A model kit to build one of the Midland Railways' well known single verandah brake vans.
The kit builds a model of the early wood construction, wood underframe 10-ton type with a style familiar right to the end of steam. A considerable number of these vans were still in service at the grouping and a small number survived into British Railways ownership, though often with the engineering departments.
After 20-ton brake vans were built the Midland sold some of these 10-ton vans to other railways, particularly light railways and larger industrial operators. Examples passed into the ownership of the Southern (Isle of Wight Central) and Great Western (Brecon & Merthyr) at grouping.
These sales make the Midland brake van very useful to modellers building a 'freelance' layout to suit the space available. The small size is a bonus for small layouts, shunting the van onto the rear of a train can cause hours of extra puzzling.
Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers