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.
This model is finished as a tank in operation with Mineral Industries Limited.
A detailed model of the 45-tonne GLW 2 axle / 4 wheeled oil tank wagon finished in grey livery with Esso markings.
A detailed model of the 45-tonne 4-wheel TTA type oil tank wagon painted in plain black livery, as used for wagons loaded with heavy oils.This wagon carries Shell and BP markings from the period when these companies had a shared distribution network.
This model is finished as a wagon operated by the Amoco oil company.
Eras 7-8 1971-1994
Era 8 1982-1994
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.
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.
Plain black and unlettered rectangular oil or tar tank wagon carrying RCH commuted charge markings for shunting and empty haulage.
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.
Rectanguler oil tank wagon painted in the black livery of the Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Tar Distillation Company based at Gunness-on-Trent