12 ton closed van

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Prototype

Design and manufacture

To BR Diagram 208 (over 19,000 were built)

Operating company/organisation

British Railways (the liveries on the Lima models are invented)

Years of operation

1951 - c.1975, but the design is based on one from the early 1900s

Model

Manufacturer

Lima

Catalogue numbers

SR 3170; Castrol GTX 3169; Fyffes 3168; Ford 3160; Tate+Lyle 3156; LMS 3157

Construction

Assembled. Plastic with some metal fittings.
Couplers: continental loop-type, press-fitted to chassis on a swivel mount. For Kadee replacements use long centre shank types.
Wheelsets: axle length 24.5mm, wheel diameter 11.5mm.

Availability

Produced between 1975 and 1976.

Decals

Cambridge Custom Transfers
- Sheet BL49 BR-built banana vans

Suppliers

See Buying second-hand.

British 1:87 Scale Modelling