Heljan 4990 Mk1 General Utility Van (GUV) Royal Mail red/yellow (BR1)

Mk1 General Utility Van (GUV) Royal Mail red/yellow (BR1)
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Product Description

Expected Delivery Q1 2024 (Subject to change at Manufacturer's Discretion).

A General Utility Van (GUV) is a type of rail vehicle built by British Rail primarily for transporting mail and parcels.

Following nationalisation in 1948, BR had continued to build carriages to the designs of the "Big Four" companies (the Great Western, Southern, London Midland and Scottish and London and North Eastern railways), and the Mark 1 was intended to be the standard carriage design for use across all lines, incorporating the best features of each of the former companies' designs

They were constructed between 1956 and 1960 by BR York Wagons Works, BR Doncaster Works, BR Glasgow Works, and Pressed Steel Company and they had a load capacity of 14 tonnes.


  • SERVICE CAREER 1956 onwards
  • REGION All
  • PURPOSE Mail/newspapers/parcels/Motorail


  • STEAM BR(W) 43XX/61XX
  • DIESEL BR Class 17/20/25/26/31/33/35/37/40/42/45/47/50/52/53/55

LENGTH 404mm