Dapol 7F-033-001 BR B435007 22 Ton Iron Ore Hopper Wagon BR Bauxite 1950s-60s O Gauge
The British Railways 22-24 ton capacity iron ore hoppers were developed from LNER designs and wagons built for private owners in the 1930s. Charles Roberts built 1,000 22 ton wagons in 1949, likely ordered by the Ministry of Transport before nationalisation and allocated BR diagram 1/161. A year later 1,500 were built by Charles Roberts, uprated to 24 tons capacity and allocated diagram 1/162 along with 500 of the 1949 wagons also uprated. They were initially used for iron ore traffic and latterly Limestone, chalk and sand, lasting in service until circa 1980.
Model finished in British Railways bauxite livery, 1950s.