Private Owner Kits

Unpainted & Pre-Printed Kits. 
 Available to order.

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 orginal product line
Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers

£35.50
MRP £37.00
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 82520)

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 Caerbryn Colliery Company in Llandebie.
Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers

£33.50
MRP £37.00
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 109034)
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

Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers
£28.00
MRP £30.00
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 97989)
5 plank Gloucester open coal wagon kit with pre-printed sides to build a model of Bristol coal merchant Poundsbery wagon number 1.
£33.50
MRP £37.00
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 111612)
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
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 93746)

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
Warehouse: 2
Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 82718)
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

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 54596)

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

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 109039)

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

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 108195)

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.

Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers

£33.50
MRP £37.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 108194)

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 in the Forest of Dean.
Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers

£33.50
MRP £37.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 109027)
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.

Supplied with metal wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers
£29.00
MRP £31.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 94843)
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

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 78329)
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

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 94842)
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

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 109040)
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 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

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 109041)
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

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 93698)