Our British Railways standard van model is based on the vans built to diag. 1/208, with
single vent, corrugated steel ends and planked sides with cupboard doors. These were all
vacuum braked with four shoe vacuum brake gear, and were built on
the 10ft-0in wheelbase chassis. There were around 19,000 of these vans
built during the
These box vans were employed to carry general dry
goods and other loads round the rail network in the days before containers became available.
When small local stations often had small freight yards atached, these vans were
exremely common and likely to be seen in almost any goods yard. There were several
variants on the basic design - speak to us if you would prefer a different
Our model, although reproduced to 1.54”- 1’ is more of a representation than a like
for like scale replica, thus allowing us to produce a reliable and useable model that still looks just the part.
The sturdy, all steel chassis construction with tig welded steel stanchions, steel roof and wood body panels, allow
this model to be used on a garden railway or club track alike whether it is used in a rake behind a loco or shunted
in a yard, without sacrificing detail.
TIG welded body stanchions and chassis
Profile channel section for chassis
Sprung Oleo type Buffers
Sprung draw hooks with instanter link couplings.
Detailed axle box castings.
Vacuum brake cylinder casting and hoses (dummy)
Laser cut underframe gear, brake & spring detail
Finish BR bauxite with black underframe. (Other variants to
Choice of wagon numbers allowing you to build
up rakes of wagons as per prototype
Full 12 month