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Dapol 7F-043-001 Turbot Engineers Wagon YCV 978363 EWS O Gauge

RRP: £69.95
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Dapol 7F-043-001 Turbot YCV 978363 EWS O Gauge

During the early 1970's BR found that the Bogie Bolster 'E' wagons were becoming redundant. Being relativity young,and acknowledging an emerging need within the engineers department, due to ageing stock the decision was taken to rebuilt some of these bogie bolsters into ballast wagons by fitting a high-sided body to the existing chassis.

BR found itself with a large fleet of young but under-used Bogie Bolster E wagons in the 1970s, 1200 of the type having been built in 1961 and 1962 but proving too short to be useful for steel traffic. As the engineers fleet at the time was varied and elderly, it was decided to rebuild some of these Bogie Bolsters as ballast wagons.

A low-sided 3-door body was constructed and a steel plate fitted onto the ends to prevent loads from spilling on to the draw-gear. The wagons were first painted in civil engineers 'Dutch' livery and designated YCV under TOPS with the fish-kind of Turbot. Later some of the fleet were repainted by EWS in maroon and gold.

The numbers allocated to these wagons was from DB978000 and ultimately almost 1000 were at Sheldon an converted, using the majority of the source wagon fleet. Wagons up to DB978746 were converted at Shildon, Swindon and Doncaster up to 1988.


• Pinpoint axles

• High detail, multi-component bogie construction with metal coil springs

• Accurate chassis design and underframe detail

• Sprung buffers

• Working 'instanter' coupling

• Profiled metal wheels

• Separate side doors, stanchions and debris deflection plates

• Separate counterbalance springs and door arms


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