🚗 EFE Rail OO Newton Chambers Vans In stock Now

Posted by Jack Morgan on

EFE Rail's newly tooled range of Newton Chambers Car Transporter Vans in OO gauge have now arrived in stock! A wide range of models are available charting the history of these substantial East Coast centric vans in BR maroon and BR blue/grey liveries. Pristine and weathered examples are available depending on your preference.

In Stock Now

Product Features

Highly detailed model with separately fitted parts

Pristine and weathered finishes available

Accurate tooling variations

NEM tension lock couplings with close coupling mechanism

Prototype Information

Originally designated as TCVs, the vehicles later became NVV (vacuum braked) and NVX (dual braked) under BR’s TOPS computer system. Unusually, they featured a hydraulically operated central well capable of storing two cars as well as four cars on the upper deck – a 50% increase in capacity over more conventional car carrying vehicles of the time.

Image by Kier Hardy

When introduced in the early-1960s, the TCV car transporters were used between London, York and Edinburgh in sets of five or six vehicles with a handful of BR maroon Mk1 coaches, hauled by ex-LNER ‘Pacifics’ and later BR green ‘Deltics’, Class 40s, 45s, 46s or 47s. From the late-1960s onwards, they were painted in BR blue/grey and started to venture further afield on ‘Motorail’ services from London and northern England to the West of England, being hauled by Class 45s, 46s, 47s and ‘Westerns’. However, they were closely associated with the East Coast Main Line throughout their career.

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