Lavender Line passenger carrier

Phil Burkett - Lavender Line passenger carrier TOAD conversion

By Phil Burkett

Base model

Lima TOAD brake van (item 3166).

Body work

Existing windows glazed. New windows added. Full interior fitted.


Modified from original.


Steam Era Models (SEM) W5, 10.5mm diameter wheels on 25mm axles.


Humbrol no.100 red-brown for the body; Humbrol no.67 tank grey for the roof; Humbrol no.85 coal black for the underframe and details.


Microscale Gothic RR "4 inch". Characters applied individually.


Kadee no.26 couplers (long, centre shank).


Railings: 0.33mm brass wire. Sand boxes: 3mm square brass tube, topped with 4mm square and 3mm diameter plates. Brake control: 2mm diameter tube, topped with 3mm diameter plate; stem and handle from 0.33mm brass wire. Existing chimney removed: replacement chimney is brass tube through washer.

British 1:87 Scale Modelling