Slaters 7028 0 Gauge Midland Railway 8-ton 5 Plank Open Wagon With Side and End Doors
Plastic kit of the 8-ton Midland Railway 5 plank open wagon with end door.
End door wagons were used for mineral traffic which could easily be tipped out by upending the wagon, but railway-owned 5 plank wagons would also have been used in general merchandise service. Side doors were provided to allow for manual unloading on minerals to the side of the wagon and the handling of other loads in crates or barrels.
One of the classic Slaters MR kits, open wagons formed the backbone of the railway wagon fleet, with goods being covered with a tarpaulin when weather protection was needed.