Ready to Run Wagons

BR Turbot

The Turbot bogie ballast wagon was a development from the earlier Bogie Bolster E wagon, which was manufactured in the 1960s and was intended for the transfer of steel. The wagon, however, after a number of years in use was found to be too short for the continuation of its intended role, but it was found that if a low sided three door body was added, then this new wagon would be suitable for transporting ballast. The wagon was nicknamed Turbot and was TOPS classified as YCV bogie ballast wagon. Over 1,000 Turbot wagons were rebuilt by BR Shildon and RFS Engineering at Doncaster between 1982 and 1988 and continued into service until 2002. Turbot wagons have also been modified for use by London Underground.

The Dapol O gauge model of the Turbot features:

General Spec:

Minimum 2nd radius curve
Plastic body and underframe detail
Diecast chassis
Bogies made from separate metal parts
Spring buffers
Pin-point axles
O Gauge Society Standard wheel profile

Body spec:

Fully detailed body with separately moulded side doors and stanchions (to allow ease of kit bashing)
Interior floor, door and stanchion details
Door 'balance' spring and arm detailing
Finely moulded and etched stainless steel detail where applicable
Separate handrails, end steps and lamp brackets.
Highly detailed underframe with correct profiled bracing
Highly detailed bogies made from separate metal parts
All buffer beam accessories fitted

Update on the production of these from Telford show 2019 is that hopefully these should become available in November 2019.

We are taking advance orders for these now for despatch as soon as they become available. In this first batch there will be three number variants in two different liveries, covering both EWS and Engineering Dutch. The images shown are the first test samples are are for illustration purposes only.

We will also be offering our weathering service on these for those people who wish to take advantage of this service at £25.00 per vehicle. We can also re-number them for an additonal £2.50 for people who wish to add further vehicles to the rake without have duplicated numbers in the train.

BR Turbot

Our Price
7F-043-001 Turbot Bogie Ballast Wagon EWS Maroon # DB978363
7F-043-002 Turbot Bogie Ballast Wagon EWS Maroon # DB978396
7F-043-003 Turbot Bogie Ballast Wagon EWS Maroon # DB978309
7F-043-004 Turbot Bogie Ballast Wagon Engineers Dutch Livery # DB978337
7F-043-005 Turbot Bogie Ballast Wagon Engineers Dutch Livery # DB978407
7F-043-006 Turbot Bogie Ballast Wagon Engineers Dutch Livery # DB978702

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