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Steam Era Models R29W HO Welded IZ/RY Open Wagon with wheel handbrake Kit

Product Code: SEM-R29W
Barcode: 160173

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Welded IZ/RY Open Wagon Wheel Handbrake

This series of open wagons were originally constructed as GZ wagons. GZ990-995 and 1000-1030 were constructed at Newport Workshops in 1931/34 and were the Victorian Railways first grain proof wagons suitable for the carriage of bulk wheat. Wagons 911-989, 996-999 and 1101-2000 followed, constructed at Newport, Ballarat Nth and Bendigo Nth workshops between 1935 and 1939. The GY wagons, first constructed in 1939, were a development of the GZ with greater cubic capacity, but a lower weight capacity of 22 Tons compared to 27 Tons for the GZ. Further GY wagons were constructed during WWII with the pace of construction accelerating in the years immediately following. By the mid 1950s there were sufficient GY wagons available to transport Victoria's rain harvests and the GZ wagons were recoded 1Z, retaining their numbers. Al about this time the buffers were removed and shunter's steps were added to the headstocks along with additional handrails on each end.

The kit is representative of a wagon in this condition During 1963/64 there was a spate of derailments that were traced to 'W' irons of 27 Ton capacity IZ and HZ wagons cracking where they were riveted to the underframe. The solution adopted was to replace the 'W irons and reclassify the wagons RY, retaining the same numbers, with a reduced capacity rating of 16/22 Tons. The wagons represented by this kit featured a wheel handbrake and were numbered from 911-1030 and 1101-1700.

Model illustrated has been fitted with couplers (not included).