Miniature Railway Specialists in 5 inch gauge and 7.25 inch gauge

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BR Standard Box Van

in 5" Gauge

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BR Standard vans in 5 inch gauge

Our British Railways standard box 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 1950's
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 version.

Our model, although reproduced to 1.0625”- 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.

British Railways Standard Box Van - ply sided version  KEY FEATURES: 

TIG welded body stanchions and chassis assemblies
Profile channel section for chassis
Rivet detail
Sprung suspension

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 or white with black underframe. (Other variants to order).
Choice of wagon numbers allowing you to build up rakes of wagons as per prototype

Full 12 month warranty


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