Gunpowder vans were once a common sight on railways conveying gunpowder and later other explosives which were commonly used in mining and quarrying. To safely transport these commodities, the vans were designed with an all steel body with a wooden lining.
Special consideration was also made to minimise iron to iron contact and the use of non ferrous materials wherever possible. The Gunpowder van was sometimes painted with a large red diagonal cross over the doors to identify the hazardous nature of the load, with instructions attached to inside of the doors on safe handling.
The model comes complete with chassis and couplings and is packed in a jewel case.
- NEM pockets and self centring couplers
- Finely applied livery and printed details
- Finely moulded body with many separately added details
- LENGTH OVER BUFFER 42mm
- WIDTH 17mm
- HEIGHT 23mm