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Modelling pallet wagons and vans from Peco kits

There was a major shift toward palletised loads from the later 1950s, for which BR built a wide range of vehicles, some of which were visually striking.

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Modelling a Palbrick wagon using a Peco 10 foot wheelbase chassis kit
Photo of models

You can probably produce a better looking model, the examples shown were done very quickly just to try out the idea. The Hornby Minitrix vacuum braked chassis is a better bet for the very slightly larger Palbrick B if you have any in your bits box.

sketch of model

BR Pallet wagon built on a redundant vacuum fitted plate wagon chassis. The pattern of diagonals on the sides varied as the panels were removable.

sketch of model


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