Ratio 541 BR Banana Van (M/W) Plastic Kit OO Gauge
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Ratio 541 BR Banana Van (M/W) Plastic Kit OO Gauge. Please note plastic kits require Paint and Glue to complete. Kit Includes - Wheels (Plastic, Wheel Bearings And Transfers. 300 Of These Wagons Were Built Between 1952 And 1954. They Were Originally Fitted With Steam Heating, But This Was Mainly By The Companies Geest And Fyffes, These Vans Could Be Part Of A Mixed Train Or A "Block Load". Goods Traffic Formed The Backbone Of Britain's Railway Business Until The 1960's. Before Nationalisation In 1948, There Was A Common Pool Of "Company" Wagons From The Four Main Railways To Enable Through Running. Aside From These "Private Owner" Wagons Were Owned By Businesses. This Meant That Goods Trains Could Pull Wagons Belonging To Several Railways And Many Differenet Businesses. Coal Was By Far The Most Common Type Of Goods To Be Carried. It's Open Wagons Often Seen In Sidings Country-Wide. You Were Also Liekly To See Vans For Perishable Goods Like Fish And Bananas, And Regional Goods, Such As China Clay From The South West AndHops In The South East England.