As part of my demonstration at Scalefour North this year I decided to build a Great Western 16ft ‘standard height’ 9ft w/b wooden van diagram V16 dating from 1912-23 (photos of V16’s plus a history of these van can be found in John Lewis’s article in GWRJ no. 67)
I hope these two photos will give a view of the complexity of modelling a representation of the DC3 brake gear. The Masokits version may not be as detailed as the Morgan Design version but it is still fiddley.
In retrospect and in compiling this presentation I think when building any other Masokits DC3 underframe I may use nickel silver wire instead of brass so it will be possible to detach the linkages from the DC handles etches from the main underframes to ease fitting and removing wheels and hornblock.