Dapol Railway 20T Tanker BP. Two classes of vehicle were built, Class A for carrying petrol and highly inflammable products and Class B for carrying fuel oils, diesel oils and kerosene’s. The Class B type barrel is fitted with steam coils to assist the off-loading of heavy fuel oils. Discharge of the load is controlled by internal rod and plug, operated by the hand wheel located at the top of the tank barrel.
Dapol Railway 16T Mineral Wagon. The standard 16-ton mineral wagon was used in great numbers by British Railways in both fitted and unfitted (that is with vacuum brakes,) forms. These all-steel wagons had largely replaced the earlier wooden planked wagons for the transport of coal and other minerals.
Dapol Railway BR Brake Van. The 20-ton goods brake van was first introduced in 1951, and is based upon the earlier L.N.E.R. vehicle. Production was commenced by the North Eastern Region of British Railways, and many hundreds were brought into service. The brake van has a steel under frame and timber body, fitted with seats, lockers and a stove for the guard, in addition to the screw brake hand wheel and vacuum brake application gear. The body features projecting side windows for all round visibility. Plain journals running in fabricated steel axle boxes with 3ft 2in-diameter disc wheels. Fitted vacuum brake with one 18in cylinder operating two brake blocks to each wheel, with an additional screw hand brake operated from inside the body. Technical Data: Length over buffers 27ft, Inside body length 10ft, Overall height, including chimney 12ft, 2in, Wheel base 16ft.
Dapol Railway BR Cattle Wagon. The cattle wagon has figured as an item of railway rolling stock since the very early days of railways, and the British Railways standard cattle wagon featured in this kit is one of the later designs to see service. A vacuum brake with one 0.46cm cylinder operates one brake block to each wheel with an additional handbrake each side for marshalling only. Technical Data: Length over buffers, 6.68m, Inside body length, 3.48m, Wheel-base, 3.35m.
Dapol Railway 10T Ventilated Meat Van.The 10-ton ventilated meat van operated by British Railways is a direct development of the vans used by the former L.M.S. Railway. The van makes maximum use of standard components, and its under frame is in fact identical with that used on the 12-ton ventilated goods van. The body differs externally only in the additional ventilators used on the meat van. The maroon colour scheme shows that the vehicle is used for fresh meat and the “XP” code denotes that the van is suitable for running in passenger trains.
Dapol Railway Lomac. The low loading machinery wagon, usually known by its code name of Lomac, has much in common with the machinery wagons operated by the former railway companies prior to nationalisation. This 14-ton vehicle is one of several versions of Lomac and is normally used for carrying vehicles or farm or building machinery, the height of which necessitates especially low wagons in order to clear the loading gauge. At each end of the wagon the buffers are covered by ramp like plates enabling the load to be driven or pushed into place with the minimum of effort. Technical Data: Length over buffers, 28ft 6in, Length over headstocks, 25ft 6in, Overall height, 3ft 8 ½ in, Wheelbase, 20ft, Tare weight, 10 tons 6cwt The vehicle is equipped with hand lever brakes.