Fishy Parcels... Or a fish van to an SPV

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Fishy Parcels... Or a fish van to an SPV

Postby iak » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:44 pm

Fish Vans died out finally in mainline use on BR during the late 1960's/ear;y 1970's. Some of the Dia 800/801 BR built ones ended up in parcels service and below is the denouement of my attempt at a Dia 800, using the very decent Parkside Dundas Kit.
I think my work in progress thread shows some previous images of this rather protracted build.

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Primed and ready...
At least this kept the Archer bits in place...

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Lettering by Modelmaster and Fox Transfers.
Lifecolour Rail Blue has been used to get that battered banger blue finish... :?
To the weathering

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These Dia 800 beasties were on the way out of use come 1977, hence the skankie, tatty finish.
Next, some Dia 801's when some bloke in Bristol releases them... :D
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it....

Perfection is impossible.
But I may choose to serve perfection....
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Re: Fishy Parcels... Or a fish van to an SPV

Postby iak » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:46 pm

I have been reminded this afternoon that this SPV is officially the 500th item of stock completed and on the stock list for use on Mostyn...
WIBBLE! :shock: :? :o
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it....

Perfection is impossible.
But I may choose to serve perfection....
Robert Fripp


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