Dapol Tower Models Limited Edition B Tankers

Both Shell BP and Esso have always been the most popular of the liveries of the Class B ex-Air Ministry tankers. As such we thought people might appreciate the chance to buy sets of 6 of these all with different running numbers.

We are testing the water here and only 100 sets of each will be made. If we have at least 50% advance ordered then the project will run. The deadline to make the descision if the project is viable is the 1st weekend in September (Telford Show)

Advance ordering is highly recommended, firstly to ensure the projects gets the green light and secondly it is a Limited run giving customers the oppurtunity to build up a descent tanker train without having to wait years for alternate numbers to come out of Dapol. We have also priced these to match the standard current price from Dapol.

A simple phone call or email can secure yours, we do not charge anything at this stage but do request means of payment to charge when they are released.

Hopefully these should become available around Christmas 2018

AIR MINISTRY 14 TON TANK WAGONS

The majority of these tank wagons were built between 1939 and 1944 as Class ‘A’ wagons for aviation fuel, being 17’-6” long on a 10’-0” wheelbase fitted with RCH either side braking and split oil axleboxes. The tank was 7’-2” diameter containing 4275 gallons saddle mounted with two small platforms on the top of the tank.

After the war and around 1947, surplus tank wagons were converted to Class ‘B’ fitted with heating coils to help discharge of viscous fuel and bottom discharge.

The Dapol model covers the original class ‘A’ later converted to ‘B’.

The chassis contains a die-cast metal floor to add weight, a fully compensated chassis to improve running performance, brass bearings, die-cast wheels with steel tyres, sprung metal buffers, sprung die-cast hook and metal 3 link couplings.

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

DAPOL AIR MINISTRY 14 TON TYPE "B"

TANK ESSO WAGONS

Ref.
Description
List Price
Our Price
TOWTANK1 Set of 6 "Esso" Black Class B tankers - all different running numbers
£324.48
£275.00

 

DAPOL AIR MINISTRY 14 TON TYPE "B"

TANK SHELL BP WAGONS

Ref.
Description
List Price
Our Price
TOWTANK2 Set of 6 "Shell BP" Black Class B tankers - all different running numbers
£324.48
£275.00
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