Offering for sale an alternative example of a Wrenn “BR” LONG 4 wheel base Goods Brake Van model reference number W4311X. This model was introduced by Wrenn in 1978 and production continued right through until 1990. The van is finished in BR brown with white running numbers.
Although this item is a period FOUR it remains BRAND NEW NEVER RUN. The Goods Brake Van comes complete with original box, inner yellow sleeve and packaging.
All freight trains used to have a Goods Brake / Guard Van at the rear in which the Guard rode. His duties varied according to the type and itinerary of the train. Many goods trains contained wagons without automatic (vacuum) brakes or a through brake pipe. The guard had to be familiar with the geography of the route and to be prepared to apply the handbrake on long descending gradients to assist the locomotive with braking; hence the need for such a heavy vehicle at the rear.