7 Plank Wagons

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Specification:
• Scale: 1:32
• Length over buffers: 160mm (6.5 inches)
• Width: 75mm (3 inches)
• Height: 79mm (3.12 inches
• Min Radius: 600mm (2 feet)

Versions available:

R32-­1C – RCH 7 PLANK WAGON – GWR GREY – SOLD OUT
R32-­1D – RCH 7 PLANK WAGON – LMS GREY – SOLD OUT
R32-­1F – RCH 7 PLANK WAGON – SR BROWN – SOLD OUT

Price £70.00 each. Click here to buy your wagons.

7 Plank Wagons

Accucraft’s Railway Clearing House seven plank wagon is based on the 1923 RCH design and represents a type that was built by the tens of thousands, many of them for private owners.

The RCH, originally set up by the railway companies to handle charges for vehicles used on another company’s line, introduced standard minimum specifications for private owner wagons.

The RCH 12-ton design was the most numerous coal wagon built in the UK after 1923. A rugged and simple design employing standard RCH fittings throughout, originally they had to be built with seven side planks.

Various configurations of side doors, end door and bottom doors were permitted, but the weight of the unladen wagon was not to be above 7 tons 5 cwt. Oil lubrication and brakes on both sides were mandatory.

The mainline railway companies adopted RCH fittings for many of their own designs, and the LMS and LNER adopted the RCH 1923 mineral wagon as their standard.

The model wagon has a moulded plastic body with cast metal running gear, sprung buffers and sprung coupling hook.