Diesel brake tenders came into service when diesel locomotives started to be used for haulage of unfitted goods trains. It was thought that the locos themselves would have
insufficient braking force for these trains, so these heavy, (35½ - 37½
tons) automatically vacuum braked
tenders were introduced, and were either pushed in front or hauled
behind their loco.
Our model has a very comfortable fully padded, professionaly
upholstered and correct profile roof / seat on a welded steel body and strong box section
chassis with sturdy, disc braked, bogies, and
is fitted with clevis couplings.
This sturdy wagon can also be quickly converted to use
as a normal wagon by removal of the foot boards and brake lever.
Built to order - Priced £1250.00
TIG welded body and box section
Twin disc braking on our sturdy
CNC turned EN8
Ball race bearings in
Heavy duty coil sprung suspension to
each axle box
Removable padded seat with ample
storage space below.
Sprung prototypcal LMS coach style
Full 12 month
Use and Safety
These riding trucks are designed for use by one or two average build adults, and are provided
with a braking system which is intended only to provide safe braking for the truck and driver. The driving truck
and it's braking system should never be used as a substitute for proper locomotive and / or train braking
In any event, the brakes must be applied gently, carefully and progressively with only the minimum
effort required to bring the wagon and dirver to a safe stop, and to avoid either, locking the wheels causing a
loss of braking action, or damage to the brake linkage and operating parts. In this respect attention should be
drawn to the fact that the brake lever, being longer than, for example, a bicycle handlebar brake lever, requires a
lower amount of effort to apply the brakes, and aggressive use could cause damage to, or a malfunction of, the