Ready to Run Wagons

Dapol have been working on a range of BR wagons all base on the 10 foot wheelbase chassis which have now been released but is constantly being expanded on with more vehicles to be released over the next 12 months. As and when we get more information I will update this section.

The wagons run nicely, the die-cast chassis providing a rigid, weighty base and we have increased the weight of the coupling hook spring.

I have now updated this page to also show some of the weathered examples that have been completed through the workshops. The costs of the weathered examples completed through our workshop is an additional £25.00 each if required with your choice of the degree of weathering.

Diagram 1/217 Vanwide

Due to pressure from large customers BR developed a box van design with sliding doors, the Vanwide to Diagram 1/217, with standard dimensions of 17ft 6 inch length with a 10ft wheelbase. The sides were of plywood construction with flush doors that moved out slightly thus enabling them to slide down the sides, so alleviating the problem of confined locations. The end walls were made from corrugated metal sheeting. The door opening method made a door aperture of 9ft possible which aided loading of pallets by fork lift truck. It was this wider door opening that gave rise to the code name. The build was between Wolverton works and Derby works with nearly 2000 being built between 1961 - 1962

Dapol have confirm the expected release date for these is now Mid 2021. We are taking advance orders for them now for despatch as soon as they beome available. We are also doing a Limited edition set of six vanwides with alternate numbers based on the earliest livery Dapol are producing (7F-049-203) without the white box surround to the number. Details of these two sets can be found through this link

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7F-049-201 Vanwide 12t goods van Freight Brown #783773
£58.59
£49.80
7F-049-202 Vanwide 12t goods van Freight Brown #784641 (VMV)
£58.59
£49.80
7F-049-203 Vanwide 12t goods van Freight Brown #784479
£58.59
£49.80
7F-049-204 Vanwide 12t goods van Freight Brown #784994 (VMV)
£58.59
£49.80

Diagram 1/217 VEA (Vanwide)

.The VEA vans were refurbished versions of the Vanwide and fitted with air brakes from 1977 to suit customers who could not handle the longer wheelbase of more modern designs of wagon. A total of 550 wagons were converted. They were used on Speedlink trains as well as military specials. A decline in MOD requirements led to most of the wagons being withdrawn in the early 1990s with just a handful finding further use in the departmental fleets. However many survived in internal use at Army bases. Several examples survive into preservation

Dapol have confirm the expected release date for these is now Mid 2021. We are taking advance orders for them now for despatch as soon as they beome available. We are also doing a Limited edition set of six VEAs with alternate numbers in the Railfreight red grey livery. Details of these two sets can be found through this link

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7F-049-001 VEA 12t goods van (Vanwide) Freight Brown #230026
£58.59
£49.80
7F-049-002 VEA 12t goods van (Vanwide) Freight Brown #230034
£58.59
£49.80
7F-049-003 VEA 12t goods van (Vanwide) Railfreight red/grey #230117
£58.59
£49.80
7F-049-004 VEA 12t goods van (Vanwide) Olive green (yellow ends) #230142
£58.59
£49.80
7F-049-005 VEA 12t goods van (Vanwide) Railfreight red/grey #230078
£58.59
£49.80

 

Aboce is an image of some of the banana vans that we have weathered through the workshop for customers.

Banana Van

To meet the rapid rise in demand for bananas shipped in from the Caribbean, especially constructed steam heated banana vans were manufactured with plywood cladding and insulated bodies that allowed bananas to be shipped in green and ripened en-route.  

The Dapol model of the banana van is of a later 1950’s built variant that was steam piped allowing the easy running of interconnected block trains.

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7F-016-001
BR bauxite banana van numbered #B880989 "Fyffes" with yellow spot **NOW AVAILABLE**
£49.95
£42.50
7F-016-002
BR bauxite banana van numbered #B880952 "Geest" with yellow spot - later numbering style. **NOW AVAILABLE**
£49.95
£42.50
7F-016-003
BR bauxite banana van numbered #B880876 "Fyffes" with yellow spot**NOW AVAILABLE**
£49.95
£42.50
7F-016-004
BR bauxite banana van numbered #B881127 "Fyffes" with yellow spot - later style numbering **NOW AVAILABLE**
£49.95
£42.50


Diagram 1/039 Open Merchandise wagon

BR allocated two diagrams to the LMS design open merchandise wagon, both with and without a tarpaulin bar, with some having the tarpaulin bar removed in later service. Some were vacuum braked, others were initially unfitted, being converted to vacuum brake in the late 1950s. Over 8,000 of Diagram 1/039 and 1/044 wagons, with their characteristic corrugated steel ends, were built throughout the 1950s. Used for a wide range of goods traffic until the 1980s, some had their life extended another decade in the Civil Engineers fleet.

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7F-053-010
Diagram 1/039 Open Merchandise wagon BR grey numbered #B497621 .
£46.95
£39.95

Diagram 1/044 Open Merchandise wagon

BR allocated two diagrams to the LMS design open merchandise wagon, both with and without a tarpaulin bar, with some having the tarpaulin bar removed in later service. Some were vacuum braked, others were initially unfitted, being converted to vacuum brake in the late 1950s. Over 8,000 of Diagram 1/039 and 1/044 wagons, with their characteristic corrugated steel ends, were built throughout the 1950s. Used for a wide range of goods traffic until the 1980s, some had their life extended another decade in the Civil Engineers fleet.

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7F-053-011
Diagram 1/044 Open Merchandise wagon BR bauxite with tarpaulin bar numbered #B485082 **EXPECTED CHRISTMAS 2021**
£46.95
£39.95

BR 12 Ton Diagram 1/213 Plywood sided Van

These vans of which over 3,500 were built in the 1950s are similar to the above type but have plywood substituting for timber planks in the body and have an equivalent history lasting into the 1980's.

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7F-056-016
BR 12 Ton Diagram 1/213 Plywood sided Van BR bauxite numbered #B765307**SOLD OUT BUT WE HAVE NOW SPLIT SOME OF OUR LIMITED EDITION SETS SO PEOPLE CAN BUY SINGLES**
£49.95
£42.50
7F-056-018
BR 12 Ton Diagram 1/213 Plywood sided Van BR bauxite numbered #B764481**EXPECTED CHRISTMAS 2021**
£51.50
£43.75
7F-056-019
BR 12 Ton Diagram 1/213 Plywood sided Van BR bauxite numbered #B771500**EXPECTED CHRISTMAS 2021**
£51.50
£43.75

BR 12 Ton Diagram 1/208 Planked sided Van

Over 17,000 of these vans were built in the 1950s to carry general merchandise traffic. The design has GWR features but without the characteristic roof profile and has the corrugated ends favoured by the LMS and LNER. Many were in service into the1980s.

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7F-056-016
BR 12 Ton Diagram 1/208 Planked sided Van BR bauxite numbered #B769392**SOLD OUT BUT WE HAVE NOW SPLIT SOME OF OUR LIMITED EDITION SETS SO PEOPLE CAN BUY SINGLES**
£49.95
£42.50
7F-056-020
BR 12 Ton Diagram 1/208 Planked sided Van BR bauxite numbered #B768104**EXPECTED CHRISTMAS 2021**
£51.50
£43.75
7F-056-021
BR 12 Ton Diagram 1/208 Planked sided Van BR bauxite numbered #B777491**EXPECTED CHRISTMAS 2021**
£51.50
£43.75

Diagram 1/251 Insulated 12 Ton Van

Standard British Railways van design for carrying chilled meat. Built in 1953-4 to diagram 1/251, these vans were closely related to the contemporary ventilated van design, but with an internal insulating layer instead of vents. This layer also reduced the carrying capacity from 12 to 10 tons. Originally painted white with black underframe, the white was later (after 1964) replaced by ice blue. Some of these vans were later being used for other traffic, such as beer, for which some vans were re-classified as ALE. Most of these vans survived into the 1970s.

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7F-057-004
Diagram 1/251 Insulated 12 Ton Van BR white numbered #B872095**LAST TWO**
£49.95
£42.50
7F-057-005
Diagram 1/251 Insulated 12 Ton Van BR blue numbered #B872150 **EXPECTED CHRISTMAS 2021**
£51.50
£43.75

Diagram 1/250 Ventilated Meat Van

250 of these vans were built in 1952/53 for carrying chilled meat. In the 1960s many were used as ordinary goods vans before their eventual withdrawal in the early 1970s.

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7F-054-002
Diagram 1/250 Ventilated Meat Van BR crimson numbered #870146 **LAST THREE**
£49.95
£42.50
7F-054-002
Diagram 1/250 Ventilated Meat Van BR bauxite numbered #870050**EXPECTED CHRISTMAS 2021**
£49.95
£42.50
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