The first 10 ton van was introduced in 1906 and this was to become the standard NBR 10 ton van. Equipped with sliding doors and oil axle boxes the van originally had single shoe one side brakes but over the years examples with single shoe both sides, either side, and 8-shoe vacuum/Westinghouse brakes were produced.
Our model depicts the wooden underframe version with early (squat oval) or later (tall rectangular) pattern oil axleboxes and a choice of unfitted brake gear. Over 2,000 vans were built between 1906 and 1920, both at Cowlairs and by outside builders. BR inherited 1,117 in 1948.
These vans were commonly seen all over the country and examples lasted until around 1960.
The fitted version is available as NBRD059F.