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38-851Z Bachmann OO Gauge Reach Wagon TDB931937

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Expected release date is 17th Sep 2018

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Our website automatically takes payment for all orders at the time of placing the order, if you wish to pre-order this product and not pay up front, this is possible by placing the order over the phone, please call us on 01947 899125.



During the 1970's BR repainted a number of plate wagons and branded them as Reach Wagons. A reach wagon allowed a loco to reach loading or unloading points for dangerous loads by being placed between the train loco and the load carrying wagons where it was considered too dangerous for the loco to shunt up to the loading/unloading point. Each wagon was given an allocated location, however pictorial evidence shows that they certainly did not stay in one place! TDB931937 was originally built at Shildon in 1953, has welded sides, riveted ends, plate front axle boxes and  solid W irons. This wagon was allocated to Hunslet Lane, Leeds but Paul Bartlett's photograph of the wagon taken at Grays in Essex demonstrates that the wagons moved around. Hunslet Lane has an interesting railway history being the terminus of the line from Derby to Leeds from 1840 to 1846 when it became a good depot which itself closed in the mid 1970's. It is now a retail park.


Photo of Bachmann Branchline Engineering Samples now passed for production. Delivery expected October. Models incorporate a mass of detail differences as found on the prototype. No less than three different axle boxes. Whole host of finely detailed separately fitted parts. Plate & Double Bolster feature welded or riveted sides ends & buffer beams or a combination as per actual prototype vehicle. 

Pre-Order & Pay now to secure this guaranteed Pre-Order price. E&OE prices may be subject to change without notice. Except paid for orders. Over the coming months information relating to each model such as livery detail will appear in the model press and websites.


NOTE: The last photo shows the wagon(s) fitted with a sample of our PWL1 load (available separately)

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Plate Wagons

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