12T Fitted Shock Van

A total of 3000 of the diagram 1/209 shock absorbing vans were built by British Railways. Bearing a strong resemblance to the standard 12T ventilated van, the body was mounted on a spring system that allowed it to move relative to the underfame to reduce the chance of damage to the load.


Opening doors

Doors open and close when loading/unloading.

Doors may be 'posed' in the open position in Surveyor and Driver. They will automatically be closed when either the handbrake is released or the vehicle becomes part of a train with a locomotive

Animated brake gear

The brake gear mirrors the handbrake state of the vehicle with a 1 in 4 chance of 8 shoe brakes, otherwise 4 shoe Morton shoes will appear

The pictures show: handbrake on with 4 shoes, handbrake off with 8 shoes

Working vac pipes and screw couplings

Physics:  Physics are disabled when the vehicle is not part of a train with a locomotive (it becomes a 'scenery' object, reducing the load on the graphics engine)


Livery and weathering details:
This wagon is represented with clean planked sides and doors.

Clean planked sides and doors


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