The 11′ wheel base 10 ton van was built from around 1918; by 1922 there were 449 10 ton vans in service. In 1922 the total covered wagon fleet comprised 1362 wagons, some 7% of the total fleet. During this period significant changes to brake gear and possibly axle boxes took place. This kit is supplied with both grease and oil axle boxes and a choice of either single shoe both sides brake gear, either side brake gear or Morton cam brake gear.
Wagons of this type would have seen at least 30 years’ service, surviving Grouping and most probably entering into the era of national ownership.
This van was a common sight in goods yards throughout Scotland and Northern England.