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Hydrochloric Acid Wagon


Product Code : MLS058

Product Code : MLS058
Hydrochloric Acid Wagon Instructions.
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Two of these unusual wagons were built by the prolific wagon building company Charles Roberts & Co Ltd in 1909 for Chance & Hunt Ltd of Oldbury. The 12 ton capacity wagons were numbered 114 and 115. They were built specifically for the conveyance of hydrochloric acid; not surprisingly, this is a dangerous substance, and it was carried in eight earthenware jars, the lids of which look like hatches in the top of the wagon. Basically, these wagons are a wooden box in which to contain the jars. At first glance, they look like a standard coal wagon but they are slightly taller than usual and, of course, there are no doors in the sides or end.

 

The kit consists of an MDF sub-structure which is clad with thin laser-etched plastic sides and overlays of self-adhesive card for the strapping and details. There are tabs underneath for easy attachment to a Peco chassis. Full body-side transfers by Robbie Burns are included.

 

Requires Peco NR-119 9ft Wheelbase wooden type solebars chassis kit to complete.

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