A model of an open wagon operated by the Tollemache Pulverised Coal Company and fitted with a ridged cover to ensure the powder product is not lost in transit. Pulverised coal could be made to behave much like a fluid, so could be pumped and sprayed into a furnace, allowing a very high rate of steam generation to be achieved. This system is still used in large coal-fired powerstations.
Peaked roof covered lime wagon in the brown livery of Richard Briggs & sons, operators of the Bankfield lime works in Clitheroe. Wagon number 190.
Wm. Butlers' tar tanker is a well-known wagon, its' photograph is frequently used to illustrate the rectangular tank wagon design.These tank wagons were used to collect coal tar, a by-product of coal gas production, for refining to extract more useful petro-chemicals. Butlers' tar wagons would have travelled widely to collect raw materials from gas companies, particularly around the south-west and west midlands, supplying the companys' plants at Bristol and Gloucester.The company originates in the GWR broad gauge era, Mr Butler being appointed by Mr Brunel to run the timber treatment plant in Bristol. Later forming his own company Butlers are still operating today as suppliers of industrial oil products like heating oil.
5 plank open coal wagon operated by Edward Langford
Pack of 3 7 plank open wagons lettered PLA for Port of London Authority being produced by Golden Valley Hobbies as a companion to their Janus diesel shunter model. Each wagon will have a different number.
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.
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.