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This is a  brand new 00 Gauge (1:76 scale) Dapol vent van/ freight box car, depicting 'N W' or the North Western Railway from the Rev W. Awdry's books 'The Railway Series', later popularised on TV as Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.  This van has been designed to match my existing NWR coal wagon.  Compatible with all OO/HO Hornby and Bachmann Thomas products. 


In Awdry's lore The North Western Railway was formed in 1914 and from nationalisation on 1st January 1948 until privatisation in 1997, it was the North Western Region of British Railways. The railway's motto is "Nil Unquam Simile", which is Latin for "There's nothing quite like it".


In the Railway Series the Island of Sodor is connected to the mainland at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, and so these trucks include the marking 'Return empty to Barrow-in-Furness'.  These ventilated vans would be ideal for the movement of fresh meat of fish, such as those used in 'The Flying Kipper'.


Designed by Tom Marshall.  All images and design copyright belong to Tom Marshall and may not be used without permission.


High quality plastic detail

Dapol NEM Couplings

Metal wheels

New and boxed, made in Wales by Dapol Ltd.  

NWR Vent Van - Railway Series (Thomas Tank) Freight Box Car Wagon OO Gauge

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