The model is inspired by an early 1970s photo of a care-worn 15653 at Heuston Goods. 15653 appears to have been a modernised version of a design of Covered Wagon first introduced in 1915 and similar in general appearance to wagons built up to the late 1950s.
The paintwork was a bit of a rushed job, but nicely illustrated the standard of finish achieved by our new supplier. The blemishes in the finish are down to my painting not the 3D printing!
The photos show all four sides of the van to illustrate the standard of finish and the absence of some of the tell-tale signs of 3D printing.