kit: GW Diagram A38/39/40/43 Hawksworth 60' Auto Trailer
kit: GW Diagram A38/39/40/43 Hawksworth 60' Auto Trailer in 4 mm scale
These coaches were the last GWR-style auto trailers to be built. They used GWR diagram numbers, designs and control equipment but were built entirely under BR auspices. The body shell was identical for all four diagrams, the difference being in the layout of the interior.
They were in service on many of the ex-GWR branch lines either working as a single coach or with other auto trailers and intermediate trailer coaches. Several worked the Clevedon branch from new until the end of steam working. They could also be seen on the Abingdon, Marlow and Calne branches. They worked on the Chalford-Glouchester, Cardiff-Pontypridd, Leominster-Ludlow, Ledbury Junction-Worchester and Exe Valley routes and have been seen as far apart as Paddington and Wolverhamton.
W220 and W221, as 'Trush' and 'Wren' worked the Ealing-Greenford foute. Almost all the vehicles survived in revenue service until well after 1961.
Dimensions of built kit (lxwxh) : 256 x 35 x 44 mm.
Length without buffers: 240 mm.
Length over buffers: 256 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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