5 Plank Wagon 9' Wheelbase WA Thompson 8

  • Dapol
  • O Gauge Scale
  • 7F-052-003
  • £39.95
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Product Description

The first freight wagons for the railway were open wagons. Initially, as the tractive effort of the locomotives was relatively low, these wagons were generally low sided with only one or two planks acting as sides and carrying capacity of just a couple of tons. As the technology progressed, so did demand for rail freight and with the increased power of the steam engines came bigger wagons.

The 5 plank wagon was perhaps the most common general goods wagon with tens of thousands being built by all the rail companies between 1910 and the early 1930s

MODEL

These model 5 Plank Wagons are modelled two designs, one based on a 9 wheelbase with a capacity of 10 tons and one based on a 10’ wheelbase with a 12 ton capacity.

FEATURES

  • Diecast Chassis
  • Sprung couplings
  • Externally braced
  • Sprung metal buffers
  • Brake gear on one side
  • RCH 1887 Specification
  • Expertly applied livery
  • Compensation beam for smooth running
  • Wheels suitable for fine standard track
  • Injection moulded body and detail parts
  • Diecast open spoke wheels with blackened steel tyres
  • Axle boxes and brake shoes embossed with the word “Gloucester”

MEASUREMENTS

  • LENGTH OVER BUFFER 127mm
  • WIDTH 54mm
  • HEIGHT 53mm

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