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MRC Insulated Ice-van
Part No: R5SV
In category  Rolling Stock

MRC Insulated Ice-van + Click image to enlarge

From AU$2,220

Increasing speed limits resulted in a new ice-cooled insulated van design being developed, so from 1932 to 1950 249 insulated vans with Ice cooling were built as the NSWGR MRC Vans.

Over time many vans were converted into other types such as the MBC and BPV which then saw continued use until the 1980s. At MTS, we can construct the five common versions of these vans.

Pictured here is the "Nepean Milk" van which was a common sight in the Blue Mountains, set up as a Battery Riding Car for a 48 class.


  • MRC - Available standard or with the classic "Nepean Milk" signage
  • MFC - North Coast Fish transport
  • MBC - Dry perishable goods
  • MB - Non-insulated general van
  • BPV/NZPA - Explosives Transport


Our vans feature a fully welded steel underframe which provides good strength for heavy loading, while the timber body keeps the overall weight down. There are also plenty of detail features across the body.


  • Standard
  • Electric or Vacuum Brakes
  • Footpegs for 1 or 2 crew
  • Battery / Riding Car version with footpegs and full wiring set-up
Measurements and Specifications
Gauge    5"
1-1/8" : 1ft
Enthusiasts' Notes on "Real World Equivalent" of this product
Date manufactured    1932
Pricing and Availability
Prices from   $2,220 AUD incl. GST.
Available    Now
Lead time    6 weeks
Warranty    12 months