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    beautiful richie! dont know how that sulzer got there!
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    Cheers lads - heres the photo I was talking about. You can barely make out the stencil of the flying snail on the upper left, and "20 TON BRAKE" to the right.

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    Sorry Mike - only one I could find that shows an approximation of what's beneath.

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    I never knew they had oil axleboxes originally. Every day is a learning day. Love the photo of Tipperary with the oil tank off the road.

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    Fabulous models. Please spare my ignorance but what was the protruding box on the sides used for? Is it a vent, stove chimney, window, or other, and if windows for what purpose?
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    Fabulous models. Please spare my ignorance but what was the protruding box on the sides used for? Is it a vent, stove chimney, window, or other?
    It's called a ducket, with little windows the guard can look out of to keep tabs on what's going on outside.

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    I travelled on them in the late 70s behind Beet trains , they were rough inside

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    Just looking at the last pic of the three (new?) brake vans lined up, with the flying snail logo, I notice that the chimney was much higher back then......

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    Just looking at the last pic of the three (new?) brake vans lined up, with the flying snail logo, I notice that the chimney was much higher back then......
    Looks like they originally had a little cap to stop rain going down the flue, probably they rusted and broke off or bashed off trees or other overhanging things leaving a stubbier chimney.

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    Thanks Richie, you have answered all my questions! and another I have just thought about. If the van has a full length foot board is it supported in the middle? answer is yes! I did not feel supports at the ends was a very elegant engineering solution! And your model has shell type vents on the roof.
    Thanks again Mike

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