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This wagon was one of several taken over by the Great Western at the grouping from the Welsh constituent companies, and became coded as Loriot F. It was numbered 41992, with a tare weight of 7tons 11 cwt, load 15tons. It served for many years, but I believe was withdrawn in 1940, possibly as it was a singleton. A similar wagon, distinguished by higher sides with holes for attachment of securing chains along its length was also taken into stock, numbered 41993, becoming Loriot G
The exact date of construction by the Taff Vale Railway is unknown, but again I believe it to be around 1896. With the TV, it was numbered 7001.
Livery in GW days would have been all over GW grey, with the running number to the right of the left hand axlebox. Other lettering, such as the company initials, code would have been centrally placed on the side rail, with the load and tare lettering to the right of this. In earlier Taff days, the standard dark red livery would have been applied, but if any other ironwork was painted black remains to be established. Lettering would again have been applied to the side rail.
This wagon takes 3’1” 8 spoke wagon wheels, available from Messrs. Slaters or Haywood.
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.
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