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.
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.
£44.95
MRP £49.95
Warehouse: 1
Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Plymouth: 1
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(Product Ref 78473)
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.
£42.50
MRP £49.95
Warehouse: 1
Cardiff: 1, Plymouth: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 108155)
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.
£42.50
MRP £49.95
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 108245)
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.
£42.50
MRP £49.95
Warehouse: 1
Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 99989)
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
MRP £49.95
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 108247)
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.
£42.50
MRP £49.95
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 108249)
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.
£42.46
MRP £49.95
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 108240)
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.
£37.74
MRP £44.41
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 108241)
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.

£38.00
MRP £44.40
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 109323)
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 as a wagon owned by Chapman & Sons coal merchants.
£39.00
MRP £45.74
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 111629)
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 as a wagon owned by Herbert D Partidge in red livery.
£39.00
MRP £45.74
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 111632)
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 as a wagon owned by Herbert D Partidge in red livery with weathered finish.
£39.00
MRP £45.74
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 111633)
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.
£38.00
MRP £44.40
Warehouse: 1
Plymouth: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 108251)
Weathered version of the Lydney Coal Company RCH 1887 7 plank open wagons model.
£38.00
MRP £44.40
Warehouse: 1
Cardiff: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 108242)
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.
£38.00
MRP £44.40
Warehouse: 1
Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 40007)
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.
£39.00
MRP £45.74
Warehouse: 2
Bristol: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 110107)
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.
£39.00
MRP £45.74
Warehouse: 2
Plymouth: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 112286)
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.
£38.00
MRP £44.40
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 108243)
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: 2
Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 97978)
Highly detailed model of the first RCH standard design 7 plank open mineral wagon finished as Barton & Company wagon number 321.
£39.00
MRP £45.74
Warehouse: 1
Cardiff: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 109324)
Highly detailed model of the first RCH standard design 7 plank open mineral wagon finished as Barton & Company wagon number 321.
Weathered finish model.
£39.00
MRP £45.74
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 109325)
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.
£39.00
MRP £45.74
Warehouse: 2
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 110109)
Weathered finish model as wagon 242 operated by E.D. Williams, owners of the Holly Bush Colliery near Newport, Monmouthshire.
£39.00
MRP £45.74
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 110390)
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.
£39.00
MRP £45.74
Warehouse: 2
Bristol: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 109326)
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.
£39.00
MRP £45.74
Warehouse: 1
Cardiff: 1, Plymouth: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 109327)
Highly detailed model of the first RCH standard design 7 plank open mineral wagon finished in GWR grey livery.
The Gloucester RC&W Co had a large fleet of wagons available for short to medium term hire. The GWR took wagons on short term leases to cover immediate requirements while new wagons could be built. These leased wagons were allocated numbers prefixed with 0, sometimes called the 'duplicate list', to ensure numbers didn't exactly duplicate with an existing GWR liveried wagon.
£39.00
MRP £45.74
Warehouse: 1
Cardiff: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 109782)
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
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 108154)
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

Cardiff: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 61366)
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
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 108246)
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
MRP £49.95

Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 108248)
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 Snowdrift Salt livery. Due to their specialist construction salt vans were not pooled, so remained privately owned after nationalisation and Snowdrift Salt vans were still running into the early 1950s.
£42.50
MRP £49.95

Plymouth: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 109064)
Expected May 2019
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.
This new design adds 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.
£37.74
MRP £44.41

Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 2, Plymouth: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 78237)
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.

£38.00
MRP £44.40

Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 78238)
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.
This new design adds 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.
£38.00
MRP £44.40

Gloucester: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 89032)

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 Cardiff based Elders Navigation Collieries Ltd wagon number 466.
British Manufacturing. Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.

£38.00
MRP £44.41

Cardiff: 1, Plymouth: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 45761)
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.
£42.50
MRP £49.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 32989)
Model of a peak roof covered lime van finished in the red livery of ICI, Imperial Chemical Industries, running number L24.
This detailed model replicates a wagon built to the 1887 RCH standard with wood underframe and grease lubricated axleboxes based on wagons constructed by the Gloucester RCW company.
£42.50
MRP £49.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 68893)
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.

£42.50
MRP £49.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 109067)
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.
£42.50
MRP £49.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 81742)

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
MRP £49.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 52114)
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.

£38.00
MRP £44.40

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 109322)
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 as a wagon owned by Chapman & Sons coal merchants.
£39.00
MRP £45.74

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 111630)
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.
£39.00
MRP £45.74

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 110108)
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. Weathered finish.
British Manufacturing. Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£39.00
MRP £45.74

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 112287)

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.

£38.00
MRP £44.40

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 108244)

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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