Rails of Sheffield have announced that they are working with Rapido Trains UK to produce exclusive SECR 12 Ton 7 Plank Mineral Wagon Packs in 00 Gauge.
Between 1913 and 1914 the SECR purchased a number of wagons from RY Pickering. These wagons were built to move coal and were at the time were primarily used by William Cory & Son (Coal Factors) based in Erith. They were originally allocated SECR Diagram s1084, later becoming Southern Railway Diagram 1358.
These wagons carried a variety of liveries – Wainwright light grey with small SECR lettering and black metalwork, all over Maunsell dark SECR grey with large lettering and also standard SR pre-1936 brown.
These wagons are produced by Rapido Trains UK using their latest RCH 7 plank open wagon tooling featuring both side and end doors, angled vee-hangers, double sided brakes, flat-fronted axleboxes and split-spoked wheels. Although not all minor detail differences can be captured with this tooling, these wagons will be as close a representation of the SECR wagons as possible.
Three livery version packs of three are available for £99.95 each pack.
- Early SECR livery (Light Grey)
- Late SECR livery (Dark Grey)
- SR Brown – Pre 1936 livery
The wagons are currently in production. The current expected delivery date is Late 2023 / early 2024. (Subject to change)
3 thoughts on “SECR 12 Ton SR Diagram 1358 7 plank mineral wagon packs from Rails of Sheffield”
Were they used to distribute coal shipped down from Tyneside or out of the Kent coalfields?
Did any find their way elsewhere on the Southern system over the years?
Could have been used for both coal sources, some were used for Loco Coal too.
Some lasted into the 1930s and would have mainly operated within the SE but there are likely to be exceptions to any rule.