Cambrian C66 OO Gauge SECR/SR 7 Plank Open Wagon Kit
PLEASE REVIEW THE PHOTOGRAPHS AS WELL, ACCESSORIES/BOXES ETC WILL BE SHOWN IF THEY ARE INCLUDED.
WORKING ORDER: N/A
COSMETIC CONDITION: New. Assembly required. Couplings, wheels, bearings, paint, glue and transfers required to complete this kit.
This design was built between 1919 and 1926. They became SR Diagram 1355, and some lasted until about 1970.
RH picture shows an SR built D1355, which all had a sheet rail when new. The last design of LSWR open wagons was very similar. You can see a preserved wagon at the Bluebell Railway.
Construction of the first 480 wagons was during 1919-20 at Ashford (one wagon had been built in 1915). A further 300 were built by Cravens in 1921 and 240 at Ashford in 1922. Then in 1926-7 another 500 were built by the SR at Ashford. All of the SR wagons had sheet rails, and most still had them when withdrawn: those transferred to Dept. use in BR days probably had them removed. A majority of the wagons lasted until the mid 50s, and 71 lasted until as least 1961 in revenue service. Dept. wagons were withdrawn around 1970. Some received metal plates to retain the floor along the bottom of the 1st plank and metal capping on the top edge of the body.
REFERENCES: 'Southern Railway Wagons Vols. 3/4', Bixley, Blackburn, Chorley, King (OPC).
LIVERY: SECR Wagon Grey (P581) – everything except the wheels. SR: Wagon Brown (Precision P91) including solebars, running gear black. BR revenue stock was grey (P126).
BOXED: Packeted, excellent.