Shallow vented Southern Railway Bulleid Composite No.5768.
I intend to provide drawings of Bulleid Sidelights for all three sidelight/ventilator styles of Bulleid coach: SR (Shallow Vent), Contractor-built (External Aluminium frame) and BR(S) (Deep Vent). Initially only the later two drawings are available.
Drawings are available as "Gif"s for viewing on your browser, and in "pdf" form for higher quality. They are drawn at a scale of 3.5mm to the inch. Thus for 7mm/ft modelling, they are scaled up by a factor of 6, and for 4mm/ft, by a factor of 10.5. The scaling of the gifs is for 72 dpi.
The potential modeller of any Bulleid coach is commended to David Gould's Oakwood Press book, Bulleid's SR Steam Passenger Stock, in either of its two editions.
This should enable you avoid what one of my Bluebell colleagues saw for sale for several hundred pounds: a beautiful "O" gauge model of an early (i.e. very different body style, door to each compartment) Bulleid coach numbered as 4279, which is a very different coach indeed!
Drawings: bul_lw.gif (10kb) and bul_lw.pdf (10kb) © Copyright by Richard Salmon.
The sliding lights on these are described as having a 10 1/4 inch opening as compared to the 15 inch opening on the later vehicles. Until such time as I can measure one of this type, it is reasonable to assume that the drawing will be very similar, but with the main light having a depth about 5 inches greater, and the sliding lights 5 inches less.
Note that the side-lights on the corridor side do not have the sliding vent frames, being just a single large sheet of glass in a rectangular aluminium frame.
For photos of this type of coach, see:
Bluebell Railway coaches: 4279 and 4227.
This drawing was made from measurements taken from Bulleid Brake Third No.4279 at Horsted Keynes on 18 December 1999.
Drawings: bul_con.gif (11kb) and bul_con.pdf (6kb) © Copyright by Richard Salmon.
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