Dapol 7F-016-003 10 Chassis Wagon Banana Van Fyffes Bauxite B880876 O Gauge

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Dapol 7F-016-003 10 Chassis Wagon Banana Van Fyffes Bauxite B880876 O Gauge

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FEATURES

Metal sprung buffers

Fine application of livery

Accurately moulded body & chassis

3 link metal coupling chain and sprung coupling hook

Self-compensating chassis for smooth trouble free running

Finely profiled wheels and axles with brass bearing pockets

MEASUREMENTS

LENGTH OVER BUFFER 144mm

WIDTH 54mm

HEIGHT 75mm

DESCRIPTION

PROTOTYPE

To meet the rapid rise in demand for bananas shipped in from the Caribbean, specially constructed steam heated banana vans were manufactured with plywood cladding and insulated bodies that allowed bananas to be shipped in green and ripened en route.

There is a later variant, built typically in the 1950’s, that was steam piped allowing the easier running of interconnected block trains. This type of banana van was often characterised by a large yellow spot on each side and had a 12t capacity.

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