These were the last timber bodied Brake vans to be built by the NSWR, they were constructed on old PHG solebars with riveted bogie transoms and utilised plywood sides with end verandas.
The first two vans were built by Clyde Workshops in 1969-70 and numbered 34001 and 34002; 34001 was built with light draw gear, timber headstock and buffers, 34002 was built with light draw gear and a steel headstock. 34003 and 34004 featured a small extended draught box.
Subsequent Clyde Workshops production of JHG and UHG Brake vans between 1972-1977 featured heavy draw gear with extended draught box and a fully boxed welded centre beam chassis. There was some simplification to the timber side detail from JHG 34014 onwards with the lower edge of the side sheet finishing flush with the end platform deck. Our model is based upon the series of van from 34014-34100.
JHG vans were built with plain bearing leaf spring 2SA style bogies and UHG vans were built with roller bearing coil sprung 2AT style bogies. UHG vans were also fitted with through Main Reservoir piping and bifurcated hoses. This was for the supply of air for pneumatic discharge hopper doors.
Our model is also fitted with a, red only, LED source and has acrylic runners moulded on the underside of the end canopies and into the upper marker lamps. The underside of the model has a 3 position Centre Off switch to allow for the marker lamps to be lit at either end.