This kit represents the longer 22ft version of the D47 brake van which was also electrically
lit. It is illustrated in the Middleton Press book ‘London Bridge to East Croydon’
and was involved in the Norwood Bridge collapse. The photograph of the incident
shows it as the first vehicle behind B1 Gladstone class No. 175 ‘Hayling’.
Stroudley D47/222 Luggage Brake Van Kit. 4mm
Billinton D72 6W Tricomposite Carriage Kit. 4mm
These carriages were built in the mid 1890s, and were used widely throughout the system.
Model during construction by the late Richard Greening.