Back at the start of November last year the 4mm scale road vehicle manufacturer Oxford Diecast, launched a new brand called Oxford Rail and their intention to produce an ex LSWR 0415 class 4-4-2T Adams Radial Tank. They have today released further details about the model, with samples due in April, and also announced their first item rolling stock, namely a range of Railway Clearing House (RCH) 7 Plank 12 ton mineral private owner wagon.
The first three livery versions, priced at £99.95, of the Adams Radial announced are as follows:
OR76AR001 BR lined black late crest number 30583
OR76AR002 BR lined black early emblem number 60584
OR76AR003 Southern number 488 (no further details on the actual variartion of the Southern livery or if as preserved has been provided)
[Edit: The Oxford Rail website has now been amended to read “LSWR number 488”, so therefore likely to be as preserved]
The standard 12 Ton Mineral wagon was the most numerous design of mineral wagons built in the UK after 1923. They were originally built with 7 side planks, had a universal length of 16’6″ with a width of 8’0″ and wheelbase of 9’0″ These wagons were of a simple design and employed standard RCH fittings throughout.
The first livery variations of this wagon, priced at £8.95 due the second quarter this year, and already fully tooled, are as follows:
OR76MW001 No.95 Fear Bros Staines (Red body, white lettering shaded black)
OR76MW002 No.10 Leamington Priors Gas (Red body, white lettering shaded black)
OR76MW003 No.44 E Welford & Son Oxford (Red body, white lettering shaded black)
OR76MW004 No.16 Weymouth & District Co-op (Dark green body, white lettering)
OR76MW005 No.217 Coventry Collieries (Black body, white lettering)
OR76MW006 No.286 Arley Colliery (Red body, white lettering shaded black)
Full details and images of the wagon liveries can be found on the Oxford Rail website
2 thoughts on “Oxford Rail further details on Adams Radial and announce RCH 7 Plank wagon”
Welcomed models indeed and the wagons appear to be very keenly priced.
However, the rumour mill suggests a third manufacturer (from Australia I perceive) is looking to announce … an Adams Radial tank!
I must stress the use of the world rumour albeit in the context of hearing this from two separate quarters. Surely this cannot be real?
It is indeed true that it was being considered but I believe they plan to release a Midland locomotive first, now that two manufacturers have announced the Adams Radial they might like Kernow did reconsider and divert their plans elsewhere.