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"Taunton Concrete" Wagon (ex-GW Sleeper)

Cambrian Models

Scale: OO (1/76)

"Taunton Concrete" Wagon (ex-GW Sleeper)

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£ 10.20

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ScaleOO (1/76)

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In the late 1950s sides were fitted to GWR sleeper wagons so that concrete products such as troughing could be carried.

These worked from the Concrete Works (north-east of Taunton Station, now a housing estate) to wherever the load was destined. Some survived until the late 80s on the Southern Region, one in particular, which had been air-piped, was based at Woking.

Another found its way to the Isle of Wight. This late survival led to the preservation of some wagons, and removal of the sides e.g. West Somerset Railway & Bluebell Railway (restored to Sleeper wagon).

Alan Gibson Wheels compatible : 12mm 3-hole