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4F-036-027 DAPOL Bulk Grain Hopper GWR 42335

4F-036-027 DAPOL Bulk Grain Hopper GWR 42335

DAPOL

Regular price $26.00 Sale

Up to the 1920s most British grain was transported in sacks and it was not until Britain started to import grain that the requirement for bulk grain movements was realised.

The early bulk grain wagons were made of wood and were of an open design, with provision for a tarpaulin cover. Design improvements were soon made and at nationalisation BR had inherited a range of hoppers including some closed steel of an LMS design.

As demand for bulk grain movements increased, BR standardised its fleet based on this LMS steel hopper.

The design was not without critics, who maintained the design caused undue condensation and spoilage caused by the cold steel.

This style of hopper continued into service into the 1970s as, for a short time, Britain became a grain exporter. However, soon after bulk grain exports diminished and road overtook rail as the preferred mode of transport.

Currently, very little grain is now bulk transported and we have now reverted to the pre-1920s way, i.e. by sack.

These model bulk grain hoppers are highly detailed and will be a great addition to your rolling stock.

FEATURES

  • Profiled wheels
  • Superbly printed livery and details
  • NEM pockets with self-centring couplings
  • Highly detailed body and chassis moulding