VR L wagon with gable roof.
L sheep wagon
The Victorian Railways introduced the L sheep wagon in the 1860s, almost concurrently with the M cattle wagons. However, with the deregulation of traffic in the 1980s, many vans were withdrawn by 1990. Some survive today with preservation operators.
During their lifetime, many older 19th century wagons were rebuilt as design improvements developed, resulting in some cosmetic changes to the class.
This SEM kit is an injection moulded styrene kit with etched brass components, and includes decals, wheelsets, extensive instructions and diagrams. The modeller needs to supply their own couplers and paint (also available from SEM).
The model L wagon to the right is a standard example, with wagon red finished off with a slight grey weathering. Shunter's steps and handbrake have also been applied.