Hornby R60039

20T NCB (Ex LMS) Brake Van – Era 6

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Prototype Eras
Era 6 (1967 to 1972) British Rail Blue (Pre-TOPS)
Era 7 (1972 to 1982) British Rail Blue (TOPS)

Manufacturer description

Until 1968, fully fitted freight trains were required by law to be carrying a break van at the end. The brake van provided brake functionality to help slow the train as well as acting as a space in which the trains guard could carry out additional duties such as paperwork.

As a result most brake vans featured a stove and desk on top of the brake apparatus. The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) built 2653 20 ton break vans between 1933 and 1947. These featured a wooden structure that spanned most of the frame, with open covered areas at either end to provide the guard with an excellent view of the train.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R60039
GTIN:
5055286692079
RRP:
£29.49
Catalogue:
2021 Range
Release date:
September 2021

Model details

Colour
Blue
Coupling
NEM
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
NCB - National Coal Board
Minimum radius curve
1st Radius (371mm)

Prototype information

Wagon type
Brake Van
Operator
NCB
Built
1935 to 1950s
Built by
LMS & British Railways

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