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GNR 4mm Brake Van kits

Our GNR 4mm brake van kits have been upgraded with 3D printed solebars, roofs and buffers.

10 ton brake van GN04-W001    20 ton brake van GN04-W002

GN04-W001 10 ton brake vanGN04-W002 20 ton brake van

GNR 20 ton 6 wheeled Brake Van (GN04-W008)

This model represents the 6 wheeled  version of the Great Northern brake van which was manufactured with horizontal planking. It was used on heavy goods and mineral traffic. An interesting and unusual model for an early theme layout, the brake van lasted until grouping and beyond.. Our kit features 3D printd roof, solebars and buffers GN04-W008

GNR 20 ton brake van (six wheels)



GNR 20 ton Brake Van (GN04-W007)


The GNR brake van type that this model is based on  the 8 wheeled version with vertical planking. Sixty vehicles were introduced in 1913-1914 for mineral traffic. It is a versatile and interesting vehicle that will complement any layout from pre-grouping until nationalisation and beyond.
These vehicles were long lived there were still 46 in service in 1948, with some lasting into the 1960's. Our kit features 3D printed roof, solebars and buffers GN04-W007

GN04-W007 8 wheeled brake van


GWR 4 wheeled siphon upgrade

Our 4mm scale GWR four wheeled siphon kit has been upgraded with 3D printed solebars, brakes and roof. The four wheeled siphon was the first type of milk van built by the GWR especially for perishable traffic.

Tthis model makes an interesting and unusual addition to a layout.


GW04-S01 4 wheeled siphon GW04-SO1 4 wheeled siphon

New Carriage Kits

Our new GNR kits feature:

  • Pre-printed models
  • Lined GNR livery, with alternate numbers on each side for variety
  • 3D printed roofs
  • 3d printed roofs, (optionally) removable for access
  • Sturdy construction
  • The carriage carcass is made from MDF, strong and easliy assembled
  • Axleguards or bogies (as appropriate for the vehicle)
  • 3D printed axleguards or bogies are included with each model

Great Northern Carriage kits


If you prefer the older kits, these can be found in the clearance section, however the stocks are limited. The older kits will no longer be manufactured once they have been sold off and are offered at very attractive prices. There are other items in this category.

Clearance Items at reduced prices

GNR Brake Van "O" Gauge (GN07-W001)

*** Updated Model ***

This "O" gauge kit is will enhance any layout. The kit is based on a well known type produced by the Great Northern Railway for many years. Examples of this type of brake van could be found after grouping and beyond.   This model represents the horizontal planked variant of this vehicle.   This kit is not difficult to make and would make a good starter project   The assembly instructions are available here: PDF  Instructions Click on the  image or here for more information: GN07-W001

7mm ("O" gauge) Siphon O2 & O3

GW07-SO1 GWR Siphon (4 wheel)New Kits for "O"  gauge: GWR milk van "O2". and "O3"

These vehicles, were a six wheeled Milk or Fish vans. The sides were similar but the roof profile was higher on "O3".

The kit features 3D printed roof, brakeblocks and axleboxes. The main structure is made from laser cut MDF.


Follow the links for further details on both kits

GW07-SO2 GWR milk van "O2"

GW07-SO3 GWR Milk Van "O3"

7mm ("O" gauge) Siphon O1

GW07-SO1 GWR Siphon (4 wheel)I am pleased to announce the latest kit for "O" gauge of the GWR milk van "O1". This is the four wheeled version of the vehicle.

This kit features 3D printed roof, brakeblocks and axleboxes. The main structure is made from laser cut MDF.

The original vehicle was produced in several lots between 1871 and the late 1880's. There were two distinct variations with differing door profiles. Sufficient parts are provided to complete either one of the versions of the vehicles.

Follow the link for further details

GW07-SO1 GWR milk van

Carriage Bogie kits

This kit makes a set  of carriage bogies  which match our 4mm bogie coach products. These bogies permit our kits to be used on radiuses of about 2 feet (500mm) without extensive modifications to the kits.

The kit consists of 3d printed parts (random colour) and card overlays. The plastic parts are made from PLA which is environmentally friendly. The kit is readily assembled. The images show our wheel set (D3D-02 - 4 axles)  which is not included.

This kit can also be used for other projects.D3D-06 carriage bogies kit

Six Wheeled coach showing axleguardsD3D-05