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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 tank in operation with Mineral Industries Limited.
This model is finished as a wagon operated by the Amoco oil company.
Eras 7-8 1971-1994
Era 8 1982-1994
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.
These tank wagons were used to collect coal tar, a by-product of coal gas production, for refining to extract more useful petro-chemical products. Butlers' operated works in the cities of Bristol and Gloucester and these tar wagons would have travelled widely across the west of England, West Midlands and Welsh borders to collect raw materials from town gas companies to supply the refining plants.The Butler company originated in the GWR broad gauge era, Mr Butler being appointed by Mr Brunel to run the GWRs' timber treatment plant in Bristol. Later Mr Butler formed his own company, taking over the Bristol works and the company is still operating today as suppliers of industrial oil products like heating oil.