Dapol 1887 RCH Wagons RTR

The first RCH standard Private Owner wagons. 

The first full standard specification for mineral wagons was issued by the RCH in 1887. This laid down the minimum standards for all aspects of wagon design, materials and construction which, following the inspection and acceptance of the wagon by one company, all the member companies agreed to accept for regular use.
Weathered version of the H Le Neve Foster Basic Lime Company 7 plank covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.
This new design add to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.
British Manufacturing. Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£43.95
MRP £51.70
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Cardiff: 1, Plymouth: 1
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Detailed model of a 7 plank sided covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.
Model painted in Steetley company livery with weathered finish.
£43.95
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A new detailed model of a 7 plank sided covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications in service with the Steetley Lime & Basic Company, lettered S L B. Due to the specialised design for the load carried these vans ran on into the 1950s before being replaced with more modern wagons.
This new design add to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.
British Manufacturing. Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£43.95
MRP £51.70
Warehouse: 1
Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1
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A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.
This new design add to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.
British Manufacturing. Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£42.50
MRP £49.95
Warehouse: 1
Cardiff: 1
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Detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications painted in Tees Salt livery. Weathered finish.
£42.50
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A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications finished in the well-known bright yellow livery of Saxa Salt.
£42.46
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Warehouse: 2
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A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.
This new design add to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.

£43.95
MRP £51.70
Warehouse: 2
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A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications finished as Chance & Hunt van 332.
These specialist covered wagons were included in the pooling of private owner goods wagons during WW2 so were still seen in their owners' liveries into the 1950s.
£43.95
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Warehouse: 4
Next Warehouse Delivery: Dec 21
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A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications finished as Chance & Hunt van 332. This model has a weathered finish, giving the wagon a more travel-worn appearance.
These specialist covered wagons were included in the pooling of private owner goods wagons during WW2 so were still seen in their owners' liveries into the 1950s.
£43.95
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Warehouse: 2
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A finely detailed model of a covered salt van built to the RCH 1887 design specification for the Manger's Salt company of Stafford, Lymm and London, their fleet number 148.
£43.95
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A finely detailed model of a covered salt van built to the RCH 1887 design specification for the Manger's Salt company of Stafford, Lymm and London, their fleet number 148.
Model with weathered finish.

£42.50
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Detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications finished in the well-known bright yellow livery of Saxa Salt.
£43.95
MRP £51.70
Warehouse: 2
Cardiff: 1
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A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications finished in the well-known bright yellow livery of Saxa Salt.
Please note wagons are individually weathered, finish will vary slightly from model to model.
£43.95
MRP £51.70
Warehouse: 2
Plymouth: 1
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A new detailed model of a 5 plank open wagon following the RCH 1887 specifications and modelled from the production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company finished in the livery of S Brookman, coal merchants at Montpelier station in Bristol.
Model with weathered finish.
£39.99
MRP £46.95
Warehouse: 2
Bristol: 1
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A new detailed model of Great Malvern coal merchant W A Thompson 5 plank open wagon number 8.
The Dapol RCH 1887 specifications are modelled from the prolific production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.

£39.99
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Warehouse: 2
Cardiff: 1
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Highly detailed model of the first RCH standard design 7 plank open mineral wagon finished as Frederick Biss' wagon number 3. Mr Biss ran his business from the large GWR yard at Stoke Gifford, now the site of Bristol Parkway railway station, and the nearby station of Patchway.
£39.99
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Warehouse: 2
Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
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Detailed model of a 7 plank open wagon following the RCH 1887 specifications and modelled from the production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.
Finished in dark red livery as William Duck, coal and coke merchant of Stratton, Wiltshire wagon number 1.
British Manufacturing. Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£39.99
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Warehouse: 1
Bristol: 1, Gloucester: 1, Stroud: 1
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Detailed model of a 7 plank open wagon following the RCH 1887 specifications and modelled from the production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company. Finished in grey livery of Weston-super-Mare coal merchant F Meaker.
British Manufacturing. Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£39.99
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Warehouse: 2
Bristol: 1, Plymouth: 1
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A new detailed model of a 7 plank open wagon following the RCH 1887 specifications and modelled from the production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company. Finished in the striking red livery of the Diamond Anthracite Mine Company, collieries at Ystalyfera.
Model with weathered finish.
£39.99
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Warehouse: 2
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Detailed model of a 7 plank open wagon following the RCH 1887 specifications and modelled from the production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company. Finished as Cardiff based Elders Navigation Collieries Ltd wagon number 466. Weathered.

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Highly detailed model of the first RCH standard design 7 plank open mineral wagon finished in Lightmoor livery as wagon number 283.
Lightmoor was one of the largest collieries in the Forest of Dean and part of the Crawshay group of mineral companies, resulting in Lightmoor wagons also being used by other Crawshay collieries, with some still to be found after nationalisation.
The Dapol 1887 RCH wagon is based on wagons built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, ideally suited to Forest of Dean and South Wales operators.
£38.00
MRP £44.40
Warehouse: 3
Bristol: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
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Detailed model of a 7 plank open wagon following the RCH 1887 specifications and modelled from the production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.
Finished as wagon 242 operated by E.D. Williams, owners of the Holly Bush Colliery near Newport, Monmouthshire.
£39.99
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Highly detailed model of the first RCH standard design 7 plank open mineral wagon finished as Broughton & Plas Power wagon number 891.
Plas Power colliery on the edge of Wrexham owned by the Old Broughton Coal Company was producing coal from 1877.
FIO this is a different number to the Dapol club wagon which is 879.
£39.99
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Cardiff: 1
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Weathered version of the Chnace & Hunt 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.
This new design add to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.
British Manufacturing. Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£42.46
MRP £49.95

Gloucester: 1
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Detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications painted in Tees Salt livery.
£42.50
MRP £49.95

Bristol: 1
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Detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications finished as a wagon operated by merchants S Waterhouse.
£42.50
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Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1
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A new detailed model of a 5 plank open wagon following the RCH 1887 specifications and modelled from the production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.

£39.99
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Gloucester: 1
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A new detailed model of a 7 plank open wagon following the RCH 1887 specifications and modelled from the production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company. Finished as George Matthews of Wolverhampton wagon number 5 with side doors and fixed ends.
Weathered finish.
£39.99
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Plymouth: 1
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Weathered version of the Lydney Coal Company RCH 1887 7 plank open wagons model.
£39.99
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Gloucester: 1
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Highly detailed model of the first RCH standard design 7 plank open mineral wagon finished as Broughton & Plas Power wagon number 891.
Plas Power colliery on the edge of Wrexham owned by the Old Broughton Coal Company was producing coal from 1877.
FIO this is a different number to the Dapol club wagon which is 879.
£39.99
MRP £46.95

Bristol: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
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Production expected early 2019
A new detailed model of a 7 plank sided covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.
This new design add to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.
British Manufacturing. Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£43.95
MRP £51.70

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
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Detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications finished as a wagon operated by merchants S Waterhouse.
Weathered finish model.
£43.95
MRP £51.70

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
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A new detailed model of Great Malvern coal merchant W A Thompson 5 plank open wagon number 8.
The Dapol RCH 1887 specifications are modelled from the prolific production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.

£39.99
MRP £46.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
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Highly detailed model of the first RCH standard design 7 plank open mineral wagon finished as Barton & Company wagon number 321.
Weathered finish model.
£39.99
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Weathered finish model as wagon 242 operated by E.D. Williams, owners of the Holly Bush Colliery near Newport, Monmouthshire.
£39.99
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In 1887 the Railways Clearing House released their first complete specifications for 'private owner' mineral wagons which would be accepted without separate inspections by all British railway companies. Many of these 'RCH 1887' wagons were painted in colourful and memorable liveries as travelling billboards for their owners. RCH specifications were also issued for other types of wagons and were updated frequently, with a full revision for mineral wagons issued in 1907, followed by a comprehensive update after the railways 'grouping' in 1923.

I started writing it as I couldn't find information on the RCH wagons in any other place, so have assembled this article from several published sources, these references being listed at the end. Please email us with any issues or other topics which need to be addressed.

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