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A brightly coloured wagon operated by Samuel JeffriesÂ of Dudbridge, on the edge of Stroud. Mr JeffriesÂ operated a brick works at StonehouseÂ and supplied coalÂ from depots on both the Great Western and Midland RailwayÂ routes intoÂ Stroud.This 5-plank open wagon is an excellent companion to our own Stroud Valley limited edition models.
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Dapol are releasing a new version of the F H Silvey liveried wagon featuring their new 5-plank body and 9-feet wheelbase wood style chassis. This model will carry a different running number to previous releases, representing another wagon in the large fleet of this Bristol coal supplier.Based in the Fishponds area of Bristol, home to many engineering firms including locomotive builders' Pecketts, F H Silvey operated an extensive fleet of wagons. Coal was obtained to supply both the boilers and forges of heavy industry and the homes of the workers. The wagon fleet was kept busy year-round, fetching coal from Yorkshire and Kent as well as local sources in Somerset and Gloucestershire.
The standard 12 Ton Mineral wagon was the most numerous design of coal wagons built in the UK after 1923. Designed to RCH specifications (Railway Clearing House) this most ubiquitous of wagons had a universal length of 16'6" with a width of 8'0" and wheelbase of 9'0". These wagons were of a simple design and employed standard RCH fittings throughout and were originally built as the Oxford Rail model depicts with seven side planks, making an overall body height of 4' 4".The Oxford Rail Standard RCH 12 Ton Mineral wagon boasts finely engraved body and underframe detail plus NEM couplings.
The Staveley coal and iron company is quite well know, this wagon recalls another part of the business core to the production of high quality metals, being marked for the carriage of caustic soda (sodium hydroxide).
A nicely detailed model of a 5 plank open wagons as owned by David Parsons & Son, proprietors of the Stour colliery and brickworks at Cradley Heath.
Era 3. 1923-1947
The small station of Cam on the Dursley branch was situated to one side of a road crossing between the road and the large Cam woollen mill. On the opposite side of the road to the station platform was a 'public siding' which served the towns' merchants, including coal merchant Mr Thomas.This model replicates Mr. Thomas' wagons painted in a black livery with white lettering. Wagon with weathered finish.
Oxford Rail appear to have choosen the North British Railway 'Jubilee' design coal wagon with its distinctive heavily braced end door as the prototype for their 4 plank wagon.This model is finished as Hamilton Palace Colliery wagon 153, one of a number of colliery owned wagons built to the robust Jubilee design.
Oxford Rail have choosen the North British Railway 'Jubilee' design coal wagon with its distinctive heavily braced end door as the prototype for their 4 plank wagon.
The LNER constructed a slightly larger 6 plank bodied open wagon for general merchandise service, in place of the 5 plank body favoured by LMS and GWR companies. The LNER design used the RCH wood chassis far longer than the other companies who changed to the stronger steel frame design, resulting in the LNER wagons being quite easily identifyable. This model from Oxford Rail provides modellers with a good and detailed model of these LNER wagons for the first time.
These wagons show evidence of some hard service in minerals traffic and various bodywork repairs.
The iron or steel bodied box vans originally built by the Great Western Railway proved popular with several private traders, especially cement suppliers whose products required to be kept well away from water!This van is based on the later gunpowder van design of all-steel construction and is painted in the bright yellow livery and familiar Blue Circle brand name.
Bananas required a special type of box van with insulation to avoid changes in temperature during transit. These vans often ran as block trains at express goods speed, sometimes even hauled by an express passenger locomotive, to ensure the fruit was delivered promptly to market, fresh off the ships!
The Minera lime company operated a fleet of these covered wagons. The peaked roof of these wagons was quite distinctive and cupboard doors are fitted in place of the usual drop-down door used on an open wagon.
Lime is used by farmers to adjust the acidity of soils to provide the best possible balance for the crop they intend to grow, so lime wagons would have been seen visiting many small goods yards across Britain withÂ deliveries for estate farms and local agricultral supply businesses.
A 4-plank open wagon painted in the red livery of B W company.This wagon is marked for return to Radstock on the Somerset and Dorset railway.
Model of a 5 plank open wagon painted in the red livery of Harry Whitehouse of Stourport, a supplier of the fine sand used to create moulds for producing metal castings. This wagon is supplied with a sand load.
A large coal factor company, Lowell Baldwin of Bristol supplied coal to many industrial consumers, justifying the purchase of these large capacity wagons. The higher capacity were ideal wagons for delivering coal for the boilers of many industries and town gas plant, where large quantities of coal were required daily.20-ton capacity coal wagons became more popular in the 1930's, as the railway companies offered a better rate per ton for coal haulage in these larger wagons. The railway company gained in efficiency, moving fewer wagons needed less locomtoive power and less shunting to deliver the same weight of coal loaded in older 10-ton wagons. To assist with unloading these high-capacity wagons two doors were fitted in each side, plus end and often four bottom hatch doors.
Model finished in the red livery of the Leamington Priors Gas Company whose works was situated adjacent to the Grand Union canal in Leamington Spa.
The Oxford Rail Standard RCH 12 Ton Mineral wagon boasts finely engraved body and underframe detail plus NEM couplings.Model finished in the red livery of E Welford & Son, coal merchants of Oxford.
Oxford Rail appear to have choosen the North British Railway 'Jubilee' design coal wagon with its distinctive heavily braced end door as the prototype for their 4 plank wagon.This model is finished as wagon 127 in the fleet of Wilsons & Clyde of Netherburn, one of a number of coal
companies purchasing these robustly built wagons.
Oxford Rail have choosen the North British Railway 'Jubilee' design
coal wagon with its distinctive heavily braced end door as the prototype for their 4 plank wagon.The diminutive North British 4 plank coal wagon is presented in United Collieries, Glasgow company colours. Wagon No 6439. Model features fine moulded detail and NEM Coupling pockets.
Coke burns at a higher temperature than basic coal, so is the preferred fuel for iron and steel making.