Bachmann’s latest rolling stock release is of significant importance to the Southern modeller. This new super-detailed model of the SR Pill Box Brake Van is a welcome addition to Locoyard, where I’m sure it will see much use on goods trains! Built between 1929 to 1948; the Southern Pill Box brake van saw service into the 1990’s so I’m sure the models will find many homes on layouts of different eras.
The model is excellent, with a great finish. The little buffers, handrails and riveting are particularly good, with a fantastic finish. My only small criticism is of the shiny flat frames, but these could easily be weathered. All in all, it’s great high quality model and good value at £11-£13.