KMRC announces exclusive 1910 RCH 10T seven plank open wagon 

17 May 2024
Kernow Model Rail Centre has revealed announce an exclusive 1910 RCH 10T seven plank open wagon in the livery of W Tilbury and Sons of Guildford in N gauge. 

W Tilbury and Sons were Guildford coal merchants from the first Decade of the 20th century. The business was run by William James Tilbury, who was born in 1887, but named the business as “W Tilbury and Sons” after his father also named William. 

Their Private Owner wagon was built by R Y Pickering & Co Ltd of Wishaw, North Lanarkshire in Scotland and registered with the London & South Western Railway, Registration No. 1712 in 1910 and its painting date is listed as being 21st March 1910. It is not clear how long the business continued after the early passing of William James, aged 36 in 1923. 

The Kernow Model Rail Centre Exclusive model is being produced by Peco and is based on its RCH 1907 specification seven Plank open wagon with a 9ft wheelbase, detachable couplings and metal-tyred wheels for free running. 

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The NRC-015 Peco 7 Plank Open Wagon - W Tilbury Guildford is priced at £18.95 and is available now online and from both Kernow Model Rail Centre branches.

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