A new model for April 2014 is an DC 4-wheel louvre van. Like the FD's, DC's were very common on the WAGR system, with over 700 being built between 1953 and 1954. Most of the class remained in use until the late 1980's, primarily carrying grain which was loaded and unloaded by roof hatches and end doors, respectively. Refer to the WAGR Wagon Pages for more information on the prototype.
Various other modifications were carried out during the life of the DC vans, including replacement of sections of timber paneling with plywood. Marbelup Models may produced later versions if there is sufficient demand.
The photos below, from Rail Heritage WA, shows a DC van in close to original condition and one with the "flat" diagonal braces.
The expected price will be about $100 subject to exchange rate variations.
The roofwalk for the DC is also available on its own, for use with kit or scratchbuilt DC models. The price is about $10 for two roofwalks, which are supplied attached to a thicker square bar for shipping as the roofwalk bars are quite thin.
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