.
Dimensions of built kit (lxwxh) : 272 x 35 x 44 mm.
Length without buffers: 256 mm.
Length over buffers: 272 mm.
Dimensions of package (lxwxh): 315 x 125 x 25 mm
The kit contains the following parts:
- etched brass sides ends and underframe
- whitemetal detailing castings
- aluminium roof
You will need the following to complete the model:
- 14 mm diameter carriage wheels choose your wheels here
- solder and/or universal glue
building instructions (pdf)
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