16 April 2020
Containers, and the special wooden decked conflat wagons used to convey them, were produced in great numbers by all four of the railway companies. They allowed door to door deliveries via road, rail and road again without the need for the goods to be handled at each leg.
In the main, they were used for furniture removal, although some were built with insulation for refrigerated use.
Post nationalisation, BR built over 10,000 containers which continued into service until the arrival of modern ISO containers in the 1960s.
Dapol's model will represent the Great Western H7 Conflat and container bodies. Three versions will be available initially. GWR BK2 (illustrated), BD2 and BR BD furniture and general-purpose containers
- Diecast chassis
- Compensation beam for smooth running
- Injection moulded body and detail parts
- Sprung metal buffers
- Sprung couplings
- Diecast 3-hole wheels with blackened steel tyres
- Wheels suitable for finescale track
- Expertly applied livery
- Vacuum fitted Moreton brake gear - both vacuum and non-fitted