The new Rapido Trains UK OO Gauge LMS Diagram 1666 Open Plank Wagons have arrived into stock!
15 versions in stock now priced at £27.95 each!
There are no fewer than 15 versions to choose from in liveries including LMS Grey, LMS Bauxite and BR Grey
Most are already sold out at Rapido and our stock is running low, so order now before it's too late.
The LMS inherited some 305,000 good vehicles from its constituent companies. However, many of these needed replacing and the LMS embarked on a huge wagon building program. It looked to a Midland Railway design as its standard open wagon.
The first batch of 1,000 wagons was built by the LMS in 1923.
A staggering total of 54,450 wagons were built to this design - designated Diagram 1666 by the LMS – up to 1930. There were more Dia. 1666s built than the total number of goods wagons on the Southern Railway!
These wagons survived in large numbers well into the BR era with a number finding their way into private works and industrial use. But for a wagon that was built in such large numbers only a handful have survived into preservation including at the Chasewater Railway and Buckinghamshire Railway Centre.
Here’s the specification of the ‘OO’ gauge model:
Three different types of wheel
NEM coupling pockets
Fine detailed plastic bodies/chassis with metal parts
Lots of fine, separately fitted details