GWR 10ton Ballast Wagon kit ("Starfish")

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Scale: OO (1/76)

GWR/BR 10ton Dropside Ballast Wagon (Dia.P15/18/20, D1/566) - OO unpainted plastic kit

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ScaleOO (1/76)

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GWR/BR 10ton Dropside Ballast Wagon (Dia.P15/18/20, D1/566) - OO unpainted plastic kit

Require glue, paint, transfers, couplings, wheels (Gibson 12mm & brass bearings) to complete.

Built from 1936, used until 1980's, this design was also built by BR.

Includes D/C brake lever to make P15.

About 500 wagons of GW P15 were built from 1936-38. They had Dean-Churchward brake gear, with brakeshoes on both sides & were numbered (with gaps) in the ranges 80212-282, 80530-599, 806602-98, 80701-41,100816-27/29+99 & 100900-10/13.

P18 of 1939 & P20 of 1942 had Morton lever brakes, with brakeshoes on one side only.

P18 nos. were 30800-999; P20 nos. 30416-500 & some 30601-15; and BR D1/566 nos. DB987000-079, also with Morton lever brakes.

Many of the GWR wagons were used to carry loco sand from Swindon to loco sheds. Some wagons remained in use on BR until about 1980, or thereabouts. It is thought that the fishkind "Starfish" was never actually painted on the wagons, however, they did still have the CO in a circle (COnstruction) in GWR style, even in the 1970s.

Alan Gibson Wheels compatible : 12mm 8 spoked