Ready to Run Wagons


Tower Models Limited Edition

Home Counties Coal Wagons

Tower Models have commissioned Dapol to produce a Limited Edition set of Home Counties Coal wagons which should become available around the end of June 2021. Initially eight wagons have been announced for production at the Dapol factory here in the UK.

The Dapol ex Lionheart wagons as standard are done to the earlier 1892 specification but we have arranged with Dapol to change the underframes on most to cover the 1923 RCH specifications with brakes on both sides rather than brakes on a single side. With the change in regulations many of the wagon were converted to the later specification required when they ended up going in for maintenance. If you wanted to model them as earlier examples you could always remove the brake from the second side which would be much easier than trying to add the brakes if they were not present. There are a fewexceptions to this which are noted for a few companies

We have tried to go for coal trucks which had a relatively long operational life and also tried to pick wagons with attractive liveries where we can and there are some more unusual uses for the wagons in this set. One odd one in this set is the Main Colliery is South Wales but they had contracts with the City of London for various pumping stations and other facilities that required high quality steam coal so were often seen in and around London.

At this point I have not put on the original images for the wagons are these are copyrighted but if you check the HMRS website it doies show the basic layout of these. As and when we have our artwork done in the coming month I will update these pages as we get the colour layouts.

We are taking advance orders for these now for despatch as and when they become available, London is always popular and advance ordering is highly recommended.

As always if required we will also be offering our custom weathering service at £25.00 per vehicle with the customer choice of the degree of weathering

The specifications for the 5 plank wagon are:

  • Diecast Chassis
  • Compensation beam for smooth running
  • Injection moulded body and detail parts
  • Sprung metal buffers
  • Sprung couplings
  • Externally braced
  • Diecast open spoke wheels with blackened steel tyres.
  • Wheels suitable for fine standard track
  • Expertly applied livery
  • 5 plank body

The specifications for the 7 plank wagon are:

  • Diecast Chassis
  • Compensation beam for smooth running
  • Injection moulded body and detail parts
  • Sprung metal buffers
  • Sprung couplings
  • Externally braced
  • Diecast open spoke wheels with blackened steel tyres.
  • Wheels suitable for fine standard track
  • Expertly applied livery
  • 7 plank body - side door only and side and end door versions
  • 7 plank body with end door has separately applied operating bar

HOME COUNTIES

Ref.
Description
Location
R.R.P.
Our Price
Home Counties 1
5 plank side door only "Drake & Mount" #158 (Mid Grey with vermillion diagonal banner)
Bracknell
£47.05
£40.00
Home Counties 2
5 plank side door only "Fulton" #800 (Black)
London
£47.05
£40.00
Home Counties 3
7 plank side door only "Gregory" #102 (Dark Grey)
Kentish Town
£47.05
£40.00
Home Counties 4
5 plank side door only "John North & Sons" #18 (bright Red)
Abingdon on Thames
£47.05
£40.00
Home Counties 5
7 plank side door only "London and South Western Railway Employes Society" #3 (Black)
Nine Elms
£47.05
£40.00
Home Counties 6
7 plank side and end door "Main" #568 (Black)
Neath Abbey
£47.05
£40.00
Home Counties 7
7 plank side door only "Pemberton & Co" #25 (Chocolate)
Abingdon on Thames
£47.05
£40.00
Home Counties 8
5 plank side door only "Snow & Sons" #65 (Red with Black diagonal box)
Wallingford
£47.05
£40.00

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