This kit covers the 5500 wooden-bodied 7 plank mineral wagons on steel underframes built at Wolverton & Derby between 1944-46. Some of these lasted at least until the late 1960s.
The price of this kit may seem on the high side but this is one of the most detailed wagon kits ever released, and if you compare the contents with that offered in many other kits, the price is really very reasonable
The kit features a completely detailed underframe with all rivet detail, scale brake gear and individual leaf springs. Couplings and prototypically sprung buffers are included. The body is in three layers of etched brass, held together as per the prototype, with individually rivetted strapping, resulting in ultra-crisp detail. In addition, both the side & end doors open as per the prototype and the kit includes the top-capping, again prototypically held in place. Finely etched builders plates are included with numbers for seven alternate wagons. Note that this is not a quick-assembly wagon kit but is definately one for the true wagon enthusiast – who wants the same level of detail on a wagon as on a fine scale locomotive.