An excellent new model of the BR standard design 20-ton guards brake van. These brake vans were seen on the rear of all goods trains until the mid-1970s when most goods trains were operating with automatic brakes on all wagons. A few guards brake vans are still in use, providing a safe riding vehicle for shunters and other railway staff.
This model carries the engineers 'Dutch' yellow and grey livery. The engineers were among the last users of brake vans, having an extensive fleet of wagons not equiped with continuous brakes and needing suitable travelling and messing accomodation for track workers on-site.