Rapido reveals Caledonian Railway vans for ‘OO’

Rapido Trains UK has announced that they will be producing the Caledonian Railway Diagram 67 (Dia.67) van for ‘OO’ gauge.

Production of these vans started in 1903 and when it came to an end in 1918 over 1300 individual vans had been constructed. Aside from the end doors being replaced with end ventilators the vans remained largely unchanged throughout their careers with the LMS and then into British Railways ownership. Several examples have survived into preservation.

Several liveries are planned for the Dai 67 wagons in 'OO' gauge.

Rapido Trains UK promises an extensive level of detail with these new wagons, featuring full external and underframe detail, brass bearings, NEM coupling pockets and high quality livery application. The tooling suite also caters for two different wheel styles, Morton hand brakes, dual or vacuum brakes and three axle box and spring variants.

Liveries planned include Caledonian Railway brown, LMS grey (pre-1936), LMS dark brown (post-1936), BR brown and BR grey. Additional identities are also planned reflecting National Coal Board, Port of London Authority, Royal Naval Armaments Depot and Cadbury’s ownership.

These wagons are currently in the design stage and are priced at £34.95 each.

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