Dapol 7F-016-006 BR Banana Van B880681 Bauxite Livery Fyffes Poster RTR O Gauge
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.
Dapol are producing a range of BR standard design wagons using the standard 10-foot wheelbase 17ft6in length underframe. Many thousands of wagons were built using this frame in the 1950s and 60s, these wagons serving British Rail into the 1980s and still a familiar sight on heritage railways today.
A diecast chassis has been produced, providing plenty of weight for open wagons and any flat wagons which might be produced and are fitted with spring buffers and coupling hook with 3-link couplings. The chassis also incorporates a positionable brake lever.