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BR ‘Vanwide’ Van

  • Kit 61: BR ‘Vanwide’ Van
  • NGSK0610
  • era 5-8
  • decals=NGST0610



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Ex Parkwood Models kit of a distinctive BR designed van with wide-opening doors to cater for palletised loads and forklift trucks. About 2000 were built in 1962 as a replacement for the unsuccessful Palvan, these vans were very successful and remained in service into the 1990s, though most by then had been upgraded to air brakes.

The decals sheet was revised in 2020 and has completely new artwork, with markings for 3 or 4 wagons in both earlier unboxed lettering and later boxed lettering. It includes a number of “Return to” and “To Work Between” brandings which were common on these vans and maintenance panels that appeared from around 1970. It also contains markings for the later air-braked version, with Railfreight branding.

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