Prices:  5" g. £775  -  7¼" g. £850  (+VAT) ex-works

British Railways Standard Box Van
Available in 5" gauge &  7¼" 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.)

Our British Railways standard box van model is based on the vans built to diag. 1/208, with single vent, corrugated steel ends and planked sides with cupboard doors. These were all vacuum braked with four shoe vacuum brake gear, and were built on the 10ft-0in wheelbase chassis. There were around 19,000 of these vans built during the 1950's
These box vans were employed to carry general dry goods and other loads round the rail network in the days before containers became available. When small local stations often had small freight yards atached, these vans were exremely common and likely to be seen in almost any goods yard. There were several variants on the basic design - speak to us if you would prefer a different version.

Our model, although reproduced to 1.0625”- 1’ is more of a representation than a like for like scale replica, thus allowing us to produce a reliable and useable model that still looks just the part. The sturdy, all steel chassis construction with tig welded steel stanchions, steel roof and wood body panels,  allow this model to be used on a garden railway or club track alike whether it is used in a rake behind a loco or shunted in a yard, without sacrificing detail.

  • TIG welded body stanchions and chassis assemblies
  • Profile channel section for chassis
  • Rivet detail
  • Sprung suspension
  • Sprung Oleo type Buffers
  • Sprung draw hooks with instanter link couplings.
  • Detailed axle box castings.
  • Vacuum brake cylinder casting and hoses (dummy)
  • Laser cut underframe gear, brake & spring detail
  • Finish BR bauxite or white with black underframe. (Other variants to order).
  • Choice of wagon numbers allowing you to build up rakes of wagons as per prototype
  • 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.

Delivery or Collection from works:

If required, 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 Standard Box Van

  • Product Code: W-STV
  • Availability: Pre-Order - check lead time
  • 5"g: £775    7¼"g: £850 (+VAT)
    25% Deposit required to order, from:


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