Rapido Trains UK unveils classic Great Western Railway metal bodied van.
The Dia.V6 ‚ÄòIron Mink‚Äô is one of the GWR‚Äôs most recognisa- ble designs and now it has been released by Rapido Trains UK! These vehicles, built to a design using a metal underframe, body and roof, totalled some 4000 wagons and were built between¬†1886 and 1901.
‚ÄòIron Minks‚Äô were also found all
over the UK railway network with examples recorded in Inverness! Their metal construction meant that they made ideal gunpowder vans during wartime and some served as such during the First and¬†Second World Wars. Withdrawals began in the
1930s and continued through to the mid-1960s. Four survive today.
‚Ä¢ Unlike other Rapido UK wag- ons, we‚Äôre going to produce the ‚ÄòIron Mink‚Äô in liveries carried by similar vans just because they look great!
Our GWR ‚ÄòIron Minks‚Äô boast an impressive spec:
Three types of door
Three types of brake gear
NEM coupling pockets
Two types of end ventilator plus plated over
Weathered By TMC
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale)