16ton mineral Wagons

Dapol are reproducing the Lionheart superb quality BR 16ton mineral ready-to-run wagons, fully finished and complete with metal wheels, sprung couplings and sprung buffers.

We have now completely sold out of the 2019 production run of 16 ton minerals Dapol have announced a new batch of 16 ton minerals for production late 2020 and we are taking advance orders for these now for despatch as soon as they become available. At the same time we have commissioned Dapol to produce a limited edition of just 100 each exclusive to Tower Models in the striking ICI bulk Soda Ask livery.

We are taking advance orders for these now for despatch when they become available.

The images shown are of the previously produced Lionheart examples to give an idea of the liveries and finish and are not the specific numbers that Dapol will be producing.

OO example of the ICI Bulk Soda Ash livery to illustrate the forthcoming limited editions


History
British Railways standardised on the 16 Ton mineral wagon and constructed nearly 240,000 wagons between 1950 and 1959. The main use was for shipping of coal although sugar beet, scrap metal, spoil and aggregates were also carried.

The majority (approximately 197,000) were constructed to Diagram 1/108. These had welded bodies with top flap doors, and apart from 10,000 all had one-sided Morton brake rigging. Diagram 1/109 had rivetted bodies.

For further historical information please see the three articles by Peter Fidczuk in Modellers' Back Track volume 1, numbers 3 to 5.

The Model

All our models are built to a ratio of 1:43.5, 7mm scale and fitted with finescale wheels for '0' gauge track.

The body is made of ABS plastic incorporating fine detailing and fully finished in 1950's and 1960's liveries.

The chassis contains a die-cast metal floor to add weight, a compensating beam on one side to improve running performance, brass bearings, die-cast wheels with steel tyres, sprung metal buffers, sprung die-cast hook and metal coupling links.

Solebars, axleboxes and brake gear components are moulded in ABS plastic for strength.

DUE OUT AUTUMN / WINTER 2020

 

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7F-030-010
16 ton mineral Wagon, welded body, BR Blue Grey Diagram 1/108 # B74562
£48.60
£41.50
7F-030-011
16 ton mineral Wagon, welded body, BR grey Diagram 1/108 # B119360
£48.60
£41.50
7F-030-012
16 ton mineral Wagon, welded body, BR Bauxite Diagram 1/114 # B68948
£48.60
£41.50
7F-030-013
16 ton mineral Wagon, welded body, BR Later Grey Diagram 1/108 # B165893 (COAL 16)
£48.60
£41.50
7F-030-014
16 ton mineral Wagon, welded body, BR Later Grey Diagram 1/108 # B562801 (COAL 16 VB)
£48.60
£41.50
7F-030-015
16 ton mineral Wagon, welded body, BR Later Grey Diagram 1/099 # B258683 (MCO)
£48.60
£41.50
7F-030-016
16 ton mineral Wagon, welded body, BR Bauxite Diagram 1/108 # B576380 (MCV)
£48.60
£41.50
7F-030-017
16 ton mineral Wagon, welded body, ICI Bulk Soda Ash #690 **TOWER MODELS LIMITED EDITION**
£48.60
£41.50
7F-030-018
16 ton mineral Wagon, welded body, ICI Bulk Soda Ash #726 **TOWER MODELS LIMITED EDITION**
£48.60
£41.50
7F-030-019
16 ton mineral Wagon, welded body, ICI Bulk Soda Ash #737 **TOWER MODELS LIMITED EDITION**
£48.60
£41.50
7F-030-053
16 ton mineral Wagon, rivetted body, BR Grey Diagram 1/109 # B102351
£48.60
£41.50
7F-030-054
16 ton mineral Wagon, rivetted body, BR Later Grey Diagram 1/109 # B153458
£48.60
£41.50



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