Ready to Run Wagons

 

The first batch of SR Pillbox brakevans have now completely sold out and Dapol have improved the model and are introducing new versions that are due for release before summer 2018

This shows the original test sample rather than the production model.  The roof edge profile has been changed on the production models

Production example of the brand new Dapol Pillbox Brake Van in SR livery with the large logo

 

SR 25 Ton Pillbox Brake Van

The SR 25 ton ‘Pillbox’ brake van was constructed around the mid 1930s and was an advance on an earlier shorter wheelbase van, being heavier with a better ride and a more effective hand braking system Brake vans and their associated guards were a common sight at the rear of goods trains and ensured that the hand brake was applied at the appropriate time (most wagons did not have vacuum braking or through brake lines controlled from the locomotive), for maintaining oil lamp based signals to the driver of the train, to station personnel and signalmen and to ensure the train was operating correctly and safely from his vantage point (via especially constructed side duckets) at the rear of the train. This type of brake van operated until the 1950s and several examples survive into preservation.

The Dapol O gauge model of the SR 25 ton Pillbox brake van features:

Extremely detailed and accurate moulded body and chassis.
3 link metal coupling chain and sprung coupling hook.
Many separately added fine details.
Metal sprung buffers.
Finely profiled metal wheels and axles with brass bearing pockets.
Viewing duckets accurately modelled.
Finely printed livery and detailing.

Although currently sold out of all liveries of the SR / BR Pillbox brake van, Dapol have told us that these will be re-run the first half of 2018 and we are taking advance orders for these now for depatch as soon as they become available and there is now the option of even and uneven planking.

 

SR / BR BRAKE VANS.(Even Planks)

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7F-100-005 Pillbox Brake Van in SR brown / vermillion red with large lettering #55585
£80.60
£68.50
7F-100-006 Pillbox Brake Van in SR brown / vermillion red with small lettering #55526
£80.60
£68.50
7F-100-007 Pillbox Brake Van in BR Grey.#S56260
£80.60
£68.50
7F-100-008 Pillbox Brake Van in BR Bauxite.#S56061
£80.60
£68.50

 

SR / BR BRAKE VANS.(Uneven Planks)

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7F-100-100 Pillbox Brake Van in SR brown / vermillion red with small lettering #56365
£80.60
£68.50
7F-100-101 Pillbox Brake Van in SR brown / vermillion red with large lettering #56371
£80.60
£68.50
7F-100-102 Pillbox Brake Van in BR Grey.#S56352
£80.60
£68.50

 

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