10.25″ GWR Toad
Here is a rare opportunity to purchase a brand-new 10.25″ gauge Toad.
They were built in house at Little Western, so you know you can expect high quality and reliability.
The construction is sturdy – and needs to be in this scale, but the finishing touches mean the models are accurate featuring scale axlebox castings and ironwork.
Fitted with an ajustable wooden seat.
A must have for anybody collecting Great Western wagons. A perfect use for these would be for a driving truck or guard’s van. They are certainly big enough! The price, £2500. Delivery can, of course, be arranged.
The GWR Toad is a railway brake van, designed by and built for the Great Western Railway. Used by the GWR from 1894, and post-1947 by the Western Region of British Railways, its role was a safety brake on goods trains in the West of England, the Midlands and Wales.
No longer in operational use by Network Rail, a number have survived through preservation and on many heritage railways, owing to the design, which incorporates a long, open veranda and large enclosed cabin; this makes the Toad an ideal, cheap, and versatile passenger carriage.