NERDD004: NER Diagram D4 Twin Wagon Kit

£ 30.00 (Price excluding VAT £ 25.00)

These vehicles were permanently coupled and would always operate as a pair, carrying all forms of long or oversize loads: timber, girders, rails or tubes. A pack contains the two halves of the twin as shown in the photo. Requires split spoke 12mm wheels, bearings, couplings, paint and transfers to finish.

Manufacturer: 51L
Railway Company: LNER, NER
Scale: 4mm - 00, EM, P4 etc.

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Twin bolster wagons were used to carry all manner of long loads including bulk timbers, rails, fabricated steel work and boilers. They ran permanently coupled in pairs. Over 300 sets of diagram D4 twin wagons were built between 1892 and 1898. All would have been built with the No.2A grease axleboxes and probably the two shoe one side with right hand lever brakes on each right-hand side of the pair. Some wagons may have been upgraded with oil axleboxes during repairs. The D4 had the standard timber bolsters when built which would have been replaced from 1909 with the new steel pattern. Both types are included in the kit. It is considered unlikely that patent swivelling bolsters would have been fitted. The design was superseded by the larger D5 and all D4 wagons had been withdrawn by 1940.

Wagon pair 86574 and 86740 by Paul Gallon – and yes, we know the numbers should be consecutive…

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Weight 106 g