Dapol BR Opens and Minerals

5 plank opens & 16 ton minerals. British Railways formed the 'Ideal Stocks Committee' to create a standard range of goods wagons. While the committee noted the advantages of having higher payload wagons reality was that 12 ton wagons were rarely loaded to capacity. The final recommendations for open merchandise wagons were for a wagon similar to the final LMS and RCH designs with a 17ft6in steel chassis but improved with robust corrugated steel ends. For mineral traffic a standardised version of the 16 ton steel bodied wagon was designed, with over 200,000 built in the 1950s to replace wood framed ex-private owner coal wagons, many of which were in poor condition following WW2.
Ex-private owner wagons in British Railways service are listed with the 1923 wagons.
Dapol O Gauge BR diagram 1/044 13 ton open merchandise wagon B485081 bauxite livery lettered HYBAR.
Model with tarpaulin sheet rail.
Open wagons had long been a principal merchandise wagons on Britains' railways, even though the percentage of covered vans had increased steadily British Railways still found a need for new open merchandise wagons in the 1950s.

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Dapol O Gauge model of British Railways diagram 1/039 13 ton open merchandise wagon B494780 finished in BR goods grey livery as applied to wagons with hand brakes only.
Expected Q4 2021
Open wagons had long been a principal merchandise wagons on Britains' railways, even though the percentage of covered vans had increased steadily British Railways still found a need for new open merchandise wagons in the 1950s. These wagons followed later pre-BR developments having robust steel panel ends.

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Dapol O Gauge model of British Railways diagram 1/108 16 ton welded steel body mineral wagon B119360 with top flap doors.
This detailed model of the BR standard 16 ton mineral wagon is finished in late 1950s grey livery.
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Dapol O Gauge model of British Railways diagram 1/114 16 ton welded steel body mineral wagon B68948 with top flap doors.
This detailed model of a vacuum braked 16 ton mineral wagon is finished in 1950s bauxite brown livery.
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Dapol O Gauge model of British Railways diagram 1/108 16 ton welded steel body mineral wagon B165893 finished in goods grey livery with the late 1960s onward COAL 16 lettering.

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Dapol O Gauge model of British Railways diagram 1/108 16 ton welded steel body mineral wagon B562801 fitted with vacuum train brakes and finished in bauxite livery with COAL 16 VB lettering applied from the late 1960s onward.
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Dapol O Gauge model of British Railways diagram 1/108 16 ton welded steel body mineral wagon B258683. This is a rebodied wagon with a solid top rail and no top flap doors finished in grey livery with 1970s TOPS lettering coded MCO as a non-fitted wagon.
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Dapol O Gauge model of British Railways diagram 1/108 16 ton welded steel body mineral wagon B576350. This is a rebodied vacuum braked wagon with a solid top rail and no top flap doors finished in goods brown livery with 1970s TOPS lettering coded MCV as a vacuum brake fitted wagon.
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Dapol O Gauge model of British Railways diagram 1/109 16 ton riveted construction steel body mineral wagon B102351 with top flap doors.
This detailed model of the riveted version of the  BR standard 16 ton mineral wagon is finished in early 1950s blue/grey livery.
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A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling.
Finished as a RCH 1923 standard wagon running in British Railways service in the 1950s.
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Dapol O SR 7 Plank Open Wagon RTR 7F-071-014
The railway companies owned a substantial fleet of open wagons, these being used for almost all types of traffic, the wagons being sheeted when weather protection was required.
This type of end door wagon was usually used in coal and mineral service. These wagons were kept away from agricultral products, but would be used for timber or manufacturerd goods which would not be spoiled by dirt and dust.

While the Southern Railway operated a large number of open wagons for merchandise service the company did not require a substantial number of mineral wagons. In place of a specific design the Southern ordered a small fleet of standard RCH 1923 type 7-plank open wagons to replace worn-out pre-grouping wagons and maintain a stock wagons for coal from the Kent collieries.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.
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Dapol O Gauge model of British Railways diagram 1/108 16 ton welded steel body mineral wagon B74562 with top flap doors.
This detailed model of the BR standard 16 ton mineral wagon is finished in early 1950s blue/grey livery.

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Nicely detailed model of a ex-LMS 5 plank open wagon finished in British Railways goods grey livery.
The LMS built a large number of wagons to the 1923 RCH design in the 1920s, many of thee remaining in service until replaced by new BR design wagons in the late 1950s.
Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors
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This model of a 7-plank end door type open wagon is finished in British Railways grey livery used for wagons not fitted with vacuum brakes and is lettered as a former private-owner RCH 1923 design wagon.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.

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Weathered version of the British Railways grey ex-private owner RCH 1923 type 7 plank open wagon.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.

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Dapol O Gauge model of British Railways diagram 1/109 16 ton riveted construction steel body mineral wagon B153548 with top flap doors.
This detailed model of the riveted version of the  BR standard 16 ton mineral wagon is finished in grey livery.
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This model of a 5-plank open wagon painted in Southern Railways livery.

5 plank open wagons were the most common general goods wagon and were standardised by the RCH in 1923. They had a capacity of 10 tons; many were privately owned and carried on in use post nationalisation.

 

The Dapol O gauge model of the 5 plank open  wagon  features:

  • Finely moulded body and chassis with internal detail represented
  • Opening side doors
  • Finely applied livery and printed details
  • Profiled wheels and axels with brass bearing pockets
  • Metal sprung buffers
  • 3 link metal coupling chain with sprung coupling hook
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