Exclusive SECR 6 Wheel Brake Van

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New Announcement! 

Rails of Sheffield Exclusive Rapido Trains OO Gauge SECR Single Veranda Six Wheel Brake Van.

Rails of Sheffield is delighted to announce a new exclusive ‘OO’ gauge model, the South Eastern & Chatham Railway single-veranda six-wheel brake van. 

This model is the single-veranda version of Rapido Trains UK’s newly-announced SECR brake van. Our version depicts the original body design, of which ten were ordered by the South Eastern Railway in 1898

There are three single-veranda brake vans to collect:

No. 2005, South Eastern Railway red livery

No. 2025, SECR grey with black underframe metalwork

No. 12067, SECR grey with black underframe metalwork

These models are in tooling and we expect delivery late 2022/early 2023.

The price is £39.95. Production is extremely limited so order now to avoid disappointment. 



In 1898 the South Eastern Railway ordered a batch of 20 ton 6 Wheeled Goods Brake Vans. These first 10 vans were outwardly similar to the Midland railway 6 wheel brakes featuring an enclosed body and a veranda on one end with a plat- form on the other.

A further 25 vans were built to this design between 1900 and 1909. During this time the wagons carried SER dark red/brown livery, and SECR lead grey with lettering on the main bodyside. It is known that the SECR did not like to re- paint vehicles if it could be avoided and it is believed the SER livery continued in use well into the SECR era.

From 1910 a further 55 vans were built this time featuring verandas on each end and some minor differences. The original 25 vans were rebuilt in a similar style (except with different ends) when they were due for overhaul after 1910.

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