More on the NBR-LNER Avery Tool van

Just to offer a little more background on these vans, as I understand it four of these vans were converted from the standard 8ton Jubilee Van for use by Avery’s in order to service and maintain the many weighing scales in use at stations on the NBR. According to the information supplied with the kit they had workbenches, store cupboards and even a rivet stove installed – I am a little intrigued by the latter because there is no chimney. Back when I was a butcher we used Avery scales and they were maintained by Avery – sadly the guys came in an Escort van rather than an NBR Jubilee:) Here’s where I got to on Thursday night.


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