RCH 1923 Open Wagons RTR

Private Owner and Railway Company Liveries.
Following the railways 'grouping' forming the many British railway companies into four large regional companies the Railways Clearing House issued a through overhaul of the wagon specifications. The 1923 mineral wagon was longer than the earlier designs at 16ft6in. and oil lubricated axleboxes were required. Several thousands of wagons to this design were built by the LMS and LNER as their standard mineral wagon types along with many more for private owners and, with many wagons 1923 specifications wagons still less than 25 years old at nationalisation, these ran into the late 1950s with British Railways.

Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-071-004 O Gauge Dean Forest Coal Company 7 Plank Open Wagon

A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished in the livery of the Dean Forest Coal Company as wagon number 544 as used in the Forest of Dean
£43.00
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Detailed ready to run O gauge model of a RCH 1923 type 5 plank open coal wagon operated Gloucester coal merchant by Alexander Crane.
Several members of the Crane family ran a number of businesses in the Gloucester and Bristol areas. Alexander Crane operated a coal business from Gloucester with a small fleet of wagons painted chocolate brown, fleet number 103.
£39.95
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5 plank open wagons were the most common general goods wagon and were standardised by the RCH in 1923. They had a capacity of 10 tons; many were privately owned and carried on in use post nationalisation.
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Model of a standard RCH 1923 type 7 plank open coal wagon in service with the LMS.
The wagon has the diagonal stripe applied by the LMS to designate wagons equipped with end doors, the upper end of the stripe pointing to the end with the door.
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The railway companies owned a substantial fleet of open wagons, these being used for almost all types of traffic, the wagons being sheeted when weather protection was required. This type of end door wagon was usually used in coal and mineral service. These wagons were kept away from agricultural products, but would be used for timber or manufactured goods which would not be spoiled by dirt and dust.

While the Southern Railway operated a large number of open wagons for merchandise service the company did not require a substantial number of mineral wagons. In place of a specific design the Southern ordered a small fleet of standard RCH 1923 type 7-plank open wagons to maintain a stock of wagons for conveying coal from the Kent collieries.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.
£43.00
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The Southern Railway is not generally associated with coal, but as the company served the Kent coal field the Southern ordered batches of standard RCH 1923 pattern 7 plank open wagons from the private wagon builders. This no doubt contributed to the Southern's own general merchandise wagons being kept clean!
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This model of a 7-plank end door type open wagon is painted in the GWR goods wagon grey livery.
The number starting with a 0 indicates a wagon most likely on hire to fill an urgent requirement for more wagons. Photographs in the Gloucester RCW archives show similar wood underframe wagons lettered for the GWR and having a large fleet available for hire Gloucester could often supply wagons from stock very quickly.
Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.

£43.00
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Model of a 7 plank RCH 1923 type open wagon finished in GWR goods dark grey livery.

The GWR hired wagons from the Gloucester RCW when they needed extra wagons quickly. These wagons were given numbers prefixed '0' to avoid duplicating an existing wagon number.
£43.00
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The railway companies owned a substantial fleet of open wagons, these being used for almost all types of traffic, the wagons being sheeted when weather protection was required. This type of end door wagon was usually used in coal and mineral service. These wagons were kept away from agricultural products, but would be used for timber or manufactured goods which would not be spoiled by dirt and dust.

While the Southern Railway operated a large number of open wagons for merchandise service the company did not require a substantial number of mineral wagons. In place of a specific design the Southern ordered a small fleet of standard RCH 1923 type 7-plank open wagons to maintain a stock of wagons for conveying coal from the Kent collieries.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.
£43.25
MRP £50.71
Warehouse: 1
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Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-073-001 O Gauge Hale 7 Plank Open Wagon number 1533 with Coke Rails

A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished in as a wagon fitted with coke rails and operated by Hales.
£40.00
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Dapol Lionheart Trains LHT-F-080-001 O Gauge 8 Plank Open Wagon Norstand

A detailed ready to run O gauge 7 plank open wagon model from Lionheart Trains tooling finished in the livery of Grimsby dock coal supplier Norstand.
£40.00
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Model of a RCH 1923 design 7 plank open coal wagon with side and end doors finished in the blank livery of the Ruabon Coal & Coke Company wagon number 828
£44.89
MRP £52.75
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Model of a RCH 1923 design 7 plank open coal wagon with side and end doors finished in the blank livery of the Ruabon Coal & Coke Company wagon number 828 with weathered finish.
£46.55
MRP £54.75
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Detailed ready to run O gauge model of a RCH 1923 type 5 plank open coal wagon operated Gloucester coal merchant by Alexander Crane.
Several members of the Crane family ran a number of businesses in the Gloucester and Bristol areas. Alexander Crane operated the coal business from Gloucester with a small fleet of wagons painted chocolate brown.
This wagon has a weathered finish.
£43.00
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Cardiff: 1, Plymouth: 1
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Model of Worcester based South Wales & Cannock Chase coal & coke company wagon number 659, a 1923 type 5 plank open coal wagon.
£43.25
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Bristol: 1
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This model of a 7-plank end door type open wagon is painted in the GWR goods wagon grey livery.
The number starting with a 0 indicates a wagon on the 'duplicate list' most likely on hire to fill an urgent requirement, pending construction of new wagons. The Gloucester RCW company had a large fleet of wagons for hire so could often supply wagons from stock very quickly. The company archives have photographs of these similar wood underframe wagons lettered for the GWR, along with orders for new wagons with the GWRs favoured steel underframes,
Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.

£43.25
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(Product Ref 122499)
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This model of a 7-plank end door type open wagon is painted in the GWR goods wagon grey livery.
The number starting with a 0 indicates a wagon on the 'duplicate list' most likely on hire to fill an urgent requirement, pending construction of new wagons. The Gloucester RCW company had a large fleet of wagons for hire so could often supply wagons from stock very quickly. The company archives have photographs of these similar wood underframe wagons lettered for the GWR, along with orders for new wagons with the GWRs favoured steel underframes,
Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.

£43.25
MRP £50.71

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 122500)
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The railway companies owned a substantial fleet of open wagons, these being used for almost all types of traffic, the wagons being sheeted when weather protection was required. This type of end door wagon was usually used in coal and mineral service. These wagons were kept away from agricultural products, but would be used for timber or manufactured goods which would not be spoiled by dirt and dust.

While the Southern Railway operated a large number of open wagons for merchandise service the company did not require a substantial number of mineral wagons. In place of a specific design the Southern ordered a small fleet of standard RCH 1923 type 7-plank open wagons to maintain a stock of wagons for conveying coal from the Kent collieries.

Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.
£43.25
MRP £50.71

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(Product Ref 122498)
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This model of a 8-plank fixed end open wagon will be finished in British Railways goods grey livery. 
Features sprung buffers, 3-link couplings, metal wheels, opening side doors.
£43.00
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Nicely detailed model of the 1923 design 8-plank height 12-ton coal and mineral wagons with fixed ends.
Model finished in Southern Railway goods brown livery.
£43.00
MRP £50.70

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Dapol and Lionheart Trains have produced a range of open wagons based on the 1923 RCH specifications which increased the standard mineral wagon length to 16ft6in with a wood or steel underframe and 5, 7 or 8 plank height sides. The 17ft6in length (increased from 16ft) for merchandise wagons which was used for BR wagons of the 1950s was also introduced at this time  .
RCH 1923 mineral wagons were built for or operated by many private owners and carried many colourful liveries in addition to being used by the 'big four' railway companies for coal service. Following nationalisation the privately owned wagons were transferred to British Railways ownership. Many 1923 type wagons, still less that 25 years old and already equipped with oil lubricated axleboxes, were reconditioned for further service through the 1950s. This allowed older wagons to be withdrawn from service as the fleet of steel 16 ton mineral wagons was built up.

British Railways standard design wagons including BR steel bodied 16 ton mineral wagons are listed here (link)