Brunel Hobbies stocks a huge number of products for the hobbyist including model railways; die cast models; scenic materials; plastic and wooden kits (with a huge range of military); paint; slot cars; boats; collectibles; tools; glues; scratchbuilding; remote control. The Brunel Hobbies shop
was opened in 2007.
In 2010 we opened an eBay shop "Brunel Hobbies Australia".
We now export hobby products world wide!
The O-Aust Kits VR 4 wheel B box van is now available as a kit for $140. Our first batch of B vans sold out in a day - a second is due soon. Order yours in advance or you may miss out.
Photo of pre-production wagon unpainted.
VR B Van History.
The design of the Victorian Railways B van combined elements of the BP bogie van with the underframe from a 22’ I/IA open wagon. Newport workshops completed a sample, B1, in December 1957, with series production of wagons 2-380 taking place at Bendigo North from September 1958 to June 1961. From this period until the early 1980s the B box vans were a familiar inclusion in most VR goods trains. Most were retired in the period from 1978 through to 1980 and were sold for scrap, although the bodies of many live on as sheds on farms or light industries. A small number were transferred to departmental stock as HD vans.