The 21t steel bodied hopper was based on a LNER design and was used from 1949 to the early 1980’s as the standard BR coal hopper. Over 23,000 were built between 1949 and 1959 and due to their long service and rough work were constantly being rebuilt and remodelled.
Variations between wagons are therefore very common with some wagons having fewer ribs, different types of brakes and an overall simpler body design with welded rather than riveted seams as used in earlier examples. The 21t hopper was designated HTV under the TOPS nomenclature system.
These wagons are beautifully detailed and will be a great addition to your rolling stock.
- Profiled wheels
- Complete with load
- Highly detailed body with finely moulded rivet detail