The Great Western Railway introduced an open wagon design without doors (T2) for
the carrying of sleeper timbers in 1893 and continued to build to the same basic
design with minor alterations all the way until the four wagons built to diagram
T6 between 1911 and 1913. This latter diagram increased the wheelbase from 11ft to
12ft, an extra
6ins on the width, replaced long lever brakes with Dean-Churchward corner brakes
and had just two end stanchions instead of four. Many GWR sleeper wagons survived
into British Railways ownership, although the lack of easy access by virtue of having
no doors made them unpopular.
This kit comes with a Parkside Dundas 12ft wheelbase chassis (which requires slight
alteration) but requires paint, transfers and glue to complete.
The body is made from laser etched plastic with self-adhesive card overlays to represent