unpainted 3D resin print
Painted version shown
By the 1930's the container had proved its worth, with the Big 4 Railway Companies, for furniture removals work and was also popular for the transport of higher value cargo. One of the big successes for the railway container was the shipment of meat and although the railways continued to build vans for the carriage of meat the 'BM' containers dominated this trade from the mid 1930's onward. Several of these might be included in a fast express goods train rake. British fresh meat was shipped hanging from hooks on racks in these ventilated containers. They continued in use well into British Railways days.
Livery notes (kindly provided by Noel Leaver)
Until 1956 Crimson
1956- about 1960 Maroon
1960 - end Bauxite
Transfer Sheet BL185 - BR BM-type fresh meat containers; BR early period. Transfers for twenty-one containers.
2mm., scale price is £8.00 obtainable only from
Cambridge Custom Transfers https://www.cctrans.org.uk/