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LNER ‘Toad’ vans get colour


Hornby has received the first decorated samples of its new ‘OO’ gauge London North Eastern Railway (LNER) ‘Toad B’ and ‘Toad E’ brake vans. Announced in the 2018 catalogue, four versions will be produced covering LNER and British Railways (BR) colour schemes.

The first samples cover LNER bauxite ‘Toad B’ 140422 suitable for goods trains on the LNER between 1924 and 1948 (Cat No. R6833) and BR grey ‘Toad E’ van E178614 – ideal for goods trains on the Eastern Region running in the 1948-1956 period (R6834A).

The LNER ‘Toad’ vans feature small tension locks in NEM coupling pockets, turned metal wheels, an injection moulded body and separately fitted handrails together with metal buffers. Prices are set at £21.99 per brake van with release expected in November 2018.

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