Rails BR (ex-SECR) Dia.1424 Van 04/06/2019


Final checks have been made and production is due to begin early week commencing 10/06/19. If all goes as expected then we expect the vans to be completed and ready to despatch late June / early July.

The order book is currently closed on all version. There is a small possibility a few will become available once in stock but this is not guaranteed

Many thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered a van.

Rails in partnership with Dapol are producing an OO gauge model of the BR (ex-SE&CR) Diagram 1424 Box Van.

This is the first product of a planned range of products of exclusive models.

Rails is leading the way and innovating for model enthusiasts. These models have been researched, designed and produced solely in the UK.

Manufactured using new cutting-edge technologies featuring:

  • A new, ultra high resolution, super strong aeronautical grade PU with a design life exceeding 25 years.

  • A build process using the very latest light technology and is infinitely flexible for making all variants.

  • Low volume production potential for niche, products previously not capable of being produced economically for RTR.

Rails aim to fill the need for niche products, which simply would not justify a large production run. As they are produced in limited quantities, these vans are priced slightly higher than mass produced items, however, we feel the price reflects fantastic value for such distinctive models.

The price for a single wagon is £27.99

The following models are being produced:

  • RL-1424-001 No. S45374, Southern Railway brown with BR lettering
  • RL-1424-002 No. S45382, Southern Railway brown with BR lettering  
  • RL-1424-003 No. S45358, BR freight stock grey
  • RL-1424-004 No. S45427, BR freight stock grey
  • RL-1424-005No. 45374, Southern Railway brown, 1936 livery 
  • RL-1424-006 No. 45455, Southern Railway brown, 1936 livery


Characteristic in style of earlier covered wagons built by the South Eastern and South Eastern & Chatham Railways, these wagons were built to an increased length of 16 feet during the Wainwright era. Later designated Southern Railway diagram 1424, 110 were built between 1904 and 1908, several examples surviving to British Railways ownership, at least until 1956. The models produced by Rails reflect the later SR and BR condition of the vehicles.

A tremendous amount of research and development has been put into this project to ensure accuracy and true replication has been achieved. The vans will be fitted with Alan Gibson finescale twin spoke wheels for further accuracy.

Production is in the final stages with these models due in stock June/July 2019. More information and updates on the projects progress will appear on our website.

Due to the small production run these models are expected to sell out quickly and pre-ordering is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.