KMRC announces Exclusive 1907 RCH 12T seven plank open wagon

17 April 2024
Kernow Model Rail Centre has revealed an exclusive 00 Gauge 1907 RCH 12T seven plank open wagon in the livery of Moger & Co Ltd as running on the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR).

Produced for KMRC by Rapido Trains UK Ltd, the model is based on the RCH 1907 specification seven Plank open wagon and features angled brake hangers, double sided brakes, round bottomed grease axle boxes, smooth tapered buffers and split spoke wheels running in brass bearings. 

Priced at £32.95, the new wagon is available on the KMRC website and from both Kernow Model Rail Centre branches.

About the prototype

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Joseph Moger and his sons were coal merchants and known to have operated by 1865 out of LB&SCR yards at Crystal Palace (including high level), Gipsy Hill, Norwood junction and Penge stations. By the turn of the century, Moger also had a presence at yards including Tulse Hill, Peckham, Sydenham, Epsom, Ewell, Merton Abbey and Raynes Park.

Wagon number 232 was one of 20 12T seven plank wagons built by Charles Roberts in 1911 numbered 232 to 241 and lettered “Moger& Co Ltd” and although registered by the South Eastern and Chatham Railway they were lettered as L.B.&S.C.Rly.

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