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Hi,

 

Were slope sided mineral wagons a special use vehicle? Any information about these wagons would gratefully received.

 

Trawling the internet did not reveal a great deal except to mention the fact that Bachmann offer a model.

 

Thanks

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What is referred to as a slope sided mineral wagon is in effect the Charles Roberts prewar design of all steel mineral wagon and as such is nothing special. In 1939 these were uprated from 14 ton to 16 ton load.

 

They were built as per the Bachmann/Parkside kit for Denaby and Rothervale prewar and during the war for the Ministry of Transport. The MoT ones became the BR diagram 1/100 wagons. During the war Stewarts and Lloyds of Corby had a fleet built but as tipplers. The LNER had a 20 ton version for loco coal.

 

Had the railways not been nationalised these would have been built for other private owners as the drawings for both 16 ton and 21 ton versions exist at the NRM.

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