Features
  • Ready-to-run
  • Plastic (ABS) body & chassis
  • Blackened 10 spoke wheels (RP25-110)
  • Scale size metal knuckle couplers
  • Highly detailed underframe
  • Separately applied metal parts
  • 2 Different liveries available
  • Metal handrails & brake piping
  • Factory painted & decorated.
  • 18" Recommended minimum radius
  • Will operate on code 70, 83 & 100 rail
  • Metal etch end steps
  • diecast weights
  • 5 Different body versions being tooled
  • Real metal chain for the hand brake

 


U Van Body Version 1


Body Version 1 Features: 4'6" centre door width, Plain panelled roof, Wheel handbrake, 1 trap door in top louvre,
5" numbering with white imperial load details & white on black underframe stencils.
(1972-1985 era has 7" numbering with white metric load details)

VFW-1

U Van VR Brown, 1954-1960 era, Body Version 1 (6 Car Pack) 

$239.95

 

 

   

VFW-2

U Van VR Wagon Red, 1960-1972 era, Body Version 1 (6 Car Pack)     

$239.95

 

 

   

VFW-3

U Van VR Wagon Red, 1972-1985 era, Body Version 1 (6 Car Pack)   

$239.95

 

 

   

U Van Body Version 2

Body Version 2 Features: 7' centre door width, Plain panelled roof, Wheel handbrake, 1 trap door in top louvre,
5" numbering with white imperial load details & white on black underframe stencils.
(1972-1985 era has 7" numbering with white metric load details)

VFW-4

U Van VR Brown, 1954-1960 era, Body Version 2 (6 Car Pack)   

$239.95

 

 

   

VFW-5

U Van VR Wagon Red, 1960-1972 era, Body Version 2 (6 Car Pack)      

$239.95

 

 

   

VFW-6

U Van VR Wagon Red, 1972-1985 era, Body Version 2 (6 Car Pack)      

$239.95

 

 

   

U Van Body Version 3

Body Version 3 Features: 7' centre door width, Corrugated iron roof, Wheel handbrake, 1 trap door in top louvre,
5" numbering with white imperial load details & white on black underframe stencils.
(1972-1985 era has 7" numbering with white metric load details)

VFW-7

U Van VR Brown, 1954-1960 era, Body Version 3 (6 Car Pack) 

$239.95

 

 

   

VFW-8

U Van VR Wagon Red, 1960-1972 era, Body Version 3 (6 Car Pack) 

$239.95

 

 

   

VFW-9

U Van VR Wagon Red, 1972-1985 era, Body Version 3 (6 Car Pack) 

$239.95

 

 

   

U Van Body Version 4

Body Version 4 Features: 7' centre door width, Corrugated iron roof, Wheel handbrake, 2 trap doors in top louvre,
5" numbering with white imperial load details & white on black underframe stencils.
(1972-1985 era has 7" numbering with white metric load details)

VFW-10

U Van VR Brown, 1954-1960 era, Body Version 4 (6 Car Pack)   

$239.95

 

 

   

VFW-11

U Van VR Wagon Red, 1960-1972 era, Body Version 4 (6 Car Pack)     

$239.95

 

 

   

VFW-12

U Van VR Wagon Red, 1972-1985 era, Body Version 4 (6 Car Pack)  

$239.95

 

 

   

U Van Body Version 5

Body Version 5 Features: 7' centre door width, Corrugated iron roof, Lever handbrake, 2 trap doors in top louvre,
5" numbering with white imperial load details & white on black underframe stencils.
(1972-1985 era has 7" numbering with white metric load details)

VFW-13

U Van VR Brown, 1954-1960 era, Body Version 5 (6 Car Pack)     

$239.95

 

 

   

VFW-14

U Van VR Wagon Red, 1960-1972 era, Body Version 5 (6 Car Pack)   

$239.95

 

 

   

VFW-15

U Van VR Wagon Red, 1972-1985 era, Body Version 5 (6 Car Pack) 

$239.95

 

 

   

VICTORIAN U VAN ORDER FORM

  


VICTORIAN U VAN PROTOTYPE OVERVIEW

The Victorian Railways U Vans were built in a number of batches at Newport and Bendigo Workshops over a 61 year period extending from 1897 to 1958. Auscision Models is producing the longer 28 5 (over pulling lines) van. Within this group, there are a number of versions. Corresponding with the order form overleaf, the versions being produced are:

U Van Version 1 46 long side door, plain panelled roof, wheel handbrake, one trap door in top louvre, numbered between 561 & 991.

U Van Version 2 7 long side door, plain panelled roof, wheel handbrake, one trap door in top louvre, numbered between 561 & 991. These vans were retrofitted with the longer door.

U Van Version 3 7 long side door, corrugated iron roof, wheel handbrake, one trap door in top louvre, numbered between 996 & 1061.

U Van Version 4 7 long side door, corrugated iron roof, wheel handbrake, two trap doors in top louvre, numbered between 1067 & 1216.

U Van Version 5 7 long side door, corrugated iron roof, lever handbrake, two trap doors in top louvre, numbered between 1217 & 1466.

The U Vans were one of the most numerous 4 wheel wagons in service with the Victorian Railways, and worked all over the state until the mid 1980s.


VICTORIAN U VAN PROTOTYPE PHOTOS

 
 
 
 



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