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Slaters GWR diagram O4 5 plank open merchandise wagon plastic kit. GWR 16ft length underframe.The GWR introduced sheet support rails with these 5 plank open wagons in 1902, ensuring rain drained from tarpaulin sheets and protecting the load inside. 2,700 built 1902-1904.
Slaters GWR diagram O2 / O10 7 plank open merchandise wagon plastic kit. GWR 16ft length underframe. Taller 7 plank open wagons offered a greater internal volume for loads, the addition of a sheet support rail providing weather protection. 1,550 wagons built, in unfitted (O2) and vacuum braked (O10) versions.
Slaters GWR Diagram O5 4 Plank Open Merchandise Wagon
This plastic model kit was produced by Cooper Craft, this range of kits has been taken into the Slater's range and are now supplied with wheels, bearings and turned steel buffers.
This kit builds a model of a GWR 1900 type 4 plank open wagons designated diagram O5. 200 of thee wagons were built, the last in the line of GWR 4 plank opens, the next design introducing the new standard 5 plank design body.
Built on steel underframes and fitted with or upgraded with oil axleboxes diagram O5 wagons were the longest-lived of the GWR's 4 plank open merchandise wagon fleet, which was steadily replaced by new 5 and 7 plank wagons built between 1905 and 1915. While some lasted until nationalisation, these newest being among the last 4 plank wagons to be replaced, numbers had declined through the 1930s.
The GWR were early innovators with iron and steel for wagon construction, building large numbers of robust and long-lived iron and steel bodied wagons. The locomotive coal fleet was filled with iron bodied open wagons in a range of capacities, the 10ton versions being seen regularly at small branch terminus locomotive sheds.This plastic model kit was produced by Cooper Craft, this range of kits has been taken into the Slater's range and are now supplied complete with wheels, bearings and sprung buffers.
Slaters 7015 GWR Rebuilt 3 plank open merchandise wagon
This kit builds a model of one of the GWRs 3 plank open wagon rebuilds.
Rebuilding was a rapid and cost effective route to the upgrading of older wagons built in the late 1880s and 1890s with iron underframes after the original bodies were becoming too damaged to be simply repaired. New style bodies were built onto the still-servicable underframes extending their working lives into the 1930s at a minimum cost.
This kit builds a model of a GWR diagram L22 16-foot length match truck, a series of low-sided wagons likely built using older wagon underfarmes and principally intended for use as runner wagons under crane jibs and over-length loads. These wagons were also referred to as machinery trucks and could be seen carrying large sleeted or crated loads and containers which could be secured to the wagon with ropes or chains.
This Cooper Craft model kit has been taken into the Slater's range and are now supplied with wheels, bearings and turned steel buffers.
Parkside plastic model kit building a GWR 13-ton capacity open goods wagon with RCH 17ft6in length 9ft wheelbase chassis, diagram O24.Shortly after the grouping the GWR adopted the RCH 1923 steel frame chassis for new wagon construction, initially with the 9ft wheelbase and later increasing to 10ft wheelbase. This kit builds a model of the 1,816 non-vacuum diagram O24 5 plank open wagons built between 1925 and 1929 on the RCH 9ft wheelbase chassis, many of which lasted into the 1960s.Supplied with metal wheels and 3 link couplings.
Parkside Kits PS26 O Gauge GWR 12T Ventilated Box Van Goods Wagen Diag. V23/23/24/26/34 10ft WBParkside plastic model kit building a GWR 17ft6in length 10ft wheelbase ventilated box van. The longer wheelbase was better suited to the higher speeds of express goods trains.Supplied with metal wheels and 3 link couplings.
Parkside plastic model kit building a GWR 12ton capacity open goods wagon with RCH 17ft6in length 10ft wheelbase chassis. Diagrams O32 (unfitted) or O33 (vacuum fitted) with optional sheet support rail.Over 11,000 wagons with the longer wheelbase a revised style of strapping built between 1933 and 1940 with over 10,000 unfitted O32 and 948 built with vacuum brake and tarpaulin rails. Most lasted into the 1970s, with some featuring fabricated steel strengthening. The kit covers all variants. Transfers for GWR and BR.Supplied with metal wheels and 3 link couplings.
Marketed by the GWR through the offer of reduced haulage rates the 20-ton steel open wagon began the trend towards the use of higher capacity wagons.
This kit builds a model of the standard GWR 'Felix Pole' 20-ton open wagon. These were purchased by private owners and leased from the GWR by several collieries in the late 1930s. Almost 1,000 of these high capacity wagons were built in the 1920s for Welsh coal traffic. Re-rated to a 21-ton capacity wagon during the Second World War, they were in traffic until the 1960s. Transfers for GWR and BR, and for Norths Navigation Collieries.Supplied with metal wheels and 3 link couplings.
Some of these wagons also operated in locomotive coal service, however as the loco department had it's own design of 20-tonners (kit PS47) these 'traffic' wagons may have been temporarily hijacked!.
Horsebox vans were a common sight on Britains' railways until the 1960s. This model kit is the GWR design dating from the 1920s, with a grooms' compartment, large side doors to allow horses to be loaded and unloaded easily and a stowage compartment for fodder. Equipped with passenger type suspension, vacuum brakes and often steam heating these horseboxes would be conveyed by passenger trains on many branchlines and by secondary trains on the mainline. Long trains of horseboxes were also seen sometimes, especially when a major race meet or polo tournament was imminent!300 of these vehicles were built in the 1920s, lasting into the 1950s and 60s. Transfers for GWR and BR.Supplied with metal wheels and 3 link couplings.
Parkside plastic model kit building a GWR ventilated box van with RCH 17ft6in length 9ft wheelbase chassis, diagram V33.Shortly after the grouping the GWR adopted the RCH 1923 steel frame chassis for new wagon construction, initially with the 9ft wheelbase and later increasing to 10ft wheelbase. This kit builds a model of the non-vacuum diagram V33 van, 950 wagons of this design were built between 1929 and 1933. Withdrawal took place in the early 1960s. These wagons were regarded as ‘common user’ so would have been found across the whole network. Transfers for GWR and BR.Supplied with metal wheels and 3 link couplings.