Prices:  5" g. £899 ::  7¼" g. £985  (+VAT) ex-works

British Railways 13 Ton Sand Wagon
Available in 5" gauge, 7¼" gauge, and 10¼" gauge.

When you order, a Deposit of 25% (+ VAT) will be payable 
(This amount is adjusted, according to the gauge required, when you select from the drop-down list - NB: Please read the Terms of Ordering to the right.)

It would be very unlikely, if not unheard of, to see a goods train, or rake of wagons, without a brake van bringing up the rear. So if you already own, or are planning to build or buy, any wagons, you will obviously need one of these!

Brake vans were a fundamental part of the British goods scene from the early years. The vans provided braking to goods trains - in addition to the braking effect provided by the locomotive - but they also accommodated the train guard at the rear of the train, allowing him to better monitor things.

BR, having inherited a large number of brake vans from the earlier companies, soon commenced a building programme, at first divided between the existing LNER, LMS & GWR versions. It seems that the LNER type became the most successful, as this was chosen - with some modfications - for all batches built from 1950 on. Of a total of 5248 built by BR, 4922 were built to the ex-LNER or BR diagrams.

These LNER and BR designs included a 16ft long body, with short verandahs at each end, mounted on a 16ft wheelbase chassis with running boards were fitted to each side.


Our model although reproduced to 1.54" : 1' is more of a representation than a like for like scale replica, allowing us to produce a reliable and useable model that still looks just the part. All steel construction for the structural components, with modern engineering techniques, allow this model to be used on a garden railway or club track alike whether it is used just behind a loco or shunted in a yard, without sacrificing detail.


  • TIG & MIG welded laser cut chassis and body frame.
  • Rivet detail
  • Sprung suspension
  • Sprung buffers
  • Sprung draw hooks
  • Laser cut spring detail
  • Steel body frame for strength, with wooden panels and detail.
  • Choice of wagon numbers
  • Full 12 month warranty

TERMS OF ORDERING: You can order these models online if you wish, BUT please understand the following:

DEPOSIT: The amount show above for checkout will be the Deposit only, at 25% of the full cost. The deposit for these "built to order" models is non-refundable. The balance, plus any necessary shipping costs, will be required shortly before completion. We normally request this balance when the model reached the painting stage.

DELIVERY LEAD TIMES: Due to the nature of the building of these models, which are generally all built from scratch, lead times can vary from around 8 weeks to several months, dependent  on our workload at time of ordering. We do not give guaranteed delivery dates - if delivery time is critical to you we strongly advise you to talk to us about this before placing an order.

Certain options, such as upgrades, livery etc are available to choose alongside the product details. If you have any queries about these or any other factors, please do contact us.

Prices shown are ex-works. 

If required, a delivery charge will be added, at cost, when balance is due. If at all possible, we prefer that wagons are collected from our works upon completion.


BR / LNER 20t Brake Van

  • Product Code: W-STBRK
  • Availability: Pre-Order - check lead time
  • 5"g: £899    7¼"g: £985 (+VAT)
    25% Deposit required to order, from:


Available Options