Brake Vans, Wagons, Vans, Trucks and Horseboxes

Brake vans

LNWRBV L&NWR D16 four wheel 10T brake van.
This is an update of the kit previously supplied by D&S Models. New moulds have been produced from the D&S patterns to manufacture the cast whitemetal body components to a high standard. The etched components are entirely new. These are now in nickel silver and include an etched floor/w-iron unit with compensation. Other improvements include stronger footboard supports to withstand handling, etched truss rods and veranda partition. Wheels and couplings are required to complete the kit.
LNWR6WBV LNWR D17 20T 6 wheel brake van. The “standard” LNWR six wheel 20T brake van, they were built between 1894 and 1909. They were similar in appearance to the 10T D16 Brake van but 2ft longer. The kit features a detailed cast resin body, cast brass and w/m fittings and an etched nickel silver underframe. This can be built with compensation or as a rigid assembly. £35.00
NLRGBV North London Railway 10T Brake Van. The kit is to the same specification to the LNWR 10T Brake Van £20.00
LYBV1 L&Y 10T four wheel “Tin Tab” Brake Van. The L&Y built over 500 of these Brake Vans. The kit is mainly etched brass with w/m casting details. Formerly available under the D&S brand. £22.00
LYBV2 L&Y 20T four wheel D61 Brake Van. Built later than the Tin Tab Brake Vans, the L&Y constructed 248 of these larger and heavier brakes between 1904 and 1914. The kit is etched brass with w/m casting details. Previously available under the D&S brand. £24.00
LYBV3 L&Y 20T six wheel Brake Van. Previously available under the D&S brand. £24.00
MRBV MR 20T six wheel Brake Van. Previously available under the D&S brand. £24.00
MRBBV MR Ballast Brake Van. Previously available under the D&S brand. £24.00
SEBV SECR “Dancehall” Brake Van £33.00
SRBV SR 20T Brake Van (1928) £27.50

Wagons, Vans and Trucks

LNWD12 LNWR D12 Single bolster dumb buffer wagon.
1653 of these single bolster timber dumb buffer wagons were  built, commencing in 1870, with 1467 passing into LMS ownership. The kit consists of a resin cast body, with etched underframe components. The rotating bolster is cast white metal to provide weight.
LNWD14 LNWR D14 Deal wagon
819 of these long wheelbase wagons were built from 1877 to carry sawn planks although they has a variety of uses. Some lasted in LMS ownership until at least the late 1940s. The kit consists of cast white metal body components with an etched floor and underframe parts, which includes compensation.
LNWD77A LNWR D77A 25 Ton Boiler Trolley bogie wagon
56′ 5″ long over the buffers, five of these bogie wagons were rebuilt from the  earlier D77s between 1919 and 1923, lasting until the early 1950s.
LNWD82 LNWR D82  Boiler Trolley bogie wagon
Believed to have been built about 1867, two of these short wheelbase bogie trolleys were built, measuring 46′ long over the buffers. They were withdrawn in 1909.
LNWD96 LNWR D96 40T Trolley Bogie Well Wagon
38′ long, with a 18′ well, two of these General Trolley Wagons with 5′ 6″ wheelbase inside bearing bogies could negotiate 1-1/2 chain curves. Built in 1907, both lasted until 1951.
LNWD97 LNWR D97 Platform Trolley bogie wagon.
40′ long, these bogie wagons had a flat platform and ran on robust plate 5′ 6″ bogies to carry 40 tons. Ten were built between 1907 and 1909 and were withdrawn between 1950 and 1955.
LNWD105 LNWR D105 four wheel Trolley Well wagon
Built in 1911, these were 27′ long with a 18′ well, with 20 ton capacity. The LNWR built nine in 1911 and 1912 and they were withdrawn by BR between 1950 and 1956.
LNWD106 LNWR  D106 four wheel Chemical Pan wagon
20′ 6″ long with 15 ton capacity, three of these well wagons were built in 1910 -11. They lasted into BR ownership, scrapped between 1951 and 1955.
LNWUF Etched w-iron system for Ratio LNWR wagons – sprung, compensated or rigid options, for two wagons £8.50
RRV Rhymney Railway Covered Goods Van £22.00
TVV TVR/GWR 10T Covered Goods Van £22.00
TVCCT TVR Covered Carriage Truck £31.00
LYCCT L&Y 21′ D113 Covered Carriage Truck £30.00


CHB CR/LMS Horsebox
The Caledonian Railway built 86 horseboxes to diagram 7124 between 1893 and 1904. All the vehicles were built with dual brake, both Westinghouse and Vacuum. Steam heating connections were not provided initially, but were later fitted to all the vehicles.
Withdrawal began in 1923 and 34 of the horseboxes never received LMS numbers.The kit is etched on brass with vacuum formed plasticard roof and cast whitemetal fitting.
In 1910 the Bristol Carriage and Wagon Company built these 21ft horseboxes for the Taff Vale Railway.
They survived into GWR ownership and the last was withdrawn in 1936. They were fitted with the vacuum brake and were gas lit.The kit is etched on brass with vacuum formed plasticard roof and cast whitemetal fitting.
FHB Furness Railway
In 1871 the Metropolitan Carriage and Wagon Company built 5 of these horseboxes for the Furness Railway, a further 16 were built nine years later in 1880. All were allocated to Diagram 38 in the Furness diagram book. They were only provided with a handbrake and did not have steam heating connections.The kit is etched on brass with vacuum formed plasticard roof and cast whitemetal fitting.
HBHB Hull & Barnsley/LNER
10 vehicles were built in two batches in 1884-85 and available information is sparse. As built they do not appear to have been fitted with brakes. The vehicle is however fitted with Varley’s Patent Electric Communication Gear and Westinghouse through pipe in ex-works condition. As the horse boxes were taken into NER stock, it could be assumed that they did acquire some brakes and probably through a Westinghouse pipe. All were withdrawn in the period between 1924 and1929.The kit is etched on brass with vacuum formed plasticard roof and cast whitemetal fitting.
The 1901 horse box, diagram 109A, is a relatively modern design with tumblehome curved sides and innovations to make life more comfortable both for horse and groom. A total of 73 vehicles were built.
These vehicles also had dual vacuum and Westinghouse brakes to enable them to work freely on the adjacent NER and Caledonian Railways. After 1923 all of these were absorbed into LMS stock. They were still oil lighted when withdrawn.The kit is etched on brass with vacuum formed plasticard roof and cast whitemetal fitting.
LNWR D438 19′ 6″ (Medium) horse box
The LNWR “medium” Horseboxes were built between 1883 and 1889. 150 were originally constructed, 88 of which were still running in 1915, although they were all gone by 1920. The horseboxes were vacuum fitted and ran on 3′ 6″ Maunsell wheels. Coach buffers and screw couplings were fitted. A groom’s compartment was provided, together with fodder storage, etc.The kit is etched on brass with vacuum formed plasticard roof and cast whitemetal fitting.
SWHB LSWR/SR/BR (short) horse box
Between 1887 and 1907 some 350 16′ short horseboxes were built to diag 1000, covered a variety of styles, all generally similar in layout. All ended up with outside beading and most survived into SR stock. After 1934 the Southern removed the beading and sheeted over the sides with the exception of the drop door. 138 vehicles survived nationalisation, the last being scrapped in 1955.The kit is etched on brass with vacuum formed plasticard roof and cast whitemetal fitting.
MHB MR/LMS 20′ Horsebox -D401
The Midland built Bain’s 20 ft horsebox (Diagram 401) in two batches, the first between 1906 and 1914 and the second between 1921 and 1922. The earliest vehicles were oil lit, but it is likely that most were gas lit quite soon into building the second lot.
Electric lighting in later LMS days is probable, as gas lighting was often left on in an empty vehicle, with consequential inconvenience to the next user.The kit is etched in brass with pre-formed brass roof roof and cast brass and whitemetal fittings.


NSHB North Staffs Railway D6 Horsebox


These 18ft horseboxes were built in 1904 and lasted into LMS days. They were vacuum fitted and many were also Westinghouse piped. The horseboxes were originally fitted with 3ft 6in Maunsell disc wheels, although later plain disc wheels of the same diameter may have been fitted.The kit is etched in brass with vacuum formed plasticard roof and cast whitemetal fitting.