Gunpowder Van

902005 • by Rapido Trains UK
£23.00 £32.95

The railway companies were once responsible for the movement of gunpowder to military establishments, mines and quarries and they built special vans to carry it safely. Gunpowder vans were run in ordinary goods trains. Their all metal, low-height bodies that were lined internally with wood. Only authorised staff could open the doors and special over-boots were provided to ensure that no sparks were created.

This ready-to-run model in 00 gauge is produced by Rapido Trains UK.


  • Three versions: BR Diagram 1/260, GWR Dia. Z4, Railway Clearing House- standard design
  • Different doors, buffing gear, brake gear
  • Metal wheels
  • NEM coupler pockets
  • Lots of fine, separately fitted details
  • TEN different liveries