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Van NO.5/carriage NO.12 is a third class top end brake carriage Built in 1880 by Brown, Marshalls. It was originally numbered Van NO. 5 and had no passenger accommodation then it was rebuilt at Boston Lodge in 1929/30 with a body modified to incorporate a guard's van and passenger accommodation in 1st and 3rd class. Van NO.5 5 was withdrawn in early 2011 following the introduction of Carraige NO.123 for a long overdue refit and restoration. Externally it was restored to the look of when it was first lengthened in 1963. The appearance is in the same style as Van NO.4/Carriage NO.11. Van 5 emerged from the carriage works in late summer/early autumn 2014 in Green and Cream with red ends sporting the Edinburgh Tram class designations it carried in its earlier life. It carries the number 12, as is appropriate for its 1960s livery. The rebuild included a remodelling of the interior to create a wheelchair space in the area where the buffet counter once was. Access for wheelchairs is from the guards compartment, which has had its doors widened (without altering the appearance). The windows have also been adjusted, back to their 1960s configuration. As with Carriage NO.123 there is only a corridor connection at the bottom end, meaning that the carriage must be at the top end of a rake of corridor carriages. This model is 1:76/009 scale and fits the Dundas Models Ffestiniog Railway 3'6 w/b standard coach bogies with couplings of your choice and can negotiate tight radius curves up to 12 inches. The model also requires painting, window glazing and your spar time to complete.