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?
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Diagram 1897 van lettered as shown in Plate 79 of Illustrated History of LMS Wagons Vol 1. The Gill Sans I have used is the wrong typeface and weight, but this may help to show insignia positioning on this particular van, as running in 1938 (but still with early pattern insignia).
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