A second BR 20t brake van was needed for conversion to a track cleaning vehicle for Folkestone East using the Lanarkshire Models and Supplies (LMS) track cleaning attachment kit. The kit works really well and is a reliable, non-motorised cleaning device. Although intended for the Hornby/Airfix LMS brake van, I prefer to install it in the BR type and have successfully fitted one to a BR 20t brake van as previously reported in my blog. The second van to be equipped will be this Modelzone special edition CAR air piped van (above) which is labelled for the Southern Region – great value at £8.95 and produced by Bachmann. It will do the job nicely! All I have to do is fit the external pipes, Kadee couplings, EM gauge wheels and the track cleaning attachment and it’s ready to go!
A picture of my first attempt at this installation (above) shows how well the LMS track cleaning attachment fits the Bachmann BR 20t brake. With a second equipped van, I will have one for the Up line and one for the Down line on Folkestone East.