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A detailed model kit of a 6 plank open mineral wagon with side doors built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company wagon to the RCH 1887 design with pre-printed sides lettered for Gloucester coal merchant (Edward) Burtt, who described his trade as 'Beehive Manufacturer', his original product line. This kit would be appropriate for Burtts' wagons numbers 5 (1893) and 4 (1900) which were Gloucester RC&W 1887 type 6 plank wagons with yellow lettering.
Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers

£35.50
MRP £37.00
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(Product Ref 82520)
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Rectangular tank wagons appeared in the late 1880s for carrying tar, pitch and heavy oils. This kit builds a model of a tabk wagon built by the Charles Roberts company from the 1895 - 1906 period. These wagons continued in use into the early 1950s carrying tar by-products from gas works for refining into useful oil and chemical products. Rectangular tanks were retained for this traffic as the extra volume of a more modern cylindrical tank wagon was not needed.

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£29.00
MRP £31.00
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(Product Ref 94843)
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This model kit for a 5 plank open wagon built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon company has features suggesting a RCH 1883 specification wagon. The small capacity 5 plank wagons, usually rated for 8 to 10 tons, were common in the Victorian era, but the low sides restricted the load capacity. By the early years of the 20th century the need for the larger volume capacity 7 plank wagon to contain loads of 10 tons of coal had become obvious. Quarrying companies loading stone where a 5 plank wagon comfortably contained 12 tons of product continued to use these lower sided wagons until nationalisation

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£28.00
MRP £30.00
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(Product Ref 97989)
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5 plank Gloucester open coal wagon kit with pre-printed sides to build a model of Bristol coal merchant Poundsbery wagon number 1.
Poundsbery eventually ordered 4 wagons from the Gloucester RC&W Co. though only number 1 built in 1896 was known to have carried the green livery, later wagons being recorded as painted black.
£33.50
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(Product Ref 111612)
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A detailed model kit building a Gloucester RCW 7 plank height wagon built to the RCH 1887 specifications. This kit has fixed ends and side doors, typical of the type used by local coal merchants who did not need an end door. The 7 plank body would contain 12 tons of coal and featured continuous or solid top planks, making the body much stronger. These wagons were usually painted in attractive advertising liveries with their owners names and business.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers.
£28.00
MRP £30.00
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(Product Ref 93746)
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A detailed model kit of a 6 plank open mineral wagon with side and end doors built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company wagon to the RCH 1887 design.
The 6 plank wagon was designed to carry 10 tons and was built until the 1907 RCH specification was introduced when a 7 plank 12 ton design became standard. The top plank(s) of the 6 and 7 plank wagons were usually continuous, providing added strength to the body, though sometimes a top flap door was fitted. Wagons with end doors were favoured by collieries, coal factors (wholesalers), exporters and large consumers (eg. heavy industry and gas companies) as the end door allowed rapid discharge by tipping. Side and bottom doors were also fitted so the wagons could easily be used for manual or hopper unloading.

Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers

£28.00
MRP £30.00
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(Product Ref 82718)
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A detailed model kit of a 6 plank open mineral wagon built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company wagon to the RCH 1887 design.
The 6 plank wagon was designed to carry 10 tons and was built until the 1907 RCH specification was introduced when a 7 plank 12 ton design became standard. The top plank(s) of the 6 and 7 plank wagons were usually continuous, providing added strength to the body, though sometimes a top flap door was fitted. Small coal merchants normally ordered wagons with side doors only as they had no need for the ends door and these wagons were often painted in attractive advertising liveries.

Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers
£28.00
MRP £30.00

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(Product Ref 54596)
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A detailed model kit of a 6 plank open mineral wagon with side doors built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company wagon to the RCH 1887 design with pre-printed sides lettered for Thomas Meakins of Dorking LB&SCRy.
Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers

£35.50
MRP £37.00

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(Product Ref 109039)
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A detailed model kit of a 6 plank open mineral wagon with side and end doors built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company wagon to the RCH 1887 design with pre-printed sides lettered for Thomas T Pascoe of Swansea.
Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers

£33.50
MRP £37.00

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(Product Ref 108195)
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A detailed model kit of a 6 plank open mineral wagon with side and end doors built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company wagon to the RCH 1887 design with pre-printed sides lettered for the Parkend Deep Navigation Collieries in the Forest of Dean. The sides are finished in the style recorded for a batch of 50 wagons built by the Gloucester RC&W Co in 1893, numbered 249-309.
Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers.

£33.50
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(Product Ref 108194)
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A detailed model kit of a 6 plank open mineral wagon with side and end doors built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company wagon to the RCH 1887 design with pre-printed sides lettered for the Princess Royal Colliery at Whitecroft in the Forest of Dean. The sides are finished in the style recorded for wagon number 62, the first wagon in a batch of 50 built in 1893 numbered 50 - 111 and is marked for return to Lydney S&W Ry., now the starting point of the Dean Forest steam railway.
Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers

£33.50
MRP £37.00

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(Product Ref 109027)
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A detailed model kit building a RCH 1907 standard design open wagon with 7 plank height sides and fixed ends. This kit replicates the details of a wagon built by the Charles Roberts company.

This 7 plank design was introduced in 1907 during a period when the grand 'billboard' lettering of private owner wagons was popular and this design continued to be built into mid 1920s when wagons to the new 1923 specifications became the builders standard products.
The top plank(s) of the 6 and 7 plank wagons were usually continuous, providing added strength to the body, though sometimes a top flap door was fitted. Small coal merchants normally ordered wagons with side doors only, but collieries, coal factors (dealers), exporters and large coal consumers (eg. heavy industry and gas companies) usually ordered wagons with end doors to allow for rapid discharge by tipping.

Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers
£28.00
MRP £30.00

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(Product Ref 78329)
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Slaters Plastikard 7041 O Gauge Charles Roberts RCH 1907 specification 7 plank open wagon with end door. Unpainted kit

A detailed model kit building a RCH 1907 standard design open wagon with 7 plank height sides, side and end doors. This kit replicates the details of a wagon built by the Charles Roberts company.

This 7 plank design was introduced in 1907 during a period when the grand 'billboard' lettering of private owner wagons was popular and this design continued to be built into mid 1920s when wagons to the new 1923 specifications became the builders standard products.

The top plank(s) of the 6 and 7 plank wagons were usually continuous, providing added strength to the body, though sometimes a top flap door was fitted. Wagons equipped with an end door were favoured by collieries, coal factors (dealers), exporters and large coal consumers (eg. heavy industry and gas companies) as these wagons could be emptied quickly by tipping the coal through the end. Side and bottom doors were also normally fitted so the wagons could easily be used for manual or hopper unloading.

Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers
£28.00
MRP £30.00

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(Product Ref 94842)
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A detailed model kit building a RCH 1907 standard design open wagon with 7 plank height sides, side and end doors finished in the livery of the Manvers Main Colliery,
This kit replicates the details of a wagon built by the Charles Roberts company.
Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers
£33.50
MRP £37.00

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(Product Ref 109040)
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A detailed model kit building a RCH 1907 standard design open wagon with 7 plank height sides, side and end doors finished in the livery of the Prince of Wales Collierie at Pontefract, owned by John Rhodes Ltd.
This kit replicates the details of 124 wagons built by the Charles Roberts company ordered in two batches. 64 wagons numbered 550 - 613 were ordered in March 1906, followed by a further 60 wagons numbered 614 - 629 and 654 - 707 in October.
Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers.
£33.50
MRP £37.00

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(Product Ref 109041)
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A detailed model kit building a RCH 1923 standard design open wagon with 8 plank height sides, side and end doors. The 1923 specification standardised many more sizes and components, as a result  the differences between builders were greatly reduced and this kit can be finished as a wagon built by many of the wagon builders. The 1923 specification also introduced the use of oil lubricated axleboxes as standard, so many of these wagons were reconditioned after WW2 and continued in British Railways service through the 1950s.
8 plank wagons were favoured by many collieries producing lower density coal as the extra height allowed a full 12 ton load to be carried. Most of these wagons therefore had end doors to permit tipping of the load directly into bunkers of ships holds.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Slaters RCH 1923 wagon kits are supplied with etched brass W irons and compensating units.
£31.00
MRP £33.00

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(Product Ref 93698)
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A detailed model kit building a RCH 1923 standard design open wagon with 8 plank height sides, side and end doors. The 1923 specification standardised many more sizes and components, as a result  the differences between builders were greatly reduced and this kit can be finished as a wagon built by many of the wagon builders. The 1923 specification also introduced the use of oil lubricated axleboxes as standard, so many of these wagons were reconditioned after WW2 and continued in British Railways service through the 1950s.
8 plank wagons were able to carry 12 tons of even lower density coals. While collieries normally ordered wagons with end doors private coal merchants usually ordered wagons with fixed ends and side doors only.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Slaters RCH 1923 wagon kits are supplied with etched brass W irons and compensating units.
£31.00
MRP £33.00

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(Product Ref 93696)
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By the time a new Railways Clearing House specification for wagon builders was issued in 1923 the 7 plank wagon had become the standard size wagon for coal traffic. The 1923 specifications standardised many more sizes and components, as a result  the differences between builders were greatly reduced and this kit can be finished as a wagon built by many of the wagon builders. The new specification also introduced the use of oil lubricated axleboxes as standard, so many of these wagons were reconditioned after WW2 and continued in British Railways service through the 1950s.

End door wagons were used by colliery companies, coal factors (wholesalers), large consumers (eg gas companies) and shipping lines, the wagons being emptied by tipping directly into bunkers or ships holds. Local coal merchants normally bought wagons with fixed ends as unloading was done by manual shovelling the coal through the side doors.

Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Slaters RCH 1923 wagon kits are supplied with etched brass W irons and compensating units.
£31.00
MRP £33.00

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(Product Ref 93708)
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Slaters Plastikard 7048 O Gauge RCH 1923 specification 7 plank open wagon with fixed ends and side doors. Unpainted kit

By the time a new Railways Clearing House specification for wagon builders was issued in 1923 the 7 plank wagon had become the standard size wagon for coal traffic. The 1923 specifications standardised many more sizes and components, as a result  the differences between builders were greatly reduced and this kit can be finished as a wagon built by many of the wagon builders. The new specification also introduced the use of oil lubricated axleboxes as standard, so many of these wagons were reconditioned after WW2 and continued in British Railways service through the 1950s.

End door wagons were used by colliery companies, coal factors (wholesalers), large consumers (eg gas companies) and shipping lines, the wagons being emptied by tipping directly into bunkers or ships holds. Local coal merchants normally bought wagons with fixed ends as unloading was done by manual shovelling the coal through the side doors.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Slaters RCH 1923 wagon kits are supplied with etched brass W irons and compensating units.
£31.00
MRP £33.00

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(Product Ref 93706)
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Five plank wagons with end doors were unusual, however some owners made use of the end dump capability. China clay was one load which was regularly sent by sea to European ports and 5 plank end door wagons were used for this traffic until the 1990s, provided rapid unloading from the rail wagons into the ships' hold.

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£28.00
MRP £30.00

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(Product Ref 50355)
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Slaters 7056 0 Gauge 14 Ton Cylindrical Tank Wagon

Transfers not included available separately:-
70138A Anglo American
70138BP British Petrolium
70138P Anglo Persian Oil
70138S Scottish Oil Agency
£45.00
MRP £49.00

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(Product Ref 101577)
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Slaters 705601 0 Gauge Super Detailing Set to convert 7056 to post 1940 appearance with catwalks on the tank top
£13.00

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(Product Ref 103709)
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Slaters 7057 0 Gauge Charles Roberts Covered Salt Wagon circa 1909
£32.00
MRP £35.00

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(Product Ref 55133)
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£35.00

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(Product Ref 109408)
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A detailed model kit building a RCH 1887 standard design open wagon with 7 plank height sides and end door. This kit replicates the details of a wagon built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon company.

The 7 plank body provided a greater internal volume than the 6 plank type, allowing up to 12 tons of coal to be carried. Initially the larger wagons were ordered mostly by collieries, coal factors (dealers) and exporters, but by 1923 the 7 plank wagon was the most commonly used type in the coal trade. Collieries and exporters usually ordered wagons equipped with end as well as side doors so the wagons could be emptied quickly by tipping the coal through the end. Side and bottom doors were also normally fitted so the wagons could easily be used for manual or hopper unloading.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers.
£28.00
MRP £30.00

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(Product Ref 93747)
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A detailed model kit of a 7 plank open mineral wagon with side and end doors built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company wagon to the RCH 1887 design with pre-printed sides lettered for the Lightmoor group of collieries in the Forest of Dean.
Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers


£34.00
MRP £37.00

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(Product Ref 111503)
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The Railways Clearing House produced an updated set of wagon designs in 1923, modernising the wagon fittings to include now oil lubricated axle boxes. Widely adopted as the 'standard wagon' for private owners the 7 plank open wagon was selected by the LMS and LNER as their standard type for mineral traffic. Wagons to this design were also owned by the SR for mineral traffic around the Kent coal field and leased by GWR when additional capacity was needed In addition many private owners names appeared on the sides of these wagons, making this one of the most useful wagon kits in the Parkside range.
Supplied with metal wheels and 3 link couplings.
£34.50
MRP £38.50

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(Product Ref 33943)
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This kit models the 8 plank height version of the 1923 wagon with a steel underframe. These wagons were commonly ordered by collieries and coal factors and for use with less dense coals, where the extra height was needed for a full 12 tons load. The LNER owned a number of wagons built to this design for mineral traffic. The robust steel underframe many of these wagons lasted in service with British Railways into the 1960s, making this kit suitable for a range of liveries from private owners through wartime economy lettering and unpainted wood finish to BR grey.
Supplied with metal wheels and 3 link couplings. Transfers for BR ex-private owner wagon lettering.
£34.50
MRP £38.50

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(Product Ref 80725)
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Slaters have produced Gloucester and Charles Roberts type RCH open wagons with several pre-printed side kits available. All of the 'big four' companies used the later 1923 design wagons, either as standard designs or hired in pending delivery of their own designs. Many former private owners of the later 1923 type served well into the British Railways era, being among the last pre-nationalisation coal wagons to be replaced by the ubiquitous 16 ton steel mineral.