VGA Sliding Wall Van in BR Railfreight Exhibition Livery

Code: 37-601K

OO Scale Railfreight Exhibition VGA van

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VGA Sliding Wall Van in BR Railfreight Exhibition Livery

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To coincide with Bachmann’s celebrations of the 30th anniversary of British Rail’s re-launch of the Railfreight brand, our latest Bachmann Collectors Club limited edition model comes in the form of the Bachmann Branchline OO scale VGA Sliding Wall Van No. 210418 in BR Railfreight Exhibition livery.

Railfreight was created in 1982 as a division of British Rail, responsible for all freight traffic operations. In 1987, BR’s freight operation was further divided into five sub-sectors: Distribution; Coal; Metals & Automotive; Petrochemicals and Construction. Each sub-sector had its own distinct logo, with a sixth ‘general’ logo covering the Railfreight sector as a whole.

The re-launch took place at Ripple Lane TMD, Castle Green, London, on 15th October 1987 when several locomotives were unveiled in the new triple-grey livery, with each carrying one of the various sub-sector logos, plus several wagons also carrying appropriate logos. Following the successful launch event, a Railfreight Exhibition Train toured the UK promoting the launch of the new Railfreight sub-sectors and the services provided by each sub- sector to potential customers. Our model depicts VGA Sliding Wall Van No. 210418 which carries the general Railfreight logos, ‘EXHIBITION’ wording and Carlisle Currock’s ‘Fox’ depot plaque. The real vehicle was fitted internally with a PA system to aid promotional activities and would have been seen around the country, often coupled to other freight vehicles decorated in a variety of Railfreight sub-sector liveries – such vehicles are well catered for in the Bachmann Branchline range.

Technical Specification

  • Size/Scale:  OO Scale
  • Released:  Autumn 2017
  • Number Produced:  504 Certificated Pieces
  • Era:  8
  • DCC Pin Value:  n/a
  • DCC Status:  n/a
  • Paint Finish:  Pristine
  • Length:  190mm
  • Features:  NEM Coupling Pockets