In 1945, the LNER began building open wagons with steel bodies to reduce maintenance costs on their expanding fleet of wagons. The side doors were constructed of either steel or wooden planks. The dimples that can be seen on the sides and ends of some wagons were there to accommodate rings on the inside of the wagon to which ropes could be tied when securing a load for transit.
Graham Farish has produced a range of N Gauge versions of this steel bodies wagon in both LNER & BR liveries with three body styles – with or without chain pockets. Originally released in 2012 and available with a range of running numbers (see below).
Features & Specification
- Era: 1930’s to 1970’s
- Three body styles availale – with or without chain pockets
- RRP: £8.50 to £27.00 for triple packs
Current models (at the time of writing)
- 377-950 Chain Pockets – BR Bauxite (Early)
- 377-951 Smooth Sides – BR Bauxite (Early)
- 377-952 Smooth Sides – BR Bauxite (Early)
- 377-953 Smooth Sides – BR Bauxite (Late)
- 377-954 1Smooth Sides/Wood Door – LNER Grey
- 377-965 Triple Pack BR Bauxite – Weathered
Is It Worth The Money?
A very well detailed and versatile model.
Where Can I Get One?