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.