BR 1/221 Izal Palvan
In 1960 BR built 250 specialist wagons for carrying palletised Izal products from their factory in Sheffield. They were slightly longer than previous Palvans at 18′ 9″ over headstocks with an 11′ wheelbase and with a symetrical door arrangement they were much a more sucessful design. They had the same ‘Derby’ clasp brake as the Vanwides. Originally painted in Izal’s house green colour with Izal branding they could be seen far and wide.
The kit is another mixed media affair with an etched underframe, end framing/stanchions and detailing along with 3D printed sides, inner ends to sit behind the etched framing, springs/axleboxes, hollow Oleo buffer housings and a roof. A cast whietmetal vacuum cylinder is also included.
The kits are supplied with the original pattern J-hanger springs and roller bearings. Some wagons were fitted with long ‘standard’ springs with no J-hangers late in life, these are available by request when ordering. Optional 3D printed solebars are available separately to use in place of the etched version included in the kit if required. Transfers including the Izal branding are available from Cambridge Custom Transfers.
- PC.56 BR 1/221 Izal Palvan Kit – £48
- PC.56A Optional 3D printed solebars for use with the Izal Palvan kit PC.56 – £3.50