We keep a selection of the Slaters kit range in stock at our warehouse covering the most regularly requested kits and concentrating on wagons not available from the ready-to-run manufacturers
Any kits can be ordered quickly from Slaters who remain very prompt with fulfilling orders, usually delivering products to us within 3 working days.
To order specific pre-printed private owner wagon kits please indicate which owners are required on the checkout delivery address screen.

Slaters GWR Diagram O4 5 Plank Open Merchandise Wagon with Sheet Rail

This plastic model kit was produced by Cooper Craft, this range of kits has been taken into the Slater's range and are now supplied with wheels, bearings and turned steel buffers.

This kit builds a model of a GWR 1903 diagram O4 5 plank open general merchandise wagon with parts for the sheet support rail.

From the beginning of the 20th century the GWR built a range of standard wagon types equipped as standard with 9-feet wheelbase 16-feet over headstocks steel underframes and oil lubricated axleboxes. Diagram O4 open wagons were built from 1903 and most were fitted with folding sheet support rails to prevent tarpaulins from sagging over the load and improving weather resistance.
Few of the other major railway companies invested in thee fittings, so many GWR opens lost their sheet rails after the start of RCH wagon pooling arrangements, as the wagons failed to return to 'home' metals! The use of steel underframes ensured these wagons had long service lives with examples still to be found in service after nationalisation.

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Slaters Plasticard O MR 10-Ton 4 Wheel Brake Van Kit 7032
A model kit to build one of the Midland Railways' well known single verandah brake vans.
The kit builds a model of the early wood construction, wood underframe 10-ton type with a style familiar right to the end of steam. A considerable number of these vans were still in service at the grouping and a small number survived into British Railways ownership, though often with the engineering departments.
After 20-ton brake vans were built the Midland sold some of these 10-ton vans to other railways, particularly light railways and larger industrial operators. Examples passed into the ownership of the Southern (Isle of Wight Central) and Great Western (Brecon & Merthyr) at grouping.
These sales make the Midland brake van very useful to modellers building a 'freelance' layout to suit the space available. The small size is a bonus for small layouts, shunting the van onto the rear of a train can cause hours of extra puzzling.
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
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£30.00
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Slaters Plasticard O BR / LNER 20t Brake Van Kit 7033
Plastic kit to build a model of the BR standard design guards goods brake van. The kit can also be detailed as the earlier LNER design van, from which the standard design was created.
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
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£44.00
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Slaters Plastikard O Gauge 7035 Gloucester RCW RCH 1887 type 6 plank open wagon with fixed ends. Unpainted kit

A detailed model kit building a RCH 1887 standard design open wagon with 6 plank height sides and fixed ends. This kit replicates the details of a wagon built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon company.
This 6 plank design was built to the RCH 1883 standard and continued until newer standards were produced in 1907, when 7 planks became standard. The top plank(s) of the 6 and 7 plank wagons were usually continuous, providing added strength to the body, though sometimes a top flap door was fitted. Small coal merchants normally ordered wagons with side doors only, but collieries, coal factors (dealers), exporters and large coal consumers (eg. heavy industry and gas companies) usually ordered wagons with end doors to allow for rapid discharge by tipping.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Glue and paints required for construction.
£27.00
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Slaters Plasticard O LMS Brake Van 7053
A highly detailed model kit to build the later LMS standard design long-wheelbase goods brake van. This kit includes metal wheels, sprung buffers and a cast stove to allow interior detailing.
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
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£44.00
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Slaters Plasticard O BR Shock Absorbing Open Wagon Kit 7060
A highly detailed plastic model kit of the BR design shock aborbing open wagon.
Sock absorbing wagons were introduced in the 1930s to provide extra shock protection during shunting for more fragile goods. Springs were mounted alongside the solebars and a slightly shorter body was fitted, secured to allow logitudinal movement attached to and controlled by the springs, instead of the body being rigidly fixed to the underframe. Typical loads for shock opens would include bricks and earthenware products like sewer pipes.
£31.00
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Slaters Plastikard O BR 10ft Wheelbase Chassis Kit from BR Shockvan kit with wheels, buffers & couplings 7060A
Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers.
£23.00
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Slaters Plasticard O BR Shock Absorbing Covered Box Van Kit 7061
Model kit building a detailed replica of the British Railways shock absorbing covered box van, complete with underframe details for the visible areas behind the headstocks.
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
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£34.50
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Slaters Plasticard O BR 12-Ton Vanwide Covered Box Van Kit 7062
Model kit to build a detailed replica of the BR Vanwide box van in original vacuum brake configuration.
These vans were the final derivative of the 10' wheelbase 12 Ton Standard B.R. Van with the addition of double sliding doors giving a 9' door opening which was wide enough for palletised loads to be loaded. All batches were fitted with clasp brakes, oleo-pneumatic/hydraulic buffers and instanter couplings.
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Slaters Plasticard O BR Ventilated Meat Van Kit 7065
This kit builds a detailed model of the BR meat van variant of the standard box van design.
The distinctive covered meat van is a useful variation on the standard BR box van. Initially painted in full passenger livery in later years the vans were used in normal goods service alongside the standard ventilated vans. The extra vents were usually blanked off internally, so many vans retained their original appearance and often passenger livery, albiet hidden beneath a layer of grime.
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Slaters Plasticard O BR Lowfit 7069
BR built a considerable number of these low-sided flat wagons, the type proving very useful for a number of loads, particularly loads on their own wheels. The low sides provides some retaining capability, but the Lowfit lacked lashing rings, so were not supposed to be loaded with containers. In service containers were often secured by ropes around the buffer stocks. Later many lowfits were converted to twin bolster sets with semi-permanent bar coulpings between two wagons.
This kit builds a detailed model of the standard design Lowfit, BR diagram 1/002.
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
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£31.00
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Slaters Plasticard O BR Palvan Covered Box Van Kit 7070
Kit to build a detailed model of the first design of BR box van intended for loading with palletised goods. Although these vans are well remembered due to their distinctive off-set doors the design was less than successful in service.
Many can still be found on heritage railways, having survived on a few dedicated services and in the engineers wagon fleet.
£34.50
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Slaters Plasticard O BR 13t High Sided Open 7071
Kit to build a model of the BR steel bodied merchandise open wagon.
Originally an LNER design these wagons were adopted as the standard BR merchandise open wagon. The steel body was much more durable than wood planks and lashing rings could be securely attached inside the body, easing the work of securing loads.
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Slaters Plasticard O Pre-Painted Private Owner Open Wagon Kit 7035 7036 7040 7041 7059

Slaters pre-painted private owner 8 plank open wagons kits. Please click MORE for a list of available company liveries.

Please list which versions you wish to order using the information box on the checkout screen.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Slaters RCH 1923 wagon kits are supplied with etched brass W irons and compensating units.
Glue and paints required for construction.
£37.50
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Slaters 7012 GWR Diagram O2 7 Plank Open Merchandise Wagon

This plastic model kit was produced by Cooper Craft, this range of kits has been taken into the Slater's range and are now supplied with wheels, bearings and turned steel buffers.

This kit builds a model of a GWR 1903 diagram O2 high sided 7 plank open general merchandise wagon.

From the beginning of the 20th century the GWR built a range of standard wagon types equipped as standard with 9-feet wheelbase 16-feet over headstocks steel underframes and oil lubricated axleboxes. Diagram O2 high sided open wagons provided a greater enclosed volume than the 5 plank wagons, making them preferable for larger volume loads like timber or hay which. Fitted with drop and top flap side doors the entire height of the wagon side could be opened for loading, allowing many products to be carried. Around 1,500 were built between 1905 & 1907, with many still in service at nationalisation.

£29.00
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Slaters GWR Diagram O5 4 Plank Open Merchandise Wagon with Sheet Rail

This plastic model kit was produced by Cooper Craft, this range of kits has been taken into the Slater's range and are now supplied with wheels, bearings and turned steel buffers.

This kit builds a model of a GWR 1900 type 4 plank open wagons designated diagram O5. 200 of thee wagons were built, the last in the line of GWR 4 plank opens, the next design introducing the new standard 5 plank design body.

Built on steel underframes and fitted with or upgraded with oil axleboxes diagram O5 wagons were the longest-lived of the GWR's 4 plank open merchandise wagon fleet, which was steadily replaced by new 5 and 7 plank wagons built between 1905 and 1915. While some lasted until nationalisation, these newest being among the last 4 plank wagons to be replaced, numbers had declined through the 1930s.

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Slaters 7014 GWR Diagram N13 Iron Bodied Loco Coal Wagon

This plastic model kit was produced by Cooper Craft, this range of kits has been taken into the Slater's range and are now supplied with wheels, bearings and turned steel buffers.

This kit builds a model of a GWR diagram N13 iron bodied 10-ton locomotive coal wagon..

The GWR under G J Churchward embarked on a programme of modernisation and standardisation which included the construction of better and more robust wagon stock suitable for many years of heavy service. Iron and steel were introduced for wagon underframes and bodies, finding favour with the engineering and locomotive departments where wagons were subject to some of the roughest of abuse. The engineers spoil wagons in particular lasted well into the British Railways era, with many wagons entering preservation in the 1980s direct from BR (nominal) service. Locomotive coal was of course in lesser demand after the early 1960s.

The N13 design of locomotive coal wagons are ideal for coal delivery to small branch line locomotive depots where coal might be shovelled direct from the wagon to the locomotives' bunker, making this one of the most useful of kits for GWR modellers.
Subsequent 10-ton iron and steel bodied loco coal wagons to diagrams N19 and N20 were generally similar to the N13 and this kit can be modified to replicate these diagrams with reasonable accuracy.

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Slaters 7015 GWR Rebuilt 3 plank open merchandise wagon

This plastic model kit was produced by Cooper Craft, this range of kits has been taken into the Slater's range and are now supplied with wheels, bearings and turned steel buffers.

This kit builds a model of one of the GWRs 3 plank open wagon rebuilds.

Rebuilding was a rapid and cost effective route to the upgrading of older wagons built in the late 1880s and 1890s with iron underframes after the original bodies were becoming too damaged to be simply repaired. New style bodies were built onto the still-servicable underframes extending their working lives into the 1930s at a minimum cost.

£29.00
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Slaters 7016 GWR Match Truck Kit

This Cooper Craft model kit has been taken into the Slater's range and are now supplied with wheels, bearings and turned steel buffers.

This kit builds a model of a GWR 16-foot length match truck which formed part of the special wagons pool for use as runner wagons under hand crane jibs and over-length loads and spacer wagons for unusually heavy loads.

£29.00
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Slaters 7024 Midland Railway 10-ton covered box van plastic kit
Model kit of the Midland Railway outside framed covered box van.
One of the classic Slaters MR kits of an early design covered box van, a type which lasted through the LMS period with examples passing to British Railways in 1948.
Kit features etched brass W irons and compensation units giving a 3-point suspension chassis.
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
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£31.50
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Slaters 7024F Midland Railway 10-ton ventilated fruit van plastic kit

Model kit of the fruit van version of the Midland Railway 10-ton outside framed box van.

One of the classic Slaters MR kits of the fruit van version of the outside braced covered box van, featuring side and end ventilation louvres.

Kit features etched brass W irons and compensation units giving a 3-point suspension chassis.

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Slaters 7025 Midland Railway 8-ton ventilated fruit van plastic kit

Model kit of the 8-ton Midland Railway fruit van version based on the smaller covered box van.

One of the classic Slaters MR kits of the fruit van version of the outside braced covered box van, featuring side and end ventilation louvres.

£28.00
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Slaters 7027 Midland Railway 8-ton high-sided coke wagon plastic kit

Model kit of the 8-ton Midland Railway coke wagon.

One of the classic Slaters MR kits, open wagons formed the backbone of the railway wagon fleet, with goods being covered with a tarpaulin when weather protection was needed.

£27.00
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Slaters 7027 Midland Railway 8-ton 5 plank open wagon plastic kit

Model kit of the 8-ton Midland Railway 5 plank open merchandise wagon.

One of the classic Slaters MR kits, open wagons formed the backbone of the railway wagon fleet, with goods being covered with a tarpaulin when weather protection was needed.

£27.00
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Slaters 7027 Midland Railway 8-ton 5 plank open with side and end doors wagon plastic kit

Model kit of the 8-ton Midland Railway 5 plank open wagon with end door.
End door wagons were used for mineral traffic which could easily be tipped out by upending the wagon, but railway-owned 5 plank wagons would also have been used in general merchandise service. Side doors were provided to allow for manual unloading on minerals to the side of the wagon and the handling of other loads in crates or barrels.

One of the classic Slaters MR kits, open wagons formed the backbone of the railway wagon fleet, with goods being covered with a tarpaulin when weather protection was needed.

£27.00
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Slaters 7029 Midland Railway 8-ton 3 plank dropside open wagon plastic kit

Model kit of the 8-ton Midland Railway 3 plank dropside wagons, later built in updated (and vacuum brake fitted) forms by the LMS and British Railways as 'medfits'.

The Midland Railway sold off a large number of these low-sided 3 plank wagons in the early 1900s, resulting in many being used by smaller companies and minor railways. Most of the 'big four' inherited some of these wagons and some managed to keep running into the 1940s.

£27.00
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Slaters Plastikard 7030 Midland Railway 8-ton covered box van plastic kit

Model kit of the 8-ton Midland Railways' idiosyncratic 'short' 8 ton box vans. These quite distinctive vehicles with off-set sliding doors survived for many years in LMS revenue and later engineering service.

One of the classic Slaters MR kits of the fruit van version of the outside braced covered box van, featuring side and end ventilation louvres.

£28.00
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Slaters Plastikard 7031 Midland Railway large cattle wagon plastic kit

The vehicle represented by our kit was built between 1905 and 1910 and is the later version of the Midland Railway cattle wagon, superseding an earlier but similar type which had an extra plank on the side and only one guardrail. Some vehicles had guardrails taken through the actual frame of the sides, while others had their rails simply bolted on to the outside of the frame. Some wagons of this type lasted into B.R. days, and the L.M.S. at one time converted some for use for ale traffic.

A total of 420 of these wagons were built by the MR and the design formed the basis for the standard L.M.S. cattle wagon.
Photographic evidence shows that when built, brake gear was fitted to one side only with a single V-hanger. Later was the addition of a second V-hanger and brakes on both sides. Some were fitted with screw link couplings and vacuum brakes.

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Slaters Plasticard O MR 20 Ton 6 Wheel Brake Van Kit 7034

Following the steady growth of goods trains towards the end of the 19th century the heavier trans required a similar improvement ion the brake force available to the crew. Showing a definite Midland Railway family resemblance to the 4 wheel 10 ton brake vans this kit builds a a model of the heavier 6-wheeled 20 ton vans used on the heaviest coal trains.

Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
£48.00
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Slaters Plastikard O Gauge 7036 Gloucester RCW RCH 1887 type 6 plank open wagon with end door. Unpainted kit

A detailed model kit building a RCH 1887 standard design open wagon with 6 plank height sides and end door. This kit replicates the details of a wagon built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon company.
This 6 plank design was built to the RCH 1883 standard and continued until newer standards were produced in 1907, when 7 planks became standard. The top plank(s) of the 6 and 7 plank wagons were usually continuous, providing added strength to the body, though sometimes a top flap door was fitted. Wagons equipped with an end door were favoured by collieries, coal factors (dealers), exporters and large coal consumers (eg. heavy industry and gas companies) as these wagons could be emptied quickly by tipping the coal through the end. Side and bottom doors were also normally fitted so the wagons could easily be used for manual or hopper unloading.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Glue and paints required for construction.
£27.00
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Slaters Plastikard 7039 O Gauge Charles Roberst rectangular tank wagon kit

Rectangular tar tanks appeared in the late 1880's and were an important part of the railway scene carrying tar, pitch, heavy oils, etc., until gradually superseded by road transport from the 1930's onwards. Some users did however continue with rail transport of these materials and Charles Roberts and Co. built tar tank wagons as late as 1946.
These vehicles were of 8, 10, 12 or 14 tons capacity and had either steel or wooden under frames. Until detailed records were uncovered it was commonly held that they were Generally painted black. But in actual fact grey and red wagons appeared in about equal numbers with black a poor third!

The kit represents the 8, or 12 ton version with a 15'0" tank, built between 1895 and 1906, after this date the tanks were more commonly 15'9" long. These wagons ran almost everywhere in the country carrying oil, pitch and by-products from gas works and a small number were still in service at nationalisation, though many could be found at depots as internal use wagons through the 1950s.

Supplied with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Unpainted and unlettered.
Glue paint and lettering required to complete.
£28.00
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Slaters Plastikard O Gauge 7040 Charles Roberts RCH 1907 specification 7 plank open wagon with fixed ends. Unpainted kit

A detailed model kit building a RCH 1907 standard design open wagon with 7 plank height sides and fixed ends. This kit replicates the details of a wagon built by the Charles Roberts company.

This 7 plank design was introduced in 1907 during a period when the grand 'billboard' lettering of private owner wagons was popular and this design continued to be built into mid 1920s when wagons to the new 1923 specifications became the builders standard products.
The top plank(s) of the 6 and 7 plank wagons were usually continuous, providing added strength to the body, though sometimes a top flap door was fitted. Small coal merchants normally ordered wagons with side doors only, but collieries, coal factors (dealers), exporters and large coal consumers (eg. heavy industry and gas companies) usually ordered wagons with end doors to allow for rapid discharge by tipping.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Glue and paints required for construction.
£30.00
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Slaters Plastikard O Gauge 7041 Charles Roberts RCH 1907 specification 7 plank open wagon with end door. Unpainted kit

A detailed model kit building a RCH 1907 standard design open wagon with 7 plank height sides, side and end doors. This kit replicates the details of a wagon built by the Charles Roberts company.

This 7 plank design was introduced in 1907 during a period when the grand 'billboard' lettering of private owner wagons was popular and this design continued to be built into mid 1920s when wagons to the new 1923 specifications became the builders standard products.

The top plank(s) of the 6 and 7 plank wagons were usually continuous, providing added strength to the body, though sometimes a top flap door was fitted. Wagons equipped with an end door were favoured by collieries, coal factors (dealers), exporters and large coal consumers (eg. heavy industry and gas companies) as these wagons could be emptied quickly by tipping the coal through the end. Side and bottom doors were also normally fitted so the wagons could easily be used for manual or hopper unloading.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Glue and paints required for construction.
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Slaters Plastikard O Gauge 7044 Gloucester RCW 5 plank open wagon with fixed ends. Unpainted kit

This model kit for a 5 plank open wagon built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon company has features suggesting a RCH 1883 specification wagon. The small capacity 5 plank wagons, usually rated for 8 to 10 tons, were common in the Victorian era, but the low sides restricted the load capacity. By the early yaers of the 20th century the need for the larger volume capacity 7 plank wagon to contain loads of 10 tons of coal had become obvious. Quarrying companies loading stone where a 5 plank wagon comfortably contained 12 tons of product continued to use these lower sided wagons until nationalisation

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Glue and paints required for construction.
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Slaters Plastikard O Gauge 7045 RCH 1923 specification 8 plank open wagon with side and end doors. Unpainted kit

A detailed model kit building a RCH 1923 standard design open wagon with 8 plank height sides, side and end doors. The 1923 specification standardised many more sizes and components, as a result  the differences between builders were greatly reduced and this kit can be finished as a wagon built by many of the wagon builders. The 1923 specification also introduced the use of oil lubricated axleboxes as standard, so many of these wagons were reconditioned after WW2 and continued in British Railways service through the 1950s.
8 plank wagons were favoured by many collieries producing lower density coal as the extra height allowed a full 12 ton load to be carried. Most of these wagons therefore had end doors to permit tipping of the load directly into bunkers of ships holds.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Slaters RCH 1923 wagon kits are supplied with etched brass W irons and compensating units.
Glue and paints required for construction.
£30.00
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Slaters Plastikard O Gauge 7046 RCH 1923 specification 8 plank open wagon with fixed ends and side doors. Unpainted kit

A detailed model kit building a RCH 1923 standard design open wagon with 8 plank height sides, side and end doors. The 1923 specification standardised many more sizes and components, as a result  the differences between builders were greatly reduced and this kit can be finished as a wagon built by many of the wagon builders. The 1923 specification also introduced the use of oil lubricated axleboxes as standard, so many of these wagons were reconditioned after WW2 and continued in British Railways service through the 1950s.
8 plank wagons were able to carry 12 tons of even lower density coals. While collieries normally ordered wagons with end doors private coal merchants usually ordered wagons with fixed ends and side doors only.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Slaters RCH 1923 wagon kits are supplied with etched brass W irons and compensating units.
Glue and paints required for construction.
£30.00
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Slaters Plastikard O Gauge 7047 RCH 1923 specification 7 plank open wagon with side and end doors. Unpainted kit

By the time a new Railways Clearing House specification for wagon builders was issued in 1923 the 7 plank wagon had become the standard size wagon for coal traffic. The 1923 specifications standardised many more sizes and components, as a result  the differences between builders were greatly reduced and this kit can be finished as a wagon built by many of the wagon builders. The new specification also introduced the use of oil lubricated axleboxes as standard, so many of these wagons were reconditioned after WW2 and continued in British Railways service through the 1950s.

End door wagons were used by colliery companies, coal factors (wholesalers), large consumers (eg gas companies) and shipping lines, the wagons being emptied by tipping directly into bunkers or ships holds. Local coal merchants normally bought wagons with fixed ends as unloading was done by manual shovelling the coal through the side doors.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Slaters RCH 1923 wagon kits are supplied with etched brass W irons and compensating units.
Glue and paints required for construction.
£30.00
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Slaters Plastikard O Gauge 7048 RCH 1923 specification 7 plank open wagon with fixed ends and side doors. Unpainted kit

By the time a new Railways Clearing House specification for wagon builders was issued in 1923 the 7 plank wagon had become the standard size wagon for coal traffic. The 1923 specifications standardised many more sizes and components, as a result  the differences between builders were greatly reduced and this kit can be finished as a wagon built by many of the wagon builders. The new specification also introduced the use of oil lubricated axleboxes as standard, so many of these wagons were reconditioned after WW2 and continued in British Railways service through the 1950s.

End door wagons were used by colliery companies, coal factors (wholesalers), large consumers (eg gas companies) and shipping lines, the wagons being emptied by tipping directly into bunkers or ships holds. Local coal merchants normally bought wagons with fixed ends as unloading was done by manual shovelling the coal through the side doors.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Slaters RCH 1923 wagon kits are supplied with etched brass W irons and compensating units.
Glue and paints required for construction.
£30.00
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Slaters Plastikard O Gauge 7052 LMS 13 ton 7 plank open wagon locomotive coal wagon kit. LMS diagram 2038.

Based on the RCH 1923 specification 7 plank open wagons the LMS constructed a fleet of these wagons for locomotive coal service. These wagons replaced older pre-grouping wagons which were often small capacity wagons displaced from revenue stock.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Slaters RCH 1923 type wagon kits are supplied with etched brass W irons and compensating units.
Glue and paints required for construction.
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Slaters Plasticard O GWR 18'6" Cattle Truck Diagram W1/W5 7054
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
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Slaters Plastikard O Gauge 7044 Gloucester RCW 5 plank china clay wagon with end door. Unpainted kit

Five plank wagons with end doors were unusual, however some owners made use of the end dump capability. China clay was one load which was regularly sent by sea to European ports and 5 plank end door wagons were used for this traffic until the 1990s, provided rapid unloading from the rail wagons into the ships' hold.

Supplied complete with wheels, 3 link couplings and sprung buffers. Glue and paints required for construction.
£27.50
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Slaters Plastikard O Gauge 7058 Gloucester RCW RCH 1887 specification 7 plank open wagon with fixed ends and side doors. Unpainted kit

A detailed model kit building a RCH 1887 standard design open wagon with 7 plank height sides and end door. This kit replicates the details of a wagon built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon company.

The 7 plank body provided a greater internal volume than the 6 plank type, allowing up to 12 tons of coal to be carried. Initially the larger wagons were ordered mostly by collieries, coal factors (dealers) and exporters, but by 1923 the 7 plank wagon was the most commonly used type in the coal trade. Most coal merchants did not need end doors so ordered with both ends fixed wagons and side doors only. These were the wagons which were frequently painted in bright advertising liveries.

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Slaters Plastikard O Gauge 7059 Gloucester RCW RCH 1887 specification 7 plank open wagon with side and end doors. Unpainted kit

A detailed model kit building a RCH 1887 standard design open wagon with 7 plank height sides and end door. This kit replicates the details of a wagon built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon company.

The 7 plank body provided a greater internal volume than the 6 plank type, allowing up to 12 tons of coal to be carried. Initially the larger wagons were ordered mostly by collieries, coal factors (dealers) and exporters, but by 1923 the 7 plank wagon was the most commonly used type in the coal trade. Collieries and exporters usually ordered wagons equipped with end as well as side doors so the wagons could be emptied quickly by tipping the coal through the end. Side and bottom doors were also normally fitted so the wagons could easily be used for manual or hopper unloading.

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Slaters Plasticard O BR 12t Standard Ventilated Van Kit 7063
A kit to build a detailed model of the standard BR box van. These vans have had very long lives, built in the 1950s and remaining in service into the 1980s. Even today a significant number still serve as tool and stores vans on heritage railways, with examples to be found in most heritage freight trains.
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
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£34.50
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Slaters Plasticard O BR 12t Standard or Fruit Van Plywood Sides 7064
This kit builds into a model of the BR standard box van with plywood sides in place of the traditional planking. The kit includes the parts needed to model the extra ventilators provided on fruit vans, allowing either the standard van or fruit van to be constructed.
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This kit builds a detailed model of the insulated version of the BR standard box van design, lacking the end ventilators.

These insulated vans were not quite obvious from their construction, but were often painted in a bright blue or white livery to make them quickly identifiable to railway staff.
Weathering, dirt and grime and the rusting of the end panels, provided an interesting range of colours!

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Slaters Plasticard O BR 13t Conflat Wagon 7067
Kit to build a detailed model of the British Rail 4-wheel container flat wagon.
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
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£31.00
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Kit to build a model of the larger size BD type container.
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Slaters Plasticard O Pre-Painted Private Owner Open Wagon Kit 7035 7036 7040 7041 7059

Slaters produce a number of pre-painted private owner wagons kits using their 6 and 7 plank open coal wagon kits. Please click MORE for a list of available company liveries.

Please list which versions you wish to order using the information box on the checkout screen.
Pricing shown covers the 6 and 7 plank models.
The 8 plank kits have a higher price as these include brass W irons and are listed separately.
£33.50
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