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.
This kit depicts the wooden underframe version with early (squat oval) or later (tall rectangular) pattern oil axleboxes and 8-shoe dual fitted brake gear (the Westinghouse equipment would have been removed in the 1930s). The total number built is not known, but 87 were still in service in 1940, and BR inherited 45 vans in 1948.
The unfitted version is available as NBRD059.