The first RCH standard Private Owner wagons.The first full standard specification for mineral wagons was issued by the RCH in 1887. This laid down the minimum standards for all aspects of wagon design, materials and construction which, following the inspection and acceptance of the wagon by one company, all the member companies agreed to accept for regular use.

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.<br /><span class="yui-non">Finished as Lydney Coal Company wagon number 9 in grey livery.</span><br /><strong><br /></strong>
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.
Finished as Lydney Coal Company wagon number 9 in grey livery.

£38.00
MRP £44.41
Website: 6
Available: Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 2
(Product Ref #96570)
<span class="yui-non">Weathered version of the Lydney Coal Company RCH 1887 7 plank open wagons model.</span>
Weathered version of the Lydney Coal Company RCH 1887 7 plank open wagons model.
£38.00
MRP £44.40
Website: 2
Available: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1
(Product Ref #108242)
A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications finished in the well-known bright yellow livery of Saxa Salt.
A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications finished in the well-known bright yellow livery of Saxa Salt.
£42.46
MRP £49.95
Website: 1
Available: Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #108239)
A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications finished in the well-known bright yellow livery of Saxa Salt.<br />Please note wagons are individually weathered, finish will vary slightly from model to model.
A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications finished in the well-known bright yellow livery of Saxa Salt.
Please note wagons are individually weathered, finish will vary slightly from model to model.
£42.46
MRP £49.95
Website: 1
Available: Plymouth: 1
(Product Ref #108240)
A new detailed model of a 7 plank sided covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications in service with the Steetley Lime &amp; Basic Company, lettered S L B. Due to the specialised design for the load carried these vans ran on into the 1950s before being replaced with more modern wagons.<br />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.<br /><strong>British Manufacturing.</strong> Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
A new detailed model of a 7 plank sided covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications in service with the Steetley Lime & Basic Company, lettered S L B. Due to the specialised design for the load carried these vans ran on into the 1950s before being replaced with more modern wagons.
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 £49.95
Website: 2
Available: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1
(Product Ref #99989)
A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.<br />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.<br /><strong>British Manufacturing.</strong> Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.
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.
£42.46
MRP £49.95
Website: 1
Available: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #36489)
Weathered version of the Chnace &amp; Hunt 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.<br />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.<br /><strong>British Manufacturing.</strong> Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
Weathered version of the Chnace & Hunt 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.
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.
£42.46
MRP £49.95
Website: 1
Available: Cardiff: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #108154)
A new detailed model of a 7 plank sided covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.<br />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.<br /><strong>British Manufacturing.</strong> Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
A new detailed model of a 7 plank sided covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.
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 £49.95
Website: 1
Available: Plymouth: 1
(Product Ref #30002)
Weathered version of the H Le Neve Foster Basic Lime Company 7 plank covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.<br />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.<br /><strong>British Manufacturing.</strong> Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
Weathered version of the H Le Neve Foster Basic Lime Company 7 plank covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.
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 £49.95
Website: 1
Available: Cardiff: 1, Plymouth: 1
(Product Ref #108155)
A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.<br />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.<br /><strong>British Manufacturing.</strong> Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
A new detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.
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 £49.95
Website: 1
Available: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1
(Product Ref #61366)
Expected May 2019<br />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.<br />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.<br /><strong>British Manufacturing - </strong>Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
Expected May 2019
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.
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.
£37.74
MRP £44.41
Website: 9
Available: Bristol: 2, Cardiff: 2, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #78237)
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 finished in the livery of S Brookman, coal merchants at Montpelier station in Bristol.<br />Model with weathered finish.
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 finished in the livery of S Brookman, coal merchants at Montpelier station in Bristol.
Model with weathered finish.
£37.74
MRP £44.41
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(Product Ref #108241)
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.<br /><br />
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.

£38.00
MRP £44.40
Website: 1
Available: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #78238)
Highly detailed model of the first RCH standard design 7 plank open mineral wagon finished as Frederick Biss' wagon number 3. Mr Biss ran his business from the large GWR yard at Stoke Gifford, now the site of Bristol Parkway railway station, and the nearby station of Patchway.<br /><br />
Highly detailed model of the first RCH standard design 7 plank open mineral wagon finished as Frederick Biss' wagon number 3. Mr Biss ran his business from the large GWR yard at Stoke Gifford, now the site of Bristol Parkway railway station, and the nearby station of Patchway.

£38.00
MRP £44.40
Website: 2
Available: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 2, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #40007)
Highly detailed model of the first RCH standard design 7 plank open mineral wagon finished in Lightmoor livery as wagon number 283.<br />Lightmoor was one of the largest collieries in the Forest of Dean and part of the Crawshay group of mineral companies, resulting in Lightmoor wagons also being used by other Crawshay collieries, with some still to be found after nationalisation.<br />The Dapol 1887 RCH wagon is based on wagons built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, ideally suited to Forest of Dean and South Wales operators.
Highly detailed model of the first RCH standard design 7 plank open mineral wagon finished in Lightmoor livery as wagon number 283.
Lightmoor was one of the largest collieries in the Forest of Dean and part of the Crawshay group of mineral companies, resulting in Lightmoor wagons also being used by other Crawshay collieries, with some still to be found after nationalisation.
The Dapol 1887 RCH wagon is based on wagons built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, ideally suited to Forest of Dean and South Wales operators.
£38.00
MRP £44.40
Website: 3
Available: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 2, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #97978)
Production expected early 2019<br />A new detailed model of a 7 plank sided covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.<br />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.<br /><strong>British Manufacturing.</strong> Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
Production expected early 2019
A new detailed model of a 7 plank sided covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.
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 £49.95
Pre-Order (Website:0)
(Product Ref #32989)
Detailed model of a 7 plank sided covered lime wagon with peaked corrugated iron roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications.
Model painted in Steetley company livery with weathered finish.
£42.50
MRP £49.95
Available Soon (Website:0)
(Product Ref #108245)
Detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications painted in Tees Salt livery.
£42.50
MRP £49.95
Website: 1
Available: Bristol: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1
(Product Ref #108246)
Detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications painted in Tees Salt livery. Weathered finish.
£42.50
MRP £49.95
Website: 1
Available: Cardiff: 1
(Product Ref #108247)
Detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications finished as a wagon operated by merchants S Waterhouse.
Detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications finished as a wagon operated by merchants S Waterhouse.
£42.50
MRP £49.95
Next Warehouse Delivery:Jul 18
(Product Ref #108248)
Detailed model of a 9 plank sided covered salt van with peaked wood roof based on RCH 1887 design specifications finished as a wagon operated by merchants S Waterhouse.
Weathered finish model.
£42.50
MRP £49.95
Next Warehouse Delivery:Jul 18
(Product Ref #108249)
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. Finished as George Matthews of Wolverhampton wagon number 5.<br />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.<br /><strong>British Manufacturing. </strong>Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
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. Finished as George Matthews of Wolverhampton wagon number 5.
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 £44.40
Next Warehouse Delivery:Jul 18
(Product Ref #89032)
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. Finished as George Matthews of Wolverhampton wagon number 5 with side doors and fixed ends.
Weathered finish.
£38.00
MRP £44.40
Next Warehouse Delivery:Jul 18
(Product Ref #108251)
Model announced 2017, delivery expected spring 2018<br />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. Finished in thew striking red livery of the Diamond Anthracite Mine Company, collieries at Ystalyfera.<br />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.<br /><strong>British Manufacturing. </strong>Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.
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. Finished in thew striking red livery of the Diamond Anthracite Mine Company, collieries at Ystalyfera.
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 £44.41
Pre-Order (Website:0)
(Product Ref #42825)
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. Finished in the striking red livery of the Diamond Anthracite Mine Company, collieries at Ystalyfera.
Model with weathered finish.
£38.00
MRP £44.40
Available Soon (Website:0)
(Product Ref #108243)
<p>Expected spring 2019<br />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.<br />Finished as Cardiff based Elders Navigation Collieries Ltd wagon number 466.<br /><strong>British Manufacturing. </strong>Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.</p>

Expected spring 2019
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.
Finished as Cardiff based Elders Navigation Collieries Ltd wagon number 466.
British Manufacturing. Dapol plan to be producing these models from their factory unit in Chirk.

£38.00
MRP £44.41
Pre-Order (Website:0)
(Product Ref #45761)

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. Finished as Cardiff based Elders Navigation Collieries Ltd wagon number 466. Weathered.

£38.00
MRP £44.40
Available Soon (Website:0)
(Product Ref #108244)

In 1887 the Railways Clearing House released their first complete specifications for 'private owner' wagons which would be accepted without separate inspections by all British railway companies. Many of these 'RCH 1887' wagons were painted in colourful and memorable liveries as travelling billboards for their owners. The RCH specifications were updated frequently, with a full revision issued in 1907, followed by a comprehensive update after the railways 'grouping' in 1923.
Please note this entry is under revision. I started writing it as I couldn't find information on the RCH wagons in any other place so am assembling it from several published sources.

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(Product Ref #35254)
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