Dapol and Lionheart Trains have produced a range of open wagons based on the 1923 RCH specifications. These wagons were painted in many colourful private owner liveries as well as being used by several of the 'big four' railway companies. Following nationalisation the privately owned wagons were transferred to British Railways ownership. Many 1923 type wagons, still less that 25 years old and already equipped with oil lubricated axleboxes, were reconditioned for further service through the 1950s. This allowed older wagons to be withdrawn from service as the fleet of steel 16 ton mineral wagons was built up.

British Railways standard design wagons including BR steel bodied 16 ton mineral wagons are listed here (link)
A detailed ready to run O gauge wagon model from Lionheart Trains finished in the black and white livery of well-known coal factors Baldwins.

Lionheart wagons are based on standard wagons built by the Gloucester RCW to the later RCH specifications with outside bracing. This model is an 8 plank wagon with side and end doors and fitted with height extension rails to allow a full 12 tons of coke to be loaded.

Baldwins operated a very large fleet of wagons, supplying both their own contracts and acting as factors to supply other merchants with wagonloads. As a major customer the company was connected with a number of collieries and distributed coal nationwide.
£45.00
Website: 2
(Product Ref #76808)
This model of a 5-plank open wagon will be finished as a wagon in service with Butlers of Bristol and Gloucester.

Mr Butler was appointed by Mr Brunel to run the timber treatment plant of the Great Western Railway in Bristol during the construction of the Bristol to London line. Mr Butler later set up his own company, possibly purchasing the GWRs' plant in Bristol and commenced business as tar distillers. This was one of the first petrochemical industries, extracting useful products from the tar residues of coal or town gas production. Expanding into petroleum distribution the company remains in business today delivering specialist oil products and heating fuel oil.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Website: 2
(Product Ref #72556)
Dapol O Nathl. Atrill 5 Plank Open Wagon RTR 7F-051-018
Detailed ready-to-run O gauge model of a 5 plank open coal wagon in service with Chesterfield based colliery agents Nathl. Atrill.

Agents promoted the sale of a collierys' coals in a particular area, often acting as agents for a number of collieries to help supply local coal merchants with a selection of different types of coal. In addition to helping negotiate on-going contracts colliery agents often owned a small fleet of wagons, loaded and ready to provide rapid delivery service.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Website: 1
(Product Ref #96617)
Dapol O Gauge John Arnold, Chipping Sodbury 5 Plank Open Wagon 156 7F-051-020
Dapol O Gauge 7F-051-020 John Arnold Chipping Sodbury 5 plank open wagon number 156
£39.00
MRP £44.41you save £5.41
Website: 2
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #101447)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-051-021 T George & Son coal merchants of Gloucester 5 plank open wagon number 15
£39.99
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(Product Ref #101450)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-051-021W T George & Son coal merchants of Gloucester 5 plank open wagon number 15
Weathered finish.
£39.99
MRP £44.41you save £4.42
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Available from shops: Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #101451)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-051-031 GWR 5 Plank Open Wagon 25150 RTR

This model of a 5-plank open wagon is finished in the GWR goods wagon grey livery representing an early design of wagons used by the GWR.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Website: 1
(Product Ref #6409)
Dapol O SR 5 Plank Open Wagon RTR 7F-051-0133
This model of a 5-plank open wagon painted in Southern Railways livery.
5 plank open wagons were the most common general goods wagon and were standardised by the RCH in 1923. They had a capacity of 10 tons; many were privately owned and carried on in use post nationalisation.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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Available from shops: Coventry: 3
(Product Ref #96032)

This model of a 7-plank end door type open wagon is finished in British Railways grey livery used for wagons not fitted with vacuum brakes and is lettered as a former private-owner wagon.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.

£38.00
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(Product Ref #80075)

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.

£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Website: 1
Available from shops: Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #95467)
Dapol O James Edge 441 7 Plank Open Wagon RTR 7F-071-018
Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.
£37.00
MRP £42.70you save £5.70
Website: 1
(Product Ref #96037)
Dapol O John Stephens & Co Vinegar Brewers of Gloucester 7 Plank Open Wagon 7F-071-020W Weathered Version
John Stephens and company ordered this 7 plank open coal wagon from the nearby Gloucester RCW company.
Photographed by the Gloucester RCW co photographer the wagon was used to advertsie the owners' buisness as 'Jam & Pickle Manufacturers & Vinegar Brewers', a most interesting change from the usual collieries and coal merchants. The wagon was most likely used to ensure a steady supply of coal for the works' boilers and provide extra storage capacity without incurring charges.
Trade directories for 1905 and 1935 give John Stephens' business address as St. Catherine Street, Gloucester and coal was certainly purchased from the Eastern United Colliery in the Forest of Dean. Coal may also have been obtained elsewhere, Gloucester having excellent direct rail links into the Midlands, South Wales and Somerset coal fields.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #100559)
Dapol O Osman Trevor Powell 7 Plank Open Wagon 7F-071-021
A detailed O gauge model of a 7-plank open wagon operated by Gloucester coal factor and merchant Osman Trevor Powell. Naturally he obtained his wagons on lease from the nearby Gloucester RC&W Co. The Dapol model features openable doors, sprung buffers and thre-link couplings.
Listed as a coal factor in a trade directory of 1876, Trevor Powell's main business address was in Commercial Road, Gloucester, from where he also operated a coal merchants business. He also had offices in Lydney, most likely where coal was purchased and transport arranged. The Gloucester RC&W Co. recorded 28 10-ton wagons hired to Trevor Powell in October 1875, the minute suggesting that this was a renewal of hire on these wagons. Despite several orders indicated in the Gloucester company's surviving records only one official photograph is known.
£38.00
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Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #25283)
Dapol O Gloucester Co-Operative 7 Plank Open Wagon 47 RTR 7F-071-025
Dapol O Gauge 7F-071-025 7 plank open wagon Gloucester Co-Operative and Insdustral Society number 47

A detailed model of a 1923 RCH standard 7 plank open coal wagon finished in the chocolate brown livery of the Gloucester Co-Operative society.

The Gloucester Co-Operative coal yard was located within the Midland Railways' yard. Provided with direct rail services from the Midlands, Bristol, Somerset and Forest of Dean, a choice of coals could be obtained from hundreds of collieries. The society was a major supplier of coal in Gloucester, with 20,700 tons being handled in 1910, during which year the society ordered at least 18 new wagons, bringing the fleet to 42. The Gloucester RCW photographer captured the companys' shunting engine with Gloucester Co-Operative numbers 34-42 fresh from the paint shop.
The last batches of wagons purchased brought Co-Operative Societys' fleet to a total 52 wagons which it appears to have passed into the wagon pooling arrangements were enacted for WW2.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.
A weathered version 7F-071-025W will also e available and can be obtained on request.

£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #93903)
Dapol O Dursley Coal Co. 7 Plank Open Wagon 1 RTR 7F-071-026
Dapol O Gauge 7F-071-026 7 plank open coal wagon Dursley Coal no. 1

A detailed model of an RCH 1923 pattern 7 plank open coal wagon finished in the livery of the Dursley Coal Company, suituated at the end of the Dursley branch from the Midland Railways' Bristol and Gloucester line.

Connection with the Midland Railway provided direct access to the North Somerset and Bristol coal fields to the south, the Forest of Dean via the Severn bridge between Sharpness and Lyndey and the Midlands coal fields to the north. This allowed the company to obtain a wide variety of coals for the industries, mills and domestic consumers in Gloucestershires' Cam valley.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #96043)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-071-037 Black Park Chirk 2028 7 plank open coal wagon
Ready to run

A model of a 1923 specification RCH 7 plank open coal wagon as operated by the Black Park colliery which was close to Chirk and variously marked its' wagons with home stations as 'Chirk' or 'Ruabon'.

A weathered version of this wagon is also available with a W suffix letter. Please add a note on the checkout address screen to request a weathered model.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Website: 1
(Product Ref #93901)

This model of a 8-plank fixed end open wagon is finished in the livery of steel makers Stewarts and Lloyds.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors

£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Website: 1
(Product Ref #48470)

This model of a 8-plank fixed end open wagon is finished in the livery of the Chatterley Whitfield colliery, Stoke on Trent.

The colliery was well served by the railway network, providing easy delivery to the industries of the midlands as well as direct connections to London, northern England and the south west. Many coal merchants purchased a range of coals, so colliery wagons would often been found making deliveries to stations well away from home.

The Dapol O gauge model of the 8 plank open wagon  features:

  • Finely moulded body and chassis with internal detail represented
  • Opening side doors
  • Finely applied livery and printed details
  • Profiled wheels and axels with brass bearing pockets
  • Metal sprung buffers
  • 3 link metal coupling chain with sprung coupling hook
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Website: 1
Available from shops: Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #2410)
Dapol O Rose Smith London 8 Plank Open Wagon 8243 RTR Weathered Finish 7F-080-012W

Although based in London Rose, Smith and company wagons travelled widely and the company was very successful for it's owners. The company served a number of depots in the South Eastern counties, including Tonbridge and Tenterden. The owners may also have had business connections with light railway operator Colonel H F Stephens of the K&ESR as Rose, Smith wagons are frequently seen in photographs of the Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway in north Somerset.

The Dapol O gauge model of the 8 plank open wagon  features:
Finely moulded body and chassis with internal detail represented
Opening side doors
Finely applied livery and printed details
Profiled wheels and axels with brass bearing pockets
Metal sprung buffers
3 link metal coupling chain with sprung coupling hook
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Website: 1
Available from shops: Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #95469)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-080-016W Rose, Smith & company, London 8 plank open coal wagon 8249
Ready to Run Weathered Finish

Although based in London Rose, Smith and company wagons travelled widely and the company was very successful for it's owners. The company served a number of depots in the South Eastern counties, including Tonbridge and Tenterden. The owners may also have had business connections with light railway operator Colonel H F Stephens of the K&ESR as Rose, Smith wagons are frequently seen in photographs of the Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway in north Somerset.

The Dapol O gauge model of the 8 plank open wagon  features:
Finely moulded body and chassis with internal detail represented
Opening side doors
Finely applied livery and printed details
Profiled wheels and axels with brass bearing pockets
Metal sprung buffers
3 link metal coupling chain with sprung coupling hook
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Website: 1
Available from shops: Bristol: 1
(Product Ref #102285)
Dapol O Llay Main 8 Plank Open Wagon 954 RTR 7F-080-020
Dapol O gauge 7F-080-020 8 plank open wagon Llay Main 954
A detailed model of an 8 plank open coal wagon in the livery of the Llay Main Colliery.
Dapol are producing two wagons, 952 and 954, from the large fleet operated by the Llay Main Colliery, adding to the previously released wagon 950, allowing a small block of wagons to be built without duplicating numbers.
A weathered version is also being produced, 7F-080-020W at the same price. The weathered agons can be obtained on request.
Photo of wagon 950 Shown.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Website: 1
(Product Ref #99899)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-080-020 8 plank open wagon Stewart & Lloyd 6305

A detailed model of an 8 plank open mineral wagon in the livery of Stewart & Lloyd, the well-known iron and steel company specialising in the manufacturer of tubes.
Stewart & Lloyd owned a substantial fleet of open mineral wagons to keep the furnaces supplied with coal and ore.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #102217)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-080-021W 8 plank open wagon Stewart & Lloyd 6305 Weathered finish.

A detailed model of an 8 plank open mineral wagon in the livery of Stewart & Lloyd, the well-known iron and steel company specialising in the manufacturer of tubes.
Stewart & Lloyd owned a substantial fleet of open mineral wagons to keep the furnaces supplied with coal and ore.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Website: 1
(Product Ref #102218)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-080-028W Rose, Smith & company, London 8 plank open coal wagon 8245 Ready to Run Weathered Finish
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Website: 1
(Product Ref #102774)
Antics Special Commission Dapol O Gauge Clevedon Gas Company 7 Plank Open Wagon 21

Now in stock!

These wagons are now in stock and will be available at the WC&P Groups' model railway exhibition at Portishead Parish Wharf Leisure Centre on October 22nd, marking 120 years since the opening of the WC&P.

The Clevedon Gas Company's gas works was served by a siding from the Weston Clevedon & Portishead light railway and is possibly the lines' best-known customer. The Clevedon Gas Company is now believed to have operated as many as 30 wagons, the best-known batch being leased from the Gloucester RCW Co in 1932 in grey livery numbered 21-30.
Rail accident records show two of the Clevedon company's wagons being destroyed in the Charfield collision of 1928, these wagons noted as being painted red and a sketch of one of these wagons shows the lettering placed in an arc over the side door. While the first model will be one of the well photographed 1932 batch we will look at producing one of the older wagons in the future.

£49.99
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Available from shops: Bristol: 5, Cardiff: 2, Coventry: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 2, Stroud: 2
(Product Ref #56691)
Dapol O A Bramley 5 Plank Open Wagon RTR 7F-051-017
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Available from shops: Coventry: 1
(Product Ref #78472)
Dapol O Edward R Cole, Cirencester 5 Plank Open Wagon RTR 7F-051-022
A detailed model of a RCH 1923 standard 5 plank open wagon finished in the livery of Cirencester merchant Edward R Cole.
Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Available from shops: Gloucester: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #37893)
Dapol O John Stephens & Co Vinegar Brewers of Gloucester 7 Plank Open Wagon 7F-071-020
John Stephens and company ordered this 7 plank open coal wagon from the nearby Gloucester RCW company.
Photographed by the Gloucester RCW co photographer the wagon was used to advertsie the owners' buisness as 'Jam & Pickle Manufacturers & Vinegar Brewers', a most interesting change from the usual collieries and coal merchants. The wagon was most likely used to ensure a steady supply of coal for the works' boilers and provide extra storage capacity without incurring charges.
Trade directories for 1905 and 1935 give John Stephens' business address as St. Catherine Street, Gloucester and coal was certainly purchased from the Eastern United Colliery in the Forest of Dean. Coal may also have been obtained elsewhere, Gloucester having excellent direct rail links into the Midlands, South Wales and Somerset coal fields.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #55901)
Dapol O Ace of Clubs 7 Plank Open Wagon RTR 7F-071-024
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Available from shops: Coventry: 1
(Product Ref #78473)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-071-025 7 plank open wagon Gloucester Co-Operative and Insdustral Society number 47
Weathered finish.


A detailed model of a 1923 RCH standard 7 plank open coal wagon finished in the chocolate brown livery of the Gloucester Co-Operative society.

The Gloucester Co-Operative coal yard was located within the Midland Railways' yard. Provided with direct rail services from the Midlands, Bristol, Somerset and Forest of Dean, a choice of coals could be obtained from hundreds of collieries. The society was a major supplier of coal in Gloucester, with 20,700 tons being handled in 1910, during which year the society ordered at least 18 new wagons, bringing the fleet to 42. The Gloucester RCW photographer captured the companys' shunting engine with Gloucester Co-Operative numbers 34-42 fresh from the paint shop.
The last batches of wagons purchased brought Co-Operative Societys' fleet to a total 52 wagons which it appears to have passed into the wagon pooling arrangements were enacted for WW2.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.

£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Available from shops: Cardiff: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #100298)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-080-016 Rose, Smith & company, London 8 plank open coal wagon 8249
Ready to Run

Although based in London Rose, Smith and company wagons travelled widely and the company was very successful for it's owners. The company served a number of depots in the South Eastern counties, including Tonbridge and Tenterden. The owners may also have had business connections with light railway operator Colonel H F Stephens of the K&ESR as Rose, Smith wagons are frequently seen in photographs of the Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway in north Somerset.

The Dapol O gauge model of the 8 plank open wagon  features:
Finely moulded body and chassis with internal detail represented
Opening side doors
Finely applied livery and printed details
Profiled wheels and axels with brass bearing pockets
Metal sprung buffers
3 link metal coupling chain with sprung coupling hook
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Available from shops: Cardiff: 1
(Product Ref #102048)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-017-001 H. Le Neve Foster Covered Lime Wagon Ready to Run
New model announced 2017, delivery expected spring 2018

A new detailed model of a 7 plank sided covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof.
This new design add to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.

British Manufacturing
Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£42.50
MRP £49.95you save £7.45
Next Warehouse Delivery:Apr 6
(Product Ref #30002)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-017-002 Steetley Co. Llynclys Covered Lime Wagon Ready to Run
New model announced 2017, delivery expected spring 2018

A new detailed model of a 7 plank sided covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof.
This new design add to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.

British Manufacturing
Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£42.50
MRP £49.95you save £7.45
Next Warehouse Delivery:Apr 6
(Product Ref #32989)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-018-001 Chance & Hunt, Oldbury 333 Covered Salt Wagon Ready to Run
New model announced 2017, delivery expected spring 2018

A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt wagon with peaked wood roof.
This new design add to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.

British Manufacturing
Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£42.50
MRP £49.95you save £7.45
Next Warehouse Delivery:Apr 6
(Product Ref #36489)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-018-002 Stubbs & Co 37 Covered Salt Wagon Ready to Run
New model announced 2017, delivery expected spring 2018

A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt wagon with peaked wood roof.
This new design add to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.

British Manufacturing
Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£42.50
MRP £49.95you save £7.45
Next Warehouse Delivery:Apr 6
(Product Ref #61366)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-051-003W 5 plank open wagon W Butler & Co. Tar Distillers, Bristol & Gloucester.
Weathered Finish.

Mr Butler was appointed by Mr Brunel to run the timber treatment plant of the Great Western Railway in Bristol during the construction of the Bristol to London line. Mr Butler later set up his own company, possibly purchasing the GWRs' plant in Bristol and commenced business as tar distillers. This was one of the first petrochemical industries, extracting useful products from the tar residues of coal or town gas production. Expanding into petroleum distribution the company remains in business today delivering specialist oil products and heating fuel oil.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #40996)

5 plank open wagons were the most common general goods wagon and were standardised by the RCH in 1923. They had a capacity of 10 tons; many were privately owned and carried on in use post nationalisation.

 

The Dapol O gauge model of the 5 plank open  wagon  features:

  • Finely moulded body and chassis with internal detail represented
  • Opening side doors
  • Finely applied livery and printed details
  • Profiled wheels and axels with brass bearing pockets
  • Metal sprung buffers
  • 3 link metal coupling chain with sprung coupling hook
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #95468)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-051-023 5 Plank Wagon ICI Lime 75742
A nicely detailed ready to run O gauge 5 plank open wagon from Dapol, matching the RCH 1923 dimensions. This model is finished as a wagon operated by Imperial Chemical Industries in lime service.
Due to the need to prevent contamination of the lime these wagons were not pooled, so ICI Lime 5 plank wagons were still in service in the 1950s and into the 1960s before being replaced by newer types of wagons. Loads carried included limestone for processing and bagged lime for distribution.
7F-051-015 Picture Shown.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #68428)
Dapol O Gauge Minera Lime Company 5 Plank Open Mineral Wagon 7F-051-024
Dapol O Gauge 7F-051-024 5 Plank Open Mineral Wagon Minera Lime Company
A detailed model of a 5 plank open wagon based on the RCH 1923 standard wagon size featuring openable side doors.
The Minera Lime Company is best known for the distinctive peak-roof lime wagons, but the company also used a small fleet of open wagons to ensure raw materials (like limestone and coal) were contiuously available to feed the kilns.
£39.95
MRP £44.41you save £4.46
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(Product Ref #99540)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-051-029 GWR 5 Plank Open Wagon 25172 RTR

This model of a 5-plank open wagon is finished in the GWR goods wagon grey livery representing an early design of wagons used by the GWR.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #93899)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-051-035 LMS 5 Plank Open Wagon

5 plank open wagons were the most common general goods wagon and were standardised by the RCH in 1923. They had a capacity of 10 tons; many were privately owned and carried on in use post nationalisation.

£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #99434)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-051-036 Brymbo Steel, Wrexham 5 Plank Open Mineral Wagon 263

A detailed model of a 5 plank open wagon based on the RCH 1923 standard wagon size featuring open able side doors.

£39.95
MRP £44.41you save £4.46
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(Product Ref #101459)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-052-001 S Brookman 30 5 Plank Open Wagon Gloucester RCW 1887 RCH Design Ready to Run
New model announced 2017, delivery expected spring 2018

A new detailed model of a 5 plank open wagon following the RCH 1887 specifications and modelled from the production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.
The Railways Clearing House (RCH) issued specifications for railway wagons agreed with the major wagon builders and railway companies to provide commonality of parts and agreed acceptance for interchange. Wagons built to the basic RCH 1887 specification wagons are noticeably shorter than later 1923 RCH produced by Dapol. These wagons were built through the period of colourfully private owner liveries and could still be found in service in the late 1930s.
The model features the usual 9 foot wheelbase and grease lubricated axleboxes. The Gloucester company incorporated the Gloucester name into the axlebox cover and brake block castings, features which will be reproduced on the model.

This new design adds to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.

British Manufacturing
Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Apr 6
(Product Ref #78237)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-052-002 Richard Webster & Sons 102 5 Plank Open Wagon Gloucester RCW 1887 RCH Design Ready to Run
New model announced 2017, delivery expected spring 2018

A new detailed model of a 5 plank open wagon following the RCH 1887 specifications and modelled from the production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.
The Railways Clearing House (RCH) issued specifications for railway wagons agreed with the major wagon builders and railway companies to provide commonality of parts and agreed acceptance for interchange. Wagons built to the basic RCH 1887 specification wagons are noticeably shorter than later 1923 RCH produced by Dapol. These wagons were built through the period of colourfully private owner liveries and could still be found in service in the late 1930s.
The model features the usual 9 foot wheelbase and grease lubricated axleboxes. The Gloucester company incorporated the Gloucester name into the axlebox cover and brake block castings, features which will be reproduced on the model.

This new design adds to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.

British Manufacturing
Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Apr 6
(Product Ref #78238)


Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.

£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #96034)

Dapol O gauge 7F-071-027 7 plank open wagon Webb Brothers Ltd, Cheltenham no 104

A detailed model of a RCH 1923 pattern 7 plank open wagon finihsed in the livery of Webb Brothers Ltd, coal factors based in Cheltenham.

Coal factors purchased coal in bulk direct from collieries, usually contracting for a regular monthly tonnage at lower then normal rates. The coal factor then made this coal available to local merchants, allowing small merchants to obtain single wagonloads of coal when required and thereby offer a larger range of coals to their customers. Coal factors often had a significant fleet of wagons to allow coal to be stored ready for rapid fulfilment of orders.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.

£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #96036)
Dapol O Ruabon 825 7 Plank Open Wagon RTR 7F-071-029
This model of a 7-plank end door type open wagon Ruabon 825.
A weathered version is also available.
Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors

£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #728)

This model of a 7-plank end door type open wagon is finished in British Railways grey livery used for wagons not fitted with vacuum brakes and is lettered as a former private-owner wagon.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.

£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #96042)
Dapol O Black Park Ruabon 328 7 Plank Open Coal Wagon RTR 7F-071-038
Dapol O Gauge 7F-071-038 Black Park Ruabon 328 7 plank open coal wagon
A model of a 1923 specification RCH 7 plank open coal wagon as operated by the Black Park colliery which was close to Chirk and variously marked its' wagons with home stations as 'Chirk' or 'Ruabon'.
A weathered version of this wagon is also available with a W suffix letter. Please add a note on the checkout address screen to request a weathered model.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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Dapol O Gauge 7F-072-001 George & Matthews 5 7 Plank Open Wagon Gloucester RCW 1887 RCH Design Side Doors Fixed Ends Ready to Run
New model announced 2017, delivery expected spring 2018

A new detailed model of a 7 plank open wagon following the RCH 1887 specifications and modelled from the production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.
The tooling has been designed to allow the model to be produced with side doors and fixed ends, as commonly ordered by local coal merchants, or with side doors and one end door for end tipping as favoured by collieries and large consumers.
The Railways Clearing House (RCH) issued specifications for railway wagons agreed with the major wagon builders and railway companies to provide commonality of parts and agreed acceptance for interchange. Wagons built to the basic RCH 1887 specification wagons are noticeably shorter than later 1923 RCH produced by Dapol. These wagons were built through the period of colourfully private owner liveries and could still be found in service in the late 1930s.
The model features the usual 9 foot wheelbase and grease lubricated axleboxes. The Gloucester company incorporated the Gloucester name into the axlebox cover and brake block castings, features which will be reproduced on the model.

This new design adds to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.

British Manufacturing
Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Apr 6
(Product Ref #89032)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-072-002 Lydney Coal Company 9 7 Plank Open Wagon Gloucester RCW 1887 RCH Design Side Doors Fixed Ends Ready to Run
New model announced 2017, delivery expected spring 2018

A new detailed model of a 7 plank open wagon following the RCH 1887 specifications and modelled from the production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.
The tooling has been designed to allow the model to be produced with side doors and fixed ends, as commonly ordered by local coal merchants, or with side doors and one end door for end tipping as favoured by collieries and large consumers.
The Railways Clearing House (RCH) issued specifications for railway wagons agreed with the major wagon builders and railway companies to provide commonality of parts and agreed acceptance for interchange. Wagons built to the basic RCH 1887 specification wagons are noticeably shorter than later 1923 RCH produced by Dapol. These wagons were built through the period of colourfully private owner liveries and could still be found in service in the late 1930s.
The model features the usual 9 foot wheelbase and grease lubricated axleboxes. The Gloucester company incorporated the Gloucester name into the axlebox cover and brake block castings, features which will be reproduced on the model.

This new design adds to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.

British Manufacturing
Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Apr 6
(Product Ref #96570)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-073-001 Diamond Anthracite 1130 7 Plank Open Wagon Gloucester RCW 1887 RCH Design Side and End Doors Ready to Run
Model announced 2017, delivery expected spring 2018

A new detailed model of a 7 plank open wagon following the RCH 1887 specifications and modelled from the production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.
The tooling has been designed to allow the model to be produced with side doors and fixed ends, as commonly ordered by local coal merchants, or with side doors and one end door for end tipping as favoured by collieries and large consumers.
The Railways Clearing House (RCH) issued specifications for railway wagons agreed with the major wagon builders and railway companies to provide commonality of parts and agreed acceptance for interchange. Wagons built to the basic RCH 1887 specification wagons are noticeably shorter than later 1923 RCH produced by Dapol. These wagons were built through the period of colourfully private owner liveries and could still be found in service in the late 1930s.
The model features the usual 9 foot wheelbase and grease lubricated axleboxes. The Gloucester company incorporated the Gloucester name into the axlebox cover and brake block castings, features which will be reproduced on the model.

This new design adds to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.

British Manufacturing
Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Apr 6
(Product Ref #42825)

Dapol O Gauge 7F-073-002 Elders 466 7 Plank Open Wagon Gloucester RCW 1887 RCH Design Side & End Doors Ready to Run
New model announced 2017, delivery expected spring 2018

A new detailed model of a 7 plank open wagon following the RCH 1887 specifications and modelled from the production of the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.
The tooling has been designed to allow the model to be produced with side doors and fixed ends, as commonly ordered by local coal merchants, or with side doors and one end door for end tipping as favoured by collieries and large consumers.
The Railways Clearing House (RCH) issued specifications for railway wagons agreed with the major wagon builders and railway companies to provide commonality of parts and agreed acceptance for interchange. Wagons built to the basic RCH 1887 specification wagons are noticeably shorter than later 1923 RCH produced by Dapol. These wagons were built through the period of colourfully private owner liveries and could still be found in service in the late 1930s.
The model features the usual 9 foot wheelbase and grease lubricated axleboxes. The Gloucester company incorporated the Gloucester name into the axlebox cover and brake block castings, features which will be reproduced on the model.

This new design adds to the range and specification of O gauge ready to run wagons, featuring a diecast chassis for added weight and compensation beams for smooth running.

British Manufacturing
Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.

£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Apr 6
(Product Ref #45761)
Dapol O SR 8 Plank Open Wagon RTR 7F-080-007
Model of a 8-plank fixed end open wagon painted in Southern Railway livery.
The Dapol O gauge model of the 8 plank open wagon  features:
Finely moulded body and chassis with internal detail represented
Opening side doors
Finely applied livery and printed details
Profiled wheels and axels with brass bearing pockets
Metal sprung buffers
3 link metal coupling chain with sprung coupling hook
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #93905)
Dapol O Llay Main 8 Plank Open Wagon 952 RTR 7F-080-01
Dapol O gauge 7F-080-019 8 plank open wagon Lly Main 952
A detailed model of an 8 plank open coal wagon in the livery of the Llay Main Colliery.
Dapol are producing two wagons, 952 and 954, from the large fleet operated by the Llay Main Colliery, adding to the previously released wagon 950, allowing a small block of wagons to be built without duplicating numbers.
A weathered version is also being produced, 7F-080-019W at the same price. The weathered agons can be obtained on request.
Photo of wagon 950 Shown.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #99898)
Dapol O Gauge 7F-080-028 Rose, Smith & company, London 8 plank open coal wagon 8245
Ready to Run
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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Dapol O 7F-080-031 Sheepbridge 8 Plank Open Wagon 42

Model of an 8-plank open wagon operated by the Sheepbridge Cola and Iron Company

The Dapol O gauge model of the 8 plank open wagon  features:
Finely moulded body and chassis with internal detail represented
Opening side doors
Finely applied livery and printed details
Profiled wheels and axels with brass bearing pockets
Metal sprung buffers
3 link metal coupling chain with sprung coupling hook
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
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(Product Ref #93906)

Antics Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway Collection
Thomas Silvey & Company, Bristol 7 Plank Open Wagon

The second planned model in our WC&PR series wagons with delivery planned for January 2018.
Please place orders using the 'click and collect' option or using your payment card. We will contact you to complete payment when the models are delivered, your payment card will be verified but not charged. Please do NOT use paypal for pre-orders.

Thomas Silvey and Company were one of large Bristol based coal and later oil suppliers throughout the 20th century with a large fleet of wagons serving mostly industrial consumers.

Thomas Silvey started out in the coal business after working as a travelling inspector for the Gloucester wagon company, initially in partnership with the Hendy brothers (Hendy & co. of Bristol). By 1889 Thomas Silvey was running his own coal business working from the Upper Railway Wharf at St Philips, the Midland Railways' station in Bristol. Thomas died in 1900 and the company was continued by his widow and their second son (Thomas' eldest son Frank later set up F H Silvey dealing mostly with household coal) and by 1914 the Thomas Silvey company is described as 'coal merchants, factors and shippers'.
Supplying a range of steam, gas and manufacturers coals Thomas Silvey's held contracts to supply many industrial consumers and gas companies around Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and Gloucestershire. The ready availability and range of coals supplied by Silvey and other coal factor companies is probably why so few Bristol area manufacturing companies owned wagons.

In addition to a large fleet of railway wagons Thomas Silvey and company operated a large fleet of wagons and ships in the Bristol Channel, Thomas Silveys' Yarrah being the last ship to load coal at Lydney in 1960.
The Thomas Silvey wagons seen on the rear of Weston, Clevedon & Portishead train may well have carried South Wales or Forest of Dean coal discharged from one of Silveys' ships at the light railways' Wick St.Lawrence wharf for delivery to industries and towns served by the line.
£49.99
Next Warehouse Delivery:Jan 5
(Product Ref #59516)
Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-071-001 O Gauge BR 7 Plank Open Wagon
Delivery Spring 2018


A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling.
Finished as a RCH 1923 standard wagon running in British Railways service in the 1950s.

Following WW2 many former private-owner 1923 RCH standard wagons which had been built through the 1930s and early war years were still in a reasonably serviceable condition. British Railways generally repaired these wagons, painting them in plain grey livery with the intention that these wagons provide a further 10 years of service. This allowed older and more decrepit wagons to be scrapped first as the fleet of new 16-ton steel bodied mineral wagons was built.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Mar 22
(Product Ref #99279)
Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-071-002 O Gauge Welsh Anthracite 7 Plank Open Wagon
Delivery Spring 2018


A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished in the livery of the Welsh Anthracite group of collieries.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Mar 22
(Product Ref #51775)
Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-071-003 O Gauge Dean Forest Coal Company 7 Plank Open Wagon
Delivery Spring 2018


A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished in the livery of the Dean Forest Coal Company as wagon number 1.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Mar 22
(Product Ref #57301)
Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-071-003 O Gauge Dean Forest Coal Company 7 Plank Open Wagon
Delivery Spring 2018


A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished in the livery of the Dean Forest Coal Company as wagon number 2.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Mar 22
(Product Ref #3540)
Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-071-005 O Gauge WM. Cory 7 Plank Open Wagon
Delivery Spring 2018


A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished in the livery of William Cory and Son.

Well-known London-based coal merchants and factors William Cory & Son was formed in 1896, combining the coal factor, merchant and lightering interests of several existing businesses. A number of businesses were purchased through the later 1890s, making Cory's one of the largest of Britain's coal distribution companies using both rail and coastal shipping. The company name continues in use today, however the Wm. Cory company of the coal era was merged with the Ocean group in 1972.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Mar 22
(Product Ref #22187)
Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-073-001 O Gauge Hale 7 Plank Open Wagon with Coke Rails v1
Delivery Spring 2018


A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished in as a wagon fitted with coke rails and operated by Hales.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Mar 22
(Product Ref #88407)
Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-073-002 O Gauge Hale 7 Plank Open Wagon with Coke Rails v2
Delivery Spring 2018


A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished in as a wagon fitted with coke rails and operated by Hales
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Mar 22
(Product Ref #88409)
Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-073-003 O Gauge Cransley Coke 7 Plank Open Wagon with coke rails.
Delivery Spring 2018


A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished as a wagon operated by the Cransley Coke company and fitted with coke extension rails to increase the volume which of the lower-density coke which could be carried.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Mar 22
(Product Ref #91511)
Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-073-004 O Gauge Suncole 7 Plank Open Coke Wagon with coke rails
Delivery Spring 2018


A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished in the familiar livery of the Suncole smokeless fuels company with sunbeams logo over the side door.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Mar 22
(Product Ref #93502)
Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-080-001 O Gauge 8 Plank Open Wagon Norstand
Delivery Spring 2018


A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished in the livery of Grimsby dock coal supplier Norstand.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Mar 22
(Product Ref #92256)
Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-080-002 O Gauge Maltby Colliery Company 8 Plank Open Wagon
Delivery Spring 2018


A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished in the brick red livery of the Maltby colliery company.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Mar 22
(Product Ref #92271)
Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-080-003 O Gauge 8 Plank Coke Wagon Modern Transport
Delivery Spring 2018


A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished in the livery of Modern Transport and fitted with coke rails.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Mar 22
(Product Ref #66209)
Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-080-004 O Gauge 8 Plank Open Wagon E Foster & Co.
Delivery Spring 2018


A detailed ready to run O gauge 8 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished in the grey livery of London coal merchants E Foster & company.
£38.00
MRP £44.41you save £6.41
Next Warehouse Delivery:Mar 22
(Product Ref #94840)
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