Ready to Run Wagons

 

The first batch of Private Owner wagons have proved incredibly popular and represent superb value for money. Following the success of these Dapol have announced a series of other vehicles for production over the next few years.

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 Southern Railway 25 ton Pillbox brakevan was constructed around the mid 1930's and was an advance on earlier, shorter, wheelbase brakevans being both heavier with a better ride and a more effective hand braking system. Brake vans and their associated gaurds were a common sight at the rear of goods trains and ensured that the hand brake was applied at the appropriate times, for maintaining oil lamp based signals to the driver of the train, to staion staff and signalmen and to ensure the train was operating correctly and safely from his vatage point at the rear of the train often utilising the constructed side duckets (Most wagons did not have any vacuum braking or through brake lines controlled from the locomotive) This type of brake van operated into the 1950's and several examples have been preserved.

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 towards the end of the year. As and when we get details I will update them here and then start taking advance orders for the newly announced liveries.

 

SR / BR BRAKE VANS.

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7F-100-001 Pillbox Brake Van in SR brown / vermillion red with small lettering #55995 **SOLD OUT**
SOLD OUT
SOLD OUT
7F-100-002 Pillbox Brake Van in SR brown / vermillion red with large lettering #56235 **SOLD OUT**
SOLD OUT
SOLD OUT
7F-100-003 Pillbox Brake Van in BR Grey.#S56108 **SOLD OUT**
SOLD OUT
SOLD OUT
7F-100-004 Pillbox Brake Van in BR Bauxite.#55583 **SOLD OUT**
SOLD OUT
SOLD OUT

 

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