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Peco NR-28C Brake Van BR Departmental 'Dutch' Livery

£7.75

Gauge: N

Manufacturer: Peco

Product code: NR-28C

Livery: BR Departmental 'Dutch'

Peco NR-28C Brake Van BR Departmental 'Dutch' Livery

This model represents the standard 20 ton brake van as built by BR which had only minor changes from its LNER predecessor.

This had a longer chassis to improve the ride for the guard with a small cabin which was placed centrally on the chassis and a veranda at each end. This left a clear platform at both ends of the vehicle which distanced the cabin from the adjoining wagon so improving the guard’s lookout. The duckets in the sides of the cabin were to allow the guard to see along the length of the train without moving outside. As there was no heating, they had a stove fitted to keep the guard warm.

After Nationalisation, BR fitted grab rails along the sides of each platform.

The TOPS classification was 'CAR' with the 'CA' representing the brake van and the 'R' representing a brake van fitted with dual brake pipes (air & vacuum).

This model is in the Departmental 'Dutch' livery which was applied after c1981.