Bachmann VDA Van – OO Scale
Bachmann VDA van released back in 2008 to Bachmann’s Blue Ribbon standard. An improved version of the VAA/VBA van. The VDA features strengthened ends & four doors per side. The model also features superb body side & chassis detailing. Model includes finescale wheels, NEM coupling pockets & removable small tension lock couplings. Liveries offered so far are:
BR Railfreight, Transrail, BR Civil Link, Satlink, EWS. Some weathered versions & limited editions have also been released. Another essential modern image era wagon for the 1970s to mid-2000s (noughties).
The VDA was the result of BR experimenting with different types of door in the mid 1970s. The VDA van had spaced out door release catches & centrally opening doors. The VDA’s had external bracing on the end walls for added strength. Many VDA’s where later converted into OTA timber carrying wagons in the 1980s due to a fall in the traffic they were originally built to cater for.
- Small tension lock couplers
- NEM sockets
- Fine-scale wheels
- Various liveries BR, EWS, Transrail, BR Civil Link, Satlink
- Weathered versions available
- Era: 1970’s – the mid-noughties 2000’s
- OO / 1:76 scale
Manufacturers Part Nos. Range from 38-140 to 38-146
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Summary Another essential modern image wagon for anyone running their layout from the 1970's onwards. Well, detailed, decoration, build quality.