The Diary of the Building of a Guard's Van

Guard's Vanbuild

Whilst making the parts for the driving trolleys I thought that it might be nice to have a guard's van to tow at the back of the "train" which if made with removable body work and replaced with an open wagon top would then be a dual purpose item!

Construction of this is still in the design stage as conversion from imperial to metric drawings needs to be made and any necessary alterations made to take account of the 5" scale requirements.

The scale of 5" gauge is approximately 1:12 so 1 inch equals about 1 foot.

Some of the parts cut up ready for the construction of the " VAN"