British Railways standard 20 ton goods brake van. No layout would be complete without a couple of these vehicles.
The Dapol brake vans encompass Diagrams 1/504 (vacuum through piped) and 1/506 (Unfitted) manufactured between 1951 and 1957 totalling some 2,300 vehicles, however we also plan to produce the last batches of Diagrams 1/506 and 1/507 totalling 1,830 units, these having roller bearing axle boxes in place of the oil type and Oleo self contained buffers.
The Dapol BR 20T Standard Brake van has the following features:
- ABS body
- Die cast chassis for added weight.
- A compensation beam to improve running qualities (standard to all later Dapol designed wagons)
- Sprung metal buffers
- Sprung metal couplings either instanter link or screw type where applicable
- Die-cast wheels with steel tyres
- Pin-point brass bearings