The 2 plank wagon was a common sight in Cambrian Railways trains, and there were several hundred of these in service. They were used for a variety of purposes, such as timber, barrels and slate, the dropsides would have made loading/unloading the latter much easier (and reducing the chance of breakages). Wagons carrying slates may well have travelled widely off the Cambrian Railways system. Loading points for slates included Minffordd on the Festiniog Railway, & the Talyllyn Railway at Tywyn (Towyn, in Cam Rys** days) Sheets (tarpaulins) were often used over goods that needed protection from rain (It's mid-Wales, remember). There were lashing points on the solebars, and on the ends between the buffers & the stanchions. In the GWR period, the wagons were used for Permanent Way materials, and some had their doors fixed shut by corner plates. Similar wagons were used by contractors whilst building railways.
Includes optional spacers for the buffer bodies, which fit on the headstock behind the back of the buffer body. It is not known how many wagons had these, or when they were fitted (see left-hand picture below). Possibly these were to reduce the slack in the couplings (by the buffer length being increased), to reduce damage when carrying slates.
This kit, has a pair of solebars – one with a "V" hanger for the braked side, and one without for the unbraked side.
Kit comes with Alan Gibson Wheels and Bearings
Kit requires: Couplings, Glue, Paint and Transfers to Complete.
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