Dapol BR Box Vans

1950s BR standard 10ft wb vans. British Railways retained the 10 feet wheelbase RCH 17ft 6in chassis for their new standard wagon designs in the 1950s. Following LMS and LNER practice the covered box vans had pressed corrugated steel ends and the design allowed for planked or plywood sides. The same basic body was used for a number of specialist vans, insulated vans with no end vents, meat vans with extra ventilators. Many of these vans were used in the general pool when not needed for the designed purposes, an easy excuse for a special van to arrive on your layout.
VanWide pallet vans in original vacuum brake and later air brake versions expected mid-2021

A wide range of kits for other British Railways wagons are available from the Peco, Slaters and Parkside kit ranges.
Model of the second type of British Railways insulated banana van featuring the LMS style body with plug type doors mounted on a standard British Railways 10ft wheelbase chassis. Initially steam heated the yellow spots were applied when additional insulation was fitted, it being found that the extra insulation was capable of maintaining a steady internal temperature throughout the journey.
£42.50
MRP £49.95

Cardiff: 1, Plymouth: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 108188)
Model of the second type of British Railways insulated banana van featuring the LMS style body with plug type doors mounted on a standard British Railways 10ft wheelbase chassis. Initially steam heated the yellow spots were applied when additional insulation was fitted, it being found that the extra insulation was capable of maintaining a steady internal temperature throughout the journey.
£42.50
MRP £49.95
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 108189)
Model of the second type of British Railways insulated banana van featuring the LMS style body with plug type doors mounted on a standard British Railways 10ft wheelbase chassis. Initially steam heated the yellow spots were applied when additional insulation was fitted, it being found that the extra insulation was capable of maintaining a steady internal temperature throughout the journey.
£42.50
MRP £49.95
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 108190)
Model of the second type of British Railways insulated banana van featuring the LMS style body with plug type doors mounted on a standard British Railways 10ft wheelbase chassis. Initially steam heated the yellow spots were applied when additional insulation was fitted, it being found that the extra insulation was capable of maintaining a steady internal temperature throughout the journey.
£42.50
MRP £49.95

Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 108191)
The BR ventilated meat vans were readily identifiable by the column of four ventilator bonnets down the central panel of the pressed steel ends and louvre vent panels either side of the doors. These vans were originally passenger-rated, British Railways offering rapid delivery by passenger train for premium and perishable products, thus received the crimson livery applied to passenger and parcels vans. Most were later used principally in goods service and were repainted in goods van bauxite or brown, though a dirty bauxite/brown wagon and a dirty crimson one came out to about the same colour!
£42.50
MRP £49.95
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 104470)
Model of the Insulated version of the standard British Railways covered box van design with unventilated ends and internal insulation for the carriage of frozen meat, using solid CO2 as a refrigerant. These wagons were painted in a distinctive livery to ensure easy identification, wagon B872095 is modelled in the white livery.
£42.50
MRP £49.95
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 5270)
 The BR ventilated meat vans were readily identifiable by the column of four ventilator bonnets down the central panel of the pressed steel ends and louvre vent panels either side of the doors. These vans were originally painted in the passenger crimson livery, but as the premium rate perishables business declined most were repainted into the standard fitted goods bauxite livery and used as general purpose ventilated box vans.
£42.50
MRP £49.95

Gloucester: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 45735)
Following the introduction of the long wheel base air braked wagons for express goods services problems emerged with getting these large wagons into some industry facilities, especially military depots, designed for the old short-wheelbase wagons. To accommodate traffic to these locations BR upgraded 550 Vanwide wagons between 1977 and 1983, equipping them with modern friction link auxiliary suspension suitable for running up to 60mph, roller bearings and air brakes. These wagons took the next letter in the TOPS coding system, becoming VEA, for Van, type E, Air brake.
This Dapol model of the VEA features the detailed Vanwide bodyshell mounted on a new chassis with the correct suspension and complete air and clasp brake systems modelled.
£49.95
MRP £58.59

Next Warehouse Delivery: Jun 30
Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 100767)
Following the introduction of the long wheel base air braked wagons for express goods services problems emerged with getting these large wagons into some industry facilities, especially military depots, designed for the old short-wheelbase wagons. To accommodate traffic to these locations BR upgraded 550 Vanwide wagons between 1977 and 1983, equipping them with modern friction link auxiliary suspension suitable for running up to 60mph, roller bearings and air brakes. These wagons took the next letter in the TOPS coding system, becoming VEA, for Van, type E, Air brake.
This Dapol model of the VEA features the detailed Vanwide bodyshell mounted on a new chassis with the correct suspension and complete air and clasp brake systems modelled.
A diecast chassis has been produced, providing plenty of weight and are fitted with spring buffers and coupling hook with 3-link couplings.
£49.95
MRP £58.59

Next Warehouse Delivery: Jun 30
Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 100768)
Following the introduction of the long wheel base air braked wagons for express goods services problems emerged with getting these large wagons into some industry facilities, especially military depots, designed for the old short-wheelbase wagons. To accommodate traffic to these locations BR upgraded 550 Vanwide wagons between 1977 and 1983, equipping them with modern friction link auxiliary suspension suitable for running up to 60mph, roller bearings and air brakes. These wagons took the next letter in the TOPS coding system, becoming VEA, for Van, type E, Air brake.
This Dapol model of the VEA features the detailed Vanwide bodyshell mounted on a new chassis with the correct suspension and complete air and clasp brake systems modelled.
£49.95
MRP £58.59

Next Warehouse Delivery: Jun 30
Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 100769)
Following the introduction of the long wheel base air braked wagons for express goods services problems emerged with getting these large wagons into some industry facilities, especially military depots, designed for the old short-wheelbase wagons. To accommodate traffic to these locations BR upgraded 550 Vanwide wagons between 1977 and 1983, equipping them with modern friction link auxiliary suspension suitable for running up to 60mph, roller bearings and air brakes. These wagons took the next letter in the TOPS coding system, becoming VEA, for Van, type E, Air brake.
This Dapol model of the VEA features the detailed Vanwide bodyshell mounted on a new chassis with the correct suspension and complete air and clasp brake systems modelled.
£49.95
MRP £58.59

Next Warehouse Delivery: Jun 30
Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 100770)
British Railways second design of wagon with wide door opening arrangements for the mechanical loading of palletised loads the VanWide, BR diagram 1/217, featured a pair of sliding plug doors providing a 9ft opening accessing the central portion of the wagon. 2000 wagons were built at Derby and Wolverton in 1961-2, all with vacuum train brakes, with the last of these VanWides being withdrawn in the early 1980s. In 1977 a batch, ultimately 550 vans, were upgraded with more modern suspension, roller bearings and air brakes, for ongoing service with the new air braked wagons on Speedlink services until 1994.
This Dapol model of the VanWide features the detailed bodyshell mounted on a new chassis with the traditional RCH wagon springing system, vacuum brake and clasp brake systems modelled.
£49.95
MRP £58.59

Next Warehouse Delivery: Jun 30
Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 47106)
British Railways second design of wagon with wide door opening arrangements for the mechanical loading of palletised loads the VanWide, BR diagram 1/217, featured a pair of sliding plug doors providing a 9ft opening accessing the central portion of the wagon. 2000 wagons were built at Derby and Wolverton in 1961-2, all with vacuum train brakes, with the last of these VanWides being withdrawn in the early 1980s. In 1977 a batch, ultimately 550 vans, were upgraded with more modern suspension, roller bearings and air brakes, for ongoing service with the new air braked wagons on Speedlink services until 1994.
This Dapol model of the VanWide features the detailed bodyshell mounted on a new chassis with the traditional RCH wagon springing system, vacuum brake and clasp brake systems modelled.
£49.95
MRP £58.59

Next Warehouse Delivery: Jun 30
Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 50901)
British Railways second design of wagon with wide door opening arrangements for the mechanical loading of palletised loads the VanWide, BR diagram 1/217, featured a pair of sliding plug doors providing a 9ft opening accessing the central portion of the wagon. 2000 wagons were built at Derby and Wolverton in 1961-2, all with vacuum train brakes, with the last of these VanWides being withdrawn in the early 1980s. In 1977 a batch, ultimately 550 vans, were upgraded with more modern suspension, roller bearings and air brakes, for ongoing service with the new air braked wagons on Speedlink services until 1994.
This Dapol model of the VanWide features the detailed bodyshell mounted on a new chassis with the traditional RCH wagon springing system, vacuum brake and clasp brake systems modelled.
£49.95
MRP £58.59

Next Warehouse Delivery: Jun 30
Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 45955)
British Railways second design of wagon with wide door opening arrangements for the mechanical loading of palletised loads the VanWide, BR diagram 1/217, featured a pair of sliding plug doors providing a 9ft opening accessing the central portion of the wagon. 2000 wagons were built at Derby and Wolverton in 1961-2, all with vacuum train brakes, with the last of these VanWides being withdrawn in the early 1980s. In 1977 a batch, ultimately 550 vans, were upgraded with more modern suspension, roller bearings and air brakes, for ongoing service with the new air braked wagons on Speedlink services until 1994.
This Dapol model of the VanWide features the detailed bodyshell mounted on a new chassis with the traditional RCH wagon springing system, vacuum brake and clasp brake systems modelled.
£49.95
MRP £58.59

Next Warehouse Delivery: Jun 30
Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 49359)
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