Bulk Grain Hopper LMS 701358 Weathered By Dapol | Code: 4F-036-020 | OO Gauge

  • Bulk Grain Hopper LMS 701358 Weathered
  • Bulk Grain Hopper LMS 701358 Weathered
  • Bulk Grain Hopper LMS 701358 Weathered
  • Bulk Grain Hopper LMS 701358 Weathered
RRP: £21.05 -15% £17.95 Availability: On order
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Product information

Product code 4F-036-020
Manufacturer Dapol
Product category Truck/Wagon ,
Product scale OO Gauge

Product description

Up to the 1920s most British grain was transported in sacks and it was not until Britain started to import grain that the requirement for bulk grain movements was realised. The early bulk grain wagons were made of wood and were of an open design, with provision for a tarpaulin cover. Design improvements were soon made and at nationalisation BR had inherited a range of hoppers including some closed steel of an LMS design.

As demand for bulk grain movements increased, BR standardised its fleet based on this LMS steel hopper. The design was not without critics, who maintained the design caused undue condensation and spoilage caused by the cold steel. This style of hopper continued into service into the 1970s as, for a short time, Britain became a grain exporter. However, soon after bulk grain exports diminished and road overtook rail as the preferred mode of transport. Currently, very little grain is now bulk transported and we have now reverted to the pre-1920s way, i.e. by sack.

MODEL

These model bulk grain hoppers are highly detailed and will be a great addition to your rolling stock.

FEATURES

  • Profiled wheels
  • Superbly printed livery and details
  • NEM pockets with self-centring couplings
  • Highly detailed body and chassis moulding

MEASUREMENTS

  • LENGTH OVER BUFFERS 88mm
  • WIDTH 33mm
  • HEIGHT 48mm

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