Over 2,600 of these wagons were built for use on British Railways, between 1949 and 1953. They became synonymous with the North East Region, where coal drop staithes were commonly provided in the station goods yard, so a bottom-discharge hopper was the obvious type to use. Although intended for transporting coal, in later life they became more nomadic around the UK and were used for carrying other materials such as stone and sand. The last examples lingered in service until the early 1980s.
This kit is moulded in high-quality plastic the underframe mouldings are black and the body parts grey. Painting and weathering is required (suitable paints and weathering powders are sold separately)
Kit is supplied with Modelmaster waterslide transfers, wire for handrails, metal wheelsets and bearings.