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BR Dia.064 'Toad E' Brake Van - Era 4

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Original price £27.99
Original price £27.99 - Original price £27.99
Original price £27.99
Current price £25.99
£25.99 - £25.99
Current price £25.99
SKU TT6012

A critical element to any goods train through to the 1970s, brake vans were essential to the safe operation of freight on Britain’s railways. Hornby’s exciting range of new TT:120 scale wagons now includes this essential BR-period brake van, available to buy now from the Key Model World Shop for £25.99 (RRP £27.99).


Developed to ensure that loose coupled freight trains could be safely braked and controlled, brake vans were essential to every freight train in the UK until the advent of air braking from the 1960s. Each of the ‘Big Four’ railway companies developed their own types of brake van and they could also be seen operating across all regions of the rail network.


An equally vital new addition to Hornby’s TT:120 freight range, the Diagram 0.64 ‘Toad E’ brake van was a 1950s British Railways rebuild of the earlier LNER ‘Toad B’. Presented in unfitted BR grey as E175712, the brake van is suited firmly to the 1950s (era 4) and features finely moulded wooden planking, accurate BR pressed metal duckets and a detailed underframe.


A truly important addition to a steam-era model railway, suited to use with any region, the Toad E is a good addition alongside early-BR era locomotives and rolling stock offered by Hornby in TT:120 scale. Brake vans are critical to any layout, large or small, and this release ideal for use with Hornby’s era 4 rolling stock of any region. 


Product highlights include:



  • BR Dia.064 'Toad E' Brake Van E175712 in BR grey

  • NEM standard removable couplings

  • Turned metal wheels

  • Detailed interior and accurate BR-era duckets

  • Vital addition to any steam era model railway


Learn more about Hornby TT:120 with our full layout build video series here.


Read more about Hornby TT:120 in Hornby Magazine. Check out our latest issues here.

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