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SE&CR 25T 'Dance Hall' Brake Van BR Crane Mess Van378-025K SE&CR 25T SE&CR 25T 'Dance Hall' Brake Van BR Crane Mess VanSE&CR 25T 'Dance Hall' Brake Van BR Crane Mess Van
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SE&CR 25T 'Dance Hall' Brake Van BR Crane Mess Van


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We are excited to present this Bachmann Collectors Club Limited Edition model which utilises the brand new Graham Farish model of the SE&CR 25 Ton ‘Dance Hall’ Brake Van.

Never before available in N scale, this Graham Farish model depicts the South Eastern and Chatham Railway’s (SE&CR) 25 Ton Goods Brake which became known as the ‘Dance Halls’ owing to the spacious cabin provided for the Guard. Designed and built by the SE&CR, the Southern Railway (SR) built further examples after Grouping before designing their own version – the 25 Ton ‘Pill Box’ Brake Van (models of which are also produced by Graham Farish) – which afforded a Guard much less covered accommodation. Whilst the final example was built during the 1920s, the Dance Halls were long lived with some surviving through to the late-twentieth century having been granted a second life in departmental use. No. DS55466 was one such example, and was the final ‘Dance Hall’ of its type to remain in use on the network, being used as a Crane Mess Van for the Stratford Crane until the late-1980s before being saved for preservation.

The model carries a wealth of detail, from the finely moulded planking of the body sides and ends, to the underframe which features brake and spring detail on the underside. The glazed cabin affords views inside, and through the whole length of the model, which is adorned with numerous separately fitted parts, like the metal handrails and the distinctive foot boards which stretch the length of the vehicle.



  • Graham Farish N Scale
  • Era 8
  • Pristine BR Departmental Olive Green livery with Yellow Ends
  • Running No. DS55466
  • Accessory Pack
  • NEM Coupling Pockets
  • Length 55mm
  • Bachmann Collectors Club Limited Edition – 504 Certificated Pieces

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