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.
5 Plank Coal Wagon Specifications
- Diecast Chassis
- Compensation beam for smooth running
- Injection moulded body and detail parts
- Sprung metal buffers
- Sprung couplings
- Diecast open spoke wheels with blackened steel tyres.
- Wheels suitable for fine standard track
- Expertly applied livery
- 5 plank body