North British Railway, LNER

Diagram 67: standard cattle wagon, with steel underframe to SSA 71B

Scale: 4mm: 1ft - suitable for 00, EM, P4 & S4 (18.83) gauges
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This is a white metal kit which will require assembly using low melt solder or glue.
This product is suitable for all 4mm [1:76] scales, including OO, EM and  P4  gauges.
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Outline on Dgm 67 cattle wagon
Photograph of completed model made by Ray Nolton
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Each railway company developed their own form of Cattle Wagon, which came came in a variety of shapes and sizes for the important livestock traffic. The North British preferred the medium sized wagon and this became their standard alongside most of the other Scottish railway companies. The first version of this vehicle appeared in 1887, of which many hundreds were built. Like most successful designs minor changes were introduced over the following years. In 1892 the internal width of the van was increased marginally. Further changes in 1893 saw the replacement of the wooden frames & stanchions and grease axleboxes with steel frames & stanchions and oil axle boxes. The steel underframe version with oil axleboxes is the subject of this model.

The livestock transport was an important revenue earner for most railway companies, particularly the NBR. At the time of grouping in 1923 over 1700 vehicles cattle wagons were passed on to the LNER. With the development of road transport the cattle traffic fell sharply, especially on short haul. The vast majority of Diagram 67s would have been scrapped by the following decade.

In revenue service these vehicles would have had a working life of at least 30 years. Examples were still extent in 1947 and some were photographed condemned Cowlairs.

NBR Cattle wagons would have been a familiar sight throughout Scotland and the Borders. They would also be seen further south, especially on the east coast main line, taking cattle to Northumbria & possibly as far south as Yorkshire. Pre grouping photographs show extensive use of lime wash as a disinfectant. This practice died out in the 1920's with the introduction of less harmful chemicals.

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Made from white metal our model has sides and ends with separate axleguards, brake gear, levers and V's and steel headed white metal buffers.. The model is supplied with an embossed Plasticard floor and a preformed roof. A fully detailed instruction sheet is included giving detailed lettering and painting information. To download the most recent assembly instructions, current Version 1.00 released April 2001, 2 Sides A4 (73Kb Acrobat 3.01 file).

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Wagons on the LNER North British No1, J Hooper P9 and 43
A Pictorial Record of LNER wagons, P Tatlow P121
NBR Wagons some design aspects, G W M Sewell, P36

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