14 Ton Tank Wagon in War Office Weathered Livery - Triple Pack

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N Scale 14 Ton Tank Wagon Triple Pack

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£28.76
14 Ton Tank Wagon in War Office Weathered Livery - Triple Pack

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N Scale 14 Ton Tank Wagon Triple Pack in Weathered War Office Stone Livery.

Each pack represents three Class A tank wagons operated by the War Office, department A.6, during World War One for the transportation of ingredients for explosives. In January 1915, the War Office created department A.6, which was to oversee the supply of ingredients for the manufacture of high explosives. A fleet of Class A tank wagons were ordered for the transportation of Benzole, an ingredient required for the manufacture of TNT. With the wagons numbered from No.1 onwards , by the end of World War One the number of wagons had exceeded 300.

In June 1915, the Government decided that it was necessary to take control of the munitions industry, creating the Ministry of Munitions which would become a major operator of freight traffic on Britain's railways. With the Ministry of Munitions taking over control of all aspects of munitions management from the War Office, department A6 became the Department for Explosives Supply (DES), with later batches of tank wagons being supplied in the livery of the Ministry of Munitions.

Technical Specification

  • Size/Scale:  N Scale
  • Released:  August 2014
  • Number Produced:  504 certificated pieces
  • Era:  2, 3
  • DCC Pin Value:  n/a
  • DCC Status:  n/a
  • Paint Finish:  Weathered
  • Length:  43mm x 3
  • Features: