Dapol 7F-041-005 Denaby 9151 Charles Roberts Slope Sided 14 Ton Mineral Wagon Black 1935-1950s O Gauge
The slope sided steel bodied 14 ton capacity mineral wagon was designed and patented by Charles Roberts in 1935, these more robust wagons being trialed or purchased by several private wagon operators for coal and iron ore service. In 1943 the Ministry of War Transport (MWT) ordered 9,000 wagons to replace aging requisitioned wooden private owner wagons, with 7,000 completed by nationalization. British railways allocated these wagons diagram 1/100, and uprated them to 16 tons. Four further batches were ordered in 1946 with many lasting into the 1960’s
Model finished as Denaby colliery wagon 9151 in black livery. 1935 to early 1950s. The wagon would likely have been 'pooled' at the outbreak of WW2 but faded private owner liveries could still be seen in the 1950s.