Dapol O Gauge 20T GWR Toad Brake Van

Posted by Warren Bennett on

Dapol O Gauge 20T GWR Toad Brake Van Update

Engineering prototypes are currently being examined by the Dapol design team who will provide the factory with any necessary improvements that need to be made. Artwork is currently underway with release expected Q4 2023.

Ten vans to be released as part of this range priced at £86.29 (RRP £101.52).



  • Die-cast compensated chassis
  • Finely profiled wheels and axles with brass bearing pockets
  • Highly detailed injection moulded body
  • Full interior detail
  • Many separately added fine details
  • Sprung metal buffers
  • Sprung metal coupling hook and Instanter or screw link couplings where appropriate
  • Expertly applied liveries
  • Vans are Vacuum Fitted where applicable

Proposed Liveries
7F-300-001 - GWR Toad Brake Van Grey 56683 Diagram AA15
7F-300-002 - GWR Toad Brake Van Grey 68684 Diagram AA15
7F-300-003 - GWR Toad Brake Van Grey W17953 Diagram AA15
7F-300-004 - GWR Toad Brake Van Grey Unnumbered Diagram AA15
7F-300-005 - GWR Toad Brake Van Grey 114925 Diagram AA19
7F-300-006 - GWR Toad Brake Van Grey W68673 Diagram AA20
7F-300-007 - GWR Toad Brake Van Grey 17410 Diagram AA21
7F-300-008 - GWR Toad Brake Van Bauxite W17445 Diagram AA21
7F-300-009 - GWR Toad Brake Van Bauxite W17390 Diagram AA21
7F-300-010 - GWR Toad Brake Van Bauxite Unnumbered Diagram AA21

After World War One in 1918, more 20-ton vans to the improved design were built with G W R self-contained buffers and given Diagram AA15. A total of 378 were built between 1918 and 1927. The next development was the AA19 which were built between 1927 and 1931 incorporating many RCH parts such as buffers and axleboxes but utilising the same body. The total constructed was 221 vans. Diagram AA 20 followed which was externally identical to the AA19 vans with a total of 354 being built between 1934 and 1943.

The Diagram AA21 was for 100 Vacuum fitted vans built 1939/1940, being built with full vacuum brake gear with the brake cylinder in the front of the brake veranda.



Share this post

← Older Post Newer Post →