Between 1897 when the first was constructed and 1906 a total 560 short wheelbase vans manufactured by the Victoria Railways workshops. Group numbers were 278, 281-560 with 281 being the original U van. They featured pressings for the body and steel underframes, which would give substantial life when compared to wooden bodied wagons then in vogue.
Part no 1047. The kit comes with brief history notes, body casting, 3D printed VR underframe, Fox Valley Wheels, decals and shunter steps, reference photos and instructions. $30.00 Photo courtesy Peter Vincent