Built from around the turn of the 20th century, this wagon was rated at 8 tons originally but was uprated to 10 tons at some time. Over the years changes to the brake gear occurred with the addition of a second set of single shoe brake gear and perhaps either side brake gear to some vehicles.
A census of rolling stock in 1922 revealed a fleet of 1054 high sided goods wagons of which 725 were rated at 10 tons. Whilst exact numbers are not known it is thought that several hundred vehicles were built over the years. They would have seen an active life of around 30 years. However it is not likely that many would have survived beyond the mid-1930s.
This kit represents a version built from around the turn of the 20th century with single shoe brake gear. Parts to fit brake gear to both sides are supplied.
Once a common sight in goods yards in Scotland and Northern England, in particular along the west coast. After the introduction of common user arrangements during the Great War it is likely that wagons would have ventured further south.