N Gauge Parrot Wagons 04/03/2021
Newly Tooled Graham Farish N Gauge Parrot Wagons
Proving to be very popular so far!
The WD 40T ‘Parrot’ Bogie Wagon is the latest new-tooling project to be completed by Graham Farish, with three versions of this iconic wagon now available in N scale from Bachmann stockists. The Parrot Wagons were built to transport tanks and heavy machinery – a requirement that arose with the introduction of the first tanks by the British in 1916. Delivered in 1918, the end of World War One saw the wagons become army surplus but they were soon snapped up by the railway companies. Used for transporting large and heavy loads, many examples were also fitted with bolsters, before a return to their original purpose came about with the onset of the Second World War. The wagons became surplus once again when the hostilities ended and many entered British Railway ownership following Nationalisation. Working alongside other Bogie Bolster Wagons, withdrawal eventually came in the late-1950s. After some 40 years in service, that was not the end for the Parrots as several found further work in departmental and industrial use. The Graham Farish N scale models feature a diecast chassis, metal wheels and NEM coupling pockets. Each model includes an accessory pack featuring end jacks, vacuum pipes and safety chains, plus bolsters and pins where applicable (only supplied with item No. 373-352).