Oil Tank Wagons RTR

From Dapol and Heljan. Dapol are releasing further versions of the Lionheart Trains Air Ministry design oil tank wagons, ideal for steam era and early British Railways period.  Heljan have produced the 35-ton glw design vacuum braked tank wagons introduced in the 1960s. Designed for running in fast goods trains many were still in use in the 1990s delivering fuel and lubricating oil to BR depots.

Detailed O gauge ready to run model of Ronuk oil tank wagon 38 finished in blue livery.
This is a former air ministry standard design saddle mounted oil tank wagon featuring a tank with filler and hatch details including fasteners mounted on a diecast chassis with sprung axleboxes, 3-link couplings and buffers.

£44.50
MRP £52.50
Warehouse: 1
Bristol: 1, Plymouth: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 99297)
Detailed model of a WW2 Air Ministry standard design of oil tank wagon operated by Berry Wiggins & Co. and finished in the silver livery mandated for class A fuel oils, a classification which included petrol, ethanol, methanol and solvents.
The Berry Wiggins company operated a refinery at Kingsnorth (Isle of Grain) with distribution depots across Britain, sometimes in quite obscure locations such as Whimsey in the Forest of Dean.
£44.50
MRP £52.50
Warehouse: 4
Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1, Stroud: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 117)
These oil tank wagons were built to orders from the air ministry during WW2, increasing the British tank wagon fleet during a time of high demand for aviation fuel. The wagons were sold on to the oil companies after the end of hostilities.

Most were built as Class A wagons for highly flammable products like petrol and aviation fuel, using the standard RCH 17'6" long 10' wheelbase chassis equipped with either side brakes and oil axleboxes. The 4275 gallon cylindrical tank was saddle mounted on transverse timber baulks and usually platforms were provided either side of a central filler hatch.

The Lionheart model features diecast parts to increase the weight and a compensated chassis for good running with solebars and brake rigging details moulded in robust ABS plastic. Fitted with metal wheels, sprung buffers and drawbar with hook and three-link coupling.

£44.50
MRP £52.50
Warehouse: 6
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 102863)
Wagons for specialist oils were often painted in non-standard livery styles, Shell Electrical Oil tank wagons, used to convey oil used for cooling power transformers, were painted chocolate brown.
£44.50
MRP £52.50
Warehouse: 1
Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Stroud: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 87511)
Expected Summer 2019
These oil tank wagons were built to orders from the air ministry during WW2, increasing the British tank wagon fleet during a time of high demand for aviation fuel. The wagons were sold on to the oil companies after the end of hostilities.

Most were built as Class A wagons for highly flammable products like petrol and aviation fuel, using the standard RCH 17'6" long 10' wheelbase chassis equipped with either side brakes and oil axleboxes. The 4275 gallon cylindrical tank was saddle mounted on transverse timber baulks and usually platforms were provided either side of a central filler hatch. Many were converted to convey low flash point class B products, for which bottom discharge was permitted and often heating coils were required to persuade the product to flow.

The Lionheart model features diecast parts to increase the weight and a compensated chassis for good running with solebars and brake rigging details moulded in robust ABS plastic. Fitted with metal wheels, sprung buffers and drawbar with hook and three-link coupling.

£44.50
MRP £52.50
Warehouse: 2
Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 102866)
Expected Summer 2019

Air Ministry design class B oil tank wagon in use for Shell Lubricating Oils distribution with a yellow painted tank.
Tankers used for less volatile oil products such as lubricating and electrical oils were exempt from the usual rules for painting tanks in warning colours and a range of eye-catching liveries were applied.

These oil tank wagons were built to orders from the air ministry during WW2, increasing the British tank wagon fleet during a time of high demand for aviation fuel. The wagons were sold on to the oil companies after the end of hostilities.
Most were built as Class A wagons for highly flammable products like petrol and aviation fuel, using the standard RCH 17'6" long 10' wheelbase chassis equipped with either side brakes and oil axleboxes. The 4275 gallon cylindrical tank was saddle mounted on transverse timber baulks and usually platforms were provided either side of a central filler hatch.
Tankers for less flammable class B products (eg tar) were usually fitted with heating tubes to raise the temperature of heavy oil products and persuade it to flow more easily and bottom discharge valves, were not permitted for class A products.
£44.50
MRP £52.50
Warehouse: 2
Gloucester: 1, Stroud: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 77687)
Air Ministry design class B fuel oil tank wagon in Berry Wiggins service with black painted tank.
These oil tank wagons were built to orders from the air ministry during WW2, increasing the British tank wagon fleet during a time of high demand for aviation fuel. The wagons were sold on to the oil companies after the end of hostilities.

£44.50
MRP £52.50
Warehouse: 9+
Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 2, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 102867)

These oil tank wagons were built to orders from the air ministry during WW2, increasing the British tank wagon fleet during a time of high demand for aviation fuel. The wagons were sold on to the oil companies after the end of hostilities.
Most were built as Class A wagons for highly flammable products like petrol and aviation fuel, using the standard RCH 17'6" long 10' wheelbase chassis equipped with either side brakes and oil axleboxes. The 4275 gallon cylindrical tank was saddle mounted on transverse timber baulks and usually platforms were provided either side of a central filler hatch.

The Lionheart model features diecast parts to increase the weight and a compensated chassis for good running with solebars and brake rigging details moulded in robust ABS plastic. Fitted with metal wheels, sprung buffers and drawbar with hook and three-link coupling.

£44.50
MRP £52.50

Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 27309)
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