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For many years Shell and BP operated a combined distribution network, their wagons being pooled together and carrying both companys' lettering or logos.This model features a significant detail upgrade on the older oil tank wagon models, with 'generic' design.Cylindrical tanks were mounted to railway wagon chassis by several methods, the mounting becoming steadily more robust as designs were developed. The anchor mounting uses strong central brackets to connect the tank section with the chassis solebars in the central portion of the chassis between the axles. This design was introduced in the 1930s and a large number of these anchor mounted oil tanks were built before and during WW2 for the air ministry. After WW2 these wagons were sold to the oil companies, so this design of tank wagon formed the primary post-war oil wagon fleet until larger 35 and 45 ton designs appeared in the 1960s.
This model is finished as a wagon operated by the Amoco oil company.
Eras 7-8 1971-1994
Era 8 1982-1994
Representing the last years of rail milk tank operation this model carries the blue tank and milk lettering applied by the Milk Marketing Board in the 1970's.
The last regular milk trains ran from Devon and Cornwall to London. These fast and important trains were often entrusted to the powerful Western class diesel hydraulics until that class was replaced by class 47 and 50 locomotives in the mid-70's.
Nice model of a 6-wheel milk tank wagon with a red-brown painted tank owned by Independent Milk Supplies. These 6-wheeled tank wagons were designed to run at express train speeds, ensuring that the fresh milk was conveyed swiftly to Britains major cities. Often a daily round trip was operated from country dairy to London and back. These wagons are ideal tail traffic for your branch and local passenger trains, providing extra shunting for your trains to perform.
6-wheel milk tank wagon with the tank painted in the CWS' green livery.
United Dairies tank carried on a chassis owned by the Southern Railway. This model is an excellent companion to Hornby's M7 class tank engines, which would have hauled these wagons to loading dairies in the countryside of southern England.
Painted in the red livery of the Co-operative Wholesale Society and lettered 'Pure New Milk' for the Royal Arsenal Co-operative society at Woolwich.
Rectangular tank wagon in the slate grey colours of Clare & Co., a Liverpool based chemicals company.
This wagon is fitted with metal wheels and NEM coupler pockets.