LMS 12T van lettering
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:56 pm
I wonder if anyone can help with this van. It came my way from a chum who was moving on to 7mm. I think it is the Ratio kit, rather forlorn and unpainted, its ancestry is revealed by having Studiolith W irons! , I am not much into LMS things so don't have a lot of reference, I believe they were started in the mid 1930s and continued under BR when most of them got diagonal steel strapping. My era is the early-mid '30s so suits the earlier non-strapping design. I can't seem to find any pictures of these vans when first built so as to know where the lettering would be placed, I guess it would be medium sized LMS on the central door with the number beneath at the bottom, can anyone confirm this?