Rapido Trains UK has unveiled plans for two further all-new ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern & Chatham Railway (SECR) wagon projects.
Currently at the Engineering Prototype (EP) sample stage of development, these newly-tooled wagons model a Diagram 1426 ventilated box van and Diagram 1744 two-plank ballast wagon.
The Dia.1426 10ton covered goods wagon was a forerunner to the Southern Railway’s distinctive standard box vans and featured elliptical roof, end ventilators, lift link brakes and self-contained buffers, while the new Dia. 1744 ballast wagons were also long-lived and will be the first pre-Grouping example of the type to be produced ready-to-run for ‘OO’.
Rapido Trains’ highly-detailed new models will accurately reflect the prototypes with the box vans featuring separately fitted end ventilators and a choice of two roof gutter strips, while the ballast wagons will be produced with curve-ended planking and straight-ended foot planks.
Each will also benefit from the standard 9ft 6in underframe already developed for the company’s previously-announced SECR five and seven-plank open wagons, fitted with split-spoke metal wheels.
Liveries and running numbers will cover their lengthy careers from pre-Grouping to BR service, with 11 different models of each planned – see tables for more details. (Note: Images shown are hand-decorated Engineering Prototype samples)
Priced at £32.95 each, release is anticipated in late 2022.
Visit www.rapidotrains.co.uk for more information.
|RAPIDO TRAINS 'OO' SECR DIAGRAM 1426 VENT VANS|
|15782, SECR grey||927001|
|16737, SECR grey||927002|
|45784, SR brown (early)||927003|
|47162, SR brown (early)||927004|
|45779, SR brown (late)||927005|
|47159, SR brown (late)||927006|
|S45819, BR grey||927007|
|S47144, BR grey||927008|
|DS47182, Departmental black||927009|
|DS776, Departmental black||927010|
|15750, SECR grey (as preserved)||927011|
|RAPIDO TRAINS 'OO' SECR DIAGRAM 1744 BALLAST WAGONS|
|567, SECR grey (preserved)||928001|
|11835, SECR grey||928002|
|1789, SECR grey||928003|
|62454, SR red oxide (early)||928004|
|62398, SR red oxide (early)||928005|
|62371, SR red oxide (late)||928006|
|62466, SR red oxide (late)||928007|
|62444, SR red oxide (late)||928008|
|DS62402, BR Departmental black||928009|
|S62433, SR red oxide (late)||928010|
|S62388, BR Departmental black||928011|