Hello and welcome to
In 1907, Cowlairs Works produced the first of three wagons, No. 44713, to this design, and designated it Dia. No. 68, rating it at 15 tons. It was originally based at Sighthill. It must have been of some considerable value as in 1915, a further two were built, Nos. 27339
and 27340, which were based at High Street. At grouping, they were designated SSA Dia. No. 100B and coded ‘Lowmac EC’.
All three survived through to nationalisation, and the last 27340 was finally withdrawn sometime in the 1960s.
A photograph of 27339 appears in ‘Wagons of the L.N.E.R, North British’ by John Hooper, but it is thought that this was ‘posed’ as it has just been repainted in N.B.R. livery just prior to the grouping.
The question of the timber number and works plate carrier has been resolved, and it confirms that these were fitted, so add the castings as the last act of construction!
You will need to purchase Slaters plain spoke wheels (Cat No. 7121) to complete this model, along with three link couplings.
The main body of the wagon was grey, with the axleboxes and buffers in black. The decking was wood.
Julian & Susan
Welcome to Taff Vale Models. We provide finescale model railway kits, motors and related components under a number of labels.
Dragon Models: Locomotives and Welsh railway rolling stock, mainly 7mm/ft. scale, some 4mm/ft. too.
Celtic Connection: A range of fascinating non-Welsh prototypes from the rest of the UK in 7mm/ft. scale.
Taff Vale Models: Any new kits produced since we took over Dragon Models will fall under this brand. The brand also covers 12volt DC 5 pole skew wound motors together with etched gearboxes and other components.
Camkits: A range of detailed 4mm finescale kits focused on the Cambrian Railways marketed on behalf of CamKits.
We love to meet our customers at shows but visitors to our premises by appointment only please.
20 Slade Close, Sully, CF64 5UU